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Nagpur is an inviting city with historical importance, the third largest city in the state of Maharashtra in India. It was also said to be the geographical centre of India.

Nagpur is famous for so much more than what can be named! Nagpur is called The Tiger Capital of India for wildlife sanctuaries, Orange City as it is a major cultivator of oranges & it was also recently announced as the cleanest city in India.

Nagpur offers charming views of all kinds of nature, animals, birds, plants, forests and fields, Nagpur has it all.

Before I start the article, let me tell you a little about myself, Hii! my name is Muskan and I am from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. A travel enthusiast who is starting to discover new places. And here I am sharing withthe experience of my recent trip to Nagpur where I came across some places soo wonderful that I couldn’t help but share!

Here are the 20 amazing places to visit in Nagpur

Deeksha Bhoomi

Deeksha Bhoomi, also known as Dhamma Chakra Stupa is a sacred place. It is one of the most prominent landmarks of Nagpur.

Deeksha Bhoomi -Places to Visit in Nagpur

Its construction started in 1969 using Dholpur sandstone, granite and marble it was inaugurated in 2001.ts architecture is inspired by that of the Sanchi Stupa.

Deeksha Bhoomi is about 36 meters high and has one of the largest hollow domes in Asia.

Deeksha Bhoomi is a significant Buddhist pilgrim centre in India, built in memory of Dr B.R Ambedkar to celebrate Buddhist culture.

Here is an official website, for the latest updates and information about Deeksha Bhoomi.

Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

The biggest wildlife sanctuary in Nagpur, Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many tigresses and only one tiger named Jai who roam the area since 2013 when the sanctuary was established.

Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary -Places to Visit in Nagpur

Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary is a go-to spot for nature lovers and especially those who love photographing it.

The sanctuary also has the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Indian bison, the rare blue bull, many species of deer and monkies, wild boar, sloth bears, and wild dogs.

The Seminary Hill

Seminary Hill is a small hill located in Nagpur near Futala Lake. It is famous for treks and rejuvenating walks amid nature.

The Seminary Hill - Nagpur

The Seminary Hills are named after St. Charles Seminary. This place offers a view of the entire Nagpur City!

Another place for photographers and those who love sunsets and sunrises. The Seminary Hills give a picture-perfect view of the sky and land coming together.

Akshardham Temple

Also known as Swaminarayan Temple, it is located in central Nagpur. It was recently built and so has an area for things a traditional temple wouldn’t, it has a parking area, kids play area etc.

Akshardham Temple -Nagpur

It is adorned with beautiful lights all over the two-storey temple which is at its peak during the early evening.

Ambazari Lake & Garden

Ambazari Lake is one of the most famous lakes of Nagpur, after all, it is the biggest one in the city. It also gives birth to Nag Lake.

The lake derives its name from the Marathi word “amba” meaning mango because the lake is surrounded by many many mango trees.

Ambazari Lake and Garden -Nagpur

The Ambazari Lake was built to supply water to the city. It is accompanied by a garden for you to sit in and appreciate the view from.

Zero Mile Marker

A very significant structure marks the location as mile zero. It was built by the British in 1907 for the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, although there is no proof of that being true.

Zero Mile Marker-Nagpur

It is a simple geometrically shaped pillar made of stone, and behind it are four neighing horses on their hind legs.

Raman Science Centre

This science centre has the objective of spreading scientific knowledge all around. It has various galleries showcasing inventions made all around the world.

Raman Science Centre -Nagpur

The centre got its name from an Indian physicist Mr Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. It shows the scientific and technological progress we have made through the decades.

It also has a planetarium, a pre-historic park and solar observatory programs, all this makes up a perfect visit for a science enthusiast like me!

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Gondia District of Maharashtra. It is home to multiple species of mammals, birds and reptiles. These animals enjoy a diverse environment to thrive.

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary -Nagpur

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for various species of reptiles out of which many are endangered. It also has over 150 species of birds. Isn’t nature amusing?

Japanese Rose Garden

The garden will never fail to please your eyes! A huge garden with roses all around is a lover’s dream, a perfect place for couples and photographers.

Japanese Rose Garden -Nagpur

Gets its name because of the typical Japanese Garden setting. Especially known for the most vibrant bushes of roses in the state with the most unusual colours such as blue and purple. Some of these are grafted and mix-matched to create a new variety.

Taken care of by the Forest Department of Maharashtra, it is very prim and proper. Charges a minimal fee for a stroll in the elegant garden from 6 am to 7 pm every day.

Ramtek Temple

A languid feeling and silence to the ears is what pure bliss must feel like, and that is exactly what I felt at the Ramtek Temple.

Nagpur Ramtek Temple -Nagpur

It sits atop a hill, on the outskirts of Nagpur City. It is believed that Lord Rama rested here before his greatest conquer, which makes it the perfect place for people in search of peace, and devotees.

Sachee Art Gallery

One of the biggest art galleries in Nagpur, it is worth visiting regardless of if you are with someone or not. You can come here and experiment with your art, taking inspiration from what is around you.

Sachee Art Gallery -Nagpur

Sachee Art Gallery has a large collection of art, ranging from paintings to pottery and whatnot. This gallery is filled with detailed artwork in styles of the land and from around the state. They also host other events such as concerts and other activities which are open for participation.

It is a perfect place for travellers who look for artistic places to visit in Nagpur!

Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tiger Reserve derives its name from the River Pench which divides the reserve into two parts, with 3 tourist safari gates on each side. This place is always on the list of places to visit in Nagpur

Pench Tiger Reserve -Nagpur

Pench Tiger Reserve gives shelter to a range of species including tiger, leopard, sloth bear, Indian gaur, wild dog, wolf etc found in central India.

It is best to visit this reserve during winter. The Pench Tiger Reserve also has multiple resorts for the visitors to accommodate in, admire the works of nature by planning a trip here.

Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden

This garden pays tribute to Lata Mangeshkar, the nightingale of India. This place is surrounded by alluring melodies, it has multiple musical fountains.

Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden -Nagpur

The garden is spread over a large area and offers music all over. With a huge amphitheatre with a capacity of 2,500 people, it hosts live music every evening.

It also has a charming aquarium with various rare fishes, with no entry fee from 5 am to 7 am every day.

This is definitely one of the most appealing places to visit in Nagpur.

South Central Zone Cultural Centre

The South-Central Zone Cultural or SCZCC is one of the seven Zonal Cultural Centres in India established in 1986. The South Central Zone Cultural Centre has its headquarters here, which makes it a place worth visiting in Nagpur!

South Central Zone CulturalCentre -Nagpur

It is a compilation of various forms of arts and crafts which strive to keep the culture and tradition alive.

Maharajbagh Zoo

Built during the 1890s by rulers of the Bhosle Dynasty, Maharajbagh Zoo is now the central zoo of Nagpur.

The leopards, lions, tigers, peacocks and various other animals always bring the attention of tourists to themselves.

Maharajbagh Zoo -Nagpur

Maharajbagh Zoo is said to have one-of-a-kind birds which make you feel unreal.

Godewada lake

A magnificent lake with an even better view is nothing that you want to miss! It is a site like none other!

Godewada Lake -Nagpur

Godewada Lake is ideal for a walk in nature as it is covered by lush green forests making it a picture-perfect view.

This lake was developed as the main source of drinking water for all of Nagpur.

Dragon Palace Buddhist Temple

Also called The Lotus Temple of Nagpur, The Dragon Palace was established in 1999 with the funds of a Japan-based society.

Dragon Palace Buddhist Temple -Nagpur

The temple has a sandalwood statue of Buddha right at the centre of the shrine, regular chanting and pure auro of the temple attract many tourists. It is a special temple and one of the most modern-looking places to visit in Nagpur

It has an aesthetic modern build with marble, its interior is carefully curated according to the theme of the temple. It is also adorned with perfectly manicured gardens.

Kasturchand Park

This park is considered one of the best places in the city to hold meetings and gatherings. It has a capacity of 1000 people.

Kasturchand Park -Nagpur

It has a fort-like structure with well-designed columns and arches, along with small domes on top. Kasturchand Park is a beautiful place to spend time at.

Narrow Gauge Rail Museum

The Narrow Gauge Rail Museum is one of its kind museum inaugurated in 2002.

The museum has models and replicas of trains, steam engines etc of the olden times beautifully placed over many galleries.

Narrow Gauge Rail Museum -Nagpur

This museum also has an amusement park, toy trains merry-go-rounds, slides, swings, saws and toy train rides for children.

Markandeya Mandir

Markanda or Markanda Mahadev Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built during the 8th-12th century. It is named after a devotee of Lord Shiva, named Markandeya.

Markandeya Mandir -Nagpur

It is very much similar to the Khajuraho temple, so similar that it is often called mini-Khajuraho. Many tourists come to the city to visit this temple.

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In this list of 20 Places To Visit In Nagpur has been made for you to make the best out of your trip to Nagpur. Visiting these places gave me a one of its kind experience and always kept me curious about what Nagpur has to offer next!

Please share your thoughts about this list and also feel free to mention any of the interesting places to visit in Nagpur that I missed in the comments below!

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