Famous Places in Nagpur
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi
Station Road, Sitabuldi | Opposite to Nagpur Railway Station, Nagpur 440012, India
Contact: +91 712 202 0353
Also known as “Tekdicha Ganpati,” this ancient temple holds great value for the locals of Nagpur. It is believed that the shrine is self-existent and increases in its size gradually over a period of time. Most of Nagpurians visit this temple regularly which is said to be 250 years old.
The temple name Tekdi Ganpati – meaning Ganpati of the hills has been derived from its location “tekdi” which means hills in the Marathi language. For devotees of Ganesha, this temple is one of the major places to visit in Nagpur.
Pench Tiger Reserve
Pench Tiger Reserve is home to 50+ tigers. Spreading across two states – Maharashtra and Nagpur, Pench is famous for its flora and fauna. This park certainly qualifies as a must-see amongst all other tourist places in Nagpur. Pench Tiger Reserve is 97KM from Nagpur.
The best part is that there are government as well as private resorts that sort accommodation needs for visitors willing to have an overnight trip. Thus it becomes a great option for a weekend getaway. The entry fee is INR 300 onwards. Its 96Km from Nagpur Zero Mile.
Madhya Pradesh Gates
- Touria gate
- Karmajhiri gate
- Jamtara gate
Ramtek Fort Temple
A fort – temple, Ramtek is situated on the top of a hill, inside a fort in the outskirts of Nagpur city. This makes it a soothing place and also makes it apt for one day picnic with family and friends.
Lord Rama remains the main deity of this temple as it is believed that he had rested here for a brief amount of time, before starting his journey of conquering Lanka. Thus, the fort comes with great mythological stories and importance.
Empress City Mall
A mall taking care of all your shopping requirements, there are several brands here to shop from. Like every other mall, it has entertainment, play zone with a variety of video games and food zone for all the hungry souls.
Moreover, the mall also has PVR that adds on to your day full of shopping, eating, and relaxing while watching a movie of your choice. The mall is well connected to and from all parts of Nagpur.
Sitabuldi Fort, Nagpur
Sitabuldi Fort, site of the Battle of Sitabuldi in 1817, is located atop a hillock in central Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The fort was built by Mudhoji II Bhonsle, also known as Appa Sahib Bhosle, of the Kingdom of Nagpur, just before he fought against the British East India Company during the Third Anglo-Maratha War. The area surrounding the hillock, now known as Sitabuldi, is an important commercial hub for Nagpur. To the south is Nagpur Railway Station and behind it is Tekdi Ganapati, a
temple of Ganesha. The fort is now home to the Indian Army’s 118th infantry battalion. Battle of SitabuldiSitabuldi Fort, a major tourist attraction in Nagpur, is situated on two hillocks: “Badi Tekri”, literally meaning “big hill”, and “Choti Tekri”, meaning “small hill” in Hindi. The Sitabuldi hills, though then barren and rocky, were not entirely unoccupied. Tradition holds that Sitabuldi got its name from two Yaduvanshi brothers – Shitlaprasad and Badriprasad Gawali, who ruled the area in the 17th century. The place came to be known as “Shitlabadri”, which during British rule became “Seetabuldee”, and later assumed its current form, “Sitabardi” or “Sitabuldi”. The Battle of Sitabuldi was fought in November 1817 on these hillocks between the forces of Appa Saheb Bhonsle of Nagpur and the British.