Nature Untouched

Melghat - Chikhaldara

Take a tour of scenic ChikhaIdhara and Melghat,including a visit to Dr. Ashish and Dr. Kavita Satav's social project where medical aid is offered to the tribal people, as well as Sunil and Nirupama Deshpande's Sampoorna Bamboo Kendra. Over and above, Melghat Tiger Safari makes it very exciting.

3 Nights / 4 Days
To Be Declared

Explore the marvels of Vidarbha, with a tour to Chikhaldara and the Melghat wildlife sanctuary. Located about 100 km, north of Amravati, Chikhaldara stands at a height of 3,570 feet above sea level. Chikhaldara is surrounded on three sides by the borders of the Melghat Project Tiger Area which is spread over an area of about 1,676 square kilometres.

Chikhaldara has great historical references. It is said that Bhima, the second-eldest and strongest among the Pandava brothers in the legendary epic Mahabharata, killed King Kichaka in this area and threw his body into the valley. The valley is now known as Kichakdara and the water reservoir in which Bhima washed his hands is called the Bhimkund. The famous fort of Gawilgad is also in the vicinity.

The Melghat tiger reserve consists of over 70 tigers, almost the same number of leopards, about 200 sloth bears, 1,800 Indian gaurs and hundreds of herbivore animals like cheetal, sambar, barking deer, wildboar, choushinga, etc.The reserve also has rare animals like the flying squirrel, pangolin, mouse deer, ratel and honey badger. Secretive animals like wildcats, caracal and hyena can also be spotted in this area along with mammals like jackals,wild dogs, porcupines, a variety of mongoose, squirrels, shrews and other rodents.More than 350 species of birds can also be seen here.

A visit to the noteworthy social activities in the tribal region of Melghat is the highlight of this tour. The Sampoorna Bamboo Kendra at Lawada was initiated by Sunil and Nirupama Deshpande to help the bamboo artisans acquire a respectable place in the society and give them employment opportunities. Similarly the activities carried out by Dr. Ashish Satav and Kavita Satav of 'Mahan trust' for tribal people in the region of Melghat to overcome various health issues and infant mortality problems. The work of these social workers has helped the local population live a better life. Visit to these places always proves very inspiring and makes one salute these saints of the modern world.

Day 1
Meet at Amravati Railway station, proceed to restaurant for breakfast. Visit the Ambamata temple and Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal which is one of the oldest community gym and exercise centres in India and also has an Olympic standard swimming pool which is worth a visit. We have lunch and later proceed to MTDC Chikhaldara for an overnight stay.

Day 2
Post breakfast at MTDC proceed to Vairaat Tiger Safari. Later we return for lunch at our hotel. Post lunch we proceed for local sightseeing of Chikhaldara. After the local sightseeing we return to our resort for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
In the morning, post breakfast we head out for our visit to 2 social organizations that have been working in this region tirelessly for years now. We first visit Sampoorna Bamboo Kendra, which strives to promote the dying bamboo art and also its skilled artisans. Later we head out to Mahan Trust by Dr. Ashish and Dr. Kavita Satav that have set up medical facilities for the tribals and locals of Chikhaldara. After this visit, we return to hotel we have rest of the evening for leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at MTDC resort.

Day 4
Enjoy the morning at leisure in the resort. Post lunch proceed to Amravati station to return home. Tour ends with happy memories and refreshed souls.

NOTE: AmrutYatra will have discretion to change the itinerary depending upon the circumstances.

 Points to ponder before you book this tour

  • Please read this document carefully before you confirm.
  • Itinerary is subject to change and AmrutYatra will have final discretion in this regard.
  • Most of the times the weather is very pleasant in the morning and nights. But during the day it can be hot and humid if one is in the forest.
  • It would be better to carry and wear cotton clothes. One is advised to carry and consume a lot of water as well as cover one's head to save from the sun rays.
  • A cap and umbrella should be a part of one's checklist during the non - winter season.
  • The winter in this region can be quite tricky. The temperature drops down to 5 degree Celcius. One is advised to carry warm clothes if one chooses to go there during winter.
  • The mornings and nights can be very chilly after November till January.
  • Trolley bags (with wheels) are recommended. Travel light. Porter facility will be available only at the Amaravati railway station.
  • Guests are requested to make their own arrangements for food items meant for fast.
  • Please note being hilly and Ghat area, we are constrained to have Non-AC Vehicle only.

 Tour Price vis-à-vis Age Group
Upto 3 years - NIL
Above 3 to 5 - 60% of Tour Price
Above 5 - 100% of Tour Price

 Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy
1) Your seat is not confirmed till the receipt of full payment of tour price
2) Your seat is not confirmed till the receipt of duly filled and signed forms of EACH guest.
3) Cancellation is not effective unless it is intimated us in writing through letter or email.
4) Refund is payable not earlier than ten working days from the date of Cancellation intimation.

No. of days prior to the departure we receive your written intimation Cancellation charges deducted from the Tour Price paid
More than 60 days 25%
30 days - 60 days 50%
10 days - 29 days 75%
Less than 10 days/on the departure / on tour 100%

 How to Book
The Cheque (in the name of 'AmrutYatra') for the full payment should be accompanied with duly filled and signed application forms for each of the guests may be submitted at our office - either in person or through postage / courier.

Please note that booking confirmations on phone, SMS, whatsapp, or email will not be entertained.

NEFT transfers must be followed by the receipt of your duly filled and signed application forms at our end. Mere NEFT transfer will not be deemed to be the confirmation of your seat for a particular tour.

NEFT Details: AmrutYatra, ICICI Bank C.A. No 125105000093. Yari Road (Mumbai) Branch, IFSC: ICIC0001251

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 Tour Dates
2019 - To Be Declared

Inclusions: Service Tax, Non AC Vehicle, all meals, AC accommodation (twin sharing) & Experienced AmrutYatra tour escort, Travel Insurance.

Exclusions: Travel from your home destination to Amaravati and back, tips, shopping and items not listed in inclusions list.

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