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Nagpur City, or the city of oranges one may say, is a part of Maharashtra and known for its diverse culture. Situated on the banks of River Nag, this city has been the centre of India during the british rule a witness of which is the Zero Mile Marker. Being a major trade centre of Oranges has made it a very famous city of Maharashtra. Nagpur has a population of more than 26 Lakhs and covers up an area of 227.4 KM square.For the ones who wish to spend some time in the laps of nature and want to appreciate its impressive creations, the beauty of Nagpur will offer perfect chances to do so.

Being a home to around 11 lakes and three tiger reserves, this city has been a go to spot for nature enthusiasts. Places like the Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden and the Japanese Rose Garden add more charm to its beauty. The places to visit in Nagpur city range from natural to thrilling and historical to religious. Many attractions like the Deekshabhoomi and the Ambazari Lake and Garden have been a very famous tourist spot here. Attracting people from various corners of the world, the Umred Pauni Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary And Tiger Reserve takes you close to the wild cats and adds the much required thrill on your vacation.

If you are an adrenaline junkie and want to indulge in various thrilling adventures then Nagpur will make sure that you get what you want. With its lofty hills to trek on and serene lakes to enjoy boating at, this place offers various activities to its guests.Being a part of Maharashtra state, Nagpur lies close to the seas and often experiences humid and damp climate. The average temperature of Nagpur lies around 22 degree celsius. The monsoon season in Nagpur starts from June and ends in the start of August, making the window of August to November the best time to enjoy a vacation  here.

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  1. Which are the places to visit in Nagpur?

    1. Deekshabhoomi: A memorial of Dadasaheb Ambedkar, Deekshabhoomi was built in the year 2001. This dome shaped stupa is famed for being a buffhist monument and has been attracting flocks of tourists from all over the world. A visit here will take you close to Buddhism and its teachings. In the centre of this stupa lies a sacred tree which is worshipped by various devotees from all corners of the world. Around the stupa, there is a wide and manicured garden where people often visit to enjoy morning and evening walks.

    - Location: S Ambazari Rd, Abhyankar Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440020
    - Timings: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    - Price: INR 250 per person

    2. Umred Pauni Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary And Tiger Reserve: Being home to many diverse species of wild animals and birds, the Umred Pauni Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary And Tiger Reserve is counted to be one of the best locations to be visited in Nagpur. With its fascinating wildlife and an array of beautiful spots, this wildlife sanctuary lets you enjoy various fun filled activities including safaris and birdwatching. From tigers to leopards and flying squirrels, this place boasts of having various rare species of wildlife.

    - Location: Khaksi, Maharashtra 441910
    - Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    - Price: INR 250 per person

    3. Ambazari Lake and Garden: Being a historic reservoir, the Ambazari Lake and Garden have been a go to spot for everyone who visits Nagpur. The lake gets its name from mangoes, as “Amba” means mangoes in marathi. This is the place from where the Nag River of Nagpur originates. Other than being a reservoir, this place is also a very famous spot among tourists and locals for picnics. Here you will find waterfront walkways, swimming areas and a beautifully manicured garden overlooking the lake. 

    - Location: 27, Ambazari Rd, Ambazari, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440033
    - Timings: 5:00 AM to 6:30 PM
    - Price: INR 250 per person

    4. Krazy Castle and Waterpark: If wishing to spend a day having fun with your loved ones while soaking in the puddles of water then the Krazy Castle and Waterpark comes to the rescue. With its gigantic slides and big plush pools, this place becomes the top option of entertainment. Inside this waterpark, there are various small food shacks, one of which is shaped like a ship where you can enjoy snacks and get energy to have even more fun. From changing rooms to stay options, a variety of facilities can be found in this waterpark.

    - Location: Ambazari, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010
    - Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    - Price: INR 490 per person

    5. Raman Science Centre: Providing knowledge about the growth of science and scientific equipment, this science centre is a go to place for school picnics and family outings. With an array of machinery and native historical books, this place perfectly depicts how science and its inventions has helped people in achieving more success. Being an interactive science centre, this place organises various tours and events in which its visitors can take part and try hands on various new technologies.

    - Location: Opposite Gandhi Sagar Lake, Subhash Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010
    - Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
    - Price: INR 20 per person

    6. Japanese Rose Garden: The charming ambience, the colourful surroundings, the fragrant air and the peaceful aura make Japanese Rose Garden a must visit location of Nagpur. Providing a visual treat, the plants here are beautifully organised to make it look even more photogenic and charming. From strolling through the pathways to gazing into various species of roses, one can enjoy many entertainment options at Japanese Rose Garden. What makes this garden special is the unique technique used to grow the rose plants just the way old Japanese used to do.

    - Location: Seminary Hills, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001
    - Timings: 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM
    - Price: INR 280 per person

    7. Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary: Covering up an area of around 153 KM square, the Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is famed for being a home to various species of rare plants and animals including the Indian Tigers. A visit here will not only let you get close to nature but will also add the much required thrill to your trip to Nagpur City. Adorned by picturesque landscapes, this wildlife sanctuary will provide you with various scenic spots which will be perfect to click your pictures at.

    - Location: Bhandara, Maharashtra 441801
    - Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    - Price: INR 50 per person

    8. Fun N Food Village: Away from the hustle and bustle of Nagpur city lies a quaint location where you can indulge in various fun activities. Either travelling with family or on a romantic getaway with your partner, this waterpark will provide you with various customised experiences. Its vast and big pool with lined up rain dancing areas are one of its top features. With various food shacks serving local snacks and international cuisine, this place becomes one of the best locations to enjoy a visit with your loved ones.

    - Location: 35Km on Amravati Road, Bazargaon, &, Teh, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440023
    - Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    - Price: INR 400 for children and INR 600 for adults
  2. What are the best things to do in Nagpur?

    1. De-stress at waterparks: When in Nagpur, make sure that you dive into the pools of its water parks and enjoy the gigantic slides on your way. Locations like the Fun and Food Village and Krazy Castle and Waterpark are an amazing option in this regard. Both the waterparks boast of more than 20 slides and over 4 to 5 swimming pools.

    - Location: 35Km on Amravati Road, Bazargaon, &, Teh, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440023
    - Price: INR 400 for children and INR 600 for adults
    - Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

    2. Satiate your taste buds: A food tour of Nagpur city will take you across some of the most famous cafes and restaurants which have been serving the same delicacies for ages. Be it the pocket-friendly food of “Naivedyam” or the charming ambience of “The Breakfast Story”, the gastronomical scene of these locations is quite engaging.

    - Location: Khamla, Rahul Bazaar, Sitabuldi and many locations
    - Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    3. Wildlife tour in Nagzira: The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its vast area covered with native plants and providing shelter to various species of rare animals and birds. A wildlife tour here will take you close to nature, and if lucky enough, you might also get a chance to spot various wild cats, leopards, sloth bears and others. Proper guildes will be accompanying you on this tour and various locations where spotting animals is easy will be covered.

    - Location: Bhandara, Maharashtra 441801
    - Price: INR 350 per person
    - Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    4. Visit the religious sites: Nagpur City is home to various famous religious sites which have been attracting flocks of devotees and religious people. From hindu temples to islamic mosques and buddhist monasteries, Nagpur city is home to many religious sites and centres. The Most popular location among all is the Deekshabhoomi which is believed to have the world’s largest hollow stupa.

    - Location: Nagpur, Maharashtra, 441801
    - Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    5. Appreciate the Nature: Explore the lush green and forested regions of Nagpur City and get a chance to experience the best of nature. With a total of 11 lakes, more than three tiger reserves and various beautiful plantations, this city will take you towards some of the most serene natural vistas. Make sure that you visit the Futusa Lake and enjoy the halogen lit fountain event which takes part every evening.

    - Location: Nagpur, Maharashtra, 441801
    - Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    6. Enjoy happening night scenes: Dotted with charming nightclubs and buzzing cafes, the night scenes of Nagpur are perfectly lit. Either on a vacation with your group of friends or on a romantic outing with your partner, you can easily find just the right place for your night. With a range of drinks, various tasteful snacks to club them with and the chic ambience, the locations like Rhythm and Blues, House of Beers and Royal Lancers are the perfect places to enjoy nightlife in Nagpur.

    - Location: Nagpur, Maharashtra, 441801
    - Timings: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM

    7. Shopping spree: A visit to any new location is incomplete without enjoying a session of shopping there. A tour of Nagpur city will let you come across various famous spots where you can shop for local handicrafts and other famous items. To your surprise, Nagpur has many famous items one can shop for other than the oranges. The Dharampeth Shopping Street and the Sitabuldi Main Road are a few locations where one can enjoy shopping.

    - Location: Dharampeth Shopping Street and the Sitabuldi Main Road
    - Timings: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  3. Why is Nagpur Known as Orange City?

    Nagpur was once a major trade centre and cultivator of oranges in the British era, thus it became famous as “The city of oranges”. Till this day, Nagpur has been exporting the major share of oranges to various corners of the world.
  4. What is Nagpur famous for?

    Nagpur is famous for its orange cultivation which has given it the name of “The city of oranges”. Apart from this, Nagpur is also the home of the only male tiger “Jai” who lives in Umred Pauni Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary And Tiger Reserve.
  5. Is Nagpur a safe city?

    The crime rate of Nagpur is comparatively very low than other cities of Maharashtra. The public areas like parks and cafes remain open till late hours and timely patrolling is done along the roads to check for any suspicious activity.
  6. What can I buy in Nagpur?

    Nagpur is majorly famous for its oranges, however there are many other items which can be bought here. You can head to the Sitabuldi Main Road to shop for antique currency dating back to several decades. You can also visit Dharampeth Shopping Street where you can shop for handicrafts and other art items.
  7. What is the famous food of Nagpur?

    Some famous foods which can be enjoyed in Nagpur include the Tarri Poha, Saoji delicacies( non vegetarian dishes prepared by local techniques), Patodi Rassa, Santra Barfi, Misal Pavs, Pitla Bhakri, Sandage and Biryani and Kebabs.
  8. Why is Nagpur called Vidarbha?

    Nagpur got its other name from the Mahabharata in which a kingdom of “Vidarbha” was mentioned. Since that day, the area covered by Nagpur and Amravati comes under “Vidarbha” division.
  9. How many lakes are there in Nagpur?

    There are a total of 11 lakes in Nagpur, out of which 4 are owned by the municipality of Nagpur.
  10. Which are the best places to eat in Nagpur?

    1. The Breakfast Story: For all the foodies who wish to enjoy a variety of delightful breakfast, this cafe is the perfect spot. Offering multiple cuisines like italian, english, vietnamese and chinese, this cafe only deals in breakfast.

    2. The Creative Kitchen: With its chic interior, bright ambience and cheerful crowd, the Creative Kitchen has been providing an excellent dining experience. This cafe is known for its innovative mocktails which can be combined with the variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian snacks.

    3. The Bukhara: For all the biryani lovers, the Bukhara is the perfect spot to enjoy some lip smacking chicken and mutton biryani. The chefs working here have been making this biriyani for more than 20 years and the taste still remains the same.

    4. Nanking Mayfair: Considered to be one of the best chinese restaurants of the city, this place will offer you a perfect authentic chinese meal experience. Nanking Mayfair has been serving delicious food for more than three decades.

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