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Nagpur , Maharashtra

The largest city in central India, the third largest in Maharashtra and the winter capital of the state, Nagpur is one very important city indeed. With the Vidhan Sabha held here, the headquarters of the RSS political party located here and the centre of the Dalit Buddhist movement right here, no one can deny this is one very progressive and significant part of Maharashtra. Yet the one reason that Nagpur will always be so loved by the whole country is because of its oranges. Nagpur is the Orange city and no one can forget the taste of the oranges that you have in Nagpur. Voted as the greenest and the second cleanest city in India, this is definitely one city to look out for. Nagpur offers a great standard of living for all its citizens and is an extremely socially conscious city. it is always a delight to be in Nagpur. One of the reasons being that it is connected to many Tiger reserves in this area. Thus is fondly known as the Tiger capital of India too. The Nag River, a tributary of the Kanhan River, flows in here a serpentine path and is therefore the city derived its names from the river. This is a city that is 3000 years old and has carried all those years of fame and struggle. This is a place that has been conquered and ruled by many dynasties and it has always featured as an important city in all the years of its existence. Today it is thriving as one of the industrial centres in India and a city that does the state of Maharashtra proud. Deekshabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa or the largest dome shape monument and an important place of Dalit Buddhist movement, is located in Nagpur. The most famous Temple in Nagpur is Tekdi Ganesh Mandir- an impressive structure and it is the place where the Hitavada, one of the oldest English dailies, originated. This is a truly fascinating city and one of those which will make you proud to be an Indian.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 33.0°C /91.0°F 93 mm 1034feet 11101.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

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Places of Interest


  • Dhamma Chakra Stupa (Diksha Bhumi


    "Deekshabhoomi (Hindi: ??????????) is a sacred monument of Buddhism at the place where the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar,[2] converted to Buddhism along with his about 5,00,000 followers on October 14, 1956.[3][4] Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism is still an important matter for many in India.[5]\nDeekshabhoomi is situated in Nagpur, Maharashtra, a location regarded as a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. Millions of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year,[6] especially on Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din (Mass Conversion Ceremony Day)[7] and the 14th of October, the memorial day when Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism here.[6] Now, the biggest stupa in Asia is erected in his memory at this divine point.[8]\nDeeksha literally means 'act of ordaining',[9] Bhoomi means the 'ground'.[10] So, literally Deekshabhoomi means the ground where people got ordained as Buddhist.This religious mass conversion at one place was first ever in the history.[2] Deekshabhoomi is one of the two places of great importance in the life of Dr.Ambedkar, another being Chaitya Bhoomi at Mumbai.[11]"

    Dhamma Chakra Stupa (Diksha Bhumi

  • Raman Science Centre


    "The Raman Science Centre at Nagpur is an interactive science center affiliated with Mumbai's Nehru Science Centre.[1] The centre was developed to promote a scientific attitude, portray the growth of science and technology and their applications in industry and human welfare, and hold science exhibits. The centre is named after famous Nobel Prize winner Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. The Raman Science Centre was inaugurated on 7 March 1992 and the planetarium was started on 5 January 1997.[2] The centre is located opposite Gandhi Sagar Lake in the heart of Nagpur.[2] Between April 1, 2006 and March 31, 2007 the centre recorded a visitor count of 307,074.[3] The centre is part of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), India which is also the largest network of science centres/museums under a single administrative umbrella in the world.[4] NCSM rates the centre as regional level and it has a total floor area of 4333 sq meters.[5]"

    Raman Science Centre

  • Ambazari Lake


    "Ambazari lake is situated near the western border of Nagpur. It is one of the 11 lakes in Nagpur. It is the largest and the most beautiful lake in the city. Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake. This was built in the year 1870 under Bhonsle rule for supplying water to the city. Government officials and eminent people were supplied water through clay pipes. This lake was surrounded by mango trees, gaining the name Ambazari as Amba means in Mango in Marathi.\nThe lake was used to supply water to Nagpur for over 30 years. Due to pollution it is not currently used as a water supply."

    Ambazari Lake

  • Futala Lake


    "Futala Lake is one of the lakes in Nagpur in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Built by Bhosle kings of Nagpur, the lake is known for its coloured fountains. In the evenings the place is illuminated with halogen lights and Tanga_(carriage) ride. The lake is surrounded on three sides by forest and a landscaped Chowpatty on one side.\nTanga_(carriage) at Futala_Lake Nagpur\nThis Nagpur district, Maharashtra, India location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.\n"

    Futala Lake

  • Japanese Rose Garden


    "The Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden occupying 5.5 acres (22,000 sq mts), located within Washington Park in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, USA.The 5.5 acre Portland Japanese Garden is composed of five distinct garden styles.[3] As a Japanese garden, the desired effect is to realize a sense of peace, harmony, and tranquility and to experience the feeling of being a part of nature.[citation needed] In a deep sense, a Japanese garden is a living reflection of the history and traditional culture of Japan. Influenced by Shinto, Buddhist, and Taoist philosophies.\nThree of the essential elements used to create the garden are stone, the \"bones\" of the landscape; water, the life-giving force; and plants, the tapestry of the four seasons.[3] Japanese garden designers feel that good stone composition is one of the most important elements in creating a well-designed garden. Secondary elements include pagodas, stone lanterns, water basins, arbors, and bridges. Japanese gardens are asymmetrical in design and reflect nature in idealized form. Traditionally, human scale is maintained throughout so that one always feels part of the environment and not overpowered by it. As Professor Tono wanted to incorporate native trees in the Portland Japanese Garden so that it would blend naturally with its environment, some of the plantings at the Garden are on a larger scale.[4]"

    Japanese Rose Garden

  • Lake Garden Sakkardara


    "Sakkardara Lake which was built in the 18th century, during the Bhonsla rule in Eastern Nagpur is about 5kms south-east of Nagpur near Ayodhya Nagar. The beautiful Sakkardara Garden on the shore of Sakkarada Lake is the favorite weekend spot of the locals. The picturesque surrounding of the garden with vast playing area, the breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset all make Sakkardara lake garden an amazing picnic spot."

    Lake Garden Sakkardara

  • Maharaj Bagh


    "Maharajbagh zoo is the central zoo of Nagpur, India. The zoo is located in the heart of the city and has been built on the garden of the Bhonsle and Maratha rulers of the city.[1] The zoo comes under the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) of India and is maintained by the Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth(PKV) of Nagpur.[2][3] The zoo had come under scrutiny in 2006 for possible closure due to issues concerning animal healthcare but was cleared of all objections raised by CZA in 2007. The Government of Maharashtra has approved a new safari park of international standards next to Gorewada Lake in the city. Animals from Maharajbagh zoo would be moved to this new animal park but the older zoo will remain open for new animals.[4][5]"

    Maharaj Bagh

  • Musical Garden


    "The Music Garden is comprised of six sections, each corresponding with a different dance movement of the suite.\nThe first movement, the Prelude, represents a flowing river. Visitors can stroll along the \"stream bed\" and admire the Music Garden Toronto\nMenuett\nnative Hackberry trees, whose straight trunks and regular spacing are meant to resemble measures of music.\nThe German dance form Allemande, the second movement, is represented by a thick Birch forest, while the French Courante, the third movement, is described as \"a huge, upward-spiralling swirl through a lush field of grasses and brightly-colored perennials that attract birds and butterflies\". A maypole also stands in this portion of the garden.\nThe Sarabande, a Spanish dance, is a conifer grove in the shape of an arc. In the center sits a huge rock, used as a stage for readings, and a small reflecting pool. Music Garden, Toronto\nA concert in the Music Garden\nThe fifth movement, Menuett, is a symmetrically-designed portion of the garden where you'll find a small circular pavilion, perfect for dance groups or small instrumental ensembles.\nThe last movement, the Gigue, is represented by a series of giant grass steps that offer views onto the harbor. The steps form an amphitheater and the area is used for informal performances."

    Musical Garden

  • Shukrawari Lake


    "It is known by the names Shukravari Talao (lake), Gandhi Sagar Lake and Jumma lake. It is located in Nagpur near Raman Science Center. The lake which is said to be exists for more than 275 years, was established as a source of water supply by Chand Sultan, the then ruler of Nagpur. He created the water body in the form of streams being diverted to the Nag River, which was connected to the water reservoir and named it as 'Jumma Talab'. Subsequently it came to be known as 'Shukrawari Talao' during the Bhonsla and British periods when the first Raghuji declared Nagpur as the capital of his domain in 1742. [1]\nThe picturesque rectangular shaped Gandhi Sagar reservoir is now enclosed with stonewalls and iron railings. One can also found a small island in the middle of the lake with an attractive Shiva temple and a garden. The lake looks more attractive in the night by the illumination of the yellow mercury light. The lake also offers boating facility to the visitors."

    Shukrawari Lake

  • Telankadi Lake


    "A visit to Telangkhedi Lake can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Nagpur is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favourable restaurants being just a few examples. Make a trip to Nagpur and its exciting places of interest to enjoy a memorable vacation. A visit to Telangkhedi Lake will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Nagpur - See more at: http://www.travelguru.com/hotels/india/maharashtra/nagpur/hotels-near-telangkhedi-lake.html#sthash.ASRPB2UO.dpuf"

    Telankadi Lake

  • Tadoba National Park


    "Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a Tiger reserves in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. It is notable as Maharashtra's oldest and largest National Park. It is one of India's 41 \"Project Tiger\" - Tiger reserves.[1].Legend holds that Taru was a village chief who was killed in a mythological encounter with a tiger. A shrine dedicated to the God Taru now exists beneath a huge tree, on the banks of the Tadoba Lake. The temple is frequented by adivasis, especially during the fair held every year in the Hindu month of Pausha, between December and January.\nThe Gond kings once ruled these forests in the vicinity of the Chimur hills. Hunting was completely banned in 1935. Two decades later, in 1955, 116.54 km2 (45.00 sq mi) was declared a National Park. Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary was created on the adjacent forests in 1986, and in 1995, both the park and the sanctuary were merged to establish the present Tiger Reserve.[2]"

    Tadoba National Park

  • Bohra Masjid


    "Dawoodi Bohra ( Urdu: ????? ??????) are a subsect of Ism???l? Sh??? Islam. The Dawoodi Bohra trace their belief system back to Yemen, where it evolved from the Fatimid Caliphate and where they were persecuted due to their differences from mainstream Sunni Islam and Zaydi Shia Islam. Around 1530 CE, the Dawat was relocated to India. The word Bohra itself comes from the Gujarati word vehru (\"trade\") in reference to their traditional profession,[1] while the term Dawoodi refers to their support for Dawood Bin Qutubshah in the 1592 leadership dispute which divided the Tayyibi sect, creating the Dawoodi Bohra.\nThe spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community is the D??? l-Mu?laq (Arabic: ???? ??????? \"Unrestricted Missionary\"), currently Mohammed Burhanuddin. The D??? serves as the representative of the Imam, who is currently in seclusion.\nDawoodi Bohras have a blend of cultures, including Yemeni, Egyptian, African, and Indian. In addition to the local languages, the Dawoodi Bohras have their own language called Lis?nu d-D?'wat (\"language of the D?'wat\")[2] which is written in Perso-Arabic script and is derived from Urdu, Gujarati and Persian. The Dawoodi Bohra community is known worldwide for their various projects, including philanthropic efforts, hospitals, schools, and renovations and restorations of Islamic and Shi'a Islamic landmarks. They have a very small, tight-knit community made up of approximately one million adherents worldwide, with the majority of adherents residing in India. There is also a large community in Karachi, as well as a significant diaspora population in Europe, North America, the Far East and East Africa."

    Bohra Masjid

  • Ramtek Fort Temple


    "Ramtek is a city and a municipal council in Nagpur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.Ramtek has got Historic temple of lord Rama. It is believed that Ramtek was the place where Rama, the Hindu god, rested while he was in exile. Legend has it that the aashram of great Hindu sage Agastya was situated close to Ramtek. While the sages performed religious rites, the demons used to disrupt their activities and slayed a great number of holy men. Lord Rama was distressed to hear about this, and took a vow to relieve the world from the demons. 'Tek' means vow in local language, hence the word Ramtek comes from 'Vow of Ram'. Thus it is believed locally that whoever takes a vow at Ramtek is blessed by the gods for its fulfillment. The 'padukas' of Lord Ram are believed to have been worshipped here for centuries.\nThe present temple is believed to have been built by the King of Nagpur Raghuji Bhonsale,after his victory over fort of Deogarh in Chindwara.\nThe Ram Temple at Ramtek.\nThis place is also famous for its relation with Great poet Kalidasa. Kalidasa has written Meghdootum in hills of Ramtek. Late Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narsimha Rao contested his election from Ramtek Constituency.\nRamtek is also known for ancient Jain temple with various ancient statues of Jain Tirthankara. It became more popular when one of the top Digambar Jain Acharyas, Acharya Vidyasagar visited and stayed with his sangh in Ramtek in 1993, 94 and 2008 and 2013 for the four months of chaturmas during the rainy season. With his inspiration, a big Jain temple has been constructed. Jain disciples report many miracles attributed to the ancient Jain statue and so the place is more popularly called as Atishayakshetra Ramtek ji by them.\nRamtek also has an engineering college KITS[1] which comes under Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur."

    Ramtek Fort Temple

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