Nagpur, a vibrant and bustling city, is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra. Nagpur is famous for growing oranges from which it derives its nickname ‘Orange City.’ The Nag River flows through the old city of Nagpur, giving the city its name 'Nag+Pur.' A culturally active city, Nagpur hosts classical music concerts, exhibitions and plays regularly. The city is the second greenest and also the cleanest city in India.
How to Reach Nagpur?
By Air : Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is nearly 6 kms from Nagpur Central. Nagpur is well connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata by Jet Airways, Indian Airlines Kingfisher and Indigo. There are taxis and auto rickshaws that are available from the airport to the city.
By Rail : Nagpur is well connected with rail network. Trains run to and from Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Kolhapur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jammu, Amritsar, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Trivandrum, Cochin, Gorakhpur, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Mangalore, Patna, Indore.
By Road : Nagpur is well connected to most industrial centres of the country. National Highways passing through Nagpur are Mumbai-Kolkata NH-6 & Kanyakumari - Varanasi NH-7.
Best Time to Visit Nagpur
The best time to visit Nagpur is from October to February, when the weather is pleasant and conducive enough to enjoy sightseeing with the temperature during this time falling up to 10°C.
During the summer season, from March to June, the climate is extremely hot, with temperature rising up to 49°C. The hot weather is not suitable to explore the place hence avoid visiting Nagpur during summer season.
Although in the monsoon months between July and September Nagpur receives medium to heavy rainfall and the temperature falls significantly, outdoor activities are not possible hence avoid visiting Nagpur during monsoon months.
Things to do in Nagpur
The list of things to do in Nagpur includes paying homage at various temples, enjoying classical music concerts, exhibitions, and plays. Head to the Ambazari Lake or Maharaj Baug Zoo for some fun and frolic. Take a trip to Sitabuldi Fort or visit the various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks near Nagpur. Shop for the local speciality like oranges and handloom saris or relish the flavour of authentic Nagpur cuisine. Revel in the festivities of the popular crafts fair or the Folk Dance Festival and enjoy the spirit of this orange city of Maharashtra.
Places Near Nagpur
There are many places near Nagpur that one may visit on a day trip and that includes Ramtek, Adasa, Khekranala and Dhapewada.
Ramtek, a small city located 42 kms to the northeast of the Nagpur is worth visiting. This place is associated with Lord Rama. There is Ramtek temple, which is the historic temple of Lord Rama. This place is also well-known for ancient Jain temple that has various very old statues of Jain Tirthankara.
Another place renowned for its ancient temples is Adasa. Situated at a distance of 45 kms from Nagpur, Adasa is popular for its Ganapati Temple where the Lord Ganesha idol has been carved out of a single stone and is visited by devotees throughout the year.
Take a trip to the beautiful Khekranala Dam situated at a distance of 55 kms from Nagpur. Renowned for its picturesque beauty, the dam offers a complete change from the hustle bustle of the city life.
Situated at a distance of 60 kms away from Nagpur the Dhapewada Lake is an ideal picnic spot and an excellent place for water sports as well.
SevNagpurm is located 74 kms away from Nagpur and is popular for the SevNagpurm Ashram. The Ashram is dedicated to the lifestyle and philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi. The Parchure Kuti, the Mahadev Kuti and the Kishore Kuti are some of the huts in the ashram that are worth visiting.
Another interesting place near Nagpur is Wardha. Located 77 kms away from Nagpur, Wardha is known for its temples and museum and has a historical significance owing to its rich past of being ruled by several kingdoms including the Chalukyas, the Rajputs, the Satavahanas and the Mauryas. The Laxmi Narayan Mandir, the Magan Sangrahalaya Museum, the Mahakali Mandir and the Vishwa Shanti Stupa are some of the places to see in and around Wardha.
Hotels in Nagpur – Choice is Yours
There are numerous hotels in Nagpur ranging from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star deluxe to budget hotels.