Weekend getaways from Nagpur
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Nagpur, also popularly reckoned as the ‘Orange city’ of India because of the oranges of juiciest varieties found in its orchards. It is also reckoned to be the center of Indian Peninsula. Nagpur is also the winter capital of Maharashtra and has a rich cultural heritage to enchant its visitors, commonly associated with its delectable juicy varieties of oranges. With temples, lush green gardens, lakes and most definitely connected via main cities it becomes the ideal holiday destination. It is also known as the second capital of Maharashtra as a lot of government offices are here. There are many tourists attractions here, namely Deeksha Bhumi, Ambazari lake, Futala lake, Ramtek fort temple, Bohra masjid and mandatorily orange orchards that are worth a visit.
The town of Sanchi is always seen with Buddhist Stupas – hemispherical structures commonly containing relics of the Buddha or his devotees. The Stupas of Sanchi were built on the requests of Emperor Ashoka to save and spread the Buddhist rationality. This place has always been a surprise for the tourist and also delight for the visitors. Sanchi has been ensuring these delightful and consecrated structural miracles, simply the way these marvels have been shielding old history and specialty of the Mauryan period.The various stupas, sanctuaries, cloisters and an Ashokan column have been the concentration of intrigue and wonder for worldwide gatherings of people too. Indeed, UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa. A visit to Sanchi will bring alive the wonderment you felt as a kid as you tuned in to the stories of Ashoka.
Lonar is a mesmerizingly beautiful place being famous for a crater that was formed over 50,000 years ago due to the collision of a meteorite on the surface of the region is also famous for its rich natural heritage. This 6,000 feet wide and 500 feet deep lake is, therefore, an important source of scientific research and educational importance. It is the only salt water lake in the basaltic rock in the world. The area is also surrounded by a lot of flora and fauna which makes the place even more beautiful. There is also a famous Gomukh temple located at the boundary of the lake where snakes and other animals like fox, mongoose, deers can be spotted. Daitya Sudan temple is famous for its architectural style as it reminds of the world famous Khajuraho temples.
It is place of great historical importance and considered to be the heart city of India. Bhopal is blessed with beautiful lakes in the city thats showcases the magical views of sunset and sunrise that is very rare in such busy cities. A near by site, Bhimbetka Caves have evidence of dwellings of prehistoric man during the Paleolithic era. Rock paintings in the caves are specimens of prehistoric settlements in India. This UNESCO world heritage site has about 600 caves, but only 12 are open for visitors. Bhopali food has a large variety for food and the spicy food here is very much known among the foodie travellers.
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.
One of the most wild forest in 17th century, now is a wildlife exploration gateway for the travellers and photographers. The rich wildlife and surroundings of the wildlife sanctuaries in Seoni is definitely the call of the wild. Seoni jungle and its wolves earned the name from the famous fiction ‘Jungle Book’ with its character name ‘Mowgli’. The Waiganga river adds to the beauty of the green surroundings of the Seoni hills. The wildlife in the region is best observed in the sanctuaries such as Pench Tiger Reserve and Kanha National Park. The description of its natural beauty, richness in flora and fauna has been observed in numerous wildlife books.
Ramtek is a fine confluence of devotion, literature and history with ancient tradition and exploits of bravery. Ramtek is an important and popular tourist center with Ram temple and Kalidas memorial as attractions and tiger sanctuary nearby, places of worship and pilgrimage, flora and fauna and forests, water-sports, environmental research and recreation enhance its importance as a tourist spot. The Ramtek temple is located on the hill-top of the Satpudas. Deolapar is a place near Ramtek, famous for its Cow Research Institute. In addition to this, the natural charm of Khindsi lake is the highlight of Ramtek Toursim. Tourists can enjoy boat-rides in various types of boats here. The specially created tourist spots includes pleasant gardens, games and sports for kids, and restaurants which serve special Nagpuri cuisine.
The appeal of this city lies in its rich social legacy which has been safeguarded over hundreds of years and makes the indications of urbanization and trade, here more vivid and otherworldly. Indore has been one of the fore-runners in the improvement of the nation in the time of modernization. With a populace of more than one million, Indore is the business capital of India. Indore has throughout the years built up itself as the center point of exchanging and modern practices in the state. Yet, the appeal of this city lies in its rich social legacy which has been protected over hundreds of years. Indore is the quintessential case of a taking off city with endless open doors which has not put some distance between its history and legacy.
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.
Settled in all its natural charm, is the hill station of Chikhaldara. Owing to such a topography and climate, the place has turned into a store house of pristine waterfalls, lakes and a majestic cover of greenery that is breathtaking in every sense of the word and is most favourite summer retreats. The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara. Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife. There are numerous places of interest here like Prospect Point, Devi Point, Monkey Point, Long Point, Ravi Point, Virat Point and Hurricane Point not only offer a panoramic view of the valley down below, but are also famous for trekking. Other places of interest are Tribal museum, Semadoh Lake, Gavilgad fort, Narnala fort and Nehru Botanical Museum.
#14Kanha National Park –
Kanha National Park is nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India that forms the central Indian highlands. A trip to Kanha Reserve directly takes you to the widespread arena of the lush habitat of wild creatures. The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer magnanimous sightseeing experiences for the nature lovers. Making the land more beautiful and adorable, the crystal clear streams amidst the dense jungle cleanses the surroundings and makes the wildlife unrivalled.
You have got be really unlucky not to see a Tiger in Bandhavgarh. This is one park which is on top of the charts as far as Tiger sightings is concerned. Bandhavgarh National Park is a hot favorite today with Wildlife Photographers. The park has been divided into three major zones named as Tala, Magdi and Bamera out of which the Tala zone attracts major number of tourists by offering the tiger sighting opportunities.
Places to visit near Nagpur
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