Leave Delhi and Mumbai behind and visit Nagpur, one of India’s most vibrant and populous cities, located in the Maharashtra state. Considered one of India’s most livable cities, Nagpur has earned praise for its delicious Nagpur oranges, gorgeous religious sites, incredibly spicy cuisine and many national parks and tiger reserves. The city is also home to dozens of colorful religious festivals celebrated by those who practice Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and other religions in the region. When you visit Nagpur be sure to check out its massive cricket stadium and take in the sport that has dominated Indian sports culture for more than a century. Travel to Nagpur to experience all this and more with our Nagpur travel guide leading the way.
Things Not to Miss in Nagpur
• Visit the Zero Mile stone, which marks the geological center of the Indian subcontinent
• Explore the Sitabuldi Fort, a remnant of the city’s colonial days under the British Empire
• Take a boat ride across Shukrawari Lake and visit the island temple and garden dedicated to the god Shiva in the middle of the lake
• Glimpse natural Indian wildlife at any one of the region’s tiger reserves or at the Maharajbagh Zoo
• Visit the small village of Adasa and tour an ancient temple dedicated to the god Ganesh
• Spend an afternoon exploring the Raman Science Center, named after famed Indian Nobel Prize winner and scientist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
When to Go to Nagpur
Like most of India, Nagpur experiences a heavy monsoon season during the summer, which is preceded by an especially hot spring. As a result, the best time of year to visit the city is from mid-fall to late winter between October and February. In those months, temperatures still average in the high 80s and low 90s with a bit of rain here and there, but it’s much more tolerable than the spring when temperatures creep past 100 on a daily basis.