Nagpur Famous Tourism




DEEKSHABHOOMI :-  Bharat Ratna Dr B. R. Ambedkar along with thousands of his followers embrassed Buddhism on Oct  14' 1956 at Deekshabhoomi located  at  western Nagpur near Ramdaspeth. Since then the site is regarded as a pilgrimage centre for Buddhist. A memorial has since been constructed at the spot. This started with  construction of a Bhikshu Niwas in 1968, followed by a P/G degree college and finally a majestic towering monument consisting of replicas of gate of Sanchi Stupa, constructed  at a cost of Rs. 6 crores. 5000 Bhikshu can be accomodated in each storey. The diameter and height of the dome is 120 ft. Granites,  Marbles and Dholpur Sandstone have been  used for the construction of this 4000 sq. ft. hall. The President of India has recently inaugurated this majestic monuments that is a symbol of national integration and secularism and a place of pride for Nagpurians.




THE DRAGON PALACE TEMPLE, KAMPTEE  :-  Kamptee, satellite township of Nagpur, has recently earned a scintillating identity through the magnificent Dragon palace temple. The unique Buddhist temple with its attractive architecture and landscape was inaugurated on 23 Nov' 1999 by Mother Noriko Ogawa society, Japan on the follow-up  by local MLA and minister of state of water and sanitration Ms  Sulekha Kumbhare.
         The temple sprawls on 10 acre of land, having a serine and beautiful buddhist prayer centre. A hude idol of Lord Buddha  is installed on the first floor of the Meditation hall which is carved out of a Single Sandalwood block. The temple with its characteristic architecture has already received an international award for best  concrete structure. The dazzling while walls of the temple signify for peace, purity and divinity. The devotees who assemble there chant 'Nangu-Mayo-Ho-Renge-Kyo' during the meditating hours. The architechtural masterpiece of Nagpur i.e. the Dragon Palace temple is also called 'Lotus Temple' & stands tall amidst sprawling lush green lawns, dotted with flowering plants & laid down in an attractive landscape pattern. The Ogawa society which maintains the temple also looks after allied social activities which include running a mobile hospital, a welfare centre, an orphanage & a school for poor.

JAADU MAHAL, VISHWAKARMA NAGAR, NAGPUR :-  At Vishvakarma nagar, on Manewada Road is yet another unique place which can truely be called gem of Nagpur. This is a building called Jaadu Mahal (the magic place) which is constructed by famous Magician of Nagpur Late Sunil Bhavsar. This is perhaps the only magic palace in the country with its unique characterisation. In this premises various magic tricks are demonstrated. The Jaadu Mahal remains open even on sundays. Its a treat to visit this gem of Nagpur

GANGAVATARAN SHIVA STATUE AT NANDANWAN  :-  In the premise of Shri Laxmi Narayan temple located in Nandanvan area of east Nagpur, a trust of religious Nagpurian has decided to construct a 51 feet statue of Lord Shiva . The pledged gaint size statue has been designed by sculpture Shri Indrageet  Sakharam Tidke of Malakoti distt. , Nanded The constructed  of this unique statue has already began at the site. Once completed , this will be one of the most magnificiant statues in Vidharbha and perhaps India . It is likely to prove one of major centres of attraction at Nagpur.

LATA MANGESHKAR MUSICAL GARDEN AT SURYA NAGAR, EAST NAGPUR. :- The musical garden is constructed at Surya Nagar, Nagpur under the direction of NIT trustee Jaiprakash Gupta. The sprawling garden besides having having a landscaped garden and lawn, will also have musical fountains, curious architectural sites based on  ragas, raganis, and nodes of Indian Classical music which  will be operated by musician. There will also be a huge open air theatre sufficient to accomodate about 2500 music loving crowd in the premises where large concerts can be organised .The musical garden when complete, will inspire Children to take up music as their career and  will prove to a centre of attraction of Nagpurians.

NAWEGAON BANDH :
Nawegaon, Vidarbha's most popular forest resort, is the ultimate
adventure spot. It is said to have been built by Kolu Patel Kohli in the beginning of the 18th century. There's picturesque lake set in the midst of hill ranges with watch towers that enable you to view wildlife. Make sure you visit the deer park, the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, the three beautiful gardens and the children's park. Almost 60% of the birds species found in Maharashtra have been recorded in Nawegaon. You may see the leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital or the langur.

NAGARDHAN :
Nagardhan is an old town and was formerly of considerable importance as it gave its name to the district. It was founded by a Suryawanshi King, but Mr. Hiralal supposes it to have been established by King named Nandvardhan belonging to the Shail Dynasty. There is a fort said to have been built by the Bhonslas
with brick walls.

DHAPEWADA :
Dhapewada is situated on the bank of Chandrabhaga river. The town
possesses a notable temple of Vithoba, overlooking the river. It  was built by Umaji Aba, Diwan to Raja Baji Rao Bhonsla. Dhapewada
is being known as Vidarbha's Pandharpur.

KHEKRANALA :
Khekranala is a dam site situated in Khapra range forest. This area is palm green and finest natural and fascinating with a bracing climate and healthy environment round the year. The water reservoir is quite and surrounded by thick forest on two side.




TOURISM PANORAMA OF NAGPUR
Ambazari :  LakeSpread over 15.4 sq. kms. on the western outskirts of the city, Ambazari Lake is surrounded by a picturesque garden. Boating facilities and good walking trials provide an interesting outdoor activity. The musical fountain addsa romantic flavor to this beautiful spot. Ambazari Lake and Garden LyingThe Ambazari Lake has a beautiful garden beside it, which is one of the most beautiful spots in Nagpur, developed as a model garden by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation.


Balaji Mandir at Seminary : The most popular of Indian deities Shri Balaji  is the presiding deityin this temple situated in the serene and picturesque surroundings of, Nagpur’s famed Seminary Hills. This temple also houses the idols of Lord Kartikeya who is believed to be the commanderof the army of Gods.


AMBAZARI LAKE RESORT - This is newly renovated lake resort is situated 4 kms. from the city in the south-wwestern part of Nagpur city at its outskits. The lake resort is connected to the city through south Ambazari road as also Amravati road by very good tar-roads. A beautiful rock cut garden has been developed on the slopes of this artificial lake. A small rest house and children park is also developed near by. The Nagpur Corporation has now developed a beautiful amusement park with several modern means of entertainment like Musical fountain, Ghost's House, Magic fountains, Gaint Wheel, Paratrooper, Slum Bob, Water slides, Concorde, Frog ride, Titanic, duck ride,MerryGo Round, etc. Apart from this Appu's Ghar, the picnic spot also offers quite good and well maintained boating and water sports facilities and a food plaza which offers all sorts of food. Sometimes special aeromodelling shows are also organised in this family park. A 4 mtr. high hunter fighter plane of I.A.F has also been installed here for the children which is the centre of attraction for families.


 

Maharaj Baug and Zoo : The erstwhile Bhonsle rulers laid a beautiful garden,which is now known as The Maharaj Baug. It is converted into a botanical garden housing a zoo,containing some rare species of birds and animals.


Seminary Hill : Named after the Seminary of St. Charles this hillock is about 6 kms.west of the old city giving a captivating panoramic view of the city.
Sitabuldi Fort : A visit to Nagpur is not complete without a visit to this important landmark of Sitabuldi Fort, nestled on the Twin Mountains. In the year 1857 a British officer, built this fort and since then it has been one of the interesting destinations in Nagpur.


Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir : In the year 1923, this beautiful temple was built with marble and sandstone carving work. The three principle characters of the Indian epic-The Ramayana are the presiding deities.

 
TOTLADOH :
The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park is situated in this area. It is surrounded by Satpuda hills providing a pleasant climate. This National Park is best known for animal viewing, bird watching and trekking. There is also situated a hydroelectric project, a joint venture of Govt. of Maharashtra and Madhya Predesh.


RAMTEK :
The story goes that Shri Ram tarried here a while with Laxman and
Sita. Hence,  the name. It was here that the prolific Sanskrit poet Kalidas wrote his epic Maghdootam. Besides the Shri Ram Temple and the Kalidas Memorial, there is Ramgiri hill, Ramsagar lake.This place has been immortalised by the visit of Lord Ram,  Sita and Laxman, hence the name Ramtek. The place is also famous as the place where the poet Kalidas composed his epic "Meghdoot". The main attractions here are the Ram temple which is more than 600 years old, as well as the Jain temple which has some beautiful carvings and sculpture.Ramtek is about 50 kms. from Nagpur.


NAWEGAON BANDH :
Nawegaon, Vidarbha's most popular forest resort, is the ultimate
adventure spot. It is said to have been built by Kolu Patel Kohli in the beginning of the 18th century. There's picturesque lake set in the midst of hill ranges with watch towers that enable you to view wildlife. Make sure you visit the deer park, the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, the three beautiful gardens and the children's park. Almost 60% of the birds species found in Maharashtra have been recorded in Nawegaon. You may see the leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital or the langur.


NAGARDHAN :
Nagardhan is an old town and was formerly of considerable importance as it gave its name to the district. It was founded by a Suryawanshi King, but Mr. Hiralal supposes it to have been established by King named Nandvardhan belonging to the Shail Dynasty. There is a fort said to have been built by the Bhonslas
with brick walls.

DHAPEWADA :
Dhapewada is situated on the bank of Chandrabhaga river. The town
possesses a notable temple of Vithoba, overlooking the river. It  was built by Umaji Aba, Diwan to Raja Baji Rao Bhonsla. Dhapewada
is being known as Vidarbha's Pandharpur.


KHEKRANALA :
Khekranala is a dam site situated in Khapra range forest. This area is palm green and finest natural and fascinating with a bracing climate and healthy environment round the year. The water reservoir is quite and surrounded by thick forest on two side.


ADASA :
A small village in the Nagpur District. The village contains fine old temples. In the temple of Ganpati the image consists of a single stone set up so that worshippers may walk around it. On a hill near the village is a temple of Mahadeo with three lingas, which are believed to have come out of the ground by themselves.


Ambakhori: Situated around 60kms. from Nagpur.It is best in winter,
though it tends to be crowded on weekends.It is yet to be developed to its full potential.Waterfalls and a forest are the main attractions.


Pench National Park: Situated around 86kms. from Nagpur, this
National Park is a place good for a day's visit. It is built  around the Pench Irrigation project, a joint venture of the Maharashtra and MP Governments.This park is also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Udyan.


Khindsi: Famous mainly for its large and picturesque lake.  Boating facilities are also offered. Khindsi is very close to Ramtek, in fact you can combine the two places in a single trip.

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