This important city with many distinctions is located in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra. Nagpur means “The residence of snake god”. The city of Nagpur is one of its kind which is famous for its renowned temples, valiant forts, big hills, charming rivers and wide collection of fauna. This genuine gift of Nature will surely buck up your zeal.
Nagpur is famous as the “Orange City” as the juicy oranges grows here in abundance. It is exported world-wide. Its lush green bed also makes it the second greenest city in India. Nagpur being the geographical centre of India is recognized by a “Zero Level” marked on a piece of stone, which was laid by the British. It is almost at equal distances from the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.
Nagpur is the centre place where major political activities are carried out, with Reshimbagh being the headquarters of the RSS. Besides being culturally important the city is blessed with world-class universities. Industrial and agricultural sectors are witnessing development as well.
Dhamma Chakra Stupa (Diksha Bhumi), Ambazari lake are the prime tourist spots and Kalidas Mahotsav, The Ganesh Utsav , Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din are the famous festivals.
Nagpur offers you a rejuvenating ambiance where one can witness the delightful vistas of nature at its full bloom.
October-March is the best time to visit Nagpur.
PLACES TO SEE
Ambazari Lake : This lake is a perfect weekend gateway to just chill out with family. Lake allows people to enjoy boating and toy train ride while feasting on Nature’s bounty. The giant dinosaur structure at the entrance amuses the kids. Musical fountain and Columbus ride are the major attractions.
Deeksha Bhoomi : Famously called the Dhamma Chakra Stupa, this place is religiously important for the Buddhists. The stupa is beautifully constructed with marbles and granites. In 1956 at this place, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar encouraged thousands of Dalits to take up Buddhism. On this day many followers visit this place to offer floral tribute, which is popularly celebrated as Ashok Vijaya Dashami.
Gavilgad Fort : This amazing fort is about 370 feet from the sea level. It is close to Chikhaldara hill and estimated to be about 300 years old.
Ramtek : Ramtek which is about 50 km from Nagpur is famous for its ancient Ram Temple. This temple which was constructed about 600 years ago is famous for its spectacular idols and carvings. It is believed that this place was visited by Lord Rama, Seeta and Lakshman. Meghadoot, one of the best works of Kalidasa was composed here.
Maharaj Bagh : This beautiful garden was developed by the Bhonsle kings. This place is regularly visited by tourists. This bagh houses zoo and a botanical garden.
Lonar Lake : It is the 3rd biggest salt water lake in the world.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
HOW TO REACH
By Air : Nagpur is well connected by air with the cities like Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi Hyderabad, Pune, Bhubaneswar and Raipur. Two flights fly between Mumbai and Nagpur daily.
By Rail : It has trains to all major cities.
By Road : Kanyakumari - Varanasi highway NH-7 and Bombay Calcutta highway NH-6 pass through the city. It is well connected to major cities of Maharashtra.