Kukru Khamla & Chikaldhara #coffeegardens #offbeatplace #Madhya Pradesh

Tripoto
26th Dec 2014

Kukru is a scenic village in Maharashtra- Madhya Pradesh border known for the coffee plantation, jungle camping and wind mill farm. Kukru takes you to eternal tranquility and peace. It is situated on the lap of Satpuda range, one more ace of Satpuda.

The major nearest railway stations are Betul and Amravati and by airport it can be reached from Bhopal and Nagpur. The guest house can be booked in Kukru from the MP ecotourism website https://ecotourism.mponline.gov.in , there are option available to book camps with some adventure activities or only the stay.

The road is curvy with many hair pin bends, covered with jungles all around. In monsoon season the place is hazy and you see number of waterfalls here and there. There are few sunset and echo points that give a spectacular view of the hills covered with a green blanket from top. Enroute you also see wind mills generating power.

Another 30km drive, crossing a patch of Melghat Tiger Reserve and there you are at Chikaldhara, another hill station but in Maharashtra territory. It is a natural serene place with mythological connection. The hill station is believed to have been named after a demon Keechaka, who was killed by Bheema, one of the Pandavas in the epic, Mahabharata. Other than this, the present phase of the hill station has different shades to display in its every fold. The hill station has view points that offer a panoramic view of the valley down below, but are also famous for trekking. Besides this there is tribal museum, Gavilgad fort, Narnala fort and Pandit Nehru Botanical Museum. The hill station has a good population of tigers, panthers, sambars, wild boars, sloth bears and wild dogs living in the conserved area of Melghat Tiger Reserve.

There are no good options to stay, so prefer to stay at nearby city. For food eat at dhaba, you get finger licking food.

Photo of Chikhaldara, Maharashtra, India by Apeksha Mahto
Photo of Chikhaldara, Maharashtra, India by Apeksha Mahto
Photo of Chikhaldara, Maharashtra, India by Apeksha Mahto
Photo of Chikhaldara, Maharashtra, India by Apeksha Mahto
Photo of Chikhaldara, Maharashtra, India by Apeksha Mahto
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