Browsing for nearby weekend getaways is a trending method for relaxing and refreshing nowadays. Due to the entire week’s super engaging schedule, people tend to spend some time away from their places of everyday confrontation. In this blog let’s go down the lane of best weekend getaways from the City of Oranges, Nagpur. Whatever is your preference, be it hill stations, picnic spots with serene ambiance, or wildlife destinations, you can get hold of everything from Nagpur. You can enjoy a fascinating weekend by indulging in a jungle safari, trekking, relaxing and chilling, admiring different cultures and history, and so on.
Before embarking on the nearby vistas, at first you must get acquainted with the top attractions in Nagpur -
If you are a resident of the City of Oranges, then let’s assume you have visited the above-mentioned places. So let’s switch to the destinations for a satisfying weekend.
Waki Woods: For individuals with a craze for camping, Waki Woods is just the place, about an hour’s drive from Nagpur city. Some of the exciting activities you can partake in there are boating, archery, camping, horse riding, etc.
Adasa Ganpati Temple: The temple is among the eight Ashta Vinayak temples in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, about 40 km from Nagpur. A visit to Adasa Ganpati Temple is a day’s plan from the city. The temple is located on a hilltop and a trek of 100 metres by climbing 40-50 stairs will take you to the temple.
Ramtek: Ramtek is a fort temple on the top of a hill, with mythological importance. It is believed that Lord Rama, Lord Lakshman and Mother Sita halted in this place during their exile. The fort temple is situated about 49 km from Nagpur city and the architecture of the monument is simply breathtaking.
Markanda: The 8th-century temple in the Markandadeo village is popularly known as Mini Khajuraho. An assortment of 24 temples gives the impression of the Khajuraho temple and is a significant worshipping place of Lord Shiva.
Tadoba National Park: Famed as the Jewel of Vidarbha, Tadoba National Park is 147 km from Nagpur in the northeastern part of Maharashtra’s Chandrapura region. The Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary are combined to form the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. Jeep and canter safaris are quite popular for spotting various fauna species in the forests of Tadoba.
Nagzira National Park: Nagzira National Park is settled in two districts - Gondia and Bhandara, 118 km from Nagpur. The national park is home to a wide variety of wild animals such as leopards, tigers, sambars, sloth bears, etc. Nagzira Tiger Safari Tour is a one-of-a-kind experience for adventure and wildlife voyagers.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves: To move a little far away from Nagpur for a weekend tour, Ajanta and Ellora Caves require a drive through 400 - 500 km. The caves of Ajanta and Ellora are located near Aurangabad and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are exemplary structures of ancient rock-cut caves and these caves are well-embellished with frescos, paintings and sculptures.