Jungle Safari

 

MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE & CHIKHALDARA

Date : 19-October-2017

Location: Amaravati

 Melghat means meeting place of the ghats which is just what the area is. It lies at the northern extreme of the Amravati District on the border of Madhya Pradesh, in the southwestern Satpura mountain ranges. If its tigers were not so famous, Melghat might best be known as a 'raptor' or eagle sanctuary!!!

Melghat was declared a tiger reserve and was among the first nine tiger reserves notified in 1973-74 under the Project Tiger. This Tiger Reserve is spread over 3600 sq km encompassing the Gugamal National Park, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary and neighboring rich deciduous Reserve Forests.

Wildlife

The main fauna found here are Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Sloth bear, Dhole, Indian Jackal, Sambar, Gaur, Barking deer, Nilgai, Chital, Chausingha, Ratel, Flying Squirrel, Wild boar, Langur, Monkey, Porcupine, Pangolin, Mouse deer, Python, Otter and Blacknaped hare

Chikhaldara is a hill station in Amravati district. Featured in the epic of the Mahabharata, this is the place where Bheema  killed Keechaka in a herculean bout and then threw him into the valley. It thus came to be known as Keechakadara—Chikhaldara is its corruption. 

It is situated at an altitude of 1118 m with highest vairat point 1188m and is being the only coffee-growing area in Maharashtra. The scenic beauty of Chikhaldara can be enjoyed from Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, and Devi Point. Other interesting excursions include Gavilgad and Narnala Fort, Botanical Garden, Tribal Museum and the Semadoh Lake.

Tour Schedule:

18th October (Wednesday) – Board train from CST for Amravati at 8 pm.

19th Oct - Arrive at Amravati & move to explore Muktagiri Temples & proceed to Chikhaldara. Explore various points & night stay at Chikhaldara.

20th Oct - Explore Chikhaldara, lunch & move to Melghat forest & stay inside forest.

21st Oct -Morning & evening Jungle Safari& stay at forest rest house.

22nd Oct -*Optional jungle safari, Lunch and proceed to Amravati, for train for Mumbai.

23rd Oct(Monday) -Arrive @ 6.00 am at Mumbai C.S.T. 

 

Tour Cost: 11750/- (Excluding train fare & food in the train)

For enrollment:  

Santosh Bhide      :  9930660731      

Akshay Mulye       :  9819212975



    MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE & CHIKHALDARA