Chilkhaldara

This is the place where Bheema killed the villainous Keechaka in a bout and threw him into a valley. It came to be known as Keechakadara. Chikhaldara is a corruption. There is lot to enjoy in Chikhaldara.

Located at an height of 1117 m. Chikhaldara has an annual rainfall of 155 cms. The temperatures vary from 39°C in summer to 5°C in winter.

Speciality:

It is the only hill resort in the Vidarbha region, It is the only coffee growing area in Maharashtra. It has plenty of wildlife- panthers, sloth bears, sambar, wild boar, even the rare species like wild dogs.
Near by is the world famous Melghat Tiger Project. The charming beauty of Chikhaldara can be enjoyed from Hurricane Point, Prospect Point and Devi Point.

Other interesting junkets include Gawilgadh and Narnala fort, the Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, the Tribal Museum and the Semadoh Lake.

When to Visit:

The best time to visit is October to June.