(Last Updated on : 16/01/2013)
Tourism in Chhindwara District
in Madhya Pradesh
deals with both the natural, historical and the pilgrimage tourism. Some of the prominent tourist destinations of Chhindwara District are Patalkot , Devgarh Fort, the waterfalls at Kukdi Thapa and Lilahi and the Tribal Musuem
"Patalkot" is situated in the hilly block 'Tamia' of Chhindwara District. It has acquired great importance because of its geographical and scenic beauty. Patalkot is a lovely landscape located at a depth of 1200-1500 feet in a valley. Because of the great depth at which it is located this place is christened as 'Patalkot'. When one looks down the place sitting at the top of the valley, the place looks like a horseshoe in shape. People believe it as the entrance to 'Patal'. There is one more belief that after worshipping 'Lord Shiva
' Prince 'Meghnath' had gone to Patal-lok through this place only. There was a long historical tunnel connecting this place to 'Pachmarhi
' in Hoshangabad District
The famous historical fort of Devgarh is situated 24 miles south of Chhindwara beyond Mohkhed. The fort is built on a hill, which is fortified by a deep valley clothed with dense reserve forest. The fort is approachable up to its foot by motor road. Nature has been bountiful in the region.
Waterfalls at Kukdi Khapa and Lilahi
The picturesque location of Kukdi khapa water fall falls in the Chhindwara to Nagpur
narrow gauge railway line, between the stations Umaranala and Ramakona. The waterfall is situated in the panoramic 'Sillevani' Mountain range. The height of this fall is approximately 60 feet. The location is more beautiful immediately after a spell of good rains. While travelling in the train along the narrow gauge towards Nagpur the visitor can visualise this beautiful picnic spot.
The Lilahi Water fall is located in the down stream of the District's second biggest river 'Kanhan River
'. This fall is situated in the route from Mohkhed to Pandhurna via Devgarh. It is close to the place called 'Narayan Ghat' near Lilahi village on the Kanhan River. The lovely sight of the waterfall bounded by mountain rocks and colourful nature is in deed a feast to the visitor. The waterfall has sufficient down flow water from July to January months.
The Tribal Museum started in Chhindwara was established in 20th April 1954. It has acquired the position of 'State Museum' status in the year 1975. Moreover, on 8th September 1997 the Tribal Museum name has been changed to "Shri Badal Bhoi State Tribal Museum".