Chikhaldara is a city which is situated in Amravati area of Vidarbha region in state of Maharashtra, India.
Chikhaldara is a highland and it is one of cool air locations of Maharashtra. Chikhaldara is situated in cotton growing region. It is considered a Historical place at where, Lord Krishna carried away Rukminee. And this place is known for coffee growing area in Maharashtra.
Chikhaldara is named at the name of king Kichak. He was slayed by Bheema who is one of Pandava brothers in Mahabharata. After killing him, Bheema thrown in deep valley named Dari in Marathi language. Consequently, the name Kichakdara which was changed spelled as Chikhaladara.
|Location of Chikhaldara in Maharashtra and India|
|Chikhaldara Hill Station Coordinates||21.21°N 77.72°E|
|Chikhaldara Hill Station Country||India|
|Chikhaldara Hill Station State||Maharashtra|
|Chikhaldara Hill Station District(s)||Amravati|
|Chikhaldara Hill Station Population||4718 (2001)|
|Chikhaldara Hill Station Time zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|Chikhaldara Hill Station Area
• 1,118 m (3,668 ft)
Chikhaldara was revealed through Captain Robinson of Hyderabad division in 1823. Englishmen established it mainly attractive as lush green shade of place reminded them of England. There was an offer to create it the seat of Govt of India.
closest bus depot is Amravati 100-km. and Regular State Transport buses fix Chikhaldara to Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Wardha, and other cities of state.
closest railway station is Bandera at 110-km on Central Railway branch line.
closest airport is Akola 150-km.
cool windy climate of Chikhaldara makes it an admirable place to relax in summer. And best time to visit Chikhaldara is from October to June.
MTDC has resorts in Chikhaldara with superb accommodation amenities. Other choices include Semadoh Forest Lodge, Economy Lodges and Luxury Hotels.
There are 2 musiams at the area of Chikhaldara. One of them is at the Maharashtra Forest Ranger’s College, Chikhaldara. Models of plants and wild animals are accessible to see. One of unusual 'focils' is available. And another museum is of Tiger Project, for that we have to walk off through the way which is revolving from 'Yoga Training Center'.
Dharkhura is about 10kms away from paratwada. And it has cascade and large waterfall for the period of rainy season. To reach this place the way is very difficult. It has walking distance about 5 kms from the village Chota Barhanpur.
It is also a high waterfall. This superb waterfall is recognized as the most superb waterfall in complete area. Kalalkund falls about one km. before Bakadari Waterfall. As we draw near Bakadari the middling divider is flanged through high ridges.
Muktagiri is a Jain religious place which falls in M.P. Muktagiri is mere 7 km away from paratwada. And 52 temples made on high slopes connected through stairs with superb waterfall providing surrounding to whole landscape is major attraction for the period of monsoon.