40 Best Places to Visit in Nagpur 2019 (Photos & Reviews)

Recommendations for Nagpur

Oranges - think of the fruit and you know where to find the best of them in the country - Nagpur! But that’s not all. There are so many interesting places to visit in Nagpur that prove the hustling winter capital of Maharashtra has a lot more to offer than just Oranges! 

Famed as one of the largest cities in the state of Maharashtra there are a number of tourist places in Nagpur that have been attracting visitors from around India. The city has gained popularity for its snake-like flowing river - Nag and is known as the “City Of Snakes.”

For enthusiast tourists, this city has enormous to offer. Right from restaurants serving flavors of the local cuisine “saoji” which is famous across India to wonderful green parks in the middle of city hustle to nature escapes in the surrounding hills of Sahyadris - there are too many tourist places in Nagpur
. Picking on a few can actually be a tiring task! Read on and you will know what we are talking about.

Deeksha Bhoomi

Often referred to as the most peaceful place, Deeksha Bhoomi is likely to be on the top of your “places to visit in Nagpur” list. Relatively a new one - built in the year 2001, Deeksha Bhoomi is a monument with huge whitewashed dome and is the largest stupa in Asia.

It was erected in the memory of Dr. Ambedkar and his event of embracing Buddhism; wherein with him, 60000 others had also converted to Buddhism. The bronze statue of Buddha here, along with the sacred tree has made Deeksha Bhoomi one of the famous tourist places in Nagpur.

Location:
 Ambazari Road.

Timings:
 All day.

Entry fee: None.

Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

Home to “Jai” - one of the largest tigers and the only male in the entire sanctuary, Umred Karhandla has become a hub for tourists; especially for nature lovers and photographers. It  is a good option for a one day trip.

Other than tigers, animals like Gaur, wild dogs and other rarely found animals like pangolins and flying squirrels are often spotted here which has led to an increase in the numbers of tourists visiting the sanctuary.

Location:
The sanctuary is located about 58 kilometers to Nagpur in Nawegaon.

Timings:
6 AM to 8 AM & 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Entry fee:
INR 250 onwards.

Ambazari Lake & Garden

As aforesaid, Nagpur is the land of many lakes - 11 to be precise, and Ambazari Lake is one of the most famous tourist places to visit in Nagpur, mainly because it is the largest one in the city. Its mere beauty and size call out for some peaceful time in the lap of nature.

Adjacent to the lake, the garden spread across 25 acres of land is like the cherry on top. Here, together there is plenty of flora and fauna that you would not want to miss if you are a nature lover.

Location:
Ambazari.

Timings:
 10 AM to 6:30 PM

Entry fee:
INR 10

Futala Lake

One of the most popular places to visit in Nagpur, Futala Lake is spread across over 60 acres of land and holds great historic relevance. The colorful fountains, halogen lights, and carriage rides attract thousands of tourists each year here; especially families with kids who are sure to enjoy the greenery and open space that comes with the opportunity for outdoor games.

The landscaped Chowpatty on one side of the lake adds on to the beauty.

Location:
Vayusena Nagar.

Timings: 
All day.

Entry fee:
None.

Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tiger Reserve is home to 53 tigers. Spreading across two states - Maharashtra and Nagpur, Pench is famous for its flora and fauna. This park certainly qualifies as a must see amongst all other tourist places in Nagpur.

The best part is that there are government as well as private resorts that sort accommodation needs for visitors willing to have an overnight trip. Thus it becomes a great option for a weekend getaway.

Location:
96 kilometers from Nagpur.

Timings:
6 AM to 11 AM & 3 PM to 6 PM

Entry fee:
INR 280 onwards.

Gorewada Lake

Gorewada Lake along with the dam supporting it can be considered as a full day picnic spot. The waterbody is the main source of water supply for the whole of Nagpur, so has great significance. The lake is surrounded by an abundance of lush green and thick trees, bushes and make for a great landscape.

The lake also attracts birds who come to drink water and can be spotted by birdwatching and nature enthusiasts.

Location:
10 kilometers Northwest corner of Nagpur.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground

A cricket ground located in the city of Nagpur, this stadium has witnessed quite a few legendary matches ever since its inception. All the test series and international cricket matches are held on this ground with residents of the entire city proactively participating as attendees.

In terms of its field area, the stadium is the largest one in India.

Location: 
Wardha Road, 2 KM from Khapri Railway Station, Nagpur.

Timings: 
As per the match.

Entry fee:
 As per the match.

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary

Distributed in two districts - Bhandara and Gondia district, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of animals - 35 types of mammals specifically. Here, over 166  species of birds have been spotted till date. Though the Tigers manage to take away all the attention in the way of conserving them.

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary was merged with a reserve due to the population depletion of tigers in 2012 and today runs like a well-known sanctuary, regularly visited by tourists from everywhere.

Location: Gondia.

Timings:
7 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee:
INR 50 onwards.

Ramtek Fort

A fort - temple, Ramtek is situated on the top of a hill, inside a fort in the outskirts of Nagpur city. This makes it a soothing place and also makes it apt for one day picnic with family and friends.

Lord Rama remains the main deity of this temple as it is believed that he had rested here for a brief amount of time, before starting his journey of conquering Lanka. Thus, the fort comes with great mythological stories and importance.

Location:
Ramtek.

Timings:
9 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: None.

Krazy Castle Aqua Park

With a number of fun rides, Krazy Castle Aqua Park, like any other amusement and water park has attracted a number of visitors of years now. It counts as one of the popular places to visit in Nagpur and sees a footfall of people from nearby cities as well.

The park keeps introducing attractive packages for groups, exclusive offers for corporate offices, school and college students, etc. For a fun-filled day, one can opt to visit this park - best during hot and humid summer days of Nagpur city.

Location:
Ambazari Road.

Timings:
11 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee:
INR 280 onwards.

Khindsi Lake

The city of Nagpur is home to make lakes. One name on this list of lakes is Khindsi Lake which is situated about 40 kilometers from the city center. It can be counted as one of the most popular tourist places in Nagpur as all facilities - right from accommodation to a resort, from restaurants to an amusement park, and other attractions are made available for tourists.

Moreover, the boasting center here is the largest one not just in Nagpur but in the whole of central India. Khidsi lake attracts a maximum crowd during summer months.

Location:
Sitabuldi.

Timings:
6 AM to 12 AM

Entry fee:
INR 25 per head; Boat Ride Cost - motor boating - INR 100 per head and 75 per head for paddle boating.

Raman Science Centre

As the name suggests, a science center - this center exhibits growth in the field of science and its applications. Enthusiasts make sure to visit this center whenever in Nagpur as there are exhibitions going on every now and then.

What distinguishes the center from other places to visit in Nagpur is its uniqueness in terms of providing services like Information gallery, a gallery showcasing updated inventions across the world and its science park which is spread across 6 acres of land.

Location:
Opposite to Gandhisagar in Subash Road.

Timings:
11:30 AM to 7 AM

Entry fee:
INR 20 onwards.

Shree Ganesh Mandir

Also known as “Tekdicha Ganpati,” this ancient temple holds great value for locals of Nagpur. It is believed that the shrine is self-existent and increases in its size gradually over a period of time. Most of Nagpurians visit this temple regularly which is said to be 250 years old.

The temple name Tekdi Ganpati - meaning Ganpati of the hills has been derived from its location “tekdi” which means hills in the Marathi language. For devotees of Ganesha, this temple is one of the major places to visit in Nagpur.

Location:
Sitabuldi.

Timings:
 6 AM to 12 AM

Entry fee: None.

Swaminarayan Temple

Well constructed and decorated, Swaminarayan Temple has been meeting devotees from far. The green carpet inside temple premises is soothing to the eyes and adds to the positivity of the environment while the staircase to the temple makes one keep staring in awe.

The best time to visit the temple is in evening, post or during sunset when the temple gets fully lit with hues against the dark background of the night sky.

Location:
Middle Ring Road, Wathoda.

Timings:
 6 AM to 12 PM & 4 PM to 8:30 PM

Entry fee:
 None.

Fun N Food Village

Fun N Food Village is an amusement park that boasts about more than 20 fun rides. The park has exciting attractions such as wave pool, tornado, speed coasters, action zone, adventure activities, kiddie pool and also a separate zone for some private family time.

The park is open on all day, including public holidays and is well to suit on your places to visit in Nagpur list. Especially with kids and young people in the group.

Location:
Amravati Road.

Timings:
9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Entry fee:
INR 750 onwards.

Kasturchand Park

Situated around 1 km from the focal railroad station of Nagpur, kasturchand park is known for the gatherings held in the Nagpur downtown area. Numerous well known exchange indicates are orchestrated here all the time.

The recreation center can hold a huge number of group of onlookers.

Location: Opposite Sitabuldi Fort, Maharashtra 440001

Timings:
All day.

Entry fee:
None.

Ramtek Temple

Ramtek Temple is situated on the top of a hill, inside a fort in the outskirts of Nagpur city. This makes it a soothing place and also makes it apt for one day picnic with family and friends.

Lord Rama remains the main deity of this temple as it is believed that he had rested here for a brief amount of time, before starting his journey of conquering Lanka. Thus, the fort comes with great mythological stories and importance.

Location:
Ramtek.

Timings:
9 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: None.

Zero Mile Marker

Zero Mile Marker is a monument built in the era of Britishers for undertaking Trigonometrical surveys of this country. Made using a pillar, four stucco horses and small stone, this place apparently mark as the center of India geographically. However, there is not enough evidence or document supporting this fact. The Britishers used to make use of the marker here for measuring geographical distances.

Location:
Wardha Road, Civil Lines.

Timings:
 All day.

Entry fee:
 None.

Dragon Palace Buddhist Temple

About 20 kilometers from the city of Nagpur is a place called Kampee where this Buddhist temple attracts tourists every year. Here, devotees are often seen chanting Buddhist prayers and meditating for hours and hours at stretch.

The temple has proven to be a great city escape during the summers for Nagpurians when the scorching heat can become a little too unbearable. A drive or two-wheeler ride early in the morning is the best way to travel and make the most of overall experience to this getaway.

Location:
Kampee.

Timings:
 5 AM to 8 PM

Entry fee:
None.

Telankhedi Shiv Temple

This temple is believed to have been constructed four hundred years old. The ancient heritage structured temple is not very popular amongst tourists but can be a good drive for some. A visit here can be clubbed with Telangkhedi garden and Telangkhedi Lord Hanuman temple which are in the surrounding vicinity.

At the entrance of the temple is a beautiful structure of Nandi which makes sure to enchant you right then.

Location:
 Telankhedi Shiv Temple situated in Telankhedi region.

Timings: 
All day.

Entry fee:
 None.

Empress City Mall

A mall taking care of all your shopping requirements, there are several brands here to shop from. Like every other mall, it has entertainment, play zone with a variety of video games and food zone for all the hungry souls.

Moreover, the mall also has PVR that adds on to your day full of shopping, eating, and relaxing while watching a movie of your choice. The mall is well connected to and from all parts of Nagpur.

Location:
Empress City.

Timings:
11 AM to 10 PM

Entry fee: None.

Ram Dham

Ram Dham is a unique to itself cultural theme park constructed on Jabalpur road in Nagpur. Om statue here is one of its kind, the largest in the world which attracts tourists from across the nation.

There are many tiny temples here that replicate the original most popular temples of India. Moreover, on special occasions like festivals, Ramdham also conducts special events, competitions, exhibitions and other forms of celebrations and interactive activities.

Location:
Jabalpur road, Mansar.

Timings:
9 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: None.

Balaji Temple

This famous temple is dedicated to Lord Balaji. Here, various cultural events and celebrations take place that attracts devotees from all across the nation. The architecture is a treat to the eyes as it comprises of great northern and southern construction blend.

What makes it unique is that it is the only Vishnu-Shiva temple in the whole of Maharashtra state. Moreover, the temple premises also has a library and quarters for the priests.

Location:
Seminary Hills.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

Sevagram
Home of Gandhiji until his death, Sevagram is a village near Nagpur which even today lives the spirit of Gandhi's preachings. The ashram constructed by Gandhiji is available to visit for tourists where they can learn more about his life.

Sevagram is also home to one of the very first rural medical and engineering colleges of India. The village is easily reachable using different modes of transport from Nagpur as well as nearby cities like Mumbai and Pune.

Location: Sevagram, Nagpur.
Sonegaon Lake

Sonegaon Lake is a manmade lake which was constructed by some unrevealed ruler of Nagpur. During the monsoons, this place blooms in all its glory and attracts maximum tourists who like to enjoy the pleasant weather by the banks of the lake.

Near the lake are two other tourists spots - Buddha Vihara and Goddess Durga temple which can also be visited for a brief amount of time.

Location:
Situated close to Nagpur airport in a region called Khamla.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: 
None.

Japanese Rose Garden

This rose garden is surely not amongst the most popular tourist places in Nagpur. Its beauty lies in its aesthetically organized nursery and variety of roses that sure are a visual treat. This hidden garden grows roses using techniques native to Japan which can be learned on a visit there.

Here, tour guides who understand the technique well can be hired to make the most of the visit. A simple stroll through the garden, observing and appreciating diverse roses is an experience in itself.

Location:
Seminary Hills.

Timings:
Every 6 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee:
None.

Sitabuldi Fort

Termed as the best fort in Nagpur - Sitabuldi Fort was the battleground of the fight between Kingdom of Nagpur and British during the third Anglo-Maratha war. Today, this fort has gained popularity and is one of the tourist places in Nagpur.

It is home to Indian army who controls it and can be visited only on selected public holidays like Independence Day and Republic Day when the fort is open to see from inside for public.

Location:
Madha Colony.

Timings:
 8 AM to 4 PM

Entry fee: None.

Gandhi Sagar Lake

This lake is believed to have been into existence for 275 years and was constructed by the then ruler of Nagpur city - Chand Sultan. He called it Jumma Talab, which then changed to  Shukrawari Talao during British rule.

At the center of the lake are Shiva temple and a small garden which can be reached through boating. The lake looks its best post-sunset when the reflection of lights in the water manifold its beauty multiple times.

Location: 
Gandhi Sagar Mahal Ruikar Road, Nagpur 440018

Timings: 
All day.

Entry fee:
None.

The Seminary Hill

One of the most popular places to visit in Nagpur, Seminary Hill is famous for offering panoramic views of the entire city of Nagpur. It is a commonly visited place by nature lovers and photographers who are ought to stop by every ten minutes for a picture perfect shot.

Around the same hills are other spots of tourist interest - Japanese garden and Satpura Botanical garden that are also worth visiting and spending some time at. The Seminary Hill is a great spot for anybody looking to relax and feel rejuvenated with windy and pleasant weather once the sun starts preparing to set.

Location: Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440006

Timings:
6 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: None.

Markanda

One of the famous tourist places in Nagpur, Markanda was named after a popular sage called Markandeya who worshipped a Shiva Linga here, giving the place mythological importance ever since then.

The town has a total of 24 temples that if looked at together, often give the impression of Khajuraho temples. Markanda can be visited by anybody having a great interest in mythology, traditions, art museums and stories.

Location:
Located on the banks of river Vainganga.

Timings:
6 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: None.

Jama Mosque

Jama Mosque is the biggest Masjid in Nagpur. Like most f the other Masjids, it has a dome in its center and is surrounded by four minarets from four sides. Its construction is of delicate details and intricate designs.

The Masjid is accompanied by a garden where visitors can relax and spend some time meditating. This space also adds to the beauty of the entire construction.

Location:
Mominpura.

Timings:
5 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee: None.

Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden

An amphitheater pleasing 2,500 individuals in its rambling and gigantic spread-out, the spot is consistent with its name. This spot is loaded up with melodic wellsprings, calming tunes and music all happened by the performers. This patio nursery relieves the spirit of each guest.

The Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden is found 7.5 km east of Nagpur in Surya Nagar. Worked under the direction of Jaiprakash Gupta, a trustee of NIT, this is a mainstream vacation spot.

Location:
Opp. Gandhisagar, Subash Road, Empress City, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440018

Timings:
5 PM to 10 PM

Entry fee:
None.

Hazrat Baba Tajjuddin Dargah

This Dargah is the resting place for Hazrat Baba Tawajuddin Awliya. Well maintained, visiting this dargah is recommended to anybody looking for some peaceful time. It is said that devotees from far away come here to offer their prayers and fulfill wishes.

The Dargah also offer free food for all every once in a while, which can be enquired on visiting.

Location:
Dargah is located in an area called Tajbagh.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

Poet Kalidas Memorial

Everybody knows the legendary poet Kalidas and Nagpur certainly admires him. It is believed that he wrote his famous poet - Meghadootam here at this spot, which today is a brick home constructed memorial.

The memorial lies on top of hills and is close to a few other tourist spots like Jain temple. Getting here should not be trouble using any mode of transport as it is pretty accessible and well connected from all parts of the city.

Location:
Ramtek.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

Dhama Chakra Stupa

An architectural marvel - Dhama Chakra Stupa is a Buddhist temple that stands at a height of 120 feet. It is made of Dholpur sandstone granites and marbles completely and is treat to the eyes. Anybody interested in architecture is sure to fall in love with the place.

Regular prayers, preachings, and Buddhism take place year for followers to practice. The stupa is most crowded during Ashoka Vijayadashami - when people come here to get convert to Buddhism.

Location:
Deekshabhoomi.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None. 

Narrow Gauge Rail Museum

A must see for children, Narrow Gauge Rail Museum is amongst many other popular tourist places in Nagpur. Here, the museum puts into display various types of equipment of gauge rails.

It is an informative place for kids to learn about the functioning of railways in a fun manner. To add to it all, the mini toy train ride enhances the overall experience. 

Location:
Mohan Nagar.

Timings:
11 AM to 9 PM during the months of April to September and 10 AM to 8 PM during the months of October to March.

Entry fee:
The museum holds a nominal entry fee of INR 25 for adults and 10 for children.

Sachee Art Gallery

Often referred to as one of the best art galleries in Nagpur, Sachee art gallery is where art lovers would spend hours of their day. The gallery showcases diversity in the form of styles, mediums, and subjects that become relatable for most.

It acts as a platform for contemporary artists to exhibit their work and attracts anybody who loves exploring art and craft to creating something of their own. The team also conducts a number of concerts, events, discussions and group activities which are open to all for participation.

Location:
Residency Road, Sadar.

Timings:
11 AM - 8:30 PM

Entry fee: None.

Maharaj Baug & Zoo

Several years ago, the rulers of the Bhonsle Dynasty had built this park which was later renovated and restructured into a botanical park. Now, it is home to several birds and animals who rest in their habitat and attract tourists on a daily basis.

It is said that some of the birds spotted here have never been spotted in any other part of the country. So a visit here, for a one day picnic can be the best idea to explore the baug.

Location:
Amravati Road.

Timings:
8 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: None.

Hari-Hara Dharmasastha Temple

One of the most famous religious places in Nagpur, Hari-Hara Dharmasastha temple is Ayyanppan temple which is rare to find anywhere, except for in South India. So coming here feels like you are in the Southern regions of India.

The temple is beautifully constructed and remains well maintained. Even though it is a little far away from Nagpur city, a visit here is worth it. It makes you feel peaceful and calm.

Location
: Besa Road, Harihar Nagar.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

Mihan Cargo Hub

Mihan Cargo Hub is a government project meeting Dr. Ambedkar’s goals of uplifting Vidarbha region. Here, Nagpur airport is being developed as Multimodal International Passenger and Hub Airport.

With great connectivity to by all the means of transport, this place is ought to become the popular cargo hub and overtake all the prevailing hotspots.

Location: MIHAN, Nagpur, Nagpur, Maharashtra 441108

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