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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Sanket Pitale

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  • Sanket Pitale
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  26 readers

"Great city with awesome food" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
While my visit to Tiger Reserves near Nagpur city like BOR, KARANDALA & TADOBA, I had a stayed in this city. It is indeed the greenest city with wide roads and helping people. One should must try the special SAOJI food of the city which is spicy and hot just like the temperature of NAGPUR.
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Harshit Gautam

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"The place touched my heart" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
As I visited Nagpur During holiday season that was my good experience to be in Nagpur. Nagpur has so many place to visit like Futala Lake, Dikshabhumi Fun and Food, Crazy Castle, and so many. I like the environment of Nagpur, and the people are very friendly. But only prose is the pollution in Lake like Futala, Ambazari Lake. Overall, it is good.
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Prayank Jain

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"Good place for slow pace visitors" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It does not have many attractions within its municipal limits but the greenery comes alive if you visit after July and the city looks much more lively and buzzing. Nagpur has the best connectivity for tiger reserves and is rather preferred for all such enthusiasts for its close proximity to various tiger reserves within 100 km radius.

Apart from it, nagpur is just recently got a facelift with entries like KFC and pizza hut making first time entry. In terms of malls, both empress city and cinemax (sitabuldi) have very less to offer with most of the shops winding up as soon as they open. Major chunk of revenue comes from cinema halls located in the mall (PVR in empress city) and cinemax at sitabuldi)

But for those who have plenty of time, Nagpur has many bagh (parks) in its vicinity which are basically located near the lakes and hence have a very romantic feel about it. You can spend hours there in the quite and serene surroundings. Not to mention, these parks have kids play area also so its a place for family too!

Airport is about 12 km from the zero mile and is very approachable but have few flights as of now with none to chennai (Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata flights are direct), but I guess the infrastructure allows that many flight only as of now.

Mostly visitors are transit visitors, business visitors or wildlife enthusiast.

Thanks to cab services like OLA, EZYCAB and TFS, commuting within the city have become easy with lesser kiosk of the auto drivers who often loot the passenger with exceptionally high fare especially if you are traveling at odd hours. Though the attitude of these cab drivers remain the same. Laid back and little arrogant. One of the driver even REFUSED to pick me up saying that "it is late and I will take 30 mins to reach, so please cancel the booking". I had the booking of 7:30 p. M.!!!!!!

Unfortunately, you cannot hire a bike in the city otherwise the city is best to explore on a two wheeler.

Advice: if you are travelling between March to June, carry light clothes as he temp goes upto 48 degrees, July to October are decent months to visit with good rainfall and greenery to be enjoyed. November to February are winter months with cosy temperature between 10-19 degree in the night and 28 degree in the day.
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Shreyash Gupta

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  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2479 readers

"City of limited fun"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
There was futala Lake and various other sightseeing spots. it seems that the city is developing and there are many constructions and developments going on so nice to visit after 2015. And advance bookings are must. Many food are available in this city, it's worth eating.
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Utkarsh kumar rai

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  • Utkarsh kumar rai
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Exciting travel"

  • 7/7
  • Posted May 2, 2015
I usually travel for business purpose to this city. But trust me that this is the one of the most hygienic city in Maharashtra. City is quite green and clean with wide roads on both side of street. City is pretty easy to travel as you will get the Auto everywhere but the sad part is that no autowala run with meter. You will have to bargain at the price offered.

The local market is pretty strong as compared to malls. As the city does not have much well maintained malls. BURDI is the biggest local market in the city. If you are looking for high end brands then you may visit empress mall.
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Vismit Fulzele

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  • 2 Reviews
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"Average place but well-maintained roads"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Apr 6, 2015
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

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

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2015
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

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"Less crowded and cool stay"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2015
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

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

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2015
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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"Zero mile city - Nagpur"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2015
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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