Tourist places in Nagpur City and History of Nagpur

Tourist places in Nagpur City and History of Nagpur

Nagpur is the third largest city and the winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the most developed city in the Vidarbha region. It is the 13th largest city in india by population and according to an oxford economics report. In this artical we tell about Tourist places in Nagpur City and History of Nagpur

Nagpur is projected to be the fifth fastest growing city in the world from 2019 to 2035 with an average growth of 8.41%. it has been proposed as one of the smart cities in maharashtra and is among the top ten cities in india in smart city project execution.

History of Nagpur

Nagpur is named after the great river Nag which flows through the city. The old Nagpur city ( known today as ‘Mahal’) is situated on the northern bank of the Nag river. Pratyapura means ”city” in several Indian languages.

One of the earlier names of Nagpur was “phanindrapura”. It is derived from the marathi word (cobra’s hood). Nagpur’s first newspaper was named phanindramani, which means a jewel believed to hang on the hood of a cobra. It is the jewel that illuminates the darkness, hence the name of the newspaper. BR Ambedkar claimed that both the city and the river were named after the ‘Nag’ who was the antagonist of the Indo-Aryans. During British rule, the city’s name was written and pronounced as “Nagpur”. Now some place witch you visit in nagpur .

Tiger reserves

Nagpur is surrounded by many tiger reserves and serves as a gateway. Hence it is called the tiger capital of India. Tiger reserves such as the Pench Tiger Reserves are located about 100 km from the city and are accessible via NH 44 at Nagpur Jabalpur road.

Tadoba National Park

Tadoba National Park is located to the south of the city and is about 141 km from city. Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, Bro Wildlife Sanctuary, Nvegaon National Park, Melghat Tiger Reserve and KanhaTiger Reserve are other tuger reserves located within 200 km radius from the city. The city has its own reserve forest area at seminary hills and gorewada.

Religious place  in Nagpur


Nagpur has many religious structures that hold significance for various religious beliefs. Deekshabhoomi and the Dragon palace are important religious sites for Buddhists in India and around the world. Deekshabhoomi is the place where BR Ambedkar along with lakhs of his followers converted to Buddhism in the year 1956. The Dragon place Temple is located in Kamptee, about 15 km from the city.

Historical place in Nagpur:-

It also houses a state-of-the-art Vipassana center which was inaugurated by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on 22 September 2017. Other prominent religious struvtures include the Ramtek Fort Temle in Ramtek which is a temple inside a fort and 55 km from mi) away,

Adasa Ganapati Temple

Adasa Ganapati Temple located near Savner is one of the eight Ashta Vinayakas of Vidarbha, Baba Tajuddin Dargah, Shri Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple at Ramtek, near Nagpur railway station Ganesh Temple Tekdi and one of the Swayambhu Temple of Lord Ganesha, Sai Baba Temple on Wardha Road, Telankhedi Hanuman Temple. We hope you got some information about Tourist places in Nagpur City and History of Nagpur.  


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