Chikaldara is the only hill station in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra
and derives its name from Kichaka, who was killed by Bhima for insulting
. The valley was initially called Kichak Bara. Chikaldara is 230 km northwest of Nagpur
and is located in Amaravati District
Chikaldara is the only coffee growing area in Maharashtra. The Melghat Tiger Project is located nearby. Sloth bears, panther, sambers and wild boar can also be spotted here.
Excursions can be made to Gavilgad Fort and Narnala Fort, Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, the Semadoh Lake and the Tribal Museum.