. Nagpur is known as a second capital of Maharashtra. In 18th era the city was created by leader of Gond Tribes named as Bhakt Buland in the first half of century. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation makes city beautiful by developing well. Before that the Nagpur was the capital of Madhya Pradesh, so the basic language spoken is Marathi but it mixed up with Hindi, and now the languages spoken here are Hindi and Marathi. The climate of Nagpur is sometime extreme as per seasons, in summer the temperature reaches high unit. Nagpur is a multicultural city, people of different religious beliefs exist in harmony in this place. The several religious communities of Nagpur are Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Christians and Paresis. The Nagpur is a pre-planned city that???s why the infrastructure of the city is well-built .Due to the center of the India the links are best between the major means of transport that is by road, by train and by air.
Nagpur is a city in the state of Maharashtra. It is also famous throughout the country as Orange City for being a major trade center of oranges. The city assumes political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS. Nagpur lies precisely at the center of the country with the Zero mile marker (indicating the geographical center of India) located here.
. The Sitabuldi fort is located atop a hill and was built by a British officer in 1857. At present, the fort is home to the office of the territorial army and is open for public visit during national holidays. A trough has been created around the fort for its protection. Inside the fort is a memorial in dedication to all the soldiers who have died in the war between the Marathas and the British.
Dhamma Chakra Stupa
. It is situated in Nagpur, Maharashtra, a location regarded as a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. Thousands of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year, especially on Ashok Vijaya Dashmi and the 14th of October. A great stupa is built at that place. Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Buddhism at the place where Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was converted to Buddhism along with thousands of his followers on October 14, 1956. Dr. Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism is still a guidance for the masses in India.
Deeksha literally means acceptance of religion. Deeksha is to Buddhism as Baptism is to Christianity. Bhoomi means land. So, literally Deekshabhoomi means the land where people get converted to Buddhism. Deekshabhoomi is famous for its architectural beauty and historical importance. It is also one of the main centers of tourism in India. The stupa is worth seeing due to its architectural beauty. It can accommodate more than 5,000 people. The stupa is made out of Dhaulpur sandstones, marbles and granites. The attractive dome has a height of 120 feet.
. Ambazari Lake is a picnic spot which has locals & tourists alike thronging the place during weekends and evenings. The lake offers an enjoyable boat ride with the entire family.The theme garden nearby has several fun things children can enjoy. The highlight here being the musical fountain which rises & drops creating a beautiful symphony of music & water - hence thoroughly entertaining the crowds.
Children can enjoy a ride on the mini train, swing along with the Columbus boat, play on the see-saw among others. The structure of a mammoth dinosaur at the entrance is a popular draw among kids & tourists alike.
. A little hillock, the Seminary Hill is located some 6 km from the older portion of the city. The hill has received its name from the Seminary of St. Charles that is situated on top of the hill only. From its top, the hill offers the complete view of the city. Tourists can definitely go up the hill as a part of a trekking attempt.
Maharaj Bagh botanical garden
. Maharaj Bagh, the specimen of pristine beauty, is a marvelous garden in Nagpur attracting thousands to its lap. This attractive garden was laid by the erstwhile Bhonsle kings. Presently it encloses a botanical garden. It is a common visiting place for many locals and often school children throngs to this garden to view the exhibits in the botanical garden.
. Maharajbagh zoo is the central zoo of Nagpur. 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.
The zoo is home to leopards, lion, tiger, peacock and other animals. Of the famous attractions in the zoo - a pair of leopards-Julie and Gopal died of old age in 2006. The pair's little cub is still in the zoo.
. The musical garden located at Surya Nagar in nagpur, was built under the direction of Jaiprakash Gupta, NIT trustee. This garden is called the Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden. The theme of the garden is Music. The sprawling garden has a pleasant ambience and beautifully landscaped lawns. Its attractive musical fountains, with themes of musical nodes & different musical tunes are operated by musicians. There is an open air theater which can accommodate about 2500 people and the theater is intended for musical concerts. It is a center of attraction for the Nagpur populace.
. Futala Lake is a famous lake in Nagpur, which is a favorite hangout place for Nagpur populaces of all age groups. Futala lake, built by Raje Bhosle dating back to centuries, is known for its charming atmosphere and coloured fountains. The pleasant atmosphere and the eye feasting surrounding make it a beautiful picnic spot visited by hundreds of people everyday. The evenings are more beautiful to wander out under the imposing illumination of colored halogen lights.
. Shukravati Lake is one of the renowned picnic spots in Nagpur. This is a place away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city. The lake is located at a natural scenic place. The lake is calm and is a hub of many water bodies.
One important attraction here is the centre for Rheumatic diseases sponsored by Nagpur Municipal corporation with the support of Vidharabha Seva Samiti. There is a well equipped Panchkarma centre attached to this centre. This centre offers treatments for variety of rheumatic disorders.
. Situated around 60kms. from Nagpur.It is best in winter, though it tends to be crowded on weekends.It is yet to be developed to its full potential.Waterfalls and a forest are the main attractions.
Sri Balaji and Sri Kartikeya Temple
. Sri Balaji and Sri Karitikeya Temple is a Hindu religious destination in Nagpur. It is located at the scenic mount known as Seminary hills. The temple complex enshrines Lord Balaji and Lord Katikeya (Lord Muruga, son of Lord Shiva). This complex is run by Motibagh Shri Skanda Samaj.
The temple is renowned as a hub cultural, artistic and spiritual activities. Much praise worthy cultural and artistic events are held here for promoting harmony and well being among the people. This temple complex witnesses flow of devotees of Balaji and Muruga in most of the days.
Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir
. Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir is one of the most important pieces of attraction other than Balaji Temple and is located on the Central Avenue Road in Nagpur, Maharashtra. This temple was built in 1923 and displays beautiful exterior and interior made of marble and sandstone. The main deities of this temple are the characters of Ramayana and hence, a popular place among the Hindus.
. The Sevagram Ashram was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1933. It is the same place where Gandhiji spent fifteen years of his life. In fact, the ashram was the headquarters for all the social services done by Gandhiji.
In his later years, Mahatma Gandhi made his home here. The Bapu Kutir, Adi Nivas and many other houses in the ashram bear the hallowed memory of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi.
Ramtek Fort Temple
. Ramtek fort temple has a legendary story in its credit. This is assumed to be the sacred place where Lord Rama took rest before leaving to conquer Lanka. The Ramtek fort temple is centuries old with main deity as Lord Rama. The temple is located within a fort which is situated at a calm hilltop. This is a marvelous and cool place to keep off from madding crowds of the city. The unpolluted air in this hillock makes the environment healthy and rejuvenating.
. Bohra Masjid is an architecturally constructed beautiful mosque in Shantinagar, Itwari in Nagpur. Bohra Masjid is a mosque for the Dawoodi Bohra community in Nagpur. This mosque attracts many Islam believers & witnesses huge crowds during Friday prayers & auspicious days. A large community hall is also enclosed in the premises of Bohra Masjid. This hall is used for community gatherings, celebrations and weddings.
Tadoba National Park
. Tadoba National Park is the oldest National Park in Maharashtra and is located at the outskirts of Nagpur. It is declared in 1993 as a Project Tiger reserve. Tadoba village is known as the 'the Jewel of Vidarbha'. The name Tadoba is derived from the local deity of the inhabitants Gond tribals.
A marvelous site for the wild life enthusiasts, Tadoba has rich collections of flora and fauna. The main attractions here are the lake inside the park and the rich deciduous teak forest. The lake is the natural habitat of many water birds and the forest shelters many wild species including tigers.
. Kasturchand Park is the biggest meeting place in the Nagpur city center. It is located about 1 km from the central railway station. This can hold thousands of audience. All big processions in the Nagpur city culminate in this park with big conventions. Many trade shows are being arranged here. The Park is thriving with all kinds of activities all through the year. Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations in this park are very marvelous and breathtaking. There will be many fairs during this period in this Park.