Nagpur City Travel Guide

Popularly known as the Orange city of India it bears great historic significance and the saga of the Maratha warriors echo to date. The city was established in the first half of the 18th century by the prince of Gond tribe “Bhakt Buland”. Nagpur is the official geographical center of India and a Zero Mile maker the monument marks the point from where all distances are measured. It is also an important seat of Buddhism as the great Dharmaparivartan movement was launched here. It remains well connected to the rest of India. The city has a lot to offer in terms of siteseeing and tourist destinations. It is known to house as many as eleven lakes, umpteen gardens, and several religious places.

All Saints' Cathedral, Nagpur

All Saints' Cathedral | #1 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Located in, Sadar area, the heart of the city the cathedral is hailed as one of the oldest churches in Nagpur. It is a 19th century Gothic-styled European architectural marvel. The church was originally designed in 1851 and then it underwent an elaborate renovation in 1879. The main structure was altered by deepening the transepts, by lengthening the nave and by adding an organ chamber, and two vestries. The interiors of the cathedral are warm and inviting. It remains set with exceptional glass panels, alluring windows, and a beautiful altar. Initially, the church remained exclusive for the prayer meets of the British but it became accessible to the general public post-independence.

Fees & Timings: Swaminarayan Temple Open from morning to evening all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Residency Rd, Sadar, Nagpur

Ambazari Lake Garden, Nagpur

Ambazari Lake Garden | #2 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Located at a distance of 6 km westwards in the outskirts of the city Ambazari Lake Garden is a prime attraction for visitors to Nagpur. It is famous for being the largest among the eleven lakes of Nagpur city and remains flanked by the vast expanse of the garden. It derives its name from the word Amba means mango in Marathi and the name means surrounded by mango trees. Its rich biodiversity captivates the hearts of nature lovers. It is a perfect place to relax and spend some peaceful time in the lap of nature. The presence of rowboats, paddle boats, electric rides, well-equipped kid's playground, pavements, well-constructed walking tracks gives it a feel of an amusement park.

Fees & Timings: Ambazari Lake Garden open from 10:00 am to 06:30 pm all days in week, Entry fee Rs 10 per person.

Location: 27, Ambazari Rd, Ambazari, Nagpur

Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur

Deekshabhoomi | #3 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Derived from the words Deeksha meaning act of ordaining and Bhoomi meaning ground, Deekshabhoomi is a revered Buddhist site. It is here that several people embrace Buddhism. The archeological marvel is the largest in Asia and the largest hollow stupa in the world. It consists of a hemispherical two-storied building. Each story has the capacity to house 5000 monks. It attracts millions of pilgrims, especially during the Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din. It is here that Dr. B.R. Ambedkar along with 600,000 adopted Buddhism on Ashoka Vijaya Dashmi. It remains accessible all through the day year-round.

Fees & Timings: Deekshabhoomi open from 12:00 am to 12:00 am all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Ambazari Rd, Abhyankar Nagar, Nagpur

Dragon Palace Temple, Nagpur

Dragon Palace Temple | #4 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Popularly known as the Lotus Temple of Nagpur it is a Buddhist seat of worship situated in Kamptee, Nagpur. The shrine houses a huge sandalwood statue of Lord Buddha placed on the second floor. Made out of white marble the temple has brightly colored walls. The temple complex has green verdant lawns and net set flower beds. The structure looks magnificent with brightly colored hues against the blue skyline. A deep sense of calmness and serenity pervades throughout the campus. One can feel high energy vibrations of the powerful mantra Nangu-Mayo-Ho-Renge-Kyo while being a part of the meditation.It attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year. One can experience eternal bliss at this symbol of peace and harmony.

Fees & Timings: No Entry Fee. All Days Opens 5:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Location: Dadasaheb Kumbhare Parisar, New Kamptee

Futala Lake, Nagpur

Futala Lake | #5 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Popularly called Telankhedi Lake, it is located at a distance of 6km towards the North from the city center. It attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year. Since it was constructed by the Erstwhile rulers of Nagpur it bears a historic significance too. The lake remains hedged by green forest cover on its three sides and Chowpatty on the other. The prime attraction of the place has colored fountains and the halogen lights which transform it into a breathtaking sight in the evenings. The lush greenery, carriage rides, restaurants in the vicinity, plenty of open space qualifies it as an ideal spot to relax one's frayed nerves.

Fees & Timings: Futala Lake open from 12:00 am to 12:00 am all days in week, No entry fee.

Location: Juna Futala, Chowpati Road, Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur

Hazrat Tajuddin Dargah, Nagpur

Hazrat Tajuddin Dargah | #6 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Located on Umreth Road near Dighori the shrine is dedicated to Muslim Sufi saint Syed Mohammad Baba Tajuddin also known as Tajuddin Baba. It attracts huge number of worshippers from all faiths. People can be spotted making vows and tying strings of faith. The simple yet splendid architecture of the dargah, the fragrance of the burning incense, the sound of Qawwali, and the tranquility can transport anyone into a state of eternal bliss. It has a separate section for performing Vaju. The place reverberating with Qawwali reinforces the faith in Sufi ideology, affirms the importance of Islamic heritage, and propagates the oneness with the Almighty. If one wishes to experience inner peace this place is a must-visit.

Fees & Timings: Hazrat Tajuddin Dargah open from 05:30 am to 09:00 pm all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Umreth Road Near, Dighori, Nagpur

Japanese Rose Garden, Nagpur

Japanese Rose Garden | #7 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Located along the Civil Lines, a few miles away from the city it is one of the most popular tourist places in Nagpur. It is famed for its aesthetically organized nursery exhibiting a wide variety of local and hybrid roses, umpteen plants, and well-pruned shrubs. The garden is called a Japanese rose garden because it employs techniques indigenous to Japan for growing roses. It is an ideal place for perfect photo shots and soulful relaxation. Owing to its scenic beauty and tranquility it is a favorite destination for family hangouts, morning walks, jogging, yoga, exercising, and romantic dates.

Fees & Timings: Japanese Rose Garden open from 06:00 am to 07:00 pm all days in week, No entry fee.

Location: Seminary Hills, Nagpur

Krazy Castle Aqua Park, Nagpur

Krazy Castle Aqua Park | #8 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

It is a recreational water based theme park located just opposite Ambazari Lake and is easily accessible from all parts of the city. The castle-shaped park is set with numerous waterfalls and a globe-shaped fountain greets at its entrance. It is well equipped to cater to different segments of demographics. It has as many as 50 rides like sky copter, breakdancer, bull ride etc. several slides like splash pool, fun-splash, etc. Other engaging activities include kids’ surfing, water bungee, high fall, ocean bump ride, swimming. A rain dance floor playing grooving numbers adds to the animation. Food outlets and restaurants serve savory meals. A visit to this picturesque spot is a complete vacation.

Fees & Timings: Krazy Castle Aqua Park Open from 11:00 am to 06:00 pm all days in week, Entry fees for adult Rs 450, child RS 280 per person.

Location: Opp. Ambazari Lake, Ambazari Road, Ambazari, Nagpur

Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden, Nagpur

Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden | #9 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

The garden is located in Surya Nagar and takes its name after the Nightingale of India LataMangeshkar. It remains accessible all through the week. The garden is primarily famous for its attractive musical fountain, which dances off the tunes of classical music. It houses well maintained verdant lawns and a grand open-air theatre with a seating capacity for 2500 people. The amphitheater is used for hosting several grand cultural festivals in the city. The attractive landscape, the soothing ambiance, soul-stirring melodies, the aesthetic design, crescendo of lights can leave one mesmerized. It tops the itinerary list of visitors and is also a favorite getaway spot for urbanites.

Fees & Timings: Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden open from 05:00 pm to 10:00 pm all days in week, No entry fees.

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

Maharajbagh Zoo, Nagpur

Maharajbagh Zoo | #10 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

As the name suggests the zoo premises have been built on the grand gardens (Baghs) of the Bhonsle and Maratha rulers (maharajas) under the supervision of Central Zoo Authority of India. Located in the heart of the city the zoo is a popular visitor's attraction. It is a perfect spot for family gatherings and weekend hangouts. It is an abode to several species of animals, birds, and plants. The peaceful ambiance, lush green cover, sounds of animals allows one to feel oneness with mother nature. It is a nature lover's favorite haunt, which though being in the city gives a feel of being away from it.

Fees & Timings: It opens from 08:00am to 06:00pm (Feb - Aug), 08:00am to 05:30pm (Sep - Jan) all days in week, Entry fees for adult Rs 20, child RS 10 per person.

Location: Gorepeth, Nagpur

Narrow Gauge Rail Museum, Nagpur

Narrow Gauge Rail Museum | #11 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

A one of its kind museum has an impressive display of artifacts in an open and closed area. It serves as an information park, which gives an insight into the working of the narrow gauge system. The museum has been dedicated to preserving the eventful history of Indian railways. It has galleries with an array of working models of trains, logos of different state railways, actual narrow gauge rolling stock steam engines, photographs, foreign locomotives, and builder plates at the display. It is chiefly meant for visitors interested in capturing the glimpses of the heritage of Railways. Besides this, the museum also has an amusement park for kids, toy train, and a rare collection of stamps.

Fees & Timings: It opens from 08:00am to 06:00pm (Feb - Aug), 10:00 am to 08:00 pm (Sep - Jan) all days in week, Entry fees for adult Rs 20, child RS 10 per person.

Location: Kamptee Rd, Moti Bagh, Mohan Nagar, Nagpur

Raman Science Center, Nagpur

Raman Science Center | #12 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

To nurture and promote the acumen for science, the Raman Science Centre was set up under the aegis of Mumbai’s Nehru Science Centre. Named after the celebrated Nobel prize winner physicist C.V. Raman it is a uniquely interactive science. It houses several engaging attractions for people with a scientific bent of mind. It houses an information gallery, a science park that gives insight into the scientific principles, a gallery exhibiting the latest science and technology innovations, pre-historic animal park, and a planetarium. Several science exhibitions, sky observation programs, demonstration lectures, and workshops are organized regularly to encourage the budding scientifically inclined minds. It tops the to-do list of a visitor to Nagpur.

Fees & Timings: Open from 11:30 am to 07:00 pm (Mar - Oct), 10:30 am to 06:00 pm (Nov - Feb) all days in week, Entry fees Rs 20, Students RS 10 per person.

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

Sai Baba Temple, Nagpur

Sai Baba Temple | #13 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Located on the Goswami Tulsidas Road in Nagpur the temple is dedicated to the revered saint Sai Baba. The temple in Nagpur has drawn its inspiration from the original Sai Baba temple located in Shirdi and the idol of the presiding deity has been made by the same idol maker. It attracts thousands of pilgrims annually. The temple was built to cultivate people's faith in Sai Baba and to propagate his noble teachings. His teachings include respect for all faiths and castes and he denounced religious rigidity. He is one saint in India who is worshipped by Hindus and Muslims alike. One can experience tranquility, spiritual vibe, and eternal bliss here.

Fees & Timings: Sai Baba Temple open from 12:00 am to 12:00 am all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Vivekananda Nagar, Wardha Road, Nagpur

Sakkardara Lake Garden, Nagpur

Sakkardara Lake Garden | #14 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Located in Ayodhya Nagar it is hailed as the gem of the city. Being an urban garden it is easily accessible and beckons people to spend time in the lap of nature. But the garden is a sought after getaway destination for the city dwellers and tourists, especially on weekends. It's gorgeous gardens and captivating views invite people to escape from the monotony and chaos. Bound by the lake it is an ideal spot to witness the scintillating hues of the sunrise and sunset. The well-maintained premises has a great 5 expanse of playing fields. Other attractions here include boating facilities, playground installed with swings for kids and eating outlets.

Fees & Timings: Sakkardara Lake Garden open from 10:00 am to 09:00 pm all days in week, No entry fee.

Location: Near Sakkardara Lake, Somwarpet, Ayodhya nagar, Nagpur

Seminary Hill, Nagpur

Seminary Hill | #15 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Located at a distance of 5 km in the northwest of Nagpur is a small hillock, Seminary Hill. It is a visitor's favorite because it offers a panoramic view of the entire city of Nagpur. Named after St. Charles Seminary it is well set with walking paths, which makes it a perfect location to enjoy peaceful treks and spend leisure time in tranquility. The pleasant weather, captivating views and calmness leaves one rejuvenated. The place is a nature lover and photographer's paradise ready to shower its bounty. Nearby attractions include a Japanese garden, Satpura Botanical Garden, and St. Charles Seminary Walking paths are carved in these hills. It is a must-visit.

Fees & Timings: Seminary Hill open from 06:00 am to 06:00 pm all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Nagpur

Shri Ganesh Mandir Tekdi, Nagpur

Shri Ganesh Mandir Tekdi | #16 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Popularly known as "Tekdicha Ganpati", meaning Ganpati of the Hills. Located at station road atop a hill the temple is said to be around 250 years old and is of immense religious significance for the Hindu faith. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Ganesha and it is believed that the idol of God is Swayambhu, which originated from the ground on its own. A large number of devotees visit the temple throughout the year, but the footfall increases tremendously during Sankashti Chaturthi and Ganeshotsav. People have unmoved faith for the deity and visit with reverence hoping to fulfill their vows and wishes.

Fees & Timings: Shri Ganesh Mandir Tekdi open from 12:00 am to 12:00 am all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Station Road, Sitabuldi, Nagpur

Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Nagpur

Shri Swaminarayan Temple | #17 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Located on the Ring Road in Nagpur it is also known as Akshardham Temple. It is the 750th Swaminarayan temple inaugurated in India in 2013. Designed on the style of Sompuri architecture the magnificent building can leave one awestruck. It has a two-floor construction and is led by a staircase at the entrance. The inside of the temple is adorned with paintings, murals, and a green carpet. Its beauty increases manifold when the entire complex is lit by lights in the evening. The premises house a huge kitchen, yatri niwas, sadhu sadan, a restaurant, kid's play area, and a parking lot. It attracts a large number of devotees and visitors from all over.

Fees & Timings: Swaminarayan Temple Open from 08:00 am to 12:00 pm, 04:00 pm to 08:30 pm all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Swaminarayan mandir, Mahesh Nagar, Nagpur

Sitabuldi Fort, Nagpur

Sitabuldi Fort | #18 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

The citadel located atop a hillock in central Nagpur is present at the site where the Battle of Sitabuldi was fought between the British and the Kingdom of Nagpur in 1817. It was built by Mudhjoi ll Bhonsle and has been a witness to the third Anglo-Maratha war. Its rich historic significance and its presence on hillocks popularly called Badi Tekri the large hill, and Choti Tekri the small hill draws a multitude of visitors from world-over. A memorial has been erected inside the fort to commemorate the death of the soldiers during the war. The fort is currently occupied by the Indian Army and remains open for the public visit on the National Holidays.

Fees & Timings: Sitabuldi Fort open from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Madha Colony, Sitabuldi, Nagpur

Telankhedi Hanuman Mandir, Nagpur

Telankhedi Hanuman Mandir | #19 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

Situated along the slope Seminary hills along the Telankadi Lake the temple is a prime attraction for devotees and tourists alike. Lord Hanuman is the presiding deity. The temple is ancient and is believed to have roots attached to the Satyug period. According to the legend, the origin of the temple is associated with Lord Rama, who relaxed on a hillock near Nagpur. Lord Hanuman is believed to be an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and is endowed with miraculous powers. The visitors come here to seek the blessings of God and experience the serenity of the environment. The peaceful surroundings are an ideal place to meditate and rejuvenate.

Fees & Timings: It opens 06:00 am to 07:00 pm every day. No Entry Fee.

Location: Seminary Hills, Nagpur

Zero Mile Marker, Nagpur

Zero Mile Marker | #20 of Top 20 Places to Visit in Nagpur

It is a monument erected by the British during the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1907. Located in the southeast direction to Vidhya Bhawan the Zero Mile Maker indicates the geographical center of India. This became the benchmark and the point was used to measure all distances. The monument consists of the main pillar made of sandstone, another small stone depicting the GTS Standard Benchmark, and four horses that were added later. The height of the main pillar is 1020.171 feet above the sea level. Located at the center of the country, the British intended to make Nagpur the second capital city.

Fees & Timings: Zero Mile Marker open from 12:00 am to 12:00 am all days in week, No entry fees.

Location: Wardha Rd, Civil Lines, Nagpur

Nagpur City FAQs:

𝒬. What is Nagpur famous for?

𝒜. Nagpur is also known for Deekshabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa among all the Buddhist stupas in the world. Swachh Sarvekshan 2016 adjudged the 20th cleanest city in India.

𝒬. What is the best time to visit Nagpur city?

𝒜. Best season to visit Nagpur is from the month of October to March. Spanning from December to January winters are pleasing with a minimum temperature of about 10°C. This is best time to visit Nagpur.

𝒬. Nagpur is the city of which Indian state?

𝒜. Nagpur is a large city in the central Indian state of Maharashtra. The 19th-century Nagpur Central Museum displays items found locally, including fossils, sarcophagi and Mughal weaponry.

𝒬. Does Nagpur city have an airport?

𝒜. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The airport is located at Sonegaon, 8 km South-West of Nagpur.

𝒬. What are the names of railway stations of Nagpur city?

𝒜. Name of railway station(s) in Nagpur city: Ajni railway station, Buti Bori railway station, Itwari railway station, Kalamna railway station, Khat railway station, Nagpur Junction railway station, Ramtek railway station, Moti Bagh Station

𝒬. What are the top malls or shopping places of Nagpur?

𝒜. Malls and Shopping places in Nagpur city: Empress Mall, Nagpur Central Mall, Eternity Mall, Gaysons The Fashion Mall, Fortune Mall, Magic Mall, Milton Mall, Trillium Mall, Poonam Mall, Prozone Mall, Glocal Square, Ginger mall, Trillium mall, Buldi iternetiv mall, Shri Sunder Radhey Fashion Mall, Baby Mall, Aishwarya Mall

𝒬. What are the famous religious places in Nagpur?

𝒜. Famous Religious places in Nagpur city: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Shri Ganesh Mandir Tekdi, Telankhedi Hanuman Mandir, Sai Mandir Nagpur, ISKCON Temple, Balaji Temple, Shri Poddareshwar Ram Temple, Shree Bhonde Mahadev Temple, Mahalaxmi Devasthan Temple, Ayyappa Temple, Shri Kalyaneshvar Shiv Mandir, Laxminarayan Temple

𝒬. What are the places for fun and activities in Nagpur?

𝒜. Fun and Activity places in Nagpur city: Ambazari Lake, Dhamma Chakra Stupa, Divisional Sports Complex, Futala Lake, Jump Kids Play Centre, Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden, Maharaj Bagh and Zoo, Markanda, Raman Science Centre, Ramtek Fort Temple, ResQRoom, Seminary Hill, Shankar Bhojnalaya, Shukrawari Lake, Topsy Turvy, Zero Mile Marker

𝒬. List out the inter-state bus terminal and major bus stands of Nagpur city.

𝒜. Following are the names of major bus terminals of the Nagpur city: ST Bus Stand Nagpur, Sitabuldi Bus Terminal, Mor Bhavan MSRTC and City Bus Stand, Railway Station Bus stand, Nagpur Bus Stand, Nagpur NIT Bus Terminal, Aakashwani Square Bus Stop, RBI Square Bus Stop

𝒬. Does Nagpur city have any metro rail facility?

𝒜. Yes, Nagpur city has metro rail facility to commute locally. Search Nagpur metro routes.