Nagpur is a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It’s one of the greenest cities in India and is a popular tourist spot, known for its beautiful temples. Nagpur was an important city in British India and it was made capital of Maharashtra after independence from Britain.
This blog post will tell you about some of the best places to visit when you come to Nagpur, including textile museum and chaikhana that are hidden behind gates on old Dharamshala Street.
Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary
The Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Nagpur district, and covers an area of 723 square kilometers.
A report from the British government in 1878 states that the forests around Nagpur are home to animals such as panthers, tigers, leopards and wolves. It plays an important role in conserving wildlife and you can spot animals here like wild boar, nilgai, chital deer and rhesus monkey.
Ambazari Lake & Garden
Ambazari Lake is one of the largest lakes in Asia. It gets its water from the river Wardha, and is located in the heart of Nagpur city. There is a beautiful garden adjoining it which is a popular tourist spot in Nagpur.
Gorewada Lake is a manmade lake located on the outskirts of the city. A lake this beautiful in the midst of a concrete jungle is definitely something to see. You can take boat rides or even go for fishing here.
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground
Nagpur Cricket Association Grounds is one of the best places to visit when you come to Nagpur. The ground is named after Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, who was an important figure in cricket in British India.
The ground is located on Aundh Road, at the heart of the city or you can get there by a three-minute walk. The ground was used for first-class cricket and other sports too including football (the first inter-zonal football tournament on Indian soil was played here).
Ramtek Fort is located in the city of Nagpur, about 40 km from the city. The fort was built in 1676 by Raja Ramchandra and redesigned by Shahji Bhonsle in 1731, and then again rebuilt by the British.
Kukas Waterfalls are located on the outskirts of Nagpur city and drop down to a stream that goes through the village of Kukas. The falls extend for about 20 ft and drop down in a series of cascades. This is one of the best things to do when you come to Nagpur.
Raman Science Centre
The Raman Science Centre is located inside the campus of Nagpur University, and this place is worth a visit if you are in Nagpur. It’s named after Raman Singh, an Indian physicist who made important scientific discoveries about the sun and its solar flares.
There are several temples in the city of Nagpur, and you’ll love to witness the beautiful architecture at the Swaminarayan Temple. There’s also a museum inside which you can visit and get a good education in Indian culture. This temple is located on Burman Road in Nagpur, adjacent to Laxmi Road.
Empress City Mall.
Empress City Mall is located on the outskirts of Nagpur and it’s a mall with a lot of shops and eateries. You can also go for shopping here, with about 100 stores in the mall.
Balaji Temple is a very old temple and was built in the 15th century. An important Hindu saint, Balaji, is worshiped here. There are several other temples in Nagpur as well that you can also visit in your trip to Nagpur, but this one is especially beautiful.
Japanese Rose Garden
Nagpur is the home of the Japanese Rose, which is a type of rose that grows only in India. You can go to the Japanese Rose Garden and see this beautiful flower. It’s located on Aundh Road in Nagpur, and it’s definitely worth a visit to Nagpur.
Lake Palace was built by the British in 1864 as residential palace for their officers, but now it houses numerous antique artifacts from various eras.
Weather & Climate Report in Nagpur
Summer in Nagpur
The temperature in the summer in Nagpur is pleasant and ranges between 27.5 to 31 degrees Celsius. In winter, it gets a bit colder (between 16 and 22 degrees Celsius) and in monsoon, it becomes hotter again.
Winter in Nagpur
In the winter of Nagpur, the temperature can fall to 21 to 24 degrees Celsius. It is the best time to visit Nagpur as tourists from all over India and the world visit this place during this beautiful season.
Monsoon in Nagpur
The monsoon season in Nagpur can be pleasant, but sometimes it gets quite hot with temperatures between 32 to 38 degrees Celsius. It’s not ideal to be in Nagpur during monsoons as there is a lot of rain and flooding, and some water bodies near the city expand to double their size, causing water logging on the roads.
How To Reach Nagpur
Nagpur is well connected to other metro cities via railways and flights. A lot of cheap flight tickets to Nagpur can be found on the internet. You can also come here by road, but taking public transportation during night times is not advisable.
Where To Stay In Nagpur
There are several hotels in Nagpur including some budget hotels at the Ajni Railway Station, but it’s better to stay in a hotel near Loins Road as these are more centrally located and you’ll easily get taxis, autos and buses there.
So these were the ten things to do in Nagpur, but of course there is a lot more to do here. Make sure you visit all these places and more when you come to visit Nagpur. And if you want some peace, then avoid the Guindy, Gandhi Chowk and Civil Lines areas in the central part of Nagpur as they get very crowded there.