Nagpur is situated on the river Nag, from which it takes its name. It is popularly referred to as the orange growing capital of India and is situated at the geographical centre of India.

Nagpur is a thriving industrial and commercial centre and winter capital of the Government of Maharashtra. The city retains a pleasant relaxed feel with signs of fast growing affluence. It is a convenient air and rail head for travelling to Kanha and Kawardha.

What to see

  1. Ambazari Lake and Garden;
  2. Central Museum (Timing:1000 hrs-i700 hrs (Closed on Monday);
  3. Gorewara Tank;
  4. Hegdewar Smriti Mandir;
  5. Kashibel Temple;
  6. Laxmi Narayan Institute of Technology;
  7. Maharaj Baug and Zoo;
  8. Nagarkhana: The remains, of the once majestic Bhonsale fort;
  9. Seminary Hills;
  10. Sitabuldi Fort: Open to thepublic only on 15th August & 26th January;
  11. Sri Poddareshwor Ram Mandir:
  12. Statue of Maharani Laxmibai of Jhansi;
  13. Sukrawar Tank (Gandhi Sagar);
  14. Tajabad Sharif;
  15. Telahkhedi Udyan.

Getting There

Air: Nagpur Is connected by Indian Airlines with major cities in India

Rail: Nagpur is centrally located and is an important junction on the South Eastern and Central Railway lines.

Road: Nagpur is connected by road with Agra 809 km, Aurangabad 504 km, Bangalore 1049 km, Bhopal 352 km, Calcutta 1192 km, Chennai 1380 km, Delhi 1012 km, Kanha 266 km, Khajurabo 546 km, Mumbai 868 Km, Nasik 683 km, Pune 730 km and Varanasi 734 km.

General information

Area: 217.56 Sq. Km.
Temperature: Summner - Max: 43 Deg.C Min: 23 Deg.C Winter - Max. 29 Deg.C Min: 09 Deg.C Rainfall: 125.4 cm Altitude: 312.42 Mts. STD Code: 0712

Excursions

  1. Kamptee (16 Km): A big industrial complex.

  2. Khaparkhede (22 Km): A town with a thermal power station.

  3. Adasa (27 Km): A centre of Hindu pilgrimage, a fair is held in the month of Pausha.

  4. Ramtek (49 Km): According to legend, lord Rama passed this way during his period of exile. There are temples dedicated to Rama and Lakshman. At the foot of the hill is a charming inland lake Ramsagar. The famous Sanskrit poet Kalides wrote his epic Meghdoota here.

  5. Khindsey Talao: (60 Km): A beautiful lake at the foot of the Ramtek Hill.

  6. Pench National Park (65 Km): Situated on the Pench river, this is one of the largest game reseves of Maharashtra. Nearby, Ghugugarh, is an old fort of the Vakataka period.

  7. Paunar Ashram (68 Km): Paunar or Parvapur was founded by Acharya Vinobha Bhave, founder leader of the Bhoodan movement and a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi. Places of interest include the Paramdham Ashram, Paunar Chattri Gandhi Stambh & Bharat Ram Mandir.

  8. Sevagram (72 Km): Sevagram or ‘Village of Service’ is a small village symbolizing the Gandhian way of life. Gandhi made it his home in later years. Places of interest here include Adi Nivas, Bopu Kutir and Aakhri Niwas, all residences where Gandhiji lived with Kasturba; the Prayer Ground; Mahadev Kutir; Shanti Bhavan and the Mahatma Gandhi Reserach institute of medical Sciences.

  9. Wardha (77 Km.): Headquarters of Wardha district, it is a convenient base for visiting the Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram (6 Km.) and of Acharya Vinbha Bhave at Pauner (1O Km). Places of interest include the Magan Sanghralaya, a Museum dedicated to Village and cottage industries; the Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Gita Mandir.

  10. Bor Wildlife Sanctuary (80 Km): The Sanctuary lies in the Hingni Range, north of Wardha. The forest abounds in wildlife like the Panther, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Cheetal, Barking Deer and Wild Boar. The birdlife found here is diverse and colourful . Fishing is possible in the lake.

  11. Mogarkasa Wildlife Sanctuary (I20 Km): A popular wildlife resort centred around a lake where animals like the Tiger, Leopard, Bison, Sambar and Cheetal can be seen.

  12. Ambagarb Fort (130 Km): A 12th Century Gond Fort, now in ruins, surrounded by dense forests. At Gaimukh close by, is a Shiva Temple of the 9th Century.

  13. Nawagaon National Park (140 Km): Almost 60 % of the bird species found in Maharashtra have been recorded in Nawagaon.

  14. Chandrapur (143 Km): A town situated in a fort built by the Gond Kings.

  15. Tadoba National Park (151 Km): Declared a National Park in 1955 under the Wild life Protection Act. There is a Crocodile breeding farm within the park as well, taken up as, a preservation project. The Forest Department provides mini bus services in the National Park for observation of wildlife. Elephant rides are also provided during the tourist season. The Park is open from 0430 hrs to 1930 hrs.

  16. Amriavati (155 Km): Amravati. the base for visiting Chikhaidara is one of the biggest cotton markets in the country. It is also place of pilgrimage with the Amba Temple.

  17. Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (160 Km): Nagzire lies in the Tirora range of Bhandera forest Division. The Tiger, Bison, Chital, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Four Horned Antelope, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer and Mouse Deer are some of the animals which can be seen. The birdlife is rich as well. Though open throughout the year, the best season, for viewing wildlife is from September to June.

  18. Ridhpur (295Km) : A pilgrim centre for the Mahanubhav cult.

  19. Chikhaidara (230 Km). Situated 1098 mts above sea level in the Satpura range, it is a popular hill resort.

  20. Meighat Tiger Reserve (250 Km): Covering a core area of 447.3 Sq. km, this is the only ‘Project Tiger’ sanctuary in Maharashtra. The sanctuary shelters a great number of birds in addition to the Tiger, Bison, Wild oxen, Sloth, Bear, Sambar, Barking Deer, Antilope, Hyena, Wild Dog, Four Horned Antelope and Wild Boar. The Rocky Doh at Kolkaz is a delightful spot for fishing. The Reserve also has a spectacular variety of plant life. Conducted Tours for observation of wildlife in the sanctuary along with forest guides are arranged by the Forest Department.

  21. Narnala (270 Km): An old fort on an isolated hill of the Satpuras at a height of 1053 mts. The water tank in the fort area is frequented by the wildlife found in the forests.

  22. Shegaon (287 Km): It has the sacred ‘Samadhi’ (Shrine) of Saint Gajanan Maharaj. It is 45 km from Akola and regular buses ply between Nagpur, Akola and Shegaon.