Inimitable Places to Visit & Things to Do in Nagpur

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Nagpur is a centrally located city of India. The sprawling city of Nagpur is the third largest city after Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra. Annual winter session of the Maharashtra State assembly takes place at Nagpur. Nagpur is famous for its oranges and is a major trading centre for oranges. This place can be visited for its many lakes, amusement parks, temples and other landmarks.

Trivia: Nagpur is referred to as ‘Orange City’
Why Go There: Cultural richness, Wildlife, History & Heritage
Ideal For: Everyone
Things to Bring Back: Oranges, Jewellery, Textiles & Handlooms

Also Read: Tourist Spots in Mumbai | Sightseeing in Pune


Places To visit In Nagpur

10. Zero Mile Marker

Since Nagpur is a centrally located city in India, there is a point in the city which is marked as the centre of India. A pillar has been erected as a zero milestone of India. This is the place from where Britishers measured the place in all four directions by four horses.

Distance from the City: 0 km
Time required: 30 min
Ideal for:  Everyone
Best time to visit: October – March


 9. Futala Lake

Futala lake is also referred to as Telankhedi lake. This 200-year-old lake was constructed by Raja Bhosle and covers an area of 60 acres. The coloured fountains is a major attraction of the lake especially when lit up.

Distance from the City: 0 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: October – March


8. Raman Science Centre

This interactive science centre is affiliated with Mumbai’s Nehru Science Centre. This centre was developed with the aim of promoting a scientific bent of mind among the public. The centre was established in 1992 while the planetarium became functional in 1997. The centre is named after the nobel prize laurette the Indian physicist Mr Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.

Raman Science Centre houses a gallery which displays IT, Fun Science exhibition and a science park which covers an area of 6 acres.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Science Enthusiasts
Best time to visit: October – March


7. Ramtek Fort Temple

This temple is located inside a fort on a hilltop. According to a popular belief, Lord Rama rested in this temple before leaving to conquer Sri Lanka. Hence Rama is the main God who is worshipped in the temple.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Religious people
Best time to visit: October – March


 6. Ambazari Lake

This beautiful lake is the largest lake in Nagpur and is maintained by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). The lake got its name as it is surrounded by mango trees (Mango is called amba in Marathi). The lake was built in 1870 under the Bhosle rule with the intention of supplying water to the city. You can enjoy paddle boating and row boating at the lake.

An amusement park in the vicinity of the lake serves as an amusement park for kids. The garden’s pavements serve as walking and jogging tracks for the elder populace.

Distance from the City: 5 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Friends & Family
Best time to visit: October – March


 5. Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground

This is a huge ground which is located about 2 kms from the Khapri Railway station. This spacious stadium is attached to the VCA Sports Club. The stadium has been newly built and is truly world class. Many International cricket tournaments take place at the VCA grounds.

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Friends & Family
Best time to visit: October – March


 4. Maharaj Bagh and Zoo

This place doubles up as a zoo and a botanical garden. The place houses rare species of flora and fauna. The place is also used as a picnic spot by the locals.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Friends & Family
Best time to visit: October – March


3. Lata Mangeshkar Musical garden

This magnificent place is adorned with musical fountains, mesmerising tunes and music played by musicians. There is also an amphitheatre which can accommodate 2,500 people.

Distance from the City: 6 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Friends & Family
Best time to visit: October – March


2. Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi

This is a beautiful and old Ganesh temple which lies close to the Nagpur railway station. The temple is highly revered by the locals here and is generally crowded during morning hours and occasions such as Ganesh Chaturthi and the ten-day Ganesh festival.

Distance from the City: 5 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Religious people
Best time to visit: October – March


1. Deeksha Bhoomi / Dhamma Chakra Stupa

This is a magnificent architectural structure with a capacity of accommodating more than 5,000 people. The stupa is built out of Dhaulpur sandstones, granites and marble. The stupa has a towering height of 120 feet.

Buddhism and Ambedkar followers revere this place. The Ashoka Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated with great aplomb at this stupa which is marked to celebrate the conversion of many Dalits to Buddhism by Dr Ambedkar.

Distance from the City: 3 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Buddhism Sect Followers
Best time to visit: October – March


Other Attractions of Nagpur

Lakes

  • Shukrawari Lake
  • Lake Garden Sakkardara
  • Khindsi Lake
  • Zilpi Lake
  • Gorewada Lake
  • Arani River
  • Gandhisagar Lake
  • Sonegaon Lake

Sacred & Religious Sites

  • Shiv mandir
  • Bhure Bhura Ganesh mandir
  • Sri Balaji
  • Sri Kartikeya temple
  • Bohra Masjid
  • Koradi Temple
  • Adasa Ganpati Temple
  • Swaminarayan Temple
  • All Saints’ Cathedral
  • Telankhedi Hanuman Mandir
  • Sai Baba Temple
  • Hazrat Baba Tajjuddin Dargah 

Nature & Parks

  • Japanese Rose Garden
  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park
  • RamDham Theme Park
  • Khekranala Reservoir
  • Surabardi Dam
  • Kasturchand Park
  • Kukdi Khapa Water Fall

Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tadoba Tiger Reserve
  • Pench Tiger Reserve

Things to Do in Nagpur

Tour the Museums

  • Enrich your rail knowledge by visiting the Narrow-Gauge Rail Museum. Kids can enjoy the mini train rides at the museum.
  • Visit the Numismatic art gallery by twentieth century and get enthralled by the fantastic collection of antique coins and bank notes from across the globe.

Enjoy the Natural Ambiance of Waki Woods

Waki woods is an eco-tourism spot replete with wildlife, lake and dense forests. You can indulge in activities like bird watching, boating and trekking at this place


Soak in Fun at Krazy Castle and Fun N Food Village

You can relax and have some downtime with friends and family at these water-based amusement parks. Youngsters and kids can indulge in the many adventure water rides at these parks.


Enjoy the Spicy and delectable Nagpuri Cuisine

  • A visit to Nagpur is almost synonamous with its delicious Tarri Poha from Ramji-Shyamji Pohewala located in Sita Nagar
  • You should surely try out the very spicy Saoji delicacies available at the many bhojnalayas in Nagpur. This is mostly nonvegetarian food prepared with hot Indian spices. Head towards Saoji Jagdish Bhojnalaya, Gandhibagh to try out this cuisine.
  • Enjoy gourmet Maharashtrian food like bhakar and patodi at Patodiwala’s Joint, Near Nagpur Tehsil Office.
  • Indulge your sweet tooth in Nagpur’s Santra Barfi aka Orange Barfi which can be purchased from outlets such as Haldiram’s and Shree Heera Sweets

Go Shopping !

Nagpur is dotted with many shopping stores and malls to cater to every shopper’s needs.

Shopping Areas in Nagpur:

  • Sitabuldi Main Road
  • Dharampeth Shopping Street
  • Mahal/Itwari
  • Mahal/Itwari
  • Sadar Bazar

Malls in Nagpur

  • Empress City Mall
  • Nagpur Central
  • Gaysons the Fashion Mall

How to Reach Nagpur

Flight | Train | Bus

Nearest Airport:

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (8 km away)

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Nearest Railway Station:

Nagpur Junction Railway Station

Nearest Bus Stops:

Nagpur is well connected by road to cities of Pune and Mumbai. Both State and Private bus operators ply buses on these routes.

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Where to stay

Radisson Blu Hotel | Le Meridian Nagpur | Hotel Centre Point

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Nearby Places to Visit

  • Pench National Park (95 km)
  • Tadoba (140 km)
  • Pachmarhi (228 km)
  • Adilabad (196 km)
  • Kanha National Park (253 km)
  • Bhimbetka (313 km)

Hidden Gems

Witness the mining operations and visit the workshop division in the Wani Coal mines. The gates of these coal mines have recently been opened for public. Coal mines chair ride and viewpoints in open cast mines are major attractions of the place.


CashKaro Recommendations

  • Nagpur’s heat becomes unbearable during summers with temperatures reaching scorching points. Hence it is best to visit Nagpur during winters.
  • Nagpur is close to many wildlife sanctuaries. Getting a glimpse of feline varieties especially tigers at these sanctuaries is comparatively easier compared to other sanctuaries in India. You can stay at the well maintained MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism) resorts at these sanctuaries.

Fun Way to Travel

Since Nagpur is centrally located, it is well connected by road to many major cities of the adjoining states. You can travel by car and make halts at will while travelling to Nagpur.

If you do not wish to take your car, you can rent one from: Avis | Clear Car Rental

 

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