Nagpur Tourism

Nagpur Tourism

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Nagpur Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 310 m
  • Pincode: 440001
  • District: Nagpur
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 0712
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 49°C, Winter 10 to 33°C

History of Nagpur

Nagpur, which is known as the 'orange capital of India', is located in the Deccan Plateau. It is known as the 'orange capital' because it is a major cultivator and trade centre of oranges. It is the second capital/ winter capital city of the state of Maharashtra. Nagpur is spread over a total area of 217.56 sq km. It is at a distance of about 837 km from Mumbai. It is about 1094 km south of Delhi, 1092 km north of Chennai and 1140 km west of Calcutta. The location of this city is almost in the centre of the country. For this very reason it has the Zero Mile Marker, which indicates the geographical centre of India.The foundation of the city was laid by Bakht Buland Shah, who was the Gond King of Devgad, in the year 1703. It was given the name 'Nagpur' because of the Nag River that flows through the city. After India's Independence, Nagpur was made the capital of Madhya Bharat state, which included C.P. and Berar. In 1960, the Vidarbha region, which had a Marathi majority, was merged with the newly formed state of Maharashtra.

People and Culture of Nagpur

Nagpur has a rich culture, which reflects the cultures from different parts of the country. There are a number of tourist attractions in and around the city including Gavilgad Fort, Dragon Palace Temple, Forts of Balapur, Adasa, Maharaj Baug and Zoo. Gavilgad Fort, which is around 200-300 years old, lies close to the Chikhaldara hill station in Amravati district. It was originally built by the Hindu rulers at a height of about 370 ft above sea level.The Dragon Palace Temple on the other hand is situated in Kamptee, which is a satellite township within Nagpur district. It is the temple of Lord Buddha and a holy place for Buddhists. Another major attraction in this place is the Fort of Balapur, which is in the Akola district. The fort is built between the Mana and Mhais Rivers. Besides being a popular tourist destination, it is also a place of pilgrimage because it is named after goddess Bala Devi.

Things to Do in Nagpur

Nagpur is reachable by air, road and rail from different parts of the country. The domestic airport of Nagpur lies close to the city centre, at a distance of 6 km, and is well connected to major cities within the country. The nearest international airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.By train, the destination is connected to the rest of the country through a number of super fast and passenger trains. It is an important rail junction in the South-East and Central Railways. Buses also connect Nagpur to regions in and around the state. Regular bus services are available from the city to Mumbai as well as other regions within and around the state.The best time to visit Nagpur is from October to March. Ganesh Chaturthi is a big occasion here and it is also a good time to visit the place. The winter months are quite pleasant with an average temperature of 10' Celsius while the summer months can be quite hot with the temperatures going as high as 50' Celsius.

Nagpur is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Hyderabad.

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Apoorv Tiwari

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  • Apoorv Tiwari
  • Lives in Vellore
  • 1 Review
  •  267 readers

"Leisure stay"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jan 2, 2017
Not a city for adventure loves... Normal city... Nice roads. Lush green atmosphere.. Dusty. Few malls. Not many hotels to stay. A few like Tuli Imperial are nice. Rest, a peaceful city. Nearby spots like Tadpa and Pench are worth visiting. Nonveg food is good. Veg food not so good quality.
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Sachin patil

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  • Sachin patil
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  336 readers

"Great Place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 12, 2016
Good and nice city Nagpur I am going for a business trip and enjoy lots at Nagpur. I have stay at Sitaburdi it's nice place all markets are near. Everythis is near about 10 minutes of walking. Movie theater big bazaar eternity mall all is there. So stay at there is very nice
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  •  100 helpful votes
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"Good experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 6, 2016
Nagpur District forms the north-eastern part of the present state of Maharashtra. The district is roughly triangular in shape and is rich in geological and mineral wealth. Along with minerals, fossils of flora and fauna both have been reported from this area in large numbers. It is interesting to note that the veins of semi precious stones, agate, and rock crystal forms were used to make beads in the prehistoric times. The easy availability of natural resources and climate might have attracted human settlement from the pre-historic era. A good number of lithic tools left behind lend credibility to this theory. Hundreds of Megalithic burials of various types have been documented and important remains have also been unearthed. An insulting furnace belonging to the megalithic period was found at Naikund providing important clues to understand the material culture of the megalithic period.
Nagpur is situated in the area of Vidarbha Janapada which in turn was part of the great forest traditionally known as the Dandakaranya in the Ramayana and other classical Sanskrit sources. The region was subsequently under the Mauryan, Shunga and Satavahana dynasties from 4th century BCE to around the 2nd and 3rd century CE. The excavated sites are testimony to this.
The Chalukyas of Kalyani extended their political dominion in the north, holding sway over some eastern and southern parts of Vidarbha. The Yadavas also ruled over this part and during their reign, artistic and literary activities flourished. Several structural stone temples were constructed, some of which still exist. The Kalika Devi Temple at Katol, the Trigarbha (triple shrine) temple and sculptures of Vishnu and Mahalakshmi of Parseoni, the Karpura and Sendura Bavadis, the Ram temples, along with the famous Shiva temple of Adasa Lakshman, and the fort at Ramtek are some of the architectural marvels of the period.
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Swatee  Landge

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  • Swatee Landge
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 1, 2016
I went my home town. So it was fun indeed going back to home. Nagpur the greenest city of india and cleanest too. I always enjoy all weather. The places one must visit is dikshabhoomi, holy place. And also enjoy streeth food like poha and samosa. Orange burfi is the most famous sweets in Nagpur.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
  •  515 helpful votes
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"A Trip to Nagpur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 18, 2016
I had been to Nagpur by train in the month of March 2016. Nagpur is the third largest city in Maharashtra and is popularly known as "Orange city". The must-visit attractions around Nagpur include The seminary hill, Khindsi Lake and the Ramtek Temple. The seminary hill is located 6 kilometers of the north-west of Nagpur town. The hill is named after St. Charles seminary and also houses a beautiful botanical garden. Khindsi Lake is a boating haven and is mentioned in the Limca Book of Records. The Lake houses amazing water sports activities and 50 types of boats are available in this beautiful abode of rich greenery. Ramtek is an ancient town in Nagpur and houses a temple dedicated to Lord Rama.
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Karthika Nambiar

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  • Karthika Nambiar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1330 readers

"Amazing place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 17, 2016
Trip was amazing we went to lots of places. Nagpur is also called Orange city, as its famous for oranges. We visited Ambazari Lake / Deeksha Bhoomi / Ramdham this is the park you all must visit because this is a cultural based theme park, you must visit this theme park to know your self that this is the place where many records have been made in Limca books.
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Swatee  Landge

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  • Swatee Landge
  • Lives in Nagpur
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"Most greenest city in India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 16, 2016
My native place.. Indeed the best place of the world.. Always won most greenest city in india.. Should be visited in winters.. As summers are too extreme here.. Even winters are extreme.. But Nagpurians don't need to go to any hill stations.. People can experience 4-5 degree temp in winters here and in summers 45-50..
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
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  •  227314 readers

"The Best City Of India Quite Clean And Green"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 24, 2016
Nagpur is the second Capital and third largest City of State Maharashtra and 13th big Urban heap and largest city of the Vidarbha Region, with highest literacy rate about 92% in the Nation. It is also a proposed smart city of Maharashtra. Winter Assembly Session is held here. It is a major political and commercial centre of the Vidarbha region. Nagpur is a Headquarter of RSS and famous for Dalit Buddhist Movement. As per the survey of ABP News it is the best city of India has topped in quality-life, greenery, public transport system, and healthcare indices and also 20th cleanest city of the Nation. City was founded by Gonds who are the Dravidian of central India and is the largest tribes and later it goes in the hands of Bhonsale. In the 19th-century it was taken over by the East India Company and was made capital for Central Province and Berar, after freedom it lost the Capital status in 1956 because of reorganization of States, but politically a pact was executed so became the second capital of the Maharashtra.

Due to its famous oranges it is known as Orange City and also called the Tiger Capital Of India as it connects many Tiger reserves to the world. It is the geographical centre of India. It is an important city in IT Sector in Maharashtra.

Its ancient name was Phanindra Pura and the first Newspaper was also named as Ph Indramani. River Nag flows from the city and BR Ambedkar said that the city and river got the name after the Naga People.

It has sufficient proofs of its antiquity about 3000 to 8th-century BC, as large stones construction signify that a Megalithic culture was existing around Nagpur. Many ancient names are related with Nagpur such as Bhakt Buland, Rashtrakuta King Krishna III, King Vindhya Shakti, Vakataka dynasty, Gupta Empire, Badami Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas and Yadavas, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaq, Mughals, Chand Sultan, Wali Shah, Raghoji Bhonsle, Raghoji Bhonsle II and Peshwa had a war Anglo-Maratha War and later Mudhoji Bhosle and Peshwa had a war with Britishers at Sitabuldi and were defeated, after the death of Raghoji III, Britishers took over the control of Nagpur In 1853 Nagpur is a District and Divisional Headquarter having Tehsil Ramtek, Umred, Kalmeshwar, Katol, Kamthi, Kuhi, Narkhed, Nagpur, Nagpur (Rural), Parseoni, Bhiwapur, Mouda, Savner, Hingna.

The city had witnessed a Hindu-Muslim riot in 1923 and KB Hedgewar founded RSS in 1925, as Non Cooperation Movement was launched in 1920. The Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1867 rouse its development as a trade centre. Tata Group found Nation's first textile mill formerly known as Central India Spinning and Weaving Company Ltd and was popularly known as Empress Mills because it was inaugurated on the day when Queen Victoria proclaimed as Empress of India on 01 January 1877.

Nagpur has many Natural and artificial lakes like Ambazari, Phutana, Gorewada Lake, Telangkhedi Lake etc and Sonegaon and Gandhisagar are artificial lakes. Nag River, Pilli River and streams and rivulets form the natural drainage pattern for the city. It has excellent utilities and Healthcare services.

Nagpur is quite green and clean city. Having beautiful avenues, squares, Shopping Centres, and English Fragrance in civil line, Sadar, Seminary Hill, Churches, Nagpur central Railway Station, Official Buildings, Museum, Schools and many Colleges can not be ignored.

It has many Luxury and Budgetary Hotels like Radisson Blu, Pride, Nagpur Ashok etc and Rahul Deluxe, Majestic Manor, Hotel President, Gayatri Inn etc. It has many excellent restaurants like Haldirams, Barbecue, Ashoka, Thaat Baat etc. It has many good educational Institutes like Institute Of Science Nagpur, Unisoft Technologies - IT Training and Certification, S. B. Jain Institute of Technology, S B Jain College Of Engineering Nagpur, Hislop College, College Of Agriculture Nagpur, Nagpur Veterinary College, IIM Nagpur etc. Nagpur has 3 state universities. Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, founded in 1923 as Nagpur University, is one of the oldest in the country and has more than 600 affiliated colleges. The other two state universities are Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University and Kavi Kulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University. Nagpur has three medical colleges viz. Government Medical College, Indira Gandhi Medical College and N. K. P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre.

City is having very good road connectivity via NH-6, 7 and 69 and two Asian Highways AH-43, 46 throughout the Nation. Rail connectivity to almost every corner of the Country. Air Connectivity through BR Ambedkar Airport situated 7 Km away from railway station. It has many establishments of Army and Indian Air Force.

It's a cultural, Educational, Commercial, Sporting, and religious city as Dargah of Saint Tajuddin Baba, Deekshabhoomi, Ganesh temple, Ram temple in Ramtek etc. And many sports fields and stadiums like VCA.

It has a tropical wet and dry climate and has annual average temperature around 27 degree centigrade. It has many noble personalities like Present CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, Gopalakrishna Adiga Kannada Poet, Jyoti Amge, actress, Madhav Shrihari Aney politician, Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin(1861-1925), Muslim Sufi master, Jamnalal Bajaj, founder of Bajaj Group of industries, Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan politician, Suresh Bhat Marathi poet and Ghazal Samrat, C. B. Bhave, Indian financial regulator, Basanta Choudhury actor, Swati Dandekar, Democratic member of the Iowa Utilities Board, Nirmala Deshpande social activist, Vasantrao Deshpande Hindustani classical vocalist and performer of Natya Sangeet, Vaishnavi Dhanraj, television actress, Eknath Easwaran Author and spiritual teacher, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister and former President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ram Ganesh Gadkari Marathi Poet, Subhash Ghai, film director, producer and screenwriter, Manik Sitaram Godghate Marathi Poet, Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar second Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Sai Gundewar, actor, Gayatri Joshi, model turned Bollywood actress, Shrikant Jichkar politician, civil servant, Hemant Karkare chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad etc.

This place is a wonderful place as my taste for nice things and places help me a lot, so I love to roam around and tested the taste of Varhadi cuisine really spicy. Having many tourist attractions like Ambazari Lake, Deekshabhoomi, Seminary Hill, Maharaj Bagh etc. And the most suitable time to visit is October to February.
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Chetan Kose

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  • Chetan Kose
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 1 Review
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"The orange city, great to be"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2016
Nagpur is a great city famous for the orange and also called orange city. This city also known as Tiger Capital and holds a trophy for Greenest city In Asia in 2012-2013 there is greenery all over the city there is less amount of pollution as compared to other cities.

It has the famous hotels like Radisson Blu, Pride and Tuli Imperial and the famous is Haldiram, are too much temples to visit here like Ganesh Tekdi mandir, Aadasa Ganesh Mandir, Telankhedi Mandir, Paradsinga, Ramtek and much more. The famous places to visit is Sitabuldi Fort, Ambazari Lake, Futala Lake, Botanical Garden, Japanese Garden, Maharaj Bagh Zoo, Ajab Bangla, Deeksha Bhoomi.

The transport facilities are nice which involves bus, rickshaws and cabs. Food have delicious taste which mainly involves samosa & kachori also panipuri, bhel, ladoo, pav bhaji, dabeli etc. This city is also famous for education it has VNIT college, NPTI, LIT and Nagpur university. In short a very great place to visit.
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Vaibhav Satpute

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  • Vaibhav Satpute
  • Lives in Yavatmal
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"Tour of Orange city"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Feb 16, 2016
Its too good to surf around the Nagpur city with friends or family. The water park and Futala lake is must visit spot. The whole city is full of hotel best suitable for traveller and tourist. One thing you must carry is map because route are confusing for new comers. If you are travelling with own vehicle. Otherwise good city buses are available any time anywhere in Nagpur. The best city with cheaper food at stalls and environment. Ambazari garden is also of nice wonderful place having lakeside view and no sightseeing charges at any of the places. Railway and specifically airway tour will be comfortable in Nagpur. It's too crowded place at Bardi which is heart of city. You can enjoy your shopping at this place. Both road side shopping and malls are available for you.
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