Nagpur might not be the first destination in your mind when you think of India, but it’s worth a visit especially since it’s just a couple of hours away from Mumbai! Mumbai to Nagpur flights ply the route several times a day. Boasting of one of the highest literacy rates in the country, Nagpur (a.k.a, “The Orange City”) is an important tourist hub. There’s great sights, great culture, and great people. To help you out on your visit, here’s seven of the area’s top tourist spots:
Maharaj Bagh and Zoo.
Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or just a regular tourist, this botanical garden and zoo has something for you. Originally built by the Bhonsle kings, the zoo has a collection of rare animal and plant species as well as beautifully designed walkways and recreational spots.
Ramtek Fort Temple.
There’s a huge variety of temples in Nagpur, and Ramtek is the one most steeped in mythology. According to legend, the Lord Rama himself used this temple as his sanctuary before conquering Lanka. Nowadays, this is a good place to get away from the city crowd for some peace and quiet. The temple is located on a hilltop, inside a fort.
The biggest mosque in Nagpur, this one is a legitimate tourist center surrounded as it is with hotels, restaurants, shops, and markets. Another famous mosque is the Masjid Ghareeb Nawaz.
Dragon Palace Temple.
If you are looking for something more serene, this popular Buddhist temple is a must-see. This one features picture-perfect landscaping and a remarkable architecture.
Ambazari Lake and Garden.
Ambazari Lake is the largest in the city, and is home to various attractions as swan boats, a mini-amusement park, and a musical fountain. It is surrounded by a garden and a lot of mango trees, so it’s a great spot for picnics and lazy afternoon strolls.
Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden.
While we’re on the subject of musical fountains, how about a garden that is teeming with them? This amphitheater is capable of seating 2,500 people. When there are no shows, the primary attraction is the collection of soothing melodies played out by its fountains.
The largest stupa in asia, this gigantic structure of granite, marble, and sandstone is a sight to behold. It can comfortably seat 5,000 people.
Of course, there are lots of other tourist attractions in Nagpur such as the Adasa Ganpati Temple (with its giant Ganesha statue), the Ram Dham tourism park, the Zero Mile Marker, the Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, and more!
Getting to Nagpur
Reaching the city is very easy. There are lots of flights that land at Nagpur from Mumbai, and you can book tickets for lower than 2,000 rupees. You can choose from various carriers on your Mumbai to Nagpur flight, and you can choose the cheapest round trip rates by booking online.
On your way back, don’t forget to bring home lots of souvenirs including Nagpur’s most famous produce: oranges! Its orchards grow some of the juiciest varieties anywhere, so don’t miss them!