12 Most Beautiful Places You Must Visit...

Bhimkund

Bhimkund       Bhimkund-Kichakdara holds mythological significance that attracts tourists, especially Hindu pilgrims year-round. This is the place, where Bhima killed Kichaka and threw his body into the valley, named Kichakdara. Bhimkund is the place, where Bhima took bath after killing Kichaka. Bhimkund is located 2 km south of the Alladhoh village in Chikhaldara, on the route to Paratwada. It is about 3,500 ft deep and is well-known for the nearby waterfalls and cascades.

Panchbol point

Panchbol point       Panchbol Point is a famous tourist spot in Chikhaldara that lies close to the Bir Lake. The main speciality of this point is that when someone shouts here, the sound is reflected back and heard five times. Hence, this place is named as the Five Echo Point or Panchbol Point. This area is mainly a deep valley formed by four mountains, along with waterfalls.

Gugamal National Park

Bhimkund       Gugamal National Park is spread over a large area of around 361.28 sq. km. Established in the year 1987; this national park is an integral part of the Melghat Tiger Reserve. The ideal time to visit this national park is between March and June. It is famous for animal species, such as tiger, sloth bear, python, cheetah, wild beer, four horned antelope, fishing cat, panther and leopard, among many others.While visiting this park, tourists can see over 90 tree species, 750 plant species, 56 climber species, 23 sedge species and over 316 herb species. The important tree species present in the region are Ain, Aola, Lendia, Tectona grandis, Kusum, Dhawada and so on. Furthermore, there are many medicinal plants and shrubs present in this national park.

Chikaldara Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhimkund       Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a height of about 1118 m in the Amravati District in the state of Maharashtra. It is the sole hill station in Maharashtra that features coffee plantation. This wildlife sanctuary is also known for its waterfalls, lakes and rich wildlife. This sanctuary is located near the Melghat Tiger Project, which is situated in Dhakana-Kolkaz National Park. The best time to visit Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary is between October and June. Some of the important animal species in this sanctuary include wild boar, sambar, wild dog, panther, tiger and sloth bear, among others. This sanctuary is well-connected by road to major cities and towns in the state.

Melghat Tiger Reserve

Bhimkund       Melghat Tiger Reserve is situated on the southern offshoot of the famous Satpura Hill Range. This reserve is a major habitat of tigers and comes under the Dharni Tehsil of Amravati District. Gugamal National Park is also a part of this Melghat Tiger Reserve and lies along the north-eastern side of the Tapti River.The tiger reserve covers an area of around 1597 sq. km of tropical dry deciduous forest. Besides tiger, there are numerous other animal species residing in this reserve, such as nilgai, flying squirrel, wild boar, wild dog, jackal, chital, mouse deer, python, porcupine and many more. Travellers can reach this tiger reserve via the state highway from Paratwada to Dharni.

Devi Point

Bhimkund       Devi Point, located in the Amravati District, is situated close to the Shakkar Lake. There are few steps leading to this point on the hill top, from where tourists can view the originating point of the Chandrabhaga River. Travellers can also see the ruins of the Amravati Fort from the top of the Devi Point.This point is located approximately 2 km from the local bus stand and has a temple of local goddess. The unique thing about this temple is that the water flows continuously inside the shrine, from a stone.

Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens

Bhimkund        Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens is situated in the upper plateau area of Chikhaldara. This garden is also referred to as the Government Garden or Company Garden. There are some of the rare species of plants and flowers available at this garden. This garden is also famous for the different varieties of rose flowers as well as a toy train with signals and a guard.There is a swimming tank available at this botanical garden, which was provided by the ‘Hanuman Vyam Prasarak Mandal’. Moreover, the area where the Gawali tribe lived in the garden is called as the Pandhari village.

Narnala Fort

Bhimkund        Narnala Fort, popularly known as Shahanur Fort, is situated in Akola District of Maharashtra. This fort is around 15 km from the nearby town of Akot and is considered to be one of the largest forts on the Satpura Hill Range. There are three small forts at Narnala, namely Zafrabad in the east, Narnala at the centre and Teliagarh in the west.These forts were constructed by the Gond rulers and were modified during the 15th century by Badshah Shahbudeen Ahmadhaha Wali. Located east of Melghat, this fort is connected by road from Akot and lies close to the bus stand.

Wan Sanctuary

Bhimkund       Wan Sanctuary is mainly an extension of the Melghat Tiger Reserve. This sanctuary also comes under the Amravati District in the state of Maharashtra and is well-known for its dense and dry deciduous forests. The Wan Sanctuary is inhabited by different species of animals, including leopards, tigers, sambar, barking deer and wild dogs.This wildlife sanctuary is situated approximately 325 km from the Nagpur Airport and around 80 km from Akola Railway Station. The best time to visit this wildlife sanctuary is between October and February.

Hariken Point

Bhimkund       Hariken Point is located towards the south of the upper plateau of Chikhaldara. Located close to the Government Garden, travellers can see the Mozari village, Vairat Hills and Gawaligad Fort from this point.

Semadoh Lake

Bhimkund       Semadoh Lake is one of the most visted lakes in Chikaldara of Amaravati District. Located at the entrance to Gugamal National Park, this lake offers excellent facilities for boating and fishing.The 25 km long scenic road from Chikhaldara to Semadoh runs through deep and dense forested areas and is worth the drive as one can get to see a wide variety of animals like deer, peacock, wolf, wild pig, gaur and many birds. One can set up a camp here and enjoy the captivating beauty of the lake and forest or take a trek downwards to forest.Panchbol Point and Crossland Roman Catholic Convent are among the points of interest nearby.

Gawaligard Fort

Bhimkund        Gawaligad Fort is situated in the Amravati District, close to Chikhaldara. This fort is around 300 years old and was once controlled by Hindu and Mughal rulers. There are many carved sculptures in this fort that were constructed during the period of Nizams. The 10 cannons in this fort are made from copper, brass and iron. There are two lakes present within the fort, namely Khambtaloa and Bamnitaloa. A Gawali King, who was a descendent of Yadavas of Devagiri, built this fort during the 12th century. The three gates of this fort are known as the Delhi Darwaza, Kichakdara Darwaza and Fatheh Darwaza.