When it comes to tourist spots, lakes, gardens and greenery, Nagpur City has a lot to boast!
Weson't take anymore of your time in explaining, let the following list of Tourist Destinations around Nagpur talk for itself!
1. Maharaj Baug and Zoo
As the name suggests, the Maharaj Baug and Zoo is an amalgamation of a garden and a zoo. This is a major tourist attraction in Nagpur City.
2. Seminary Hill
The main attraction of the Seminary Hill in Nagpur is the natural view that it offers. The Seminary Hill is actually a hillock. There’s a huge park and garden located at this place.
3. Satpura Botanical Garden
4. Lake Garden Sakkardara
Lake Garden Sakkardara is a famous weekend attraction of families in Nagpur. The vast expanse of playing fields and the scenic beauty are the real attractions to this garden.
5. Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden
The musical garden is located at Surya Nagar, Nagpur. It has many attractive musical fountains, with themes of nodes of music, ragas conducted by musicians.The garden also has a marvelous aquarium with a side variety of fish and fishing articles.
Built by the Nagput Improvement Trust the garden also has an open air theater which can accomodate about 2500 people.
6. Japanese Rose Garden
This graden is located at Civil lines in Nagpur and is the best place in Nagpur for morning walks and bird watching.
7. Childrens Traffic Park
A wonderful park for children. Where children can enjoy toy car riding, toy three wheeler riding at very low price and learn a thing or two about traffic rules as well. Must visit this park with your little kid.
1. Ambazari Lake and Garden
Ambazari Lake is situated 6 km west of Nagpur and next to the lake is the Ambazari Garden. The beauty of the lake is complemented by a well-kept garden, which is situated close to the lake. It covers a total area of 20 acres. It was put up in the year 1958.
2. Telankadi Lake
Telankadi Lake, one of the best picnic spot to relax during evenings and weekends. The lake is an absolute family vacation place with kids playing park,well laid roads and colorful illuminating lights.
3. Shukrawari Lake
Shukrawari Lake is one of the renowned picnic spots in Nagpur.The lake is located at a natural scenic place. The lake is calm and is a hub of many water bodies.
4. Futala Lake
Futala lake, built by Raje Bhosle dating back to centuries, is known for its charming atmosphere and coloured fountains. The pleasant atmosphere makes it a beautiful picnic spot.
5. Khindsey Lake
Khindsey Lake is a gorgeous water body set amidst the green stretch, placed beneath the Ramtek hill. It forms an ideal picnic spot. Located 60 kms from Nagpur; this lake has a variety of water sports to offer.
6. Zilpi Lake
If you want to take a break from the monotonous daily routine and are tired of visiting the same old picnic spots, then 'Zilpi' Lake is the destination for you.
This picturesque spot, has a beautiful small lake surrounded by lush-green landscapes from all sides. Zilpi lake is located near Mohagaon village on Hingna Road approximately 25 kms from nagpur city.
7. Lonar Lake
The lunar crater which formed the Lonar lake is the second largest crater in the world. This dent is 1830 meters in diameter and 150 meters deep.
Discovered by British officer C J Alexander in 1823, Lonar is famous for its scenic beauty.
8. Vadgaon Lake
This is an ideal place for a day’s outing. The reservoir is huge and is a well-known spot amongst the Birdwatchers community of Nagpur. It's a well maintained but slightly neglected picnic spot near the city.
1. Sitabuldi Fort
This historical landmark of the city is nestled on the Twin Mountains. The fort was built by a British Officer in the year 1857; since then it has become an interesting destination for the tourists visiting Nagpur.
Deekshabhoomi is famous for the fact that on 14th Oct. 1956 Bharat Ratna Dr B. R. Ambedkar along with thousands of his followers embraced Buddhism. Since then the site is regarded as a pilgrimage centre for Buddhist.It can accommodate 5000 Bhikshu in each storey.
1. Bohra Masjid
Bohra Masjid is an architecturally constructed beautiful mosque for the Dawoodi Bohra community in Shantinagar, Itwari in Nagpur.This mosque attracts many Islam believers from India and abroad.
2. Dragon Temple
Dragon Palace Temple is a Buddhist temple, situated in Kamptee.It is dedicated to Lord Buddha and boasts of striking architecture and picturesque landscape.
3. Mata Mandir Karodi
Mata mandir in Koradi is near from Nagpur. One can visit the temple any day except rainy season.
4. Ramtek Fort Temple
Ramtek fort temple has a legendary story in its credit. This is assumed to be the sacred place where Lord Rama took rest before leaving to conquer Lanka. The Ramtek fort temple is centuries old with main deity as Lord Rama.
5. Sri Balaji and Sri Karitikeya Temple
Sri Balaji and Sri Karitikeya Temple is a Hindu religious destination in Nagpur. It is located at the scenic mount known as Seminary hills. The temple complex enshrines Lord Balaji and Lord Katikeya (Lord Muruga, son of Lord Shiva).
6. Telankhedi Hanuman Temple
Telankhedi Hanuman temple is a famous temple located on the one shore of the Telankadi Lake. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and the idol in the temple has a unique attraction
7. Telankhedi Shiv Temple
Telankhedi Shiva temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in his pristine form is located nearby the famous temple of Hanuman. This is a renowned religious place among the Shiva devotees.
8. Poddareshwar Ram Mandir
This temple was constructed in the year 1923.The deities inside the temple are Lord Rama and Shiva. The temple is built of white marble and red sand stones with carving works on it.
1. Pench National Park
The Pench National Park of Nagpur is located at a distance of 95 kms from the city of Nagpur. The Pench National Park in Nagpur is famous for spotting Indian bison, tiger, wild dog,leopard, Sambar, Chital, Deer, Nilgai and Wild Boar.
2. Tadoba National Park
Tadoba National Park is the oldest National Park in Maharashtra and is located at the outskirts of Nagpur. It is declared in 1993 as a Project Tiger reserve. The main attractions here are the lake inside the park and the rich deciduous teak forest.
3. Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary
This sanctuary is situated at a distance of 243 kms from Nagpur City. This sanctuary is home to a variety of wilda nimals including tiger, leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear & wild dog. Other places of interest around the sanctuary are Prashant Dham, Markanda temple & Chaprala Temple.
Located at a distance of 370kms from Nagpur, Bhamragarh is a wildlife sanctuary home to animals and birds like the barking deer, blue bull, peacock, flying squirrel and some endangered species like the leopard, jungle fowl, wild boar and sloth bear.
Around 122 kms from Nagpur, Nagzira is a wildlife sanctuary no less than paradise with its picturesque landscape and luxuriant vegetation. The sanctuary has a gratefully large number of flora and fauna.
1. Fun N Food Village
Bazargaon, Amaravati Road, Nagpur - 440023. Ph.No : 9822942482
2. Krazy Castle Aqua Park
Opp Ambazari Lake, Ambazari Road, Nagpur - 440010 Ph.No : 9371136676
3. High Land Park
15 Kms on Nagpur-Amravati Road, Waddhamna, NAGPURCity Office : 0712 - 2428542,3247661
Ramtek is so called because it was graced by the holy feet of Lord Rama and Sita, his consort. The Ramnavami festival forms the grandeur of the region.The Kalidas Smarak, which adorns the hill too, is worth visiting.
The Ganapati temple that exists here lodges an idol of the Lord, which is a single stone, set up to facilitate easy worship for the devotees. Close to Adasa, is a hill, enlapped in which is a temple dedicated to Lord Mahadeo with three lingas.
Khekranala is situated in the Khapra range forest. The land displays a fine harmony of lush greenery and fascinating surroundings along with healthy environment. Dense foliage blankets the water reservoir.
Ambhora, situated on the verge of river Vainganga, is a tiny place that houses a well known temple of Chaitanyesvara. Also placed here is the tomb of a Hindu Saint named Har Har Swami. Ambhora is 74 kms from Nagpur.
Markanda, located on the left bank of Vainganga River, is famous as a religious site. The cluster has an approximate 24 temples and the architecture strongly resembles that of the Khajuraho temples.
6. Nawegaon Dam
Nawegaon Dam is termed as Vidarbha's most famous popular forest resort. The resort provides for a hoard of adventure sports for tourists.There exists a deer park nearby named Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, along with three fascinating gardens and children's park. Its 142 kms away from Nagpur.
It is of extreme historical importance. Of the few attractions that can be found here, are the Gandhi Kuti and the Paramdham Ashram of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Sevagram, again from the Wardha district, bore the name Shegaon earlier. There also exists a Gandhi Ashram and a Gyan Mandir.
Paradsinga is 68 kms from Nagpur, ahead of Katol. At this place, Vaidehi Sati Anusuya Mata displayed her charismatic powers. The temple and dharamshala situated in a picturesque landscape is worth a visit.
Situated at a distance of 230 kms frm Nagpur, Chikhaldhara is the sole hill resort and the only coffee - growing area in Maharashtra.
This is the place where according to the epic Mahabharata, Bheemakilled the villain Keechaka in a herculean bout.
Built in the 18th century, Navegaon is a popular forest resort in the Vidarbha region. It's also home to Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, which has almost 60% of the entire bird species found in the entire Maharashtra.
One can also join the jungle safari, stay in the unique tree - top house or ride a power or sail boat for enjoyment. This place is around 150 kms from Nagpur.
11. Bor Dam
Formed by the Bor dam, this place is a great picnic spot and a showcase for a wide spectrum of wildlife including sambhar, cheetal, barking deer, nilgai, tigers, leopards and wild dogs.
12. Kanha Tiger Reserve
At a distance of 270 km from Nagpur and Situated in Madhya Pradesh, this 'National Park' is perfect for a weekend getaway with family & friends.
13. Pench Tiger Reserve
Also known as 'Karmajhiri', this Tiger Reserve is where Mowgli - the main character of Rudyard Kipling's fictional work - 'The Jungle book' was born. This place is located about 80 kms from Nagpur.
Also in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is about 260 kms from Nagpur.
Not only is this place a treat for nature lovers, but it's also an archaeological treasure - house. In cave shelters in the Mahadeo hills is an astonishing richness in rock paintings. Most of these have been placed in the period 500 - 800 AD.
Bhedaghat, Jabalpur is famous for the soaring Marble rocks that rise to the height of 100 fet on either side of Narmada. This place is around 260 kms from Nagpur.
The originating point of rivers - Narmada and Sone, Amarkantak is as ethereal as a picture postcard. At a distance of 445 kms from Nagpur, Amarkantak is a much sought - after destination for the religious as well as nature loving people.
Good News for Nagpurians who want to enjoy picnic spots around Nagpur! Maharshtra State Regional Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has started a Sunday bus service "Fulrani" which will cover religious & historical places like Pench - Totladoh, Ramtek, Khindsi, Ramdham & Dragon Palace around Nagpur.
If all goes according to plan - some more "Fulrani" buses will be launched soon for Tadoba, Nagzira, Navegaon Bandh and more such tourist attractions in Vidarbha!
For more info on bus service, you can contact MSRTC Nagpur on 0712 - 2726221 , 2726201