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Chikhaldara Tourism

The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara in the state of Maharashtra. Being the only coffee growing area in the region, Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife.

At an altitude of 1118 m, Chikhaldara is one of the most favourite summer retreats among the nearby and far. It has a large number of attractions to offer and is mostly one of the best places to visit if you are in search of time to be one with nature.

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Wildlife sanctuaries in Chikhaldara

Chikhaldara is truly blessed with flora and fauna. A real example of which is Gugamal National Park. Spreading over an area of 1673.93 square kilometres the park was built in 1974. This park is famous as it is the only place to house Indian Tigers in Maharashtra. It is believed that the park has 750 species of plants and also trees like Tectonagrandis, Ain, Tiwas, Aola and much more. Animals like Panther, sloth bear, Sambar and 25 species of fishes and many different types of butterflies are found here. Melghat Tiger Reserve is a park that covers 1597 square kilometres and includes 648 species of flora and many species of reptiles and has 77 tigers. The park also has villages and people coexisting with animals. The Korku tribe forms the large percentage of people living there and live a harmonious life with the forest.

Suggested Itinerary for Chikhaldara

Day 1 - Start by visiting the forts in Chikhaldara. Visit Amner Fort and get lost in the history. Then you can visit Narnala Fort and also Gawilgarh Fort. Then you should definitely visit Bakadari & Kalalkund and get lost in nature.
Day 2 - Start your day by interacting with flora and fauna in Gugamal National Park. You can also visit Melghat Reserve. Then you should visit Muktagiri temple. And if still have the energy to walk you can visit Dharkhura waterfall.

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How to Reach Chikhaldara

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Chikhaldara has no airport or railway station. The nearest airport is in Nagpur and the nearest railway station is in Amravati. Buses are available from many cities.

How to reach Chikhaldara by flight

There is no airport in Chikhaldara. The nearest airport is Nagpur which is 230 kilometres away. From there you can get a bus or hire a taxi.

How to reach Chikhaldara by road

Chikhaldara is connected to many cities via road. From cities like Pune or Mumbai, the travelling distance is about 750 km. Luxury buses are also available.

How to reach Chikhaldara by train

There is no railway station in Chikhaldara. The nearest railway station is in Amravati which is 100 kilometres away. From there you can get a bus till Chikhaldara or hire a taxi.

Local transport in Chikhaldara

Commuting is easy, especially with trains and buses around.

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What is famous about Chikhaldara?

Chikhaldara has an abundance of wildlife, lakes, waterfalls, forts and the place is full of deep valleys. The only coffee growing place in Maharashtra.

What is not so good about Chikhaldara?

The place is full of nature so it is not much different for people already living in hilly areas. Not much to offer for people living in places like Himachal Pradesh or Uttarakhand.

Who should visit Chikhaldara?

The place is ideal for a family vacation. It is not a romantic getaway, but even couples can enjoy a short trip. It is a must visit for animal and nature lovers. People from Delhi or Rajasthan should visit this place for close interaction with flora and fauna.

What is the best time to visit Chikhaldara?

Chikhaldara is a quaint hill station that can be visited any time of the year, although this destination is popular among people as a summer retreat. The cold and breezy weather during this time of the year makes it a perfect place to beat the heat. The whole place is enveloped in the picturesque beauty of lush green trees and variegated hills. Trekking, walking and swimming are some activities you can indulge in to relax and rejuvenate your body. The weather with a tinge of warmth is also perfect to get lost in the wilderness. Apart from the summers, the winter and monsoons experience moderate climate hence visiting Chikhaldara at any time of the year will be a satisfying and fulfilling experience.

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What is the local food in Chikhaldara?

There are many local dhabas that sell clean and good food. Most of the hotels provide food as well.
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What is the best way to reach Chikhaldara?

Chikhaldara has no airport or railway station. The nearest airport is in Nagpur and the nearest railway station is in Amravati. Buses are available from many cities.
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What are the things to do in Chikhaldara?

The top things to do in Chikhaldara are Bhimkund, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Narnala Fort, Gwaligarh Fort, Muktagiri, Bir Lake. You can see all the places to visit in Chikhaldara here

What are the places near Chikhaldara?

The top places near to Chikhaldara are Amravati which is 69 km from Chikhaldara, Ajanta and ellora caves which is located 271 km from Chikhaldara, Burhanpur which is located 114 km from Chikhaldara, Omkareshwar which is located 153 km from Chikhaldara, Pachmarhi which is located 164 km from Chikhaldara

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suyog darokar

6 years ago
One of best hill Station in maharashtra heare points are amazing devi point punch Bol point sunset point forest garden bhimkund waterfall Aug to September is best time to visit chikhaldara also known (Read More) for theirs fresh strawberry ?? and coffee beans

Pallavi Siddhanta

6 years ago
- Keeping in mind that it is a forest area, wearing bright clothing is not recommended. Earthy/pastel shades are best suited and especially necessary for the wild-life Safari.
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