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Places to visit in and around Nagpur


1. Sevagram Ashram, Wardha (4 km)
Sevagram Ashram was the Gandhiji’s headquarters and he lived here from 1934 to 1940. The first hut built in the ashram was Adi Nivas around which was a prayer ground. Ba Kuti and Bapu Kuti, were residences of Kasturba and Gandhiji respectively. Better known as Gandhiji's work place, all items used by Mahatma Gandhiji are kept for exhibit. Other structures in the ashram complex are Akhiri Nivas, Parchure Kuti, Mahadev Kuti, Kishor Nivas, Rustom Bhavan and Yatri Nivas for the benefit of visitors. The newly developed Gandhi Photo Exhibition, exhibiting the life and works of Gandhiji, is on the western side of the road.
2. Vishwa Shanti Stup, Wardha (3 km)
In 1935, Fuji Guruji from Japan wished to Gandhiji to set up the Stupas (Prayer Place for of Buddha Community) in India. Gandhi agreed his desire and then after Stanti Stupas were built at eight different places in India.
3. Bor National Tiger Sanctuary, Wardha (22 km)

Maharogi Sewa Samiti was founded in 1949 by internationally known human rights activist Baba Amte, to better the plight of the marginalized leprosy patients and people with disabilities through treatment, training and active inducement in self-managed communes. MSS has been a pioneer in medical treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients in the world. Till date around 2.6 million people have benefited through its activities. It is fast becoming a focal point from where the quintessence of new paradigms of social work and developmental activities is spreading far and wide.

4. Tadoba wildlife sanctuary
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve 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 43 "Project Tiger" - tiger reserves. The name "Tadoba" is the name of the God "Tadoba" or "Taru", praised by the tribal people who live in the dense forests of the Tadoba and Andhari region, while the Andhari river that meanders through the forest. gives the 'Andhari' name. 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.
The 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.
The nearest International Airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur (140 km via Umrer, Bhisi and Chimur).
The nearest railway station is Chandrapur (on the Delhi-Chennai main line) 45 km away.
Nearest main bus stand is Chandrapur and Chimur (32 km).

5. Anandwan, Warora (45 km)
Maharogi Sewa Samiti was founded in 1949 by internationally known human rights activist Baba Amte, to better the plight of the marginalized leprosy patients and people with disabilities through treatment, training and active inducement in self-managed communes. MSS has been a pioneer in medical treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients in the world. Till date around 2.6 million people have benefited through its activities. It is fast becoming a focal point from where the quintessence of new paradigms of social work and developmental activities is spreading far and wide.

6. SHREE GANESH MANDIR TEKDI
Nagpur is a city rich with many ancient and famous temples, some dating upto 300 years. These temples attract a large number of devotees who gather to offer a prayer especially on festivals. One name that comes rushing to one's mind when talking about Nagpur is "Ganesh Mandir Tekdi". Located at station road, this temple is a haven for devotees of Lord Ganesh. It is named "Ganesh Tekdi" because of its location, up a hill and tekdi means hill in Marathi. Ganesh Tekdi Mandir is believed to be about 250 years old. The temple started out with being an ordinary tin shed with the idol. Ganesh Tekdi Mandir has a very strong following in the city and is believed to attract 5,000 visitors daily. The Idol of The Lord is said to be self-existent. It is said that the idol was not as big, it was quite small but it grew with the passage of time. It is decorated with gold and silver ornaments as well as flowers. On special occasions like “Ganesh Chaturthi“and “Ekadashi“, the devotees get a chance to witness the idol wearing a crown.

7. PENCH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Pench National Park is in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. It derives its name from the Pench Riverthat flows through the park from north to south dividing the park into almost equal western and eastern halves, the well forested areas of Seoni and Chhindwara districts respectively. It was declared a sanctuary in 1977 but raised to the status of national park in 1983. In 1992, it was established as a tiger reserve. The area of the present Pench Tiger Reserve has been described in Ain-i-Akbari. The Bengal tiger is the main cat species of the park present in good numbers but since last one year due to 6 new born cubs their sightings have increased and being sighted almost everyday. The best time to visit the park is between November and May. The park is open to visitors between 6 am and 10:30 am and between 3 pm and 6 pm. The park remains closed during July, August and September. The park can be accessed by road and railway. The nearest airport, railway station is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpurand closest city is Seoni, bus can be taken to the park. Turiya is the nearest highway stop near Pench. Open jeep safaris are allowed from each of the gates twice in a day, with a fixed quota for each gate, for each schedule

8. DEEKSHA BHUM
Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Buddhism at the place where the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar went back to Buddhism with his about 600,000 followers on 14 October 1956. Deekshabhoomi is in Nagpur, Maharashtra, a location regarded as a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. Millions of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year,especially on 'Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din' (Mass Conversion Ceremony Day) and 14 October, the memorial day when Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism here. Ambedkar's final religious act was to embrace Buddhism. Now, the biggest stupa in Asia is erected in his memory at the place. Deeksha literally means 'act of ordaining and bhoomi means the 'ground'.Deekshabhoomi means the ground where people got ordained as Buddhist. This religious mass conversion at one place was the first ever of its kind in history Deekshabhoomi is one of the two places of great importance in the life of Dr. Ambedkar, the other being Chaitya Bhoomi at Mumbai

9. NAGZIRA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is located between Bhandara district and Gondia district of Maharashtra. It is locked in the arms of nature and adorned with a picturesque landscape, luxuriant vegetation and serves as a living outdoor museum to explore and appreciate nature. This sanctuary has a number of fish, 34 species of mammals, 166 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles and four species of amphibians The invertebrate fauna includes,besidesnumberof insectsand ant species.Wild animals found here are the tiger, bison, sambar, nilgai, chital, wild boar, sloth bear, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer and wild dog. Nearly 30,000 tourists visit this sanctuary annually. Wild animals to spot are the tiger, panther, bison, sambar, nilgai, chital, wild boar, sloth bear and wild dog. There are also tigers, leapord and one elephant named Rupa.

10. SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE

Pramukh Swami Maharaj sowed the seeds of satsang in 1976 when he visited the Vidarbha region.In 1993, Pramukh Swami Maharaj performed the murti-pratishtha of the hari mandir in the suburb of Vardhmannagar. Thereafter, in 1997, Swamishri inaugurated The Swaminarayan School.In 2004, the groundbreaking ceremony for the shikharbaddh mandir in the suburb of Wathoda was performed.The murti-pratishtha of the newly constructed shikharbaddh mandir was performed in 2013. Enjoy the Mandir's Architecture and Beauty 8:00 am - 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Distance from Airport:12km. Distance from Railway Station: 8km. Distance from Bus Station: 7 km.

11. AMBAZARI LAKE AND GARDEN
Ambazari Lake is situated near the Southwest border of Nagpur. It is one of the 11 lakes in Nagpur. It is the largest 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 is near VNIT and surrounded by mango trees, gaining the name Ambazari as Amba means in Mango in Marathi.The Lake was used to supply water to Nagpur for over 30 years. Due to pollution it is not currently used as a water supply.
12. RAMAN SCIENCE CENTRE
The Raman Science Centre and Raman Planetarium Complex at Nagpur is an interactive science center affiliated with Mumbai's Nehru Science Centre 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 Prizewinner Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. The Raman Science Centre was inaugurated on 7 March 1992 and the planetarium was started on 5 January 1997.The centre is located opposite Gandhi Sagar Lake in the heart of Nagpur. Between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 the Centre recorded a visitor count of 582,962. 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. NCSM rates the centre as regional level and it has a total floor area of 4333 sq meters
13. HAZRAT BABA TAJJUDDIN DARGAH
Syed Mohammad Baba Tajuddin known Tajuddin Baba (January 27, 1861 – August 17, 1925) was an Indian Muslim Sufi master (Qutub). He lived in Nagpur, India. Tajuddin Baba was born in 1268 A.H. This date of birth was confirmed by Baba himself. Baba belongs to the family of Hazrat Imam Hassan and Hazrat Imam Hussain, he was a descendent, in the 10th generation of the founder of would Sufi Naqshbandi order Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari and in the 22nd generation of the 11th Shia imam al-Hasan al-Askari.". Baba's forefathers migrated from Mecca and settled down in Madras, India and were mostly employed with the military. Baba was born in Madras and later Baba moved to Kamthi. According to author Bhau Kalchuri, Badruddin was born Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin. Tajuddin.com says his real name is Syed Muhammad Tajuddin and he is also known as Chiragh-uddin (The light of religion). He is also known as Baba Tajuddin of Nagpur, Hazrat Sayyad Mohammad Tajuddin, and Hazrat Syed Mohammed Baba Tajuddin Aulia.
14. KHINDSI LAKE
Khindsi Lake is a lake near the city of Ramtek in the Nagpur district of India.Boating,watersports, restaurant and resort is operated by Rajkamal Tourist and Olive Resorts at Khindsi lake. It is Central India's largest boating center and amusement park with many tourists visiting every year. Khindsi Lake is located near Ramtek city, about 60 kms from Nagpur in Maharashtra. It is a popular picnic destination and offers boating and water sports facilities. There are a couple of resorts available around the lake where one can spend a day or two and relax. It is a picturesque and clean lake for a fun day with family and friends. Ramtek Irrigation Project is locally and Popularly known as "Khindsi Lake". Its Official Designation is "Ramtek D 01103". Ramtek Dam was constructed as part of irrigation projects by the Britishers in the year 1923. It is built on Sur River near Ramtek in Ramtek District of Maharashtra . The dam is an Earth fill Dam .The length of dam is 229 m ( 751.312 ft ) , while the height of the dam above lowest foundation is 22.2 m ( 72.83465 feet ) . Project has a Spillway of other type.Length of the spillway is 57.7 m (189.3045 ft) The spillway is un-gated. It has catchment area of 21.3 thousand hectors. Maximum / Gross storage capacity is 105.13 MCM. Live storage capacity is 103 MCM.
15. Telankhedi shiv temple
Telankhedi Shiva Temple has the immaculate form of Lord Shiva, who is also the ruling deity of the temple. It is located near the famous Hanuman Temple and near to Japanese Garden in the city of Nagpur. Shiva devotees throng this temple on Mondays. Shiva Rathri festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and marvel in the temple. The passages leading to the temple is full of old Banyan trees. The status of Nandi which ornaments the temple entrance is worth watching. Even though the sanctorum is small, it has excellent works of architecture.
The temple is more than four centuries old and is located in an area of 18 x 6 sq. m area. The temple has idols of several other Hindu Gods. The Shiva Lingam of the temple is more than one meter in length. The wall behind the Shiva lingam has a beautiful carved image of Lord Ganapati. The river kolar flows in the nearby vicinity to the temple.

The complete temple construction is carried out using black stones. It has ninety seven pillars constructed using grey stones. Telankhedi Shiv Temple forms part of Grade I structure in the list of heritage building requiring conservation released by the Maharashtra state government in 2003.

The temple is the classic example of the architecture skill of the artisans of that period. The temple has a Mandap outside which is covered by walls on all the four sides. The walls of the mandapare held firm by strong pillars. The walls are adorned with beautiful paintings of Hindu mythological characters. There are few peepal and banyan trees at the back of the temple which provides relief from the scorching heat and showers to the devotees. This temple attracts numerous visitors coming to Nagpur. It is a neat and well maintained place of worship worth visiting.

Bus
Nagpur city is well connected with bus facilities from other cities of Maharashtra and neighboring states of Telangana and Madhya Pradesh. There are also local buses that ply in the city limits offering excellent scope of sightseeing. The bus fares in the city limits are as low as 5 to 20 rupees. You can buy a bus guide book or consult the locals to board the correct bus to your planned destinations. Telankhedi shiv temple is 5 km from the main city limits.

Train
Nagpur Railway station falls in the main line of the Indian railways forming a gateway between the National Capital and the south India. It is one of the busiest stations in the country with numerous superfast and express trains carrying millions of passengers in and out of the city. Nagpur city is well connected with trains from different parts of the country.

Air
Nagpur city has an international airport which is well connected with various destinations in the country. Numerous low fare airlines like Indigo, Kingfisher and spice jet operate from the city with regular flights to Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
16. Phutala lake
Futala Lake is one of the lakes in Nagpur in the Indian state of Maharashtra.The lake is spread over 60 acres.[1] 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. This spot has become the most attractive spot of Nagpur City and on an average 1000 visitors visit the lake daily.[2] Much work is still balance to be done like construction of Ghat steps, sand beach paving on platform, Nana-Nani park etc. on South side of lake. Also water pond and garden is to be developed in triangular land opposite to Hanuman Temple.

Nagpur boasts of 10 other big lakes apart from Futala Lake.[6] They are as follows:
• Ambazari
• Gandhisagar
• Naik
• Lendi
• Sonegaon
• Pardi
• Khadan
• Gorewada
• Sakkardara
• Dhobi talav
17. Botanical garden
Satpura Botanical Garden located on the Seminary Hills, near Phutala Lake is a splendid garden in Nagpur attracting thousands of people. Situated at a distance of 7.5 north-east of the city center, Satpura botanical garden houses numerous rare species of plants. The garden is an excellent place for those who are studying biology, zoology and environment science as it provide information about various aspects of tree morphology, phrenology and regeneration and tree architecture. The garden and its surroundings are the favorite among the bird enthusiasts.
18. Japanese rose garden
Japanese Rose Garden, located near Civil Lines area of Nagpur is about 4kms north-west of the city. The colourfully painted iron structure in the garden resembles the style of Japanese garden and hence got the name Japanese Rose Garden. The garden is an ideal place for the morning and evening walkers. Japanese Garden offers a most refreshing sighting of luscious greenery and the major attraction here is red and yellow roses. The garden is an ideal place for bird watchers as it is the home to various species of birds.
19. Krazy castle aqua park
Krazy Castle Aqua Park, located on the western side of Nagpur just opposite to Ambazari Lake is about 6kms from the city center. It is also known by the names Krazy Castle Waterpark and Krazy Land Amusement Park. Designed by the well-known architect Mr.Nitish Roy (designer of Ramoji Film City), this largest theme park is the joint venture of M/s Haldiram Foods International Ltd and Nagpur Improvement Trust. Krazy castle Aqua Park is one of the most aspiring family.

entertainment zone in Central India. Krazy castle Aqua Park consists of a small water park and an amusement park. The entrance of the water park is adorned with the face of a Giant and one can reach the park through the palms of the giant. The main attractions of the water park are Zoom tower, Splash tower, lazy crazy river, wave pool and pendulum slides. Sprawl over 70 thousand sq.ft in area, the Amusement Park in Krazy castle aqua park consists of large variety of rides and games for children and adults. Some among the entertainments are Dashing Car with lots of electronic games for children like video games, basketball etc; Bull ride and Columbus ride with seating capacity of 50 to 60 people which swings up and down etc.

Within Krazy castle Aqua Park, there are two restaurants, namely Cleopatra - the ship restaurant and the great banyan food court. The park also provides costumes for all age groups and locker facilities. Krazy castle Aqua Park opens from 10 am to 6. Pm.

20. Zero milestone

Zero milestone is a monument locating the geographical centre of colonial India in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra.[1] The Zero Mile Stone was erected by the British who used this point to measure all the distances.[2] The Zero Mile Stone consists of four horses and a pillar made up of sandstone. In 2008, The Times of India undertook to maintain the monument for the next 5 years.[3]

It is located on the south east of Vidhan Bhavan, Nagpur.

The British rulers considered Nagpur to be the centre of India and hence identified this point and constructed the Zero Mile Stone. Earlier India was divided into provinces and Nagpur was the capital of CP & Berar Province. Later when states were created, Nagpur was incorporated into Maharashtra, and as Nagpur had been the capital of CP & Berar, even though it was geographically shifted to Maharashtra, the status of second capital was granted to Nagpur.it is also known as capital of vidarbha .