(Last Updated on : 28/11/2012)
Maikal Hill range is located in the state of Chhattisgarh
, India, in the eastern part of Satpura Mountain Range
in Kawardha District of Chhattisgarh, which overlooks the scenic town of Kawardha. They have an altitude ranging from 340m to 941m above sea level. It is a beautiful and serene place in the state with its peaceful atmosphere. This densely forested and thinly populated range provides several streams and rivers like the tributaries of Wainganga River
and Narmada River
. The hills are actually inhabited by two tribal people, the Gond Tribe
and Baiga Tribe
. The hill range is very rich in flora and fauna wealth.
Geography of Maikal Hill
Maikal Hill is situated in Central India and is one of the broad topographical divisions of Chhattisgarh. The landscape of Satpuda-Maikal extends for a distance of about five hundred kilometre. One side of the stretch the Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
is located. On the other side of Satpuda-Maikal lies the Melghat Tiger Reserve
. This stretch of land extends along with Satpuda and Maikal range in Chhattisgarh.
Geology of Maikal Hill
The hill regions are known to contain the Aluminium
ore and bauxite
. The Kanha Tiger Reserve
is a popular national park and also a Tiger Reserve in Mandla
district of Madhya Pradesh
and is situated in Maikal Hills of Satpuras. Apart from sheltering a handful of population of tiger, Kanha Tiger Reserve
is also popular for
saving the endangered hard ground Barasingha from total extinction, and also supporting the last world population of deer species.