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A glamorous city surrounded by spectacularly beautiful countryside, Nagpur is a warm and welcoming location for both leisure travellers and business entrepreneurs. Famous for its delicious oranges, Nagpur is widely known as the “Orange City.”
Book a flight to Nagpur with Qatar Airways now and discover what the centre of India has to offer. Vibrant, colourful and noisy, Nagpur is just a few miles away from the surrounding countryside, which is sublimely peaceful and laid back. As the second capital city of Maharashtra, Nagpur is also an administrative centre, and visitors who fly to Nagpur will find it to be well-organised and clean with plenty to offer.
Nagpur is an important gateway to several reserves and parks, including Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve and Pench National Park. These parks are home to some of the country’s rarest animals, including tigers. Once popular with big game hunters, the region is now repositioning its natural resources to attract conservation tourists and those interested in discovering the natural wonders of India.
Nagpur is also close to the temples of Ramtek and the ashrams of Sevagram, which are stunning examples of Indian ornate architecture.
A few kilometres from Nagpur is Khindsi, a beautiful lake famous for its tranquillity, natural beauty and water sports. The thick forest surrounding the lake is perfect for hiking and walking.
Other attractions to look out for on your trip to Nagpur include the Dragon Temple in Kamptee, the botanical gardens, the stunning Bohra Masjid mosque, and the Japanese Rose Garden. In the heart of the city you’ll also find the ‘Zero Mile Stone’ – the geographical centre of India, where and a monument of four horses and a sandstone pillar stands.
Visitors who travel to Nagpur with young families will love the water parks. The RamDham is particularly popular, with very well-kept grounds, while water lovers should head to the Haldiram Water Park or the family-orientated Krazy Castle Aqua Park.
The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is an outstanding park that focuses on conservation, while the Khekranala Reservoir is the perfect place for a relaxing picnic. If you prefer to explore the region’s art then head to the LeArtigiano Art Gallery, which houses an outstanding collection of contemporary work.
Mount Road near Sadar is the best hang-out for food lovers. Here, you’ll find everything from local delicacies to Oriental, Punjabi and Southern Indian specialities.
For street food, roadside carts are plentiful and offer a huge selection of delicious food on-the-go, including pani puri, Chat, Pav Bhaji and the Indian version of Chinese noodles.
If you travel to Nagpur during the summer, make sure you try the region’s oranges – Nagpur is often known as the ‘Orange City’ and claims to grow the sweetest, juiciest oranges in the entire country. Try Orange Burfi, a milk-based sweet with orange flavouring.
The main shopping areas in the city are Itwari, Sitabuldi, Sadar and Dharampeth. Here you’ll find plenty of shops, boutiques and pavement hawkers – so be prepared to haggle for a bargain. The Sunday Footpath market at Sitabuldi is a good market for general shopping.
Nagpur is also famous for cotton clothes, handicrafts and other goods. Head for Sitabuldi and Itwari, for the best handicrafts.
Qatar Airways’ flights to Nagpur arrive at Nagpur Airport, commencing 1st December 2015.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Nagpur, click here to check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type C / D
Language: Hindi / English
International dialing code: +91