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Home » India Travel » Maharashtra » Maharashtra Sightseeing » Nagpur
 
Maharashtra Sightseeing - Nagpur / Amravati
 
 
 
Adasa Accommodation

AdasaThis small village is the site of the ancient Ganesh temple, which houses a statue of the deity, believed to have been self-evolved. It is one of the eight Ashta-Vinayaks in Vidarbha.

Getting there:
By Air: Nearest airport is Nagpur – 45 kms. By Rail: Nearest rail head is Nagpur. By Road: Nagpur – Adasa, 45 kms. State Transport buses ply between Nagpur, Kalmeshwar and Saonar.

Bor Wildlife Sanctuary Accommodation

Bor Wildlife SanctuaryBor wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular wildlife parks in India. The sanctuary covers an area of 61.10 sq km. It includes 3,237 hectares of Reserve Forest, nearly 2,213 hectares of Protected and 660 hectares of Unclassified Forest. It is home to dry deciduous regions with various species of trees like the teak, ain, tendua and bamboo. Among the wild animals there are tigers, panthers, nilgai, sambhars deer, chinkaras, wildboars bears wild dogs and wild cats. The forest lodges and the guest houses enable visitors to experience the night life of the forest. Best time to visit: April to May.

Getting there:
By Air: Nearest airport is Nagpur situated at a distance of 80 kms. By Rail: Nearest railhead is Wardha, which is 35 kms away from the sanctuary. By Road: If you want to drive down to the sanctuary, then Hingni is the nearest bus stop, at 5 kms. Tourist can hire jeeps or a car that can take them to the sanctuary.

Chikhaldara Accommodation

Chikhaldara Featured in the epic, the Mahabharata, this is the place where Bheema killed the villainous Keechaka in a herculean bout and then threw him into the valley. It thus came to be known as Keechakadara -- Chikhaldara is its corruption. But there's more to Chikhaldara. The sole hill resort in the Vidarbha region, it is situated at an altitude of 1118 m and has the added dimension of being the only coffee-growing area in Maharashtra. It abounds in wildlife -- panthers, sloth bears, sambar, wild boar, and even the rarely seen wild dogs. Close by is the famous Melghat Tiger Project which has 82 tigers. The scenic beauty of Chikhaldara can be enjoyed from Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, and Devi Point. Other interesting excursions include Gavilgad and Narnala Fort, the Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, the Tribal Museum and the Semadoh Lake.

Getting there:
By Air: Nearest airport is Nagpur. By Rail: Nearest railhead is Badnera. Mumbai-Chikhaldara, 763 kms. Nagpur-Chikhaldara, 230 kms. Amravati- Chikhaldara, 100 kms.
By Road: Mumbai-Chikhaldara, 763 kms. Nagpur -Chikhaldara, 230 kms. Amravati-Chikhaldara, 100 kms. State transport buses ply from Amravati and Nagpur to Chikhaldara. MTDC provides you to with water-sport facilities at Chikhaldara.


Deekshabhoomi Accommodation

DeekshabhoomiDeekshabhoomi is in the city of Nagpur. Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Amdedkar, Along with thousands of his followers, converted to Buddhhism on October 14, 1956
at Deekshbhoomi in Western Nagpur near the Chokhamela Hostal Ramdaspeth. From that day onwards, the place is acknowledged as a pilgrimage centre. The site also has a memorial of Dr. Ambedkar. This started with construction of a Bhikshu Niwas in 1968 followed by a P/G degree college, and finally, a masjestic towering monument consisting of replicas of the gate of the Sanchi Stupa.

Getting there:
By Air: Nearest airport is Nagpur. By Rail: Nearest railhead is Nagpur. By Road: Deekshabhoomi lies in the heart of the city. Taxis and private vehicles can take you to the place.

 
Kherkranala Accommodation

KherkranalaThe reservoir of Khekranala lies amidst the lush forests of the Khapra Range, in the north-eastern Vidarbha region. Just 55 kms from Nagpur on the Chhindwara Road, near Khapa, this spot is ideal for setting up base camp for an invigorating trek through the rugged, low-lying hills that surround the reservoir. Indeed, there is much to see and imbibe. There is a wide variety of flora and fauna - including the occasional tiger - that will surely intrigue wildlife enthusiasts and scientists alike. The Shiva temple, located in a natural cave, is also worth a visit. Yes, Khekranala might be a small spot on the face of Vidarbha, but it is a beauty spot nonetheless!

Getting there:
By Air: Nearest airport is Nagpur, 59 kms. By Rail: Nearest rail head is Nagpur, 55 kms.
By Road: State Transport buses ply between Nagpur, Saoner, Khapa and Kherkranala.

Ramtek Accommodation

Ramtek The story goes that Shri Ram stayed here for a while with Laxman and Sita. Here Shri Ram took an oath to destroy all the demons harassing the saints, hence the name Ramtek (Tek – oath translated in Hindi). It was here that the profile poet Kalidas wrote his epic Meghdootam. Besides the Shri Ram Temple and the Kalidas Memorial, there’s Ramgiri Hill, Ramsagar Lake and Khindsey Lake making for enchanting sightseeing. There’s nothing like it if you can make it to the 15 day fair in November.

Getting there:
By Air: Nearest airport is Nagpur, 58 kms. By Rail: Ramtek is a station on the south Central Railway. Regular trains ply between Nagpur and Ramtek. By Road: Mumbai – Ramtek via Nagpur, 913 kms. State Transport buses ply from Nagpur to Ramtek.

 
Sevagram Ashram Accommodation

Sevagram AshramIf legends of war are common to the Vidarbha region so also are the tales of non-violence. One of the most renowned preachers of non-violence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known to the world as Mahatma Gandhi spent a part of his lifetime at Shegaon where he built Sevagram. Gandhiji constructed the ashram in 1936 on similar lines of the Sabarmati ashram. There is another village in his region Shegaon, famous as the residence of Saint Gajanan Maharaj.
Hence Gandhiji’s letters used to get misdirected. Therefore, it was decided in 1940 to name this village Sevagram or the village of service. In the time that Gandhiji and Kasturba spent here, they built an institution which transformed into a teaching base for spinning yarn and making khadi. Today you can visit Sevagram and experience the serene atmosphere where you will still find Gandhiji’s footprint echoing around you.

Getting there:
By Air: Nearest airport is Nagpur-80 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Wardha Junction on the Central Railway, which is 10 kms away.
By Road: Direct bus services are available from Nagpur, Anravati, Akola, Latur, Nanded, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. Taxis are available at Nagpur airport as wellas from the railway station. Auto-rickshaws connect

Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary Accommodation

Tadoba Wildlife SanctuaryThis ‘Jewel of Vidarbha’ lies in the district of Chandrapur in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra and is a quiet home to some 50 tigers. It is an infinite treasure trove of innumerable species of trees and plants and wildlife that includes tigers, panthers, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, and bison, barking deer, nil gai, sambar and cheetal. The Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary together from the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. Best time to visit: MTDC provides self- contained rooms with an adjoining restaurant at Tadoba

Getting there:
By Air: The nearest airport is Nagpur (140 kms via Umrer, Bhisi and Chimur). By Rail: The nearest railway station is chandrapur (on the Delhi-Madras main line) 45 kms away. By Road: The nearest main bus stand is Chandrapur and Chimur (32 kms). While in the Vidarbha region , make sure you also plan a safari to the Pench Tiger reserve, Nagzia Wildlife sanctuary and Melghat Tiger Project. You could also visit the wildlife by taking the Vidharba Queen train between Nagpur and Nagbheed).

 
Kalaram Temple Accommodation

Kalaram TempleThis temple was built in 1794 and is similar in its architectural design to the nearby Trimbakeshwar Temple. The temple is 70 feet in height and was the brainchild of Gopikabai Peshwa. It was built with black stone from the mines of Ramsej Hill. There is a beautiful gold-plated copper peak on the temple. There are icons of Rama, Sita and Laxman lavishly adorned with adornments. The temple is surrounded by several smaller temples such as the Vithal Temple, Ganapati Temple and Maruti Temple.

 
Coin Museum Accommodation

Coin Museum The Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies was established here in 1980. Located in the scenic surroundings of Anjneri Hill, the institute is the only one of its kind in Asia. The museum has a well-documented record of the history of Indian numismatics. Through photographs, articles, line drawings, replicas and real coins, one can study the various currency systems that existed in India down the ages. It has an extensive archive with nearly one hundred thousand cardexes preserved for easy reference. It also holds workshops to promote coin collecting in India. Anjneri itself has had a glorious historical past. Its tryst with destiny has resulted in many ups and downs, under many great rulers including the Bahmanis, Marathas, Mughals and Kolis.

Pench Wildlife Accommodation

Pench Wildlife The Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve extends over an area of 257 sq. km. in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hill ranges, along the northern boundary of Nagpur District. It was declared a National Park by the Government of Maharashtra in 1975 and received the official status of "Tiger Reserve of India" in February 1999. The park gets its name from the Pench River, which meanders through it like a mammoth python, dividing it down the center. Rich in its biodiversity, its terrain defined by hills, valleys and the occasional precipitous slope, Pench is an important ecosystem supporting an abundance of flora and fauna, including a rich variety of aquatic life. Not surprisingly, the beauty of this part of central India has earned much literary attention. The poet Kalidas writes about the scenic charm of the place in his epics Meghdootam and Sakuntalam. R.A. Strendale's "Camp in the Satpura Hills" draws a vivid pen picture of this idyllic paradise - as does Forsyth's "Highlands of Central India". Indeed, the Pench National Park is four different forest regions in one, an extravagance of trees, shrubs, grasses, climbers, weeds and herbs, with teak being the most prominent of the tree species. The park is home to 33 species of mammals, 164 species of birds, 50 species of fish, 10 species of amphibians, 30 species of reptiles, and a wide variety of insect life. While primarily and reservation for tigers and panthers, Pench is also home to sambhar, chital, barking deer, nilgai, black buck, gaur, wild boar, chausingha, sloth bears, wild dogs, langurs, monkeys, mouse deer, black-naped hares, jackals, foxes, hyenas, porcupines, and flying squirrels, to name a few. Here, birdlife is equally bountiful. The feathered denizens of Pench include both resident and migratory birds like Malabar pied hornbills, Indian pittas, ospreys, grey-headed fishing eagles, white-eyed buzzards, storks, waterfowls, four endangered vulture species, and the green pigeon, which is the State Bird. Pench is a naturalist's dream come true; a mind-expanding experience if ever there is one.

Getting there:
Nagpur is the nearest airport approximately 70 kms away. Nagpur is the nearest railway station approximately 70 kms away. Ramtek, 35 kms by bus has a regular bus service to Pench National Park.

Bharmragarh Accommodation

BharmragarhBhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of wild animals including the following endangered species: the leopard, jungle fowl, wild boar and sloth bear. You can also find the barking deer, blue bull, peacock and flying squirrel among other animals. The land vegetation can be classified as moist deciduous mix forests. The local people in and around the Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary are mostly tribals belonging to the Gond-Madia tribes. They still lead a primitive way of life. The local language is Madia and Gondi. These people are mainly dependent on the forest for their day to day needs such as wood, timber, grass, etc. Other places of interest around the sanctuary are the Hemalkasa Lok Biradari Project run by Dr Prakash Amte

Getting there:
Nagpur, some 370 km via Chandrapur is the closest airport. The nearest railway station is Ballarpur (on the Delhi-Madras main line) 197 km away. The nearest main bus stations are Aheri (102 km), Ballarpur and Chandrapur (212 kms).

 
Nanded  

NandedThe Lord has sent me into world for the purpose of spreading Dharma (Righteousness) everywhere and to destroy the evil doers root and branch. Know ye holy men! I have come solely for the purpose of establishing Dharma, protecting the Saints and completely uprooting the wicked men."

History of Nanded
Nanded is one of the historical places in Marathwada region of Maharashtra State. It is situated on the north bank of Godavari River. It is famous for Sikh Gurudwaras. Nanded is a town of great antiquity. It is said that during the Puranic days, Pandavas traveled through Nanded district. Nandas ruled over Nanded through generations. In 1708, Guru Govind Singh the tenth spiritual leader of the Sikhs came over to Nanded, his permanent abode. It was he who preached amongst the Sikhs that there need not be any spiritual leader for them and they should take Granth Sahib as their leader. A monument has been constructed at the place where he breathed his last. A Gurudwara has also been constructed there. It is known as Shri Huzur Abchalnagar Sachkhand Gurudwara.

 
Godavari  

Godavari The famous Godavari River which is also called ‘Ganga of South India” flows through the central part of the district from west to east, virtually dividing the city in two parts.

Manjara  

Manjara The River flows along the eastern boundary of the district towards the north. Later it meets the Godavari. Manyad and Lendi which are the tributaries of the river.

 

Penganga  

PengangaThe River flows along the northern boundary of the district. Kayadhu is the tributary of the river. The famous Sahastrakund falls on the river.

Malegaon  

MalegaonThis village is famous for a very big held in honour of Lord Khandoba. The big fair namely "Malegaon Yatra" is held in Margashirsh Vadya 14. Malegaon is situated at a distance of about 57 km from Nanded. The fair is famous for its animal market. At the time of the fair, horses, donkeys, camel etc. are brought in large numbers. Thousands of people visit the fair.

 

Natural Wealth  

Natural Wealth Nanded has plenty of forest wealth. There are thick forests in Kinwat, Bhokar and Hadgaon talukas of the district. Teak, Bamboo, Moh, Tendu are the trees found in these forests. There is Penganga sanctuary near Kinwat. In this sanctuary. Tigers, leopards, bears and peacocks are observed.

Kandhar Fort  

Kandhar Fort Kandhar Town is famous for its fort. Kandhar fort is situated in the heart of the Town. Encircling the fort, is a ditch filled with water. Its construction is attributed to the Rashtrakuta King Krishna III of Malkhed who styled himself as Kandharpuradhi Swar. Outside the Kandhar fort at some distance is a hillock on which is situated an old Idgah held in reverence by the muslims. It is of Nizamshahi period with two domes in characteristic Ahmednagar style.

 

     

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