Known for its natural resources and fantastic weather, Nagpur is a great place to visit with your family and friends for a short excursion or perhaps just a day out for a picnic. Nagpur is a popular tourist destination in Maharashtra mainly because of its greenery and cleanliness.
It’s a totally great option for exploration. Some of the fun places that can be discovered in and near Nagpur are listed below.
1. Amba Khori
Amba Khori is a waterfall near Nagpur which dwells close to the Pench River’s banks. It is a very peaceful and beautiful picnic spot. The waterfall is simply amazing and you will surely fall in love with the exotic landscape and the greenery all around. There is also a Totladoh lake dam here which is famous for its resemblance to the teary eyes of Shakuntala, Kalidasa’s eminent heroine. You can visit this place at any time of the year.
About 50 to 60 kilometers away from Nagpur, Khekranala is one of the most gorgeous places to be at. This place basically has a dam and lots of natural beauty to relish. It has exquisite fauna of the Khapa range, a clear blue lake that gives you a peaceful and relaxing experience. This is a great option to try during monsoons. A very prominent tourist destination, Khekranala is also famous for trekking.
3. Waki Woods
If you want to add some element of adventure to your picnic, you must go to Waki Woods which is around 30 kilometres away from Nagpur. Along with trekking, it is a great option for other adventure activities like boating and riding. It is a famous tourist spot with wildlife, bird sanctuaries and lakes as well. You can also enjoy watching birds and do some photography. It is an absolutely beautiful place with greenery all around and also has some amazing food and snacks to offer. It is a must for one-day picnic tour.
4. Pench Tiger Reserve
Pench Tiger National Reserve, very fondly known as the Glory of Nagpur is not just home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, but a wide variety of birds and other wildlife as well; like reptiles and amphibians. Bears, leopards, blue bulls and deer can also be found in this reserve. Around 80 to 90 kilometers away from Nagpur, the best time to visit it is in the months of November to June. Children can remember their favorite character Mowgli in Pench Reserve from Rudyard Kipling’s book ‘The Jungle Book’. It is a place rich in flora and fauna and will surely steal your heart with its serenity.
Navegaon dam which dwells inside the Navegaon National Park is around 100 kilometers away from Nagpur and is built on a local river. The nearby deer park, beautiful gardens, and clear blue waters make it a popular tourist destination. There is also a watch tower over a lake amidst the hills in that area. Going up to the watch tower gives a picturesque view of the entire place. It is a great place to relax on a weekend where you can simply enjoy a boat ride or perhaps relish watching birds and nature all around. Moreover, here, you can also take a jeep safari to explore some well-known fauna. And, if you happen to have extra time, you could also check out the museum and a library in this park.
Nagpur offers you such wonderful places to plan your weekend picnics with friends and family. With a car ride, you can travel to any nearby place from the city to spend the day with nature, among the lakes and wildlife sanctuaries, rejuvenating your soul inside out and returning fully energetic and vibrant.