Weekend getaways from Nagpur
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Nagpur is the second capital and the third largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune. It is famous for the Nagpur Orange and is known as the "Orange City" for being a major trade centre of oranges cultivated in the region. Nagpur is also called the "Tiger Capital of India" as it connects many tiger reserves in India to the world. Nagpur is located in the centre of the country with the Zero Mile marker indicating the geographical centre of India. Nagpur has ranked among top 20 cities of India in swachh sarvekshan 2016.
Sanchi is famous in the world for stupas, monolithic Asokan pillar, temples, monasteries and sculptural wealth. It was Emperor Asoka who laid the foundations of a religious centre at Sanchi fascinated probably by the location of the hill or because of his Queen Devi, who was the daughter of a merchant of Vidisha.
Lonar is a World famous place for the Salt water lake of size of 1.8 km diameter, created by the impact of meteor some 50000 years ago. Lonar town gets its name from this lake. The Lonar crater is the world's only salt water lake in basaltic rock, believed to have been caused by a meteorite hitting Earth around 52,000 years ago. It is surrounded by forests with a large variety of birds, particularly peacocks, owls, red-wattled lapwings and ducks. The Daitya Sudan temple is carved in a style similar to Khajurao temples. It has an idol that is composed of a stone-like ore with a high metal content.
Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. According to folklore, Bhopal is said to have been founded by the king Bhoja, who ruled from his capital at Dhar. This theory states that Bhopal was originally known as Bhojpal after a dam ("pal") constructed by the king's minister. Bhimbetka Caves are about 35 kilometers from Bhopal city. They have evidence of dwellings of prehistoric man during the Paleolithic era. Rock paintings in the caves are specimens of prehistoric settlements in India. There are about 600 caves, but only 12 are open for visitors. UNESCO declared Bhimbetka Caves as a World Heritage Site in 2003. Bhopali food has a large variety of non-vegetarian dishes, including Bhopali Murgh Rezala, Paneer Rezala, Bhopali Gosht Korma, Murgh Hara Masala Rice and Murgh Nizami.
This ancient city in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is a paradise of aesthetic beauty largely due to the winding Narmada River flowing through its locales. Rich in history, varied in geography, and increasingly growing modern, Jabalpur is now also emerging as a popular family destination. Fast emerging as tourist favourite, Jabalpur is home to the meanderings of the Narmada river. Bhedaghat is an major tourist attraction 25 kms from here, famous for the Chausath Yogini Temple and the Dhuandhar Waterfalls.
#5Naya Raipur -
Naya Raipur in an ultramodern ‘Green and Smart City’, equipped with all sorts of modern amenities for residents and visitors. Naya Raipur is serving as the administrative capital of the State and also caters to the infrastructural needs of industry and trade in the region. Naya Raipur is surrounded by the cities of Raipur, Arang, Mahasamund, Rajim and Abhanpur. Naya Raipur covers an area of about 8000 hectares. It includes 41 villages out of which 27 villages form the core of Naya Raipur. During the renovation of villages for the construction of Naya Raipur, it displaced the population of one village. Naya Raipur is India's fifth planned capital city after Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Chandigarh (Punjab & Haryana), Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra).
It is also well known for its greenery, lush green mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural parks, monuments, natural resources, herbs, exuberant festivity and peaceful solitude. Other tourist attractions relate to Bastar's royal past and its tribes. The people of the city is very eco friendly types of nature. You can mainly watch the gathering of youths in chowpatty and near sirhasar. The celebration of Dusshera(September/October) is very famous and it is the best time for visiting in the city .If you are in Jagdalpur and you didn't taste Bobo Bajias then you miss the important part of the traditional food culture of the city.
Seoni district is rich in timber resources. Teak is most important tree growing in and around Seoni district. Wainganga river is the lifeline of Seoni district. It originates at "Mundara" village in Seoni district. 's largest mud dam has been built on this river at Bhimgarh village in Chhapara block of the district. 30 km on Nagpur side lies the bison retreat a motel run by MPTDC, specialty of the restaurant is that it is build with dry Teak trees itself . Another major tourist attraction is Pench Tiger Reserve. The reserve is situated in an area that holds a significant place in the natural history of Central India. The description of its natural beauty, richness in flora and fauna has appeared in numerous wildlife books dating back to the 17th century.
Ramtek is a fine confluence of devotion, literature and history. Shri Ram, Seeta maai and Laxman who were living in self-imposed exile in the forest, had halted at Ramtek for a while for rest. Ramtek has an air of devotion. In 'Meghadoota', the great Sanskrit poet Kalidasa's play, the protagonist of the play – the Angel or the Yaksha was living a lonely life away from his dear wife here. The Yaksha invited a cloud as his messenger – a 'meghadoot' – to convey his sad state of mind to his estranged wife. That great epic play is said to have taken place in this Marathi region of Varhad. Kalidasa's 'Meghadoota' occupied a prominent place in Sanskrit literature. The Ramgiri hill is of just moderate height (113 m) perhaps in its attempt to compete a little with the ranges of the Satpudas. The temple of Shri Ram, Laxman and Seeta which is located on the hill-top is a pride of perch of the entire Vidarbha.
Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh, and together with its satellite towns of Pithampur and Dewas. Indore is a perfect mélange of the old and the new, where the old heritage structures coexist with the modern multi-storeyed buildings. An explorer with an eye for architectural excellence, Indore is the place to be to admire, enjoy, learn and unwind. The Maratha era Architectural marvels, signature cuisines at Sarafa Bazar and classical music enriches the heritage and culture of Indore.
Adventure junkies don't need to travel too far to jump off a plane now, as India's first skydiving base camp at Dhana, Madhya Pradesh. Dhana is a preferred destination amongst adventure enthusiasts who want to try sky diving in India. It is a small town located at a distance of 12 kms from Sagar in Madhya Pradesh and is renowned for skydiving. So come and visit Dhana this holiday to experience the thrill of skydiving!
Sagar is a city in Madhya Pradesh state of central India in a picturesque situation on a spur of the Vindhya Range and 1758 ft. above sea-level, and around 180 km northeast of state capital, Bhopal. Its name is derived from a large lake around which the city was settled. Its old British era spelling 'Saugor' was changed to 'Sagar' after independence. Sagar is full of entertainment. Common places to visit include the parks. The bus-stand side of Lakha Banjara lake is quite beautiful as it provides the full view of the great lake and the hills behind it. There are also parks at the Civil Lines. There is also the Varun Smriti park with a water park and restaurant. The city is full of religious structures such as Mosques, Temples (Hindu and Jain), Gurdwara and a few Churches. The Jaama Masjid is at the Katra Square and the Hanuman Temple is near the Kachari. There is also a great temple near Makronia at Jabalpur-Sagar state highway,having a large statue of lord Shiva.
#12Tadoba National Park -
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the finest & largest National Parks in Maharashtra situated in the core of a reserved forest and spread in the area of 1727 sq. km. It is one of India’s 49 project tiger reserves existing in India. Tadoba National Park is popularly known as ‘The Land of Tigers’ as large number of tigers (approx.43) are found here. It is one of the oldest and largest national park, which has endless treasure trove of large number of species of trees & plants and wildlife like panthers, tigers, hyenas, sloth bears, wild dogs, jackals, barking deer, bison, sambar, herd of deer to name a few. Overshadowed by teak & bamboo, and with a magical landscape of rugged cliffs, marshlands, lakes, etc., it's full of unlike flora and fauna. Tadoba national park is open for visitors from october to june every season. Despite of this, limited safari is possible from october on current booking basis. Tadoba national park remains full day closed for visitors on every Tuesday.