History of Chikhaldara
Chikhaldara, a beautiful hill station located in Amravati district in the Indian state of Maharashtra has been a place of natural beauty and a picnic spot for many Indians and foreigners since decades. This is the place where Bheema killed the villainous Keechaka in a herculean bout and then threw him into the valley as told in the epic of Mahabharata. This place was rediscovered by Captain Robinson, a British soldier serving in the Hyderabad Regiment, in the year 1823. When this place became known to everyone it became an instant hit amongst the English people, for its rich green hills and truly dazzling view reminded them of their homeland; especially during the autumn season. Being a small plateau, It has a population of around 5000 people, but more than 80% people living in Chikhaldara can read and write.
Being a plateau its climate is very pleasant and as it is located in high altitude it is cooler too. In all seasons be it autumn, monsoon or rainy this hill station in Chikhaldara displays its beauty in different forms and in different ways. If you love the rainy season you will love to go and spend your time with the natural beauty of this place. This hill station also includes dangerous wild animals like bears, sambar, wild boar and wild dogs . It is close to the well-known Melghat tiger project that contains 82 tigers.
Chikhaldara is well-connected to diferrent cities such as Amravati and Paratwada with different routes like roadways and railways and for those that are living outside India for them Nagpur is the nearest city that has an Airport and from there they can hit the road to go to Chikhaldara. The total straight line distance between Amravati and Chikhaldara is 69 KM (kilometers) and 900 meters. The miles based distance from Amravati to Chikhaldara is 43.4 miles
What is the best time to visit Chikhaldara?
June, July, August, and September are the four months of Monsoon. Chikhaldara experiences heavy rainfall during these months. The average temperature during monsoon is twenty-five degree celsius and during winter it goes below 15°C. Summer is not pleasant in this place because the temperature is very high . It is good not to visit Chikhaldara during summer because the temperature here lies between 32°C to 40°C which is not that enjoyable climate for anyone.
If you love waterfalls, you will love this place if you go there in the rainy season.Streams of water flow through the rocky area, eye-pleasing greenery spreads everywhere like hills have just painted themselves with green colours and this moment occurs every year in Chikhaldara during the four months of monsoon.
Chikhaldara is one of the hill stations that can be visited any time of the year. People visit this place mainly to escape the summer heat. The cold and breezy weather during this time of the year makes it a perfect place to beat the heat. The whole place is enveloped in the picturesque beauty of lush green trees and variegated hills. Trekking, walking and swimming are some activities you can indulge in to relax and rejuvenate your body. The weather with a tinge of warmth is also perfect to get lost in the wilderness. Apart from the fact that summers are a little bit hot, the winter and monsoons experience moderate climates, visiting Chikhaldara at any time of the year will be a satisfying and fulfilling experience.
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