Nagpur Tourism
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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
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 Deogad, 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. 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 Baladevi.

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 10⁰ Celsius while the summer months can be quite hot with the temperatures going as high as 50⁰ Celsius.
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Vismit Fulzele
  • Vismit Fulzele
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 2 Reviews

"Average place but well-maintained roads" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The city on overall parameters is quite good. The roads in the city are well maintained. It has quite a few good places to visit. Being central part connectivity to other city is quite good. Also if you have more time visiting near by places will be good.
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B  pradeep
  • B pradeep
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"The place is hot, Street markets keeps us busy" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nagpur is a very much underrated destination when it comes to traveling e. There is so much the city has to offer, too much in fact to pen down here. Must see locales, like Sitabuldi Fort, Tekdi Ganesh Mandir, Hazrat Tajuddin, and Poddareshwar Ram Temple, will leave you spell bound. The street market at Sitabuldi will surely keep you busy for a day with all it has to offer.

Trains are the best way to reach Nagpur as the station is located smack in the middle of the city. Flights are also available from all major cities, if one wishes to travel by air, so are buses. If you are visiting in summer, keep a good sunscreen handy, book an AC room and if possible book a cab for your visits to the city as it can get swelteringly hot in summer. Same extreme you will find in winter with the mercury dipping to single digits, so plan and prepare accordingly.
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Puru Khochare
  • Puru Khochare
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"Less crowded and cool stay" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I had visited Nagpur for Business visit. Staying in Nagpur was cool, I would like to go to Nagpur whenever possible. The hotels was good. People are helpful. The most exciting thing was it is less crowded and roads are less congested. The sweet shops like Haldiram are where you can get variety of sweets to take back to your home for loved ones.
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Suresh Ramaswamy
  • Suresh Ramaswamy
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 64 Reviews

"Not exactly a tourist city, otherwise a good city" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Nagpur is not exactly a tourist destination. There is not much to do by way of sightseeing or any special shopping. Otherwise a good place with good infrastructure especially roads. The main roads are broad and well maintained. Traffic however is rather chaotic, with the two wheelers and autos the worst culprits. Try to avoid the blistering summer season from early April to early June. The Nov-Feb period is delightful. The airport, which is about 7 km from the city center, has virtually no facilities to make the waiting time comfortable.
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Nikhil kashyap Kashyap
  • Nikhil kashyap Kashyap
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 6 Reviews

"Zero mile city - Nagpur" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
At some road intersection in Nagpur, there is a mile stone that reads '0'. You could drive past and not even realize that you just cross˜The centre of India', Yup!!! We were at the precise geographical centre-point of our country. Its strange that not many people pay heed to this mile marker but for us travel enthusiasts this was pure thrilling.

We were disappointed that there was no 'prominent mention' , just a regular milestone that read '0'. However, as travel enthusiast we were kicked and in the wee hours of the night were posing for pictures, just then a cop stops by wondering what we were up to. So we explain to him that we are on a road trip and this being an important milestone we are taking a picture for 'memories sake'. The cop looks perplexed and asks us the significance of the Zero mile signage. We Sigh!

Driving nearly 300 km to Nagpur was smooth. Just when we thought our good food trail had come to an end, our friends in Nagpur Ravish and Gunjan (Ravish's wife) welcomed us with delicious 'Saoji' cuisine. What made this spicy mutton and chicken treat special was that we were indulging in this splendor post mid night when there was no hope of any eatery joint being open.

After dinner we drove to the lake, it was a starry starry night.

Being in the Orange city one cannot walk drive out without having 'orange barfi'. So, Heera Sweets was our first stop for orange barfi and a variety of flavored soan papdi. Next was Haldirams for pureeeeee orange barfi, melting chocolates, pyaaz ki kachori, and window shopping for sweets with dramatic names such as 'Anarkali', 'Pakeezah'. That wasn't i, there was this popular place for samosas and finally there was the final nail in the coffin 'dal' at 'The Frontier Post' Restaurant. This dal is cooked over night, we had achieved nirvana through our enlightened taste buds!
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Aman Turate
  • Aman Turate
  • Lives in Bhilai
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  • 4 Reviews

"Nagpur - the heart of India" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Travel to Nagpur may not sound like the best idea but, if you would like to visit Nagpur and are looking for a few tips, here you are.

I recently visited Nagpur. The initial thought of a long bus journey and the general information about the temperature in this city weren't too encouraging.

For first timers - you could travel to Nagpur by bus, train and air from Pune. The more comfortable option is to take a train (Gareeb rath) from Pune railway station. Bus is not too bad but the bus stops at local restaurants for rest and food. Do not expect the washrooms to be anywhere close to clean.

For your stay, you could try the VITS business hotel at Nagpur which is just about a km or two from the bus stop. This hotel has extremely spacious rooms. Staff are extremely kind. Accessibility to the market from this hotel is good and you could hire a hand rickshaw or an auto rickshaw.
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Jaideep Nema
  • Jaideep Nema
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 2 Reviews

"Excellent City with awesome people" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Nagpur is a beautiful city with awesome people. They are kind and helpful. There are lot of places you can visit in Nagpur and find them really interesting and quite amazing. Enjoy street shopping because its an awesome experience and enjoy the street food too. The climate is also not to hot or cold. You can easily roam around because the local transport facility is also quite good and easily available
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Deepak Mishra
  • Deepak Mishra
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 2 Reviews

"A nice place to visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Well to start with, its a good place to visit with cultural heritage and beautiful sightseeing. Futala lake is good to spend time with loved ones. Zoo(maharajbagh) is not good at all. Easy transportation available throughout city. While travelling make sure you have booked your tickets in advance otherwise you might suffer. Overall a nice place to visit.
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Krishnakanth Pothuri
  • Krishnakanth Pothuri
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Vibrant City of India"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If are going to Nagpur then the best whether is in the month of December to February. You can enjoy the winters and get fresh Oranges specially form santra market. Do visit Haldirams in Sita Buldi or Shankar Nagar for best mawa sweets. Do visit the famous Sai Mandir on Wardha Road. You can easily move around as the distance is max 5 to 10 kms around. Do visit Itwari and Sitabuldi for wholesale shopping.
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Shweta Kabra
  • Shweta Kabra
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 3 Reviews

"A good destination"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nagpur could be enjoyed only by those people who are stressed out because of their hectic day to day routine. Nagpur is famous for its juicy Oranges, Gur ke rasgulle. There are not much places to visit here but one can enjoy being at peace. Best weather according to me is Feb as its not much cold and not warm as well. Happy holidays.
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