Located in the geographical centre of India, Nagpur is a gateway to nature-filled national parks and protected wildlife reserves. Dotted with lakes, rivers and cascading waterfalls, Nagpur offers hiking and climbing, along with temples and ashrams.
Things to do in Nagpur
Outdoor enthusiasts can go trekking at Pench National Park. Valanoor is a popular destination for fishing, while the River Kaveri is perfect for white-water rafting. Take a guided tour at Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve to spot Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, jungle cats and striped hyenas.
Discover Nagpur’s rich religious traditions at the Dhamma Chakra Stupa, a towering monument to Buddha that’s constructed of marble, granite and Dhaulpur sandstone. You can also view the temples of Ramtek and practise meditation or yoga at the Sevagram ashrams.
Scoop up crates of the region’s renowned Nagpur oranges in the summer and sample orange jams throughout the year. Many small shops and cafes fill the sidewalks along Residency Road and Dharampeth Road, while the Cotton Market is a great place to pick up traditional handicrafts, hand-loomed sarees and silk-border dhotis.
South Indian cuisine is featured prominently at fine-dining restaurants and street stalls. Try Punjabi thalis and freshly squeezed juices at Krigshnum Restaurant or enjoy an espresso at Mocha. The venue also serves multinational dishes, including Lebanese mezze and Indonesian nasi goreng.
Getting around Nagpur
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport lies about eight kilometres from the city centre, offering shuttles and rental cars. Rideshares, taxis and auto rickshaws and buses are best for getting around.