Nagpur, being one of the second-most important cities of Maharashtra, is at times called its ‘Second Capital’. Founded by the Gond King of Deogad, the city once served as the capital of the Bhosle rulers in the central India. The royal era has resulted in enrichment of the city, as far as its monumental heritage is concerned. There are a number of tourist attractions in Nagpur, which will keep you busy on sightseeing tours of the city. Given below is information on the major places to be visited on a tour of Nagpur.
Dragon Palace Temple
Dragon Palace Temple is a Buddhist temple, situated in Kamptee, a satellite township of Nagpur district. It is dedicated to Lord Buddha and boasts of striking architecture and picturesque landscape. The temple was founded by Mother Noriko Ogawa Society of Japan.
Seminary Hill is a small hillock, situated at a distance of approximately 6 km from the old city of Nagpur. The hill has been named after the Seminary of St. Charles, which is located on the hill only. The hillock is known for providing some of the most beautiful views of the city situated below.
Ambazari Lake is a tranquil lake, situated on the western outskirts of Nagpur. Sprawled over an area of approximately 15.4 sq km, the lake is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden that adds to its splendor. Apart from good walking trails, the major attractions of Ambazari Lake comprise of the boating facilities that have been provided there. Completing the picturesque scene is a musical fountain, a favorite amongst kids.
Sitabuldi Fort is a magnificent structure built by a British officer, in the year 1857. It stands perched on the Twin Mountains and is visited on a frequent basis by tourists in large numbers.
Maharaj Baug and Zoo
Maharaj Baug was a wonderful park, which was later converted into a botanical garden. It was laid down by the Bhonsle rulers of the erstwhile Nagpur State and today, it also houses a zoo, which serves as home to some rare species of birds and animals.
Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir
Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama, which dates backs to the year 1923. Constructed out of marble and adorned with sandstone carving work, this temple enshrines the idols of Lord Rama, Sita Mata and Lakshmana, the brother of Lord Rama.
Balaji Mandir is a temple situated amidst the tranquil and awesome environs of the Seminary Hill. The temple, as the name suggests, is dedicated to Shri Balaji, who is its presiding deity. Balaji Mandir also enshrines the idols of Lord Kartikeya, regarded as the Commander of the Army of Gods.
Ambazari Lake of Nagpur is known not only for its own beauty, but also the lush green gardens situated in its vicinity. One of the most popular attractions of the city, the garden was developed as a model garden by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
Gandhi Baug is a beautifully landscaped garden, named after Mahatma Gandhi – the Father of the Nation.