All through the year, Nagpur attracts both domestic as well as international tourists with its rich historic heritage, spiritual legacy, and picturesque surroundings. Whether you are an adventure junkie, a spiritual seeker, a history buff or just an aimless tourist bitten by the travel bug, this place won’t disappoint you. So, next time when you are in Nagpur, don’t just spend your time sitting idle in your hotel room. Instead, head off alone or with your dear ones to explore and experience the city in its full glory. Here’s to you a list of the best places to visit in Nagpur. 

Best Places to Visit in Nagpur for Couples: To Rejuvenate Your Love Life

Japanese Rose Garden | Best Places to Visit in Nagpur for Couples

Japanese Rose Garden | Among the Best Places to Visit in Nagpur for Couples

Visiting the city with your partner? Here’s good news – you create never-dying memories at several spots here. Given below are our top picks.  

1. Sakkardara Lake Garden

Lake and garden – sounds like an ideal setting for a romantic evening, right? Situated on the banks of Sakkardara Lake, this garden can be a perfect spot for you and your lover to spend some quality time away from the humdrum of the city. Walk hand in hand with your sweetheart about this lush green paradise or just sit back on the shores and murmur sweet nothings to each other. Apart from these, you are sure to get enthralled by the beautiful view of sunrise and sunset. 

Location: Dattatray Nagar, Ayodhya Nagar   

Timings: Morning to evening

Entry Fee: N/A

2. Japanese Rose Garden

“My love is like a red red rose” said Robert Burns, the Scottish poet. If you too associate roses with love, here is a place for you both to explore. Located near the Civil Lines area, the Japanese Rose Garden is known for its picturesquely beautiful surroundings. It got its name from the colorful iron structures that are a characteristic motif of Japanese design. Owing to the serenity and privacy it offers, it is a popular hangout place for lovebirds, who can sit alongside the alluring rose beds and indulge in endless conversations. Built in a slightly hilly location, this garden allows the lovers to rekindle their love as the cool breeze touches their face and their eyes feast on panoramic views. 

Location: Seminary Hills, Nagpur

Timings: 06:00 am to 07:00 pm; every day

Entry Fee: N/A

3. Futala Lake

Spread over 60 acres, this 200-year-old lake is the ideal spot for you and your partner to escape the hurly-burly of city life. Just a walk on the path while enjoying the sunset itself can fascinate you. With three fountains, the evenings at Futala Lake with your beloved gets even more memorable. You can also ride on a tonga (horse carriage) ride while munching on some corn. A romantic dinner date at one of the lakeside restaurants could be a great way to keep the sparkle alive in your relationship. 

Location: Juna Futala, Vayusena Nagar

Timings: N/A

Entry Fee: No fee

4. Ambazari Lake Garden

Ambazari, the largest lake in the city, has an adjoining garden which is built across 18 acres of land. A romantic stroll on the trails by the kaleidoscopic view of the lake makes it no less than a perfect fairytale experience. Make your evening indelible with a drive to Ambazari T-point. Also, remember to get yourself pictured holding each other’s hands while boating on the lake with a beautiful twilight sky making up the backdrop. Though evenings are the best time to visit this garden, we must warn you that it’s the busiest time as well. 

Location: Ambazari Road, Ambazari

Timings: 09:45 am to 06:30 pm; every day

Entry Fee: N/A 

5. Lata Mangeshkar Musical Garden

This musical garden can be your ideal spot to cherish those romantic moments with your loved one. Feel enamored all over again as you sit back and enjoy the musical fountain dancing to the rhythms of classical music. You could also find a place in its huge amphitheater that accommodates over 2500 people and be a part of the cultural programs. Else, simply seclude yourself in the beautifully landscaped garden to relax and stargaze with your sweetheart as the soft notes pervade in the background. If you plan to visit this garden, then late afternoon hours would be perfect as morning hours are basically for joggers and walkers.

Location: Kalmana Road, Surya Nagar

Timings: 05:00 am to 10:00 pm; every day

Entry Fees: N/A 

Best Places to Visit in Nagpur with Friends and Family: For A Fun-Filled Gathering

Narrow Gauge Rail Museum | Best Places to Visit in Nagpur with Friends and Family

Narrow Gauge Rail Museum | Among the Best Places to Visit in Nagpur with Friends and Family

Time spent with family and friends are your eternal investments. Here are the best places to visit in Nagpur with family and friends for the time of your life. 

6. Seminary Hill

If you and your friends are nature lovers and want to break away from their everyday routine, this small hillock is the right place for you. The Seminary Hills is named after the St Charles Seminary on its crest. Want to have some fun trekking atop the hill? Why wait? Get into those hiking shoes and break some sweat. Trekking all the way up along the murky, woody and lush green surroundings make it all worth when you get the breathtaking view of the city from the top. Your kids can enjoy at Bal Udyan, which has a play area and toy train. Apart from these, you can visit Lourd Mata Church or stroll about the Satpura Botanical Garden. Lastly, to curb your hunger, there are several eateries in and around the Seminary Hill area. 

Location: Seminary Hills

Timings: N/A

Entry Fee: N/A 

7. Sitabuldi Fort

Over two centuries old, Sitabuldi Fort is a popular tourist attraction that one must explore while in Nagpur. This fort holds historical as well as architectural significance. Built in the year 1817 between two hillocks, it is currently the home to the Indian Army’s 118th infantry battalion. Adjacent to the fort there is a palace that adds charm to the whole setting. You can see the graves of soldiers killed rain the Third Anglo-Maratha war and a prison where Mahatma Gandhi was locked up. Due to security reasons, this fort is open to public only on three days of the year i.e. 26th January, 1st May (Maharashtra Day), and 15th August. If you are lucky enough to be in Nagpur on either of these days with your friends and family, make sure to pay a visit to this magnificent fort. Though you may not be allowed to take your cameras, mobile phones, and other belongings inside, the history of the place will imprint itself on your mind forever. 

Location: Madha Colony, Sitabuldi

Days Open:  Morning to Evening; 26th  January, 1st May, and 15th August; every year

Entry Fee: N/A                                                           

 8. Raman Science Center

If you never stop thinking and talking about science or if your little one’s curious questions are bewildering, visit Raman Science Center. Geeky or not, with its range of marvelous engaging activities and attractions, this place has something for everyone. Named after the famous Nobel Prize winner and Indian physicist, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, this center encourages scientific perspective among people and displays their application and new inventions from across the world.

Be a part of the various activities undertaken here that can be a fun way to learn something new. Sit back and gaze at celestial bodies as they move across the 133-seater planetarium or stroll through the prehistoric animal park. Indulge your little ones in some fun-filled attractions like floor piano, giant soap bubble, mirror maze, positive shadow and spiral music tubes. Experience 3D films with 5.1 Dolby Digital sound systems that keep you on the edge while your kids scream out of joy. With such a spectacular learning, relearning and unlearning experience, Raman Science Center can be a perfect entertainer for the whole family. 

Location: Subhash Road, Empress City

Timings:

11:30 am to 07:00 pm; every day (March to October)

10:30 am to 06:00 pm; every day (November to February)

Closed on Diwali and Holi. 

Entry Fee

Science Center₹ 20 (general public); ₹ 10 (students)  

Planetarium ₹ 40 (general public); ₹ 20 (students) 

3D Theatre₹ 20 (general public); ₹ 10 (students) 

9. Maharajbagh Zoo

Located at the heart of the city, Maharajbagh Zoo is a popular place to visit with your family and friends. This zoo offers you a pleasant opportunity to see animals like lions, deer, peacocks, leopard and monkeys. Kids are assured a gala time as they see these animals so close in real life. The botanical garden features a range of herbs, shrubs, and aromatic and ornamental plants. You can plan a fun-filled picnic in the garden area, which has beautiful walking trails and lush green surroundings. 

Location: Amravati Road, Maharaja Bagh, Gorepeth

Timings: 08:00 am to 06:00 pm; closed on Mondays

Entry Fee: ₹ 20 per person 

10. Narrow Gauge Rail Museum

Being the only narrow gauge museum of its kind in India, this place is worth a visit while you are in Nagpur. At this historical museum, you can learn a thing or two about the narrow gauge rail systems of the days gone by. Built in 2002, this museum displays various heritage rolling stock like Bagnall steam engine, NG steam crane, CC class steam engine, NG saloon, old coaches, and wagons. The museum also exhibits models, photographs, artifacts used by different departments. You would be interested to see the Indian Railway logos of all our states put on show here.

Want to get into the fun part? With several entertaining activities like toy trains and an amusement park in the museum premises, not just toddlers but even grown-ups can have fun. Additionally, this place has a beautifully landscaped garden with swings and slides for the merriment of kids. To add to the experience, there is a revolving rail restaurant where you can munch on some delicious food with your family. 

Location: Kamptee Road, Moti Bagh

Timings: 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm; closed on Mondays

Entry Fee* : ₹ 20 (adults); ₹ 10 (children)

*Includes the toy train ride 

11. Zero Mile Marker

Now that you have had your share of fun, let’s take a moment here to appreciate a historical monument in the city, called the Zero Mile Marker. This stone was considered the geographical center of India. It consists of a pillar and four horses which are made of sandstone. The British used this pillar as the center point to measure the distances of all important cities of India. Even now, you can see those distances imprinted on the pillar.

Location: Wardha Road, Civil Lines

Timings:  N/A

Entry Fee: N/A 

12. Krazy Castle Aqua Park

Looking for a place to beat the heat and get the adrenaline pumping? Head off straight to one of the finest amusement and water parks in Nagpur, Krazy Castle Aqua Park. With a range of fun rides and slides, this park can never fail you. The Castle Tower at the entrance leads you to the Zoom Tower, where you can find the Float slide and a three-laned Mat slide. For toddlers to have their own gala time, there is a kids’ pool known as Fish Pool. It displays various sea creatures, bringing curiosity among the tots and encouraging them to learn new things. Then, at Liliput’s Land, which is a pool-cum-wading area, you can see them happily playing and splashing in the pool or gliding on small slides. There are amazing land rides for children as well, such as Carousal, Caterpillar, Cartoon Train, Sun N Moon Ride, Rocking Helicopter, Bungee Jumping, Ocean Bumper Boat and Pit Bikes.

While the kids have the best time of their life, you can laze around in Lazy River, sipping on your favorite drink from the eatery inside the park. The Splash Tower, Tornado Slide, and Pendulum Tower are some of the popular slides among grown-ups. Also, the Wave Pool at this park offers a beach-like experience while the Rapid Falls gives you the feel of an actual waterfall. To satiate your hunger pangs, dig into the various types of delicacies from the food court called the Great Banyan Food. 

Location: Opposite Ambazari Lake

Timings

April to September – 11:00 am to 06.00 pm (Water Park); 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm (Amusement Park)

October to March – 10:00 am to 05:00 pm (Water Park); 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm (Amusement Park) 

Entry Fee*

Adults – ₹ 495 (Weekdays) and ₹ 540 (Weekends & Holidays)

Children (height between 33″ – 4’6″) – ₹ 310 (all days)

Senior Citizens (65 years and above with ID proof) – ₹ 310 (all days)

Children (below 33″) – Free

*Separate charges for costume and locker facility 

Top Religious Places to Visit in Nagpur: For Some Spiritual Nirvana

Deekshabhoomi | Top Religious Places to Visit in Nagpur

Deekshabhoomi | Among the Top Religious Places to Visit in Nagpur

Who said Nagpur is all about parks, gardens, lakes, and museums? For those, who are looking for some spiritual nirvana, here’s a handpicked list of the top religious places to visit in Nagpur. 

13. Deekshabhoomi

A sacred monument among Buddhists, Deekshabhoomi is thronged by lots of devotees every year. It was erected in the place where BR Ambedkar was ordained to Buddhism along with a large number of followers. Spread over four acres, this magnificent two-storey hemispherical stupa leaves you awe-struck with its architectural beauty. Among all the Buddhist stupas in the world, Deekshabhoomi is considered to be the largest hollow stupa. There is also a Buddha Vihara and a Bodhi Tree in the premises. The place certainly deserves to be on your must-see list while in Nagpur, whether you are a follower of Buddhism or not. 

Location: South Ambazari Road, Abhyankar Nagar

Timings:  12:00 to 06:00 pm

Entry Fee: No fee 

14. Shri Ganesh Mandir Tekdi

Said to be 250 years old, this is one of the oldest and most frequented Ganesh Temples in the city. Locals consider this temple as Jagrutha Devasthan (Alive temple) and Ganesh Idol is considered to be Swayambhu (self-manifested). In Marathi, the word Tekdi means Hill, so, the name Tekdi Ganapthi is derived from the location of the temple, which is a hilltop. Due to its amazing location and religious association, it draws large numbers of visitors all through the year. 

Location: Sitabuldi

Timings:  6:00 am to 11:30 pm

Entry Fee: No fee 

15. Sai Baba Temple

Being a replica of the Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi, this temple attracts devotees from across the country. It’s a serene place to meditate and seek blessings from the almighty. If you wish to visit this temple, let us warn you that Thursdays are the busiest of the week. So, plan your visit accordingly and get a lifetime experience in this holy place of worship. 

Location: Wardha Rd, Chhatrapati Road

Timings:  Morning to Evening

Entry Fee: No fee 

16. Hazrat Tajuddin Dargah

This religiously significant place for Muslims stands out among the others in the city with its tranquil atmosphere. Being the resting place of Hazrat Baba Tajuddin, it is frequented by not just Muslims but people of other communities too. On important Muslim days, such as the Urs of the Sufi saint, the dargah is magnificently lit up with multi-colored lights, which is a sight to behold.

Location: Umreth Road, Near Dighori

Timings: 06:00 am to 09:00p pm; every day

Entry Fee: No fee 

17. Dragon Palace Temple

Built in the year 1999 as a symbol of Indo-Japanese friendship, the Dragon Palace Temple is one of the famous tourist attractions in Nagpur. Nurture your body, soul, and mind with some meditation with the devotees who chant de-stressing mantras. You will find yourself at peace as you walk through this glorious temple made of white marbles. On its second floor is enthroned a huge statue of Gautam Buddha carved from fragrant sandalwood. 

Location: Dadasaheb Kumbhare Parisar, New Kamptee

Timings:  05:00 am to 08:00 pm

Entry Fee: No fee 

18. Shri Swaminarayan Temple

If you want to treat your eyes to incredible carving, then Swaminarayan Temple is the best place for you. A union of cultures is seen here as the temple towers (shikharas) are a Hindu element, whereas the serpent-like arches above the entrance are a Buddhist motif, known as Makara Torana (dragon arch). You can pray and seek blessings from the deities for a blissful feature. If you visit this temple in the evening, you will find it lit up to add more glory to its commendable architecture. 

Location: Swaminarayan Marg, Ring Road, Wathoda

Timings: 08:00 am to 12:00 pm and 04:00 pm to 08:30 pm; every day

Entry Fee: No fee

19. Telankhedi Hanuman Mandir

Steeped deep in myths, this temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Also, it is believed that the origin of this temple is related to Lord Rama, who rested on these hillocks on the way to Sri Lanka. Along with the idol of Lord Hanuman, who is the presiding deity, there are idols of various deities as well. Devotees believe that the idol has mystical powers to elude their sorrows in life. With a calm atmosphere, it is a great place to visit if you find your life going downhill or even otherwise. 

Location: Seminary Hills

Timings:  Morning to Evening

Entry Fee: No fee 

20. All Saints’ Cathedral

This Gothic-style cathedral is known for its elegantly decorated altar, exemplarily painted glasses and windows, and century-old trees. Relax, pray, and meditate in the peaceful space of this architectural landmark\. Being one of the finest churches in the region, it is visited by travelers from different parts of the country. The church bell, chandeliers and furniture inside are said to be brought all the way from England. 

Location: Residency Road, Sadar

Timings:  Morning to Evening

Entry Fee: No fee

The City of Oranges can bedazzle you with its perfect blend of rich history and modernity. From a lovey-dovey couple to a bunch of crazy friends, from a playful family to a nirvana seeker, Nagpur delights all. The next time you search for a hotel in Nagpur, send a little more time in learning about which among the above-mentioned places is nearby, so you don’t face any connectivity hassle. Off, you go!