Pilgrimage Tourism in Nagpur District
Shri Balaji and Shri Kartikeya Temple Complex
The most popular of Indian deities, Shri Balaji, is the presiding deity in this temple situated in the serene and picturesque surroundings of, Nagpur's famed Seminary Hills. This temple also houses the idols of Lord Kartikeya who is believed to be the commander of the army of Gods.
This place has been immortalised by the visit of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana, hence the name Ramtek. The place is also famous as the place where the poet Kalidasa composed his epic 'Meghaduta'. The main attractions here are the Ram temple which is more than 600 years old, as well as the Jain temple which has some beautiful carvings and sculptures. Besides the Shri Ram Temple and the Kalidas Memorial, Ramgiri hill and Ramsagar Lake are also located here. Ramtek is about 50 kms from Nagpur.
Dhapewada is situated on the bank of the Chandrabhaga River. The town possesses a notable temple of Vithoba, overlooking the river. It was built by Umaji Aba, Diwan to Raja Baji Rao Bhonsle. Dhapewada is being known as Vidarbha's Pandharpur.
Adasa is a small village in the Nagpur District. The village contains some fine old temples. In the temple of Lord Ganesha, the image consists of a single stone set up so that worshippers may walk around it. On a hill near the village is a temple of Mahadeo with three lingam which are believed to have come out of the ground on their own.
Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir
In the year 1923, this beautiful temple was built with marble and sandstone carving work. The three principle characters of the Indian epic, the Ramayana, are the presiding deities.
The Dragon Palace Temple, Kamptee
The magnificent Dragon palace temple is located at Kamptee, satellite township of Nagpur. It is a unique Buddhist temple with attractive architecture and landscape. The temple sprawls on 10 acres of land, and has a serene and beautiful Buddhist prayer centre. A huge idol of Lord Buddha is installed on the first floor of the Meditation hall which is carved out of a single sandalwood block. The temple, with its beautiful architecture, has already received an international award for best concrete structure. The dazzling white walls of the temple signify peace, purity and divinity. Also called the 'Lotus Temple', it stands tall amidst sprawling lush green lawns, dotted with flowering plants and set in an attractive landscape pattern.
Deekshabhoomi is regarded as a pilgrimage centre for the followers of Buddhism. The place started with the construction of a Bhikshu Niwas in 1968, followed by a Postgraduate degree college and finally a majestic towering monument consisting of replicas of the gate of Sanchi Stupa, constructed at a cost of Rs. 6 crores. 5000 Bhikshus can be accommodated in each storey. The diameter and height of the dome is 120 ft. Granite, Marble and Dholpur Sandstone have been used for the construction of this 4000 sq. ft. hall.
Leisure Tourism in Nagpur District
A visit to Nagpur is not complete without a visit to this important landmark of the Sitabuldi Fort, nestled on the Twin Mountains. In the year 1857 a British officer, built this fort and since then it has been one of the most interesting destinations in Nagpur.
Nagardhan is an old town and was formerly of considerable importance as it gave its name to the district. It was founded by a Suryavanshi King, though there are disputed claims of its being established by a King named Nandvardhan belonging to the Shail Dynasty. There is a fort here said to have been built by the Bhonslas with brick walls.
The Jaadu Mahal is situated at Vishwakarma nagar in Nagpur. The building, literally translating to magic palace, has been constructed by the famous magician on Nagpur, the Late Sunil Bhavsar. This is perhaps the only magic palace in the country with its unique construction. In the premises of the palaces, various magic tricks are demonstrated. The Jaadu Mahal remains open even on sundays. It is a real treat to visit this gem of Nagpur.
These are the various places of tourism located in the district of Nagpur.
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