About Nagpur

About Nagpur

Nagpur is the third largest city and winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the 13th largest Indian city by population. According to an Oxford Economics report, Nagpur is projected to be the fifth fastest growing city in the world from 2019-2035 with an average growth of 8.41%. It has been proposed as one of the Smart Cities in Maharashtra.

Nagpur is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly. It is a major commercial and political centre of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Nagpur is also known for Deekshabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa among all the Buddhist stupas in the world.

According to a survey, Nagpur has been identified as the best city in India topping in livability, greenery, public transport, and health care indices in 2013. The city has been adjudged the 20th cleanest city in India and the top mover in the western zone as per Swachh Sarvekshan 2016. It was awarded as the best city for innovation and best practice in Swachh Sarvekshan 2018. It was also declared as open defecation free in January 2018 under Swachh Bharat Mission.

It is famous for Nagpur oranges and is sometimes known as the Orange City for being a major trade center of oranges cultivated in large part of the region. The city was founded in 1703 by the Gonds King Bakht Buland Shah of Deogarh and later became a part of the Maratha Empire under the royal Bhonsale dynasty. The British East India Company took over Nagpur in the 19th century and made it the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar. After the first re-organisation of states, the city lost its status as the capital. Following the informal Nagpur Pact between political leaders, it was made the second capital of Maharashtra.


Tourist Attractions:


1. Deekshabhoomi

ABOUT

A religious monument for Buddhism, the Deekshabhoomi is one of the most famous pilgrimage centres for Buddhist in India. Undoubtedly an important tourist attraction of the City of Oranges, the Deekshabhoomi was built at the place where Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of Indian constitution went back to Buddhism on October 14, 1956, along with his 60,000 followers. Millions of Buddhist pilgrims visit this place every year and the number is exceptionally more on Mass Conversion Ceremony Day or Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din and of course on the 14th of October when Ambedkar embraced Buddhism as his religion. Deekshabhoomi is the biggest stupa in Asia and is visited by Buddhist from other countries too. The word ‘Deekshabhoomi’ has originated from two words ‘Deeksha’ and ‘Bhoomi’. Deeksha means the act of ordaining while bhoomi means ground. This means Deekshabhoomi is the ground on which people got ordained to Buddhism. Such a mass conversion at one place was first of its kind in the entire history of mankind.


THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND

Ram Dham is a beautiful garden which is only 2.0 km from Deekshabhoomi. The Ambazari Lake and Garden are the other places of interest nearby that you can visit. The Maharaj Baug and Zoo and the Krazy Castle Aqua Park are places where you can take your kids to.


OPENING/CLOSING TIMINGS AND DAYS

Opens 365 days a year all throughout the day.



2. Balaji Temple

ABOUT

A major spiritual tourist attraction of the Nagpur city, Balaji Temple is located atop the beautiful Seminary Hills and is a shrine dedicated to Lord Balaji. It is one of the most famous cultural hubs of the city and it arranges spiritual and cultural activities that attract people from near and far. An architectural marvel, the Balaji Temple offers a beautiful blend of both Southern and Northern style of architecture and is a treat to the eyes. A Rajagopuram serves as the main entrance, an imposing structure commonly seen in temples in South India has been derived for South Indian style of architecture and the well-ventilated halls are a reminiscence of temples of North India. This is the only Vishnu-Shiva temple in the state of Maharashtra and archanas and abhishekams are performed everyday.

The Rajagopuram adds an air of elegance to the temple and if sages and seers are to be believed, it also enhances the spirituality and devotion of the person who enters the temple through it. There also a library, residential quarters for priests, and a community hall inside the compound of the temple. The community hall is given on rent to the public for religious ceremonies.


HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

The Balaji Temple at Nagpur is an old temple and one reason for people visiting it during their holidays, is its picturesque location. It is looked after by Motibagh Sri Skandan Samaj and houses the idols of not only Lord Balaji but Lord Kartikeya, the commander of Hindu God’s arm according to Hindu mythology.


THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium is one place that you can visit. The Poddareshwar Ram Temple is also nearby. If you are on a holiday in Nagpur, some of the other places you can visit on your tour to the Balaji Temple are Krazy Castle Amusement Park. If you like shopping, Sadar Bazaar area is a good choice.


OPENING/CLOSING TIMINGS AND DAYS

The temple opens at 6:00 in the morning and closes at 11:00 PM. It reopens again at 4:00 PM and closes for the day at 8:00 PM.



3. Ambazari Lake


ABOUT

Situated in Nagpur, along its southwest border is the Ambazari Lake. It is one of the largest among the 11 lakes in Nagpur City. This lake is the prime source of water that is supplied to the officials of the Government and some important people. This lake is the source of the Nag River. This being a prime important place in the Nagpur city, it is taken care of and maintained by the Municipal Corporation of Nagpur. Ambazari Lake, being one of the most important tourist attractions in Nagpur, has been made a much more memorable place to visit as now, you can enjoy a musical fountain, amusement games and different types of electric rides in the garden next to it. The Ambazari Lake also provides boating facilities and a specific designed path for walking. All these facilities provided at the Ambazari Lake, make it a must visit place now and has therefore become a major tourists attraction during a holiday.


HISTORY OF THE AMBAZARI LAKE

As mentioned earlier, The Ambazari Lake water is now supplied to Government officials and important people.This is supplied with the help of clay pipes that was built in 1870 under the Bhosle rule. It was built with the intension of supplying water to the entire city of Nagpur. The name Ambazari is given to it, as you will be able to see that it is surrounded by mango trees. In the local language of Maharashtra, Marathi, Amba is the name given to mango.


GETTING THERE

Since the Ambazari Lake is situated on the western side of the Nagpur City, you can arrive at this destination with the help of any public transport. The Ambazari Lake is very popular place for sightseeing tour, therefore public transport can easily help you to reach this place.


THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND

Apart from enjoying the facilities of boating, games and rides, tourists can also visit a band of pubs and restaurants, one of them being the Residence bar and Restaurants. The city also has Lila Vista Shopping Center and Prushottam Bazaar, so that you can enjoy some shopping spree.


OPENING/CLOSING TIMINGS AND DAYS

The Ambazari Lake is open for 24 hours a day throughout the year.



4. Japanese Rose Garden


ABOUT

The ideal place for a mental and soulful relaxation is the Japanese rose garden which derived its name from the design and layout of the area. The Japanese rose garden is built in a way that the people in Japan grow roses or any type of flowers and hence it is called as the Japanese rose garden. The scenic beauty leaves you in awe and is the perfect place to take beautiful pictures while truly admire nature’s beauty in India. The garden is located in Nagpur city along the civil lines, a few miles away from the city. This means that the area is pollution free and you can admire the purity and beauty of nature in a better way away from the dirt, pollution and noise of the city.

There are many hotels and other astonishing sites around the area which allows you to find accommodation easily. The Japanese rose garden has become most popular tourist attraction in Nagpur in the recent years. The garden is perfect place for a morning walk or a stroll in the evening to calm your mind and refresh your body. It is a man made garden designed for the pleasure of the human mind by the beautiful placements and arrangements of the nature’s flowers and plants. The flowers and the paths have been arranged in a perfect manner to facilitate beauty for the people who visit the park.


GETTING THERE

When travelling by rail, one can get down at the Nagpur railway station and avail a taxi or an auto to the destination. If one is travelling by air, they must land at the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport which is roughly 6 km away from the Nagpur Central and then avail a bus, taxi or an auto to the destination.


THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND

The other must visit places that surround the Japanese rose garden are the Civil Lines of Nagpur, Markanda which is a temple complex built in ancient times and is a perfect tourist location, Tadoba National Park which is a tiger reserve in the Chandrapur district, Bhadravati which is an excavated municipal council of Maharashtra, Panvar and the Sevagram Ashram.


OPENING/CLOSING TIMINGS AND DAYS

The Garden is open throughout the year for travellers and the residents and people on tour to visit.



5. The Dragon Palace Temple


ABOUT

One of the most popular Buddhist temples in India, the Dragon Palace is famous Buddhist religous tourist attraction in Nagpur. It is located in Kamptee, a municipal council in the city and has a spectacular architecture. It is considered to be a sign of Indo - Japan friendship.

Kamptee is located around 20 km from centre of Nagpur and whoever visits Nagpur make it a point to visit this temple for its beauty. Also known as the ‘Lotus Temple’, the Dragon Palace is surrounded by lush green lawns and landscaped garden with bright and colourful flowers that makes the place look all the more beautiful.

Try and visit the temple during the meditation hours. You would see hundreds of devotees in the temple who have gathered just to meditate. There are hundreds of people in the temple during this time and yet there is a beautiful silence that takes you to a different world. People chant ‘Nangu-Mayo-Ho-Renge-Kyo’ and you can do the same or simply sit back and relax and enjoy the journey to the spiritual world. If you are someone who is seeking peace, this is the best place to be at.


HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

This must visit place was inaugurated in 1999, by Reverend Nichiki Kato of Japan. The temple was founded by Mother Noriko Ogawa Society and houses one single idol of Lord Buddha which is believed to have been carved out of a single piece of sandalwood.

GETTING THERE

Being one of the most popular tourist attractions, you would get all kinds of transport to reach his place. Kamptee is well connected to Nagpur city and Mumbai. You would get taxis and buses as well.


THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND

The Fort of Hooded Cobra is a famous tourist destination here. There are a couple of other temples near the Kamptee railway station as well that you can visit. The Raman Science Centre is 12.4 km from the station.


OPENING & CLOSING TIME

Being a Buddhist pilgrimage location, it is open throughout the year. The temple opens in the morning and closes at 7 PM in the evening.

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