Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary

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Chikhaldara: Tiger’s Den and More

Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Amravati district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Chikhaldara is a beautiful small forest town. If you are a lover of wildlife, this is the place you want to visit. Chikhaldara national park was first designed as a tourist spot by an English army officer Captain Robinson. Chikhaldara is a very green town full of natural beauty.

Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary is a prosperous town with a high literacy rate. There are several national parks, reserves, and museums dedicated to wildlife here. Melghat Tiger Reserve is the most prominent one. This is part of the ‘Project Tiger, a wildlife conservation project.

Chikhaldara national park has a legendary status. According to the epic, the Mahabharata, this is the place where Bheema killed Keechaka in a huge bout and then threw him into the valley. Trees that grow in the lap of the Chikhaldara sanctuary are Teak, Ain, Bamboo, Tiwas, Dhaoda, Kusum, Mahua.

Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary
Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary

Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary is full of wonderful wildlife like panthers, sloth bears, sambar, wild boar, and even the rarely seen wild dogs. If you spend some days exploring Chikhaldara National Park, you are sure to meet many of these species.

There is much site-seeing to be done in Chikhaldara. Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, and Devi Point are three perfect places from where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary. You will never be bored here.

There are private and secured government and private hotels at Chikhaldara. October to June is the best time to visit Chikhaldara National Park. Chikhaldara is also very well connected by airways and trains.

Other Destinations Near Chikhaldara

Melghat Tiger Reserve

Nagpur City

Tadoba National Park

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