The reservoir of Khekranala lies amidst the lush forests of the Khapa Range, in the north-eastern Vidrabha region. Just 55 kms from Nagpur on the Chhindwara Road, near Khapa, this spot is ideal for setting up base camp for an invigorating trek through the rugged, low-lying hills that surround the reservoir.
Indeed, there is much to see and imbibe. There is a wide variety of Flora and fauna – including the occasional tiger – that will intrigue wildlife enthusiasts and scientists alike. The Shiva Temple, located in a natural cave, is also worth a visit.
STD Code: 0712
Climate: Summers are extremely hot and Winter is moderate. One should dress in light woolen in Winter and cool cottons in summer. Best time to visit Khekranala is during the winter months, from October through March.
Getting There & Away: How to reach Khekranala
Road: State transport buses ply regularly from Nagpur to Khekranala.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Nagpur.
Air: The nearest Airport is Nagpur at 59 kms.
Tourist Attractions in Khekranala
Adasa: This small village in Nagpur District has both historical and spiritual significance. One of its chief attractions is the Ganapati Temple, which houses a monolithic stone statue of the deity. Adjacent to the village is a hill on whose summit sits the temple of Lord Mahadeo with its three swayambhoo lingas, which are believed to have emerged from the soil.
Dhapewada: Built on the bank of Chandrabhaga river, the pride of this town is the temple of Vithoba, built by Umaji Aba, Diwan to Raja Baji Rao Bhonsle.
Navegaon Khairi: This dam site, located in the Parseoni forest range, is an attractive picnic spot. The lake, surrounded by richly forested hills, is an oasis of calm amidst a sea of emerald green, a great place for a spot of bird watching.