The various places of nature tourism offered by the district of Nagpur are discussed below.
The Ambazari Lake is spread over 15.4 sq. kms on the western outskirts of the city. The lake is surrounded by a picturesque garden. The garden has been developed as a model garden by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. Interesting outdoor activities can be availed of here in the form of boating facilities. There is a beautiful musical fountain at this place too which adds to the charm of the place.
The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park is situated in this area. It is surrounded by the Satpura mountain range which provides for a rather pleasant climate. This National Park is best known for animal viewing, bird watching and trekking. There is also situated a hydroelectric project here, a joint venture of the Government of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
Khekranala is a dam site situated in the Khapra range forest. This area is palm green and provides a view of the finest natural beauty. It has a bracing climate and healthy environment round the year. The water reservoir surrounded by thick forest on two sides.
Nawegaon, Vidarbha's most popular forest resort, is the ultimate adventure spot. It is said to have been built by Kolu Patel Kohli in the beginning of the 18th century. There's a picturesque lake set in the midst of hill ranges with watch towers that enables the tourists to view wildlife. A must-visit when on a trip here are the deer park, the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, the three beautiful gardens and the Children's Park. Almost 60 percent of the bird species found in Maharashtra have been recorded in Nawegaon. Animals include the leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital and the langur.
Situated around 60kms from Nagpur, it is a beautiful site of natural beauty. Waterfalls and a forest are the main attractions. The place is best-visited in winter.
Pench National Park
Situated around 86kms from Nagpur, this National Park is a place good for a day's visit. It is built around the Pench Irrigation project, a joint venture of the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Governments .This park is also known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Udyan.
It is famous mainly for its large and picturesque lake. Boating facilities are also offered. Khindsi is very close to Ramtek, in fact you can combine the two places in a single trip.
Maharaj Baug and Zoo
The erstwhile Bhonsle rulers laid a beautiful garden, which is now known as The Maharaj Baug. It has been converted into a botanical garden housing a zoo containing some rare species of birds and animals.
These are the many places of leisure tourism offered by the district of Nagpur to its tourists.
(Last Updated on : 01-10-2014)
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