(3300 Ft Above Sea Level)

Maharashtra | India
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Chikhaldhara is categorised as Hillside Hamlet

Entry Gate to the Melghat Tiger Reserve (Photo Courtesy: Bendale Kaustubh)

Reasons to Visit
  • Chikhaldhara is an off-beat hill station in the Satpuras at a height of 3000 ft asl.
  • Chikhaldhara is a green and unspoilt hill station renowned for its Bird watching in Winter.
  • Chikhaldhara is also base point to visit Melghat tiger reserve.
  • Melghat tiger reserve has a wealth of wild animals like sloth bear, Hyena, wild dog, Gaur, Sambar, Nilgai, Barking deer, four horned Antelope, wild boar and of course the magnificent Tiger.
  • Chikhaldhara is a local getaway and ex-Pune/Mumbai train getaway (accessible by convenient overnight trains) and ex-Indore / Nagpur Getaway (drive in).
  • Top Monsoon Getaways in Maharashtra"Chikhaldhara (2000+ ft asl) is a Hillside getaway ex-Aurangabad / Nagpur / Indore. Chikhaldhara comes alive in monsoon when mist engulfs the area. Driving around with lush green backdrop, mist and waterfall in monsoon is an experience that getaway seekers arrive for. "
  • Ex-Nagpur Wildlife and Bird watching Destinations"Chikhaldhara (230 kms from Nagpur) is base point to visit Melghat Tiger Reserve which is a prime bird watching site in Winter. 250+ species have been recorded in Melghat including Forest Owlet (rare and endangered), Sulphur-bellied Warbler (rare) and White-naped Woodpecker (rare). Chikhaldhara is not a fancy place with any premium hotels and therefore best recommended for only avid bird watchers."
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Destination Ideas

  • Chikhaldhara Getaway
  • Monsoon Getaways of Maharashtra
  • Popular Wildlife Getaways ex-Nagpur

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    Gawilgarh was a well-fortified mountain stronghold of the Maratha Empire north of the Deccan Plateau, in the vicinity of Melghat Tiger Reserve
    Heritage Site
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Melghat is a Tiger reserve that can be approached from Chikhaldara. Jeep rides can be arranged from Chikhaldara. Melghat has wide ranging wildlife leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, jackal, sambar, gaur etc. Overall sighting and park experience is average.
    Jeep Safaris

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Nearest Airport in Chikhaldhara
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport ( NAG ) , Nagpur-230 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Chikhaldhara
  • Badnera Junction ( BD ), Badnera-120 Kms
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