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.