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20 kms. from Nagpur at Kamptee. This architecturally beautiful Buddhist temple was built with Japanese funding. Visitors to Nagpur never fail to drop in here.
80 km. from Nagpur on H.H. No.-7. This dam, a part of the Pench River hydroelectric project, sits amidst a scenic wonderland, where blue water and emerald green forest come together in an almost picture-postcard setting.
42 km. from Nagpur via Kalmeshwar and Dhapewada. This is the site of the ancient Ganesh temple, which houses a statue of the deity, believed to have been self-evolved. It is one of the eight Ashta-Vinayakas in Vidarbha.
The Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve extends over an area of 257 sq.km. in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hill ranges, along the northern boundary of Nagpur District. It was declared a National Park by the Government of Maharashtra in 1975 and received the official status of "Tiger Reserve of India" in February 1999. The park gets its name from the Pench River, which meanders through it like a mammoth python, dividing it down the center. Rich in its biodiversity, its terrain defined by hills, valleys and the occasional precipitous slope, Pench is an important ecosystem supporting an abundance of flora and fauna, including a rich variety of acquatic life.
This spot, on the bank of the Pench river, is noted for its natural beauty and serenity. It's a popular picnic spot.
17 km. from Nagpur on Chhindwara Road. This ancient Devi temple draws devotees to its doors throughout the year, but more so during the nine-day Navratri celebrations.
65 km. from Nagpur via Kuhi, off Umred road. Located at the confluence of the Wainganga, Kanhan, Amba and other rivers, this place is famous for its temples and for a festival organized there thrice a year.
The reservoir of Khekranala lies amidst the lush forests of the Khapa Range, in the north-eastern Vdiarbha region. Just 55 kms from Nagpur on the Chhindwara Road, near Khapa, this spot is ideal for setting up base camp for an invigorating trek through the rugged, low-lying hills that surround the reservoir. Indeed, there is much to see and imbibe. There is a wide variety of flora and fauna ? including the occasional tiger ? that will intrigue wildlife enthusiasts and scientists alike. The Shiva temple, located in a natural cave, is also worth a visit. Yes Khekranala might be a small spot on the face of Vidarbha, but it is a beauty spot nonetheless!
Ramtek gets its name from Lord Rama who, with Sita and Laxman, is said to have rested here. The taluka, which is situated along the north and north-eastern areas of Nagpur District, covering an area of 1129 sq. miles, is famous for its Ram Mandir and the Kalidas memorial to the celebrated playwright, which grace the top of a hill.
56 km. from Nagpur (N.H.No.-7), then turn left towards Parshivni. This dam site, located in Parseoni forest range, is an attractive picnic spot. The lake, surrounded by richly forested hills, is an oasis of calm amidst a sea of emerald green. It's good for bird-watching.
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