Nagpur is the third largest city in Maharashtra. It is named after the Nag River and is famous for Nagpur oranges. It is considered as the second capital of Maharashtra as many administrative works are undertaken here. Nagpur is the winter capital of Maharashtra, and its rich cultural heritage attracts visitors from all over the world. Nagpur is also known as the ‘Orange City’ because of large scale cultivation of oranges in orchards all over the city. The city, which is connected to all major cities is filled with temples, gardens, and lakes making it an ideal tourist destination.
Places to Visit in Nagpur
- The Zero Milestone - The official geographical center of India is an interesting place for the tourists and the students.
- Dhamma Chakra Stupa - This is a magnificent architectural body, which holds great religious importance for the Buddhists.
- The Raman Science Centre - A place that science enthusiasts should visit as it hosts a prehistoric animal park, 3D shows, a planetarium as well as demonstration lectures on various scientific topics.
- The Seminary Hill - From this hill, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Nagpur. Located 6 km away from the city, it is named after St. Charles’s seminary.
- Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary - Located in Satpura Mountain range, animals found here include tiger, leopard, hyena, langur, sambar, and wild boars.
- Markanda- This is a town, which can only be seen in the ruins and is located on Wainganga river banks. The town has got its name from Sage Markandeya. It comprises of 24 temples in the past out of which only 18 temples exist and only 4 are in good condition.
- Khindsi Lake- The lake offers various adventure and water sport activities. There are more than 50 types of boats from pedal boats to houseboats. Rock climbing and trekking in the hill are other options that tourists can enjoy here.
- Sitabuldi Fort- This fort is said to have been built by a British officer at the time of war when they were attacked by Appa Sahib’s forces. It was here that Nawab Kadar Ali, grandson of Tipu Sultan, was hanged for raising his voice against the British.
- Ramtek Temple- This is a small town in Nagpur that dates back to the period of Lord Rama. It is said that this is the place where Lord Rama stayed during the exile period with Ma Sita and Laxman.
Weather & Temperature in Nagpur
In the summer months, the temperatures reach up to 49˚C. Monsoons are characterized by heavy rainfall while the winter months are pleasant with moderate temperatures averaging 20˚C.
Best Time to Visit Nagpur
The best time to visit Nagpur is from October to March. The weather is pleasant during these months with temperatures varying from 15˚C to 30˚C. Book cheap air tickets to Nagpur on Cleartrip!
Reaching Nagpur By Train
You can easily get regular trains to Nagpur from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Ajni , Itwari , Kalamna , Nagpur , Nagpur Road