Places to Visit

Fun and Entertainment

Japanese Rose Garden :

Japanese Rose Garden lies in the Civil Lines area of Nagpur. A treat for all nature lovers, this is a great place for all those who wish to lose themselves in the abundance of nature’s gifts. An ideal place to indulge in ample bird watching, this place looks its best in monsoon season. Full of tall trees, lush green bushes and innumerable blossoms to boast of, it is also popular among morning and evening walkers. The rose garden full of red and yellow roses is a major attraction of the green patch. Several carefully painted iron structures scattered around the garden hint at its being a Japanese garden. These structures bring a special element to the entire garden. It is best to walk here when the Sun peeps through the foliage of tall trees and the Earth smells moist after a rain shower. A must visit for all nature lovers

Japanese Rose Garden

Japanese Rose Garden

VCA International Cricket Ground Jamtha :

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (also known as New VCA stadium) is a Test cricket ground built in 2008 in Nagpur, It replaced the old Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground as the main stadium in the city. VCA Stadium is the home ground for the Vidharba and Central Zone teams for the domestic Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy tournaments, respectively. The stadium is located in the Jamtha neighborhood, about 15 km from Nagpur.

Spread over 33 acres (130,000 m2), VCA Stadium features include wi-fi coverage and a capacity of 45,000. The venue also has world-class training and practice facilities. The stadium has four stands. The East and West stands are open to air stands with two tiers. The North stand houses the commercial box and has three tiers. The South stand also has three tiers and houses the players pavilion.

VCA International Cricket Ground


VCA International Cricket Ground

VCA International Cricket Ground, Jamtha

Maharaja Baug And Zoo :

Maharaja Baug And Zoo is the central zoo of Nagpur, The zoo is located in the heart of the city and has been built on the garden of the Bhonsles, the Maratha rulers of the city, which comprises of some rare species of birds and animals. The Maharaja Bagh stands beautifully in the Nagpur city. Being among one of the reasons why the city feels so proud. Housing many rare species of flora and fauna, the garden has been converted in to a botanical garden for better purposes. A zoo is also housed in it. Serving as a great example of pristine beauty, this garden attracts a lot of local visitors and international tourists whenever they are here in the city. In fact, many school visits are also organized to this garden to educate school children about various birds and animals that are kept here in the zoo. This zoo happens to be the central zoo of the city and comes under CZA or the Central Zoo Authority of India. The exhibits displayed in the botanical garden area also a sight to behold.

Maharaja Baug And Zoo

Maharaja Baug And Zoo

NATIONAL PARKS :

Nagpur boasts of vast forests and tiger sanctuaries within a radius of few hundred kilometers from the city. In fact, Nagpur has been declared as Tiger capital of the country. Some famous National Parks surrounding Nagpur are: Tadoba, Pench, Nagzira, Melghat, Kanha .

Tiger tourism is witnessing a good growth in the city. Nagpur is attracting lot of foreign tourists as it holds the advantage of having an international airport.

The Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve :

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 acquatic life.

The Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve

The Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve

Museum :

Raman Science Centre :

Raman Science Centre is situated in Nagpur. The centre got its name after the famous winner of Nobel Prize, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist. It is a very interactive science centre and is affiliated with the Nehru Science Centre of Mumbai. This centre was basically developed for promoting scientific attitude, portraying the growth of technology and science along with their varied applications in the industry and for human welfare. It was also developed to hold various science exhibits. The Raman Science Centre got inaugurated on March 7, 1992 and its planetarium started on January 5, 1997. This centre is situated opposite the Gandhi Sagar Lake that lies in the core heart of Nagpur. A part of National Council of Science Museums, largest network of many science centres/museums, this centre has a floor area totalling 4.333 sq. m. There are numerous programs and activities held here to promote science and technology among general public.

Raman Science Centre Raman Science Centre

Raman Science Centre Raman Science Centre

Central Museum (Ajab Bangla) :

Central Museum (Ajab Bangla) Nagpur City Museum alias Central Museum popularly known as Ajab Bangla is situated at Civil Lines of Nagpur, about 1.5kms west of the city. Established in 1863, it is one of the oldest museum in Nagpur with an extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, handicrafts and articles of day-to-day use from ancient times. The exhibits in the museum are displayed in six galleries namely art, archaeology, anthropology, geology, industry and natural history. The art gallery has some unique paintings from the Bombay School of Art and the anthropological gallery contains stuffed and preserved figures of birds, reptiles and mammals. The museum also houses a well-stocked library.

Nagpur Central Museum, managed by the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums. Informational film shows and lectures are also conducted in the museum occasionally.

Central Museum Ajab Bangla

Central Museum (Ajab Bangla)

Narrow Gauge Rail Museum :

The Narrow Gauge Rail Museum, located in Kadbi Chowk, Kamptee Road, Nagpur is the only one of its kind in India, inaugurated on 14 December 2002. It is spread over an area of 4.5 acres, Narrow Gauge Rail Museum consists of a number of galleries exhibiting a large variety of old and heritage articles of Indian Railway.

The exhibits includes static models of locomotives and carriages, old steam engines, signaling equipment, hand-lamps, old telephone sets, a ground frame used for operating points, builder's plate etc. The archive section of the museum houses a collection of rare stamps, old documents, locomotive specifications, diagrams and railway manuals. The major attraction of Narrow Gauge Rail Museum is a 5 Bagnall 0-6-4 narrow gauge tank loco weighing 15 tons and having a maximum speed of 25 kmph, built by Bagnall Limited, Stafford, England, in 1916. A diesel-hydraulic locomotive and a narrow gauge royal carriage built in 1899 by Orenstein Koppel of Germany is the other attraction. The museum also offer an amusement park with slides, swings, toy train for children, old style benches, Revolving Restaurant on wheels, auditorium, etc.

The Narrow Gauge Rail Museum

The Narrow Gauge Rail Museum