The Panchbol Point is a scenic point 4 km away from Bir Lake, based in the region of Chikhaldara. It provides with a panoramic view of the surroundings. On one side, the coffee plantations can be viewed. On the other side, there are close to five hills that come together to form a huge valley in the middle which can be observed from this point.
The Panchbol Point has derived its name from the belief that if you shout out anything, you can hear the echo back not once but five distinct times. Hence the name ‘Panchbol’ – which means Five Echoes.
The Bhim Kund – Kichakdara spot in Chikhaldara is of special importance to the religious devotees at this place. Located near the Alladoh village, the Bhim Kund is close to 3,500 ft deep. Legend has it that Bhima, the mightiest of all the Pandavas killed Kichaka and threw his body deep into the valley. That is where this place derived its name from. This point offers a splendid view of the nearby cascading waterfalls and the scene is especially brilliant during the monsoons.
The Gawilgarh Fort is located on the Chikhladhara Plateau and was set up an astounding 1000 years back, sometime around the 12th Century. Back in that time, the King of Gawali had constructed this place.
The Bara Darwaza at the gateway of the fort makes for a magnificent watch, standing tall as the primary source of entry to the fortress.
There are two museums located in Chikhaldara, one is in the Maharashtra Forest Ranger’s College and another is the Melghat Tiger Project. The Maharashtra Forest Ranger’s College museum consists of a wide range of samples of various wild animal species and plants that are available for visitors to see.
It also houses some of the rare fossils. The Melghat Tiger Project is yet another museum started out keeping the issue of the depleting number of tigers in mind. The project forms a part of the Gugamal National Park, and is located close to the Yoga Training Centre.
Bakadari and Kalalkund are two majestic waterfalls located in Chikhaldara. They are accessible from Aadnadi about 5 km away. The Kalalkund Waterfalls fall from a height of about a kilometre while the Bakadari Falls occupy the rest of the waterfall. The view is breathtaking and recognized as the most amazing beauty of nature in the region of Chikhaldara.
The Bir Lake is an artificial Lake made during the reign of the Britishers in India, at around 1890. It was built almost 120 years ago. Basalt has been employed to build this lake which was once used as a source of supply to the town of Chikhaldara. There also exists an old garden nearby; however, it is no longer maintained.
The Fort of Narnala is of great historical significance. Based in the Chikhaldara region, the fort was built with a lot of care and factors like the weather, etc. were taken into consideration during its construction.
Teliagarh, Zafrabad and Narnala are three forts that constitute the Shahanur Fort. The Narnala Fort is situated between dense forests with the scenic hills surrounding it on all sides. It is about 973 m above sea level. The history of the construction of these forts is questionable as different sources claim different dynasties and rulers responsible for making this fort.