Visiting Places: We took a look at what Nagpur has to offer in terms of places to visit within the city, and discovered that there are some old favourites that still reign. What is needed is a bit of initiative on the citizens'part, and the few such sites available would bloom to their full potential. So,shall we? We would welcome some ideas on how to go about this.
Situated in the western outskirts of the city. The Ambajhari lake (spreads over 15.4 sq Kms)is surrounded by a picturesque garden. Popular with localities on holidays.Open from 6-00 AM to 8-00PM, it is a good place to go for morning & evening walks. Boating facilities are available. Another attraction is the musical fountain which is operational from 7PM onwards.The proposed water park along the lines of Essel World, Mumbai, should do a lot to increase Ambazari's popularity.
Telangkhedi Lake and Garden: This is another site which could do with some extra maintenance, though there have been some efforts by the locals in this direction.It could be developed into a major attraction.The lake is situated in a verdant and peaceful area and also has a temple which is extremely popular. Don't miss the lotuses in bloom at the water's edge..you'll wonder why this lake is not being properly developed by the authorities.
Sitabuldi Fort: Built in 1857 by a British officer, this is one of the oldest attractions of the city. It is open to the public on Republic Day and Independence Day.
Raman Science Centre: Although not many people are aware of this centre, it is a good place, especially for school children. It has various good working models that demonstrate physical phenomena in an interesting manner. Sadly, it has suffered at the hands of vandals. Situated opposite Gandhi Sagar(which is also known as Shukrawari Talao).Ph: 728810
Museum: Situated in Civil Lines, it has been renovated and is open to the public after quite a long gap. It houses historical artefacts and is worth a look. Especially good for tours for school chidren.
Seminary Hills: Named after the Seminary of St. Charles which is situated here.It is located in a picturesque part of the city which is quiet and relatively traffic free. Good for morning or evening walks. The Deer Park is especially popular with kids and the spot is good for an evening picnic.The Japanese Garden is another place worth visiting, as well as the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, also known as the Grotto.
Waki Woods: Situated around 30 kms. from the city on Saoner Road, near Waki Dargah. It offers a wide range of activities like boating, archery, bird watching, riding etc. It also has several facilities for large groups. More information can be obtained from the city office,Ph. 556366.
Maharajbagh:One of the old attractions of Nagpur. Even though there are relatively few animals here nowadays, the place is still good for a day's outing as the place is green and pleasant. It is in severe need of maintenance as this would help to restore its old popularity.