Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Buddhism at the place where the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, went back to Buddhism along with his about 600,000 followers on 14 October 1956. Deekshabhoomi is situated in Nagpur, a location regarded as a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. Millions of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year, especially on Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din (Mass Conversion Ceremony Day) and 14 October, the memorial day when Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism here. Now, the biggest stupa in Asia is erected in his memory at this divine point.
Ramtek has got Historic temple of lord Rama. It is believed that Ramtek was the place where Rama, the Hindu god, rested while he was in exile. Legend has it that the aashram of great Hindu sage Agastya was situated close to Ramtek. While the sages performed religious rites, the demons used to disrupt their activities and slayed a great number of holy men. Lord Rama was distressed to hear about this, and took a vow to relieve the world from the demons. ‘Tek’ means vow in local language, hence the word Ramtek comes from ‘Vow of Ram’. Thus it is believed locally that whoever takes a vow at Ramtek is blessed by the gods for its fulfillment.
The Raman Science Centre and Planetarium Complex at Nagpur is an interactive science center affiliated with Mumbai’s Nehru Science Centre. It was developed to promote a scientific attitude, portray the growth of science and technology and their applications in industry and human welfare, and hold science exhibits. The centre is named after famous Nobel Prize winner Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. The Raman Science Centre was inaugurated on 7 March 1992 and the planetarium was started on 5 January 1997. The centre is located opposite Gandhi Sagar Lake, Nagpur. This Lake is said to be exists for more than 275 years, was established as a source of water supply by Chand Sultan, the then ruler of Nagpur.
In 1972, an image of a deity, later identified as Shiva Vamana was found from a hillock in Mansar, locally known as Hidimba Tekri. Important excavations were carried out at the ancient sites of Mansar since 1997-98, under the aegis of the Bodhisatva Nagarjun Smarak Samstha Va Anusandhan Kendra, Nagpur. These excavations have resulted in the discovery of various shrines and a palace complex, identified as Pravarapura, the capital of the Vakataka king Pravarasena II (1st half of 5th century). Adjacent to this palace, on Hidimba Tekri, an extensive temple complex has been unearthed, identified as Pravareśvara. Significant 5th-century sculptures of Hindu deities, artefacts and some coins have been discovered in the excavations.
Ambazari Lake is situated near the western border of Nagpur. One of the 11 lakes in Nagpur, it is the largest. Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake. Its beauty is complemented by a well-kept Ambazari Garden nearby. Created in 1958, it covers an area of approximately 20 acres. There is a musical fountain and a replica of a dinosaur, which are of much interest to the children who visit. People can take part in a variety of activities like boating and riding in the toy train. One of the most preferred games of the place is the Swinging Columbus Boat.
In 1972, an image of a deity, later identified as Shiva Vamana was found from a hillock in Mansar, locally known as Hidimba Tekri. Important excavations were carried out at the ancient sites of Mansar since 1997-98, under the aegis of the Bodhisatva Nagarjun Smarak Samstha Va Anusandhan Kendra, Nagpur. These excavations have resulted in the discovery of various shrines and a palace complex, identified as Pravarapura, the capital of the Vakataka king Pravarasena II (1st half of 5th century). Adjacent to this palace some coins have been discovered.
The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is a spiritual, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving society through individual growth by fostering the Hindu ideals of faith, unity, and selfless service. The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha strives to better society through individual development by instilling values, promoting spirituality, cultivating skills, and nurturing growth. We aim to preserve Indian culture and the Hindu ideals of faith, unity, and selfless service in diverse communities around the world. We envision a society whose joy lies in the joy of others.
Pench National Park is in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. It derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the park from north to south dividing the park into almost equal western and eastern halves, the well forested areas of Seoni and Chhindwara districts respectively. In 2011 the park won the “Best Management Award”. It was declared a sanctuary in 1977 but raised to the status of national park in 1983. In 1992, it was established as a tiger reserve.The Bengal tiger is the main cat species of the park present in good numbers.
Pachmarhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. It has been the location of a cantonment (Pachmarhi Cantonment) since British Raj. It is widely known as Satpura ki Rani (“Queen of Satpura”), situated at a height of 1100 m in a valley of the Satpura Range in Hoshangabad district. Dhupgarh, the highest point (1,350 m) in Madhya Pradesh and the Satpura range, is located here. Pachmarhi is blessed with very rich flora and fauna. It has endless nature spots, lush greenery, breath-taking views, waterfalls, mountain streams, rich and rare wildlife.
Chikhaldara is a Hill Station and a municipal council in Amravati district in the indian state of Maharashtra. Featured in the epic of the Mahabharata, this is the place where Bheema killed the villainous Keechaka in a herculean bout and then threw him into the valley. The sole hill resort in the Vidarbha region, it is situated at an altitude of 1118 m with highest vairat point 1188m and has the added dimension of being the only coffee-growing area in Maharashtra. Chikhaldara has an annual rainfall of 154cm. Best months to visit are from October to June.
Khindsi Lake is a lake near the city of Ramtek in the Nagpur district of India. Boating, Water sports, restaurant and resort is operated by Rajkamal Tourism and Olive Resorts at Khindsi lake. It is central India’s largest boating centre and amusement park with lacs of tourists visiting every year.
Ramdham a really wonderful cultural theme park in the heart of satpuda hill range. Rajasthani folk dances magic shows followed by puppet shows and several light and sound shows mark the beauty of the place which also has biggest om of the world a beautiful temple and central India’s one and only agro tourism park.
The Krazy Castle Aqua Park is an amusement as well as a theme-park which is located right next to the Ambajhari Lake in the city of Nagpur . This is an ideal place to be visited in the scorching heat of the summers, as you will get some relief when you go in the water rides here. The place is visited by many localities as well as children and adults who seem equally excited coming here and have a blast. This place has now become a favorite for most of the people. There is a nice restaurant from the chain of Haldiram, and one can get delicious Indian vegetarian fast food. The place is quite well known and enjoyed by all the age groups.
It is the largest Water & Amusement Park of Central India. It is owned by Polo Amusement Park Limited. Situated at “Bazargaon”, on Amravati Road, Nagpur, stands this haven for thrill-seekers, families and corporate events. With the temperature exceeding past the 48 degree mark, Nagpurians look for a way to beat the heat and what better way than spending the weekend splashing around in a wave pool, or whirling through water slides, chilling in the lazy river and throwing your worries away with a rain? Fun’n’Food Village, offers a chance for everyone one to experience all that..and MORE!
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.
Chokar Dhani is a Rajasthani Heritage Style Resort magnificently spread over ten acres of fully developed green land on a hill top. Located just 17 kms. from Zero mile, Amravati Road, Nagpur “Chokar Dhani” features Villa Type A/C Rooms and Honeymoon Suites with pocket friendly Tariffs, a unique Reception cum Leisure Lobby Lounge, Spacious Banquet & Conference Halls, Huge Lawns for large functions, boasting more than 1.5 lakh Sq. ft. of open lawns for any memorable occasion. 24 hours security and huge parking facilities are added advantage.
Zero Mile Stone is a monument locating the geographical centre of colonial India in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra. The Zero Mile Stone was erected by the British who used this point to measure all the distances. The Zero Mile Stone consists of four horses and a pillar made up of sandstone. In 2008, The Times of India undertook to maintain the monument for the next 5 years. The British rulers considered Nagpur to be the centre of India and hence identified this point and constructed the Zero Mile Stone. Earlier India was divided into provinces and Nagpur was the capital of CP & Berar Province. Later when states were created, Nagpur was incorporated into Maharashtra, and as Nagpur had been the capital of CP & Berar, even though it was geographically shifted to Maharashtra, the status of second capital was granted to Nagpur.
Dwarka River Farms & Amusement Park the scenic location combined with the lure of water games helps to attract large crowds on weekends, especially in summer. Dwarka River Farms & Amusement Park is one of the largest amusement parks in the city. It comprises several elements some of which are Water Park, Rain Dance, Club House, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Tent Houses etc. Restaurant offering tasty dishes, cold drinks and ice-cream. For people who want to own a piece of nature at our resort we offer farm houses at an affordable process starting from 1 Lac Rupees. Dwarka Park is an amusement place to be all summer long and the complete fun centre for the entire family. It is the best place to Discover your childhood situated on the banks of RIVER; one can enjoy a more Natural Environment.
In a world torn by intolerance, the residents of Anandwan, have for the past fifty years, evolved a way of life based on the beliefs of sharing and harmony. The organisation of residents in communes at Anandwan permits a cluster of people live together as family sharing their resources among themselves and thus develop the relation of love and affection towards other afflicted individual. Today there are seven such communes in Anandwan (each in Baba’s words, “a Kibbutz of the sick”) where nearly 2,500 people live, making it one of the largest communities of physically challenged people in the world. These include about 1,500 leprosy patients and cured leprosy patients and another 1,000 people with various physical disabilities, including the visually impaired, hearing and speech impaired, orphans.
Bordharan is a dam in Wardha District. Formed by the Bor dam (a key feature of the Bor river project), this reservoir is a great picnic spot – and a showcase for a wide spectrum of wildlife, including sambhar, cheetal, barking deer, nilgai, tigers, leopards, and wild dogs. This place has a beautiful water reservoir surrounded by hills and beautiful landscape. Notably Bor Sanctuary and some adjacent protected areas will merge with Pench Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra) as “core satellite,” more than twice the area of the tiger reserve that well established. Bor Dam Bor Dharan Near Shelu Wildlife and Picnic Spot Bor Wildlife Animal Sanctuary (Bor Dam)Bor Dam Bor Dharan Near Shelu Wildlife and Picnic Spot Bor Wildlife Animal Sanctuary.
Adasa, a small village located at a distance of 43 km north-west of Nagpur on Saoner- Kalmeshwar road is renowned for several ancient and magnificent temples. The main temple located here is the ancient Adasa Ganesh Temple which is one of the eight Ashta-Vinayaks in Vidarbha. The 12 feet tall and 7 feet wide monolithic stone idol of Lord Ganesh in Adasa Ganesh temple is believed to be self- evolved. Besides this temple, there are around 20 small temples within the premises which is spread around an area of 10 hectares of land. Adjacent to the village, there is a hill with a temple of Lord Mahadeo. It houses three swayambhu lingas, which have emerged from the soil.
Nagpur is a city rich with many ancient and famous temples, some dating upto 300 years. These temples attract a large number of devotees who gather to offer a prayer especially on festivals. One name that comes rushing to one’s mind when talking about Nagpur is “Ganesh Mandir Tekdi”. Located at station road, this temple is a haven for devotees of Lord Ganesh. It is named “Ganesh Tekdi” because of its location, up a hill and tekdi means hill in Marathi. Ganesh Tekdi Mandir is believe to be about 250 years old. The temple started out with being an ordinary tin shed with the idol. In the 1970s, the army took possession of this structure and improved it but the main change came in 1978.
Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called Kanha National Park, is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh state in India. It was ranked in the top 10 Famous Places for Tourists. The park has a significant population of royal Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, the sloth bear, barasingha. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel Jungle Book.
Futala lake is spread over 60 acres. Built by Bhosle kings of Nagpur, the lake is known for its coloured fountains. In the evenings the place is illuminated with halogen lights and Tanga (carriage) ride. The lake is surrounded on three sides by forest and a landscaped Chowpatty on one side. In western area of Nagpur, ancient Futala Lake exists for 200 years. In absence of maintenance, the use of this prehistoric lake was limited to cattle washing only.