As aforesaid, Nagpur is the land of many lakes – 11 to be precise, and Ambazari Lake is one of the most famous tourist places to visit in Nagpur, mainly because it is the largest one in the city. Its mere beauty and size call out for some peaceful time in the lap of nature.
Adjacent to the lake, the garden spread across 25 acres of land is like the cherry on top. Here, together there is plenty of flora and fauna that you would not want to miss if you are a nature lover.
Pench Tiger Reserve
Pench Tiger Reserve is home to 53 tigers. Spreading across two states – Maharashtra and Nagpur, Pench is famous for its flora and fauna. This park certainly qualifies as a must-see amongst all other tourist places in Nagpur.
The best part is that there are government as well as private resorts that sort accommodation needs for visitors willing to have an overnight trip. Thus it becomes a great option for a weekend getaway.
Gorewada Lake along with the dam supporting it can be considered as a full day picnic spot. The waterbody is the main source of water supply for the whole of Nagpur, so has great significance. The lake is surrounded by an abundance of lush green and thick trees, and bushes which makes for a great landscape.
The lake also attracts birds who come to drink water and can be spotted by birdwatching and nature enthusiasts.
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground
A cricket ground located in the city of Nagpur, this stadium has witnessed quite a few legendary matches ever since its inception. All the test series and international cricket matches are held on this ground with residents of the entire city proactively participating as attendees.
In terms of its field area, the stadium is the largest one in India.
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
Distributed in two districts – Bhandara and Gondia district, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of animals – 35 types of mammals specifically. Here, over 166 species of birds have been spotted till date. Though the Tigers manage to take away all the attention in the way of conserving them.
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary was merged with a reserve due to the population depletion of tigers in 2012 and today runs like a well-known sanctuary, regularly visited by tourists from everywhere.
A fort – temple, Ramtek is situated on the top of a hill, inside a fort in the outskirts of Nagpur city. This makes it a soothing place and also makes it apt for one day picnic with family and friends.
Lord Rama remains the main deity of this temple as it is believed that he had rested here for a brief amount of time, before starting his journey of conquering Lanka. Thus, the fort comes with great mythological stories and importance.
Nagpur’s famous Futala Lake is one of the most iconic spots for taking pictures of the sunset or simply relaxing with friends and family members. The lake covers a whopping 60 acres and is Nagpur’s second biggest lake, constructed by Nagpur’s Bhonsle Kings who also supervised the construction of the city itself. There are vibrant and colorful fountains installed here which are a major draw for visitors in the evenings. The lighting along the lake also deserves special mention.
This fort has immense historical significance, having been the site of several famous battles including the one between the British army and Appasaheb who eventually lost. After independence, the fort has become the base for the 188th infantry battalion of the Indian Army and opened to the public on Maharashtra Day, Independence Day, and Republic Day alike.
The city of Nagpur is home to making lakes. One name on this list of lakes is Khindsi Lake which is situated about 40 kilometers from the city center. It can be counted as one of the most popular tourist places in Nagpur as all facilities – right from accommodation to a resort, from restaurants to an amusement park, and other attractions are made available for tourists.
Moreover, the boasting center here is the largest one not just in Nagpur but in the whole of central India. Khindsi lake attracts a maximum crowd during the summer months.
Dragon Palace Buddhist Temple
About 20 kilometers from the city of Nagpur is a place called Kampee where this Buddhist temple attracts tourists every year. Here, devotees are often seen chanting Buddhist prayers and meditating for hours and hours at stretch.
The temple has proven to be a great city escape during the summers for Nagpurians when the scorching heat can become a little too unbearable. A drive or two-wheeler ride early in the morning is the best way to travel and make the most of the overall experience of this getaway.