Nagpur offers asia’s biggest area for industrial visit i.e. Butibori. Butibori is developed as 5 Star Industrial district by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Butibori’s total area acquired is 23.12 square kilometers. It has 24 large scale industries. The estate’s largest unit is of Indo Rama Synthetics, which manufactures synthetic polyester yarn. Other units in Butibori include the power transmission company KEC, Hyundai Unitech, ACC Nihon Castings Ltd. the other industrial area is located at Hingna. The major industries at Hingna are Mahindra and Mahindra, NECO Ltd. (the country’s largest casting group), International Combustion, Bajaj Auto group, Candico (the second largest confectionery manufacturing plant in India), Ajanta toothbrushes, and Sanvijay Group. Nagpur is also home to ice-cream manufacturer Dinshaws, Indian dry food manufacturer Haldiram’s, Indian Ready to Cook food manufacturer Actchawa and Ayurvedic product company Vicco and Baidnath.
An enticing blend of the old and new, Nagpur is Maharashtra’s third largest city and one of the all-time favourite spots in the state. Once the seat of power of the Bhonsale rulers and the capital of the former Central Provinces, the city is the third largest of the state and the focal point of the Vidarbha region.
Also known as the Orange City of India as it is a major trade centre for oranges grown in the region, Nagpur is the leaping off point for Navagaon National Park and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve that lure wildlife enthusiasts to this eastern part of Maharashtra. The city is also used as a base for visiting Ramtek, a place associated with Lord Rama and famous Sanskrit poet Kalidasa.
Sights to See
One of the most visited museums in Maharashtra, this eclectic museum is a treasure-trove of specimens related to archaeology, art, anthropology, natural history and geology. It is open on all days except Mondays.
Gandhi Baug, Gorewara Tank,HegdewarSmritiMandir,Kashibai
Temple, Laxmi Narayan Institute of Technology,MaharajBaug and Zoo, Seminary Hills,Sitabuldi Fort; Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir, Statue of Maharani Laxmibai of Jhansi,Nagarkhana, Sukrawar Tank (Gandhi Sagar),Tajabad Sharif,TelahkhediUdyan and TekdiGanapati Temple are other highlights of Nagpur.
Ambazari Lake and Garden
One of the most sought after tourist destination of Nagpur, Ambazari Lake and Gardenis highly admired for its scenic beauty, attracting people for weekend picnic and boating. The garden covers an area of 20 acres and offers the visitors to spend their leisure time with family and friends
Previously spelled Kamptee, Kamthi is famous for its big industrial complex and lied on the way to Ramtek. The Dragon Palace temple is of religious significance to Buddhists. A statue of meditative Buddha is enshrined here.
Bhage Mohair (45 km):
Located near Parshivani on Nagpur-Kampteeroad, this village is famous for the findings of many tools and crockery, agricultural toolsand implementsdating back to 3000 years ago.
Ramtek (48 km):
Legend has it that Lord Rama passed this way during his period of exile. There are temples dedicated to Rama and Lakshmana. At the foot of the hill is a charming inland lake Ramsagar. The famous Sanskrit poet Kalidas wrote his epic ‘Meghdoota’ here.
8 km from Ramtek, this place has a small temple of Vithoba lying peacefully on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River. It has a variety of water sports to offer as well. This place is known to be the Pandharpur of Vidarbha.
Khekranala (55 km):
Set amidst the green and serene forest of Khapra the place is known for wide variety of flora and faunaincluding the occasional tiger that will intrigue wildlife enthusiasts and scientists alike.
Paunar Ashram (68 km):AcharyaVinobaBhave, founder of the Bhoodan Movement, had made Paunar (Parvapur) his Ashram. Places of interest include the Paramdham Ashram, PaunarChhatri, Gandhi Stambh and Bharat Ram Mandir.
Sevagram (72 km):
Sevagram or “Village of Service” is a small village symbolising the Gandhian way of life. Gandhi made this place his home in later years. Places of interest here include AdiNivas, BapuKutir and AakhriNiwas all residences where Gandhiji lived with Kasturba; the Prayer Ground; MahadevKutir; Shanti Bhavan and the Mahatma Gandhi Research Institute of Medical Science.
Wardha (77 km):
Headquarters of Wardha district, it is a convenient base for visiting the Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram (6 Km.) and of AcharyaVinobaBhave at Paunar (10 Km.) Places of interest include the MaganSanghralaya, a museum dedicated to village and cottage industries; the Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Gita Mandir.
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- 868 km from Mumbai
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- 730 km from Pune
- 504 km from Aurangabad
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- 1012 km from Delhi
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Shegaon (287 km):
It has the sacred ‘Samadhi’ (Shrine) of Saint GajananMaharaj. Shegaon is railway station on Mumbai Howrah route.
Ambagarh Fort (130 km):
A 12th century Gond Fort, now in ruins, is surrounded by dense forests. Loctaed near is Gaimukhwhich is home to a Shiva shrine dating back to the 9th century.
Ridhpur (205 km):
A pilgrim centre for the Mahanubhav cultattracts devotees in greatnumber.
SANCTUARIES AND NATIONAL PARKSPench National Park –
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park(65 km):
Situated along the Pench River, this is one of the largest game preserves of Maharashtra. Nearby, Ghuhhugarh, is an old fort of the Vakataka period.
Bor Wild Life Sanctuary (80 km):
Located in the Hingni Range, north of Wardha, the Sanctuary abounds in wildlife like the panther, sloth bear, sambar, chital, barking deer and wild boar. The avian population found here is diverse and colourful. Fishing is possible in the lake.
Mogarkasa Wildlife Sanctuary (120 km):
A popular wildlife resort centred around a lake where wild tiger, leopard, bison, sambar and chital can be seen.
Tipeshwer Sanctuary (172 km):
Black buck, blue bull, chital, sambar, peacock, hare, snake, monkey, wild boar, bear, wild cat, wolf and jackal are the wild animals that are abundantly found in this sanctuary.
Navegaon National Park (140 km):
A famous place for avian population. The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located at the park.
Tadoba National Park (151 km):
Declared a National Park in 1955 under the Wild life Protection Act, the park is home to a crocodile breeding farm, taken up as a preservation project. The Forest Department provides mini bus services in the National Park for viewingwild life. Elephant rides are also provided during the tourist season.
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (160 km):
Situated in the Tirora range of Bhandara Forest Division, The tiger, bison,chital, gaur, sloth bear, sambar, four horned antelope, blue bull, spotted deer, barking deer and mouse deer are some of the animals which can be seen. The birdlife is rich as well. Though open throughout the year, the best season, for viewing wildlife is from Sept to June.
Melghat Tiger Reserve (250 km):
60 km from Parvatwada and 100km from Amravati, the park covers a core area of 447.8 sqkm and is the only ‘Project Tiger’ sanctuary in Maharashtra. The sanctuary shelters a great number of birds in addition to the tiger, bison, wild oxen, sloth bear, sambar, barking deer, antelope, hyena, wild dog, four horned antelope and wild boar. The Rocky Doh at Kolkaz is a delightful spot for fishing. The Reserve also has a spectacular variety of plant life.Conducted Tours for observation of wildlife in the sanctuary along with forest guides are arranged by the Forest Department.
Bhamragarh Wild Life Sanctuary (370 km):
Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary has many types of wild animals like leopard, jungle fowl, wild boar and sloth bear, barking deer, blue bull, peacock and flying squirrel. The entire area is covered with the moist deciduous mix forests. Gond-Madia tribes are the people residing around this sanctuary. The local dialect is Madia and Gondi. HemalkasaLokBiradari Project run by Dr PrakashAmte is the other place of interest around the sanctuary.
Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary (243 km):
Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary is home to nearly 131 species of wild animals like tiger, leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear and wild dog. Many of the species are included under the endangered species’ list like two species of bird, two species of reptiles, Indian python and common Indian monitar.