15 Best things to do in Nagpur

Nagpur is one of the famous cities of India existing with its own tradition and culture. It is one of the biggest cities and the winter capital of the state Maharashtra. The city is also famous for growing delicious oranges and for that reason the city is also called the Orange city of India. The city bears a historical value of more than 2000 years and the traces are spread all over the city. Here we discuss 15 best things to do in Nagpur India, so that one can have a fair idea about how to plan a vacation for Nagpur.

The Attractions of Nagpur:

The city Nagpur is ready to welcome the worldwide tourists with its vibrant nature and traditional culture.  One can experience the holy places like Adasa Ganapati temple, Deekshabhoomi, Shri Ram Temple, Balaji Kartieya Temple etc; the historic place like Sitabuldi Fort, wildlife sanctuaries like Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Tadoba National Park in Nagpur. 

It is the gateway to several places with easy connection of Nagpur Rail Junction, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport and MSRTC Bus Transport. The tourist will love to have the famous Nagpur oranges and other authentic cuisine of Nagpur like Sahoji or Varhadi cuisine.

1. The ancient Adasa Ganapati temple is the pilgrim attraction of Nagpur

The Adasa Ganapati temple is 4000 years old temple situated in the small village Adasa in Nagpur. The single stone made ganapati statue is 12 feet in height and 7 feet in breath. The temple is considered as one of Vidarbha’s eight Ashta Vinayaks. The surroundings of the temple are serene with pictorial greenery.

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2. Deekshabhoomi is the Buddhist monument with architectural excellence

The Deekshabhoomi is a stupa or monument with architectural beauty and it is the biggest stupa in entire Asia. Deekshabhoomi literally means the Buddhist ordained taking place. There is a white marble statue of Lord Buddha inside it. This serene place is excellent for meditation. It is one of the main attractions of Nagpur tourism.

3. The hilltop located Sitabuldi Fort is a memorial with historic appeal 

The Sitabuldi Fort is a famous tourist spot of Nagpur. It is the place of the war of Sitabuldi situated on the hilltop behind the Tekdi Ganapati temple. Now it is the residence of Indian Army and the adjacent area is now the main business center of the city.

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4. Shri Ram Temple of Ramtek is a must visit holy place of Nagpur

The ram temple of Ramtek is a 400 years old historic temple of lord Rama. The temple is made by the king Raghuji Bhonsale. Tek in local language is called promise or oath. It is believed that any promise or oath taken in Ramtek is always fulfilled. It is believed that the writer Kalidas wrote Meghdootum on the Ramtek hill. The view of the Nagpur city from Ramtek is really gorgeous.

5. The Futala Lake is located at the edge of Nagpur with its spectacular panorama

The Futala Lake is a good place to visit and have a stroll around the lake with friends and family. It is a broad lake with an area of 60 acres. Evening is the best time to visit the place.

The Futala Lake is located at the edge of Nagpur with its spectacular panorama - ImageImage Source: wikimedia.org

6. The largest Ambazari Lake of Nagpur is famous tourist spot with spectacular panorama

The Ambazari Lake of Nagpur is one of the best tourist spot of Nagpur with spectacular scenic beauty. The huge lake is encircled by the mango trees and garden. Because of these mango trees the lake and the garden are called Ambazari Lake and Ambazari garden. There is a beautiful light and sound water amusement facility and also the boating facility which attract huge tourists to this lake.

7. Jama Mosque is the biggest and most popular mosque in Nagpur

The Jama Mosque is the biggest mosque in Nagpur located in Maminpura. Mahimpura is the market place in Nagpur. Jama Masjid is enclosed by large number of hotels, restaurants and shops. Masjid Ghareeb Nawaz is another mosque located in Mahimpura. 

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8. Dragon Palace Temple an unique piece architectural value 

The Dragon Palace Temple of Nagpur is one of the most famous Buddhist temples. This temple is located in place Kamptee. The palace is made with highly skilled architecture and the surroundings of the temple have appealing scenery. The intrinsic architectural value of temple made the palace a top tourist attraction in Nagpur.

9. Ram Dham is one of the most entertaining theme park of Nagpur

Ram Dham is a cultural and religious theme tourism park in Nagpur. It is located on the road of Ramtek which is 35 kilometers away from the Nagpur city. There is an amazingly beautiful structure of the biggest Om all over the world and it is a record in Limca Book of Records. The Rajasthani folk dances, many magic shows, puppet shows and the light and sound shows are repeatedly taken place here. The park is a green park as it is fully decorated and covered by the greenery. It is the only agricultural tourism park of the central India.

10. The Zero Mile signifies Nagpur as the center of India 

Zero Mile is a tourist spot in Nagpur with a great significance. Nagpur is situated on the equator and geographically it is the midpoint of India. In colonial period the British government started to measure distance of all places in all four directions considering Nagpur as a center point in the Trigonometric Survey of 1907. In the monument of Zero point, 3 things are there. Sandstone made pillar, a small stone which indicates the benchmark of standard GST and four horses. For this geographical importance, this Zero Mile became a major tourist spot.

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11. Mihan Cargo Hub is the biggest ongoing project of Nagpur for developing India

The MIHAN or Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur is one of the most important and expensive project of India in progress. This project is for transforming the centrally located Nagpur airport in an import cargo hub incorporating the rail and road connectivity. There are two parts of this project, transforming the airport to cargo hub and the Special Economic Zone.

12. Maharajbagh Zoo is one of the most renowned zoo and tourist attraction of Nagpur

The most famous zoo in Nagpur is the Maharajbagh Zoo. It is located at the center of the Nagpur city. This zoo is constructed on the Bhonsle and Maratha garden. It is one of the most attractive tourist spot of the Nagpur city. The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) of India is responsible for the management of this zoo whereas the Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth is doing the maintenance of this zoo. There are varieties of animal like tigers, lions, deer, peacocks etc in the zoo. The adjacent garden which is called Maharajbagh garden, transformed to a botanical garden which is full of herbs and plants. This Maharajbagh Zoo and garden are the most popular picnic and tourist spot for the visitors. 

13. Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is the most beautiful forest of Maharastra

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best forests in the district Maharashtra. This forest is full of spectacular greenery, abundant vegetation and spectacular landscape to enjoy. The forest is home to numerous birds, fishes, insects, amphibians and mammals. Several wild animals like tiger, wild dog, panther, bear and other different kind of wild animals are spotted in the forest. About 30,000 tourists come every year to enjoy the wild life of the forest.

14. Tadoba National Park is the star attraction for the adventurous tourists

Tadoba Andhari Tiger national park is the most tourist attracted place of Nagpur. It is huge in size, around 625.40 sq. km. This Tadoba Andhari Tiger national park is in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. It is created in the year 1995. The Tadoba Andhari Tiger national park is very popular because the large numbers of tigers reside here. There are almost 88 tigers reside in Tabora. Other than tiger, there are lots of other animals, such as bear, leopards, gaur, crocodiles etc. Apart from the common animals, there are many rare species of animals inside the dense forest of Tadoba. The name of this national park Tadoba came from the Tadoba Lake inside the forest and the name of the local god ‘Taru’. 

The most attraction for the tourists of this Tadoba Andhari Tiger national park is the jungle safari. There are top open bus and jeeps in which they can go inside the forest along with trained guide and guard. Other than monsoon, tourist can plan a trip for this Tadoba Andhari Tiger national park any time of the year. 

15. The Nagpur Oranges and the special delicacies of Nagpur attract the food lovers

Nagpur is famous for its oranges and for this reason it is called the ‘Orange City’ of India. There is a huge cultivating area or orange garden where orange is grown and there is also the biggest market of orange in Nagpur. The oranges of Nagpur are not only traded inside the country but it also exported to the foreign countries. 

The authentic cuisine of Nagpur is called Sahoji or Varhadi cuisine. The Sahoji Halwa and various food products made of oranges are very famous in Nagpur.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Nagpur, India

Must see places in Nagpur ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Nagpur and point of interests to visit.

  1. Seminary Hill

    #1 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur
    Seminary Hill Image

    Tags: Hill

    Address: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Seminary Hill is small but popular hill which derived its name from St. Charles Seminary. Once you reach on the top of it you will be able to see the spectacular view of the entire Nagpur city. A stun...Read more

  2. Maharaj Baug

    #2 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur
    Maharaj Baug

    Address: Nagpur

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Maharaj Baug as well as the Zoo of Nagpur was instituted by Bhonsle dynasty rulers. It is a botanical garden and home of some very rare collection of different birds and animals. Some of these bir...Read more

  3. Khindsi

    #3 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur

    Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, Lake, Boating

    Address: Nagpur, Maharashtra

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Located close to the city of Ramtek in the eastern Maharashtra, Khindsi is a lake, a boating centre and amusement park. Visited by thousands of visitors every year, Khindsi Lake also has many accommod...Read more

  4. The Sevagram Ashram

    #4 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur
    The Sevagram Ashram

    Address: Sevagram, Maharashtra 442102

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Mahatma Gandhi Ashram was developed in the year 1936 by Gandhiji, as he was stayed there overnight in a hut and thus named after him. The ashram is now separated in different divisions and used fo...Read more

  5. Sonegaon Lake

    #5 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur
    Sonegaon Lake

    Tags: Lake

    Address: Parate Nagar, Sonegaon, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440025

    An urban lake located on Khamla Road, the Sonegaon Lake is a famous picnic spot in Nagpur. It is a historical man-made lake which was constructed by the erstwhile ruler of Nagpur. A romantic place to ...Read more

  6. Ambazari Lake

    #6 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur
    Ambazari Lake

    Tags: Lake

    Address: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Ambazari Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Nagpur and is the largest lake of the city which was constructed in the year 1870 during Bhonsle Rule. The main purpose of this construction is to s...Read more

  7. Hariom Baba Gaushala Aashram Trust Lasanpur Nagpur

    #7 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur
    Hariom Baba Gaushala Aashram Trust Lasanpur Nagpur

    Address: Lasanpur, Maharashtra 442305

    Hariom Baba Gaushala Aashram Trust Lasanpur is an ashram and a meditation centre located at a distance of 70 kilometres from Nagpur. Led by godman Hariom, this ashram sees many visitors coming in from...Read more

  8. Pride Hotel

    #8 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur
    Pride Hotel

    Address: Opposite Airport, Wardha Road, Nagpur 1800 209 1400

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Pride Hotel is one of the best 5 star hotels that can be found in Nagpur. This hotel will prove to be a Haven of Tranquility and Luxury since you will be surrounded with delicate elegance and tail...Read more

  9. Shankar Bhojnalaya

    #9 of 47 Things To Do in Nagpur
    Shankar Bhojnalaya

    Tags: Restaurant

    Address: Amravati Rd, Near Eternity Mall, Variety Square, Sitabuldi, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440012

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are looking for places to eat in Nagpur when you are on a tight budget, then a visit to Shankar Bhojnalaya has to be a part of your travel plan. Offering tasty dishes for cheap prices, this pla...Read more

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