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Chikhaldara

Settled in all its natural charm, Chikhaldara is a famous hill station in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Not just a place with natural serene surroundings, the hill station is known to have a significant mythological connection as well. The hill station is believed to have been named after a demon Keechaka, who was killed by Bheema, one of the Pandavas in the epic, Mahabharata. Other than this, the present phase of the hill station has different shades to display in its every fold. The hill station is located at an altitude of around 1118 m and is prone to be receiving a good amount of rainfall. Owing to such a topography and climate, the place has turned into a store house of  pristine waterfalls, lakes and a majestic cover of greenery that is breathtaking in every sense of the word. And being a coffee growing region in the state of Maharashtra, lush green estates add to the perks of spending a holiday here.  

The hill station is flooded with numerous places of interest. High peaks like Prospect Point, Devi Point, Monkey Point, Long Point, Ravi Point, Virat Point and Hurricane Point not only offer a panoramic view of the valley down below, but are also famous for trekking. Besides these tourist attractions, the hill station has Tribal museum, Semadoh lake, Gavilgad fort, Narnala fort and Pandit Nehru Botanical Museum to boast upon. Apart from these natural and man-made attractions,  wildlife in the region is the one which is highly talked about. The hill station has a good population of tigers, panthers, sambars, wild boars, sloth bears and wild dogs living in the conserved area of Melghat Tiger Project and Dhakana-Kolkaz National Park. Besides animals, the national park also provides a natural habitat to a huge variety of birds as well.