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Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Maharashtra

Main Wildlife Attractions: Wild dog, Jackal, Sambar, Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Chausingha

Best Time to Visit:October to June

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Positioned at a height of about 1118 meters above sea level, it incidentally is the only hill resort in the Vidarbha region, the only coffee growing area in Maharashtra and the locale of the well known Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Amravati district of Vidarbha region. The best time to visit the Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary is between the months of October and June. The rainy season is not conducive for a trip.

If you are the kind who loves watching Animal Planet, is interested in wild life photography or simply fascinated by wild animals in general, then you are sure to love this trip to Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Nearest railway station is Badnera which is at a distance of about 110 km
  • Nearest airport is Akola about 150 km away
  • Nearest bus depot is at Amravati at a distance of 100 km

The Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible from all these transit points.

The Fauna of Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary includes Panthers, Sloth Bears and Wild Boars. Wild dogs can also be sighted. Bison, Sambar, Chital and the Flying Squirrel should not also be missed when visiting this wildlife reserve whose topography is dominated by valleys.

Another added attraction of the Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary is the Dhakana-Kolkaz National Park which is in its close vicinity. By virtue of the implementation of Melghat Tiger Project, it is home to about 82 tigers. A visit to the sanctuary therefore enables you to witness these regal tigers as well. So make sure that you witness a part of India's rich wild life when on a tour to Maharashtra.