In the epic Maharabharat Bhima killed the evil kichaka after a Herculean bout and threw him in to the valley. Hence the name Chikhaldara from kichakdara, the valley of kichak.
Situated in the Satpuras at a height of 118m. Chikhaldara is a green and unspoilt hill station. The interesting excursions from here are Gavilgarh fort, Sakkar Talao, Bhim Kund, Shiva Shrine Van Udyan, Tribal Museum and Various Valley point LIKE, Devi, Monkey, Panchabal, long Hurricane and Prospect.
The Melghat tiger reserve in near the Chikhaldara hill station and is a wealth of wild animals like sloth bear , Hyena, wild dog, Gaur, Sambar, Nilgai, Barking deer, four horned Antelope, wild boar and of course the magnificent Tiger.
Nearest airport is Nagpur.
Nearest railhead is Badnera.
Mumbai-Chikhaldara, 765Kms. Nagpur-Chikhaldara. 230Kms. Amravati-Chikhaldara 100Kms. State Transport buses ply from Amravati and Nagpur to Chikhaldara.