Nagpur is the winter capital of Maharashtra, Founded by Prince Bhakt
Buland. Tourism is a major contributor in the economical growth of the city.
Known for its variety of Oranges and vibrant lifestyle, Nagpur produces export quality
Oranges that have huge demand all over the world. It is the political and
industrial powerhouse of India. The rich heritage makes Nagpur an important
seat of cultural activities. The city has lot of specialties like handicraft
exhibitions, art and music expos, tribal, and folk art. Book your Nagpur tours packages in Maharashtra.
The Music and Dance festival depicting the performances of theatrical
artists, held every year in the month of November, at the holy town of Ramtek.
Mahakavi Kalidasa wrote some of his greatest literary artifacts like
Ritusamhaara, Meghadoota, etc in this part of the country. The Kalidasa
Festival organized in association with the district collectorate, Nagpur is to highlight
the tourist attractions in the Vidharbha region.
This festival aims to recreate
the golden era of Kalidasa and pay tribute to the poet for his extraordinary
contribution to literature. The main highlight is music and dance performances
by renowned artists; in Nov 2011, classical ghungru vadan by V. Anuradha Singh
and a parasailing event were notable favorites among audience.
Best Time to Visit
Winter is apt time to visit Nagpur, as the temperatures are suitable to
travel over the many exiting tourist spots in and around the city. From October
to March, the season is best to explore the Orange city.
Places of Visit
The city has a number of avenues that keep the tourist busy and make
sightseeing a pleasure.
Dragon Palace Temple – Founded by a Japanese
society, this Buddhist Temple is dedicated to Lord Buddha. One can admire the
scenic background and the amazing architecture of the massive building.
Balaji Mandir – An important tourist
spot situated amidst the alluring environs of the Seminary Hills. The main
deity is lord Balaji, who is the worshipped with lot of devotion, and there is
an idol of lord Kartikeya too inside the temple complex.
Ambazari Lake – This situated on the
western outskirts of Nagpur amidst a lush green landscaped garden. The Lake has
a musical fountain and boating facility to attract tourists. The area covered
by the Lake is approximately 15 Sq Km wide.
Maharaja Baug and Zoo – The erstwhile park of
the Bhonsle royal family, developed during their reign in Nagpur has now been
converted into a Botanical Garden by
the state government. The Zoo, which is a part of the garden complex, has many
fauna, declared as rare species. The rich collection of flora, fauna, and
plants is the main attraction of this place.
How to Get There
Nagpur is a metro with nation’s main highways intersecting in the city.
The zero mile placed in the form of a stone obelisk, located at the center of
the city is placed by the British Empire. Number of public and private buses
ply between Nagpur and other cities. Nagpur is located at 470 km from Mumbai
and luxury bus services are available in plenty, the cost per person is
approximately Rs 1500 and numeorus packages from Mumbai to Nagpur are available.
Nagpur is a major rail
hub that connects the central and the southeast railways; there are a number of
super fast and passenger trains connecting the city to almost all the cities in
northern part of the country and major metros across south India.
Sonegaon Domestic Airport
is just 6 km away from Nagpur, there are flights to metro cities in India, and foreign
travelers can reach Nagpur via Mumbai international airport. There are taxi
services with fare from Rs 200 onwards to get into the city from airport.