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Public Attractions in Nagpur

Deekshabhoomi

This sculpture is world known for its beauitiful design and architect.Deekshabhoomi, the biggest "stupa" in Asia, is a sacred monument of Buddhism at the place where B. R. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with his about 380,000 followers on October 14, 1956. Ambedkarís conversion to Buddhism is still a guidance for the masses in India. Deekshabhoomi is situated in Nagpur, Maharashtra, a location regarded as a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. Thousands of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year, especially on Ashok Vijaya Dashmi and the 14th of October.

Shukrawari Lake

It is located near Raman Science Centre. The lake which 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. He created the water body in the form of streams being diverted to the Nag River, which was connected to the water reservoir and named it as 'Jumma Talab'.

Pench National Park

Nagpur boasts vast forests and Pench National Park within a radius of few hundred kilometers.

Zero Mile

Stone of India: At the centre of Nagpur city "Zero Mile stone of India" is located from where the distance of all the cities of India is calculated.

Swaminarayan temple

The 750th Swaminarayan temple in India was inaugurated in the city on Monday 7th October 2013, amidst chanting of Vedic mantras and rituals that began two days before. Located in Wathoda near the Middle Ring Road, the temple is the largest among the over 1,000 temples that have been set up by Swaminarayan Sanstha across the world. Headed by the 93-year-old Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the sanstha was established in 1907 and has millions of followers around the world. Run by BAPS which stands for Bochanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha, the congregation is dominated by Gujaratis as its founder hailed from Gujarat. 80% of the cost of constructing this massive structure has come from donations of local devotees. "We had set up a residential school here a decade back on demand of our followers. This temple, too, has been built on their request."The construction work began five years ago on January 28, 2008. Designed on the style of Sompuri architecture which is about temple designs, the temple also has a yatri niwas, sadhu sadan and a food court which will take some time to complete."To understand the scale of our operations one has to understand the depth of this organization are running about 172 activities around the world which include de-addiction programmes, education, tribal welfare and environmental activities. Our purpose is to guide the society to a better meaningful life through spiritual path," says Rathod.

Raman Science Centre

The centre 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.

Futala Lake

Futala Lake is one of the lakes in Nagpur in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Built by Bhosle kings of Nagpur, the lake is known for its coloured fountains. In the evenings the place is illuminated with halogen lights. The lake is surrounded on three sides by forest and a landscaped Chowpatty on one side.

Ambazari Lake

Ambazari Lake is situated near the western border of Nagpur. It is one of the 11 lakes in Nagpur. It is the largest and the most beautiful lake in the city. Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake. The beauty of the lake is complemented by a well-kept garden, which is situated close to the lake. Created in 1958, it covers an area of approximately 20 acres (8.1 ha). The garden is called the Ambazari Garden. There is a musical fountain and a replica of a dinosaur, which are of much interest to the children who visit the place.People can take part in a variety of fun activities like boating and riding in the toy train. One of the most preferred games of the place is the Swinging Columbus Boat.