About District

Nagpur, the winter capital of Maharashtra, is practically the geographical centre of India, in fact the zero milestone of India lies in Nagpur city has an average elevation between 274.50 and 305 meters (m) above sea level and its relief features are characterized, by and large, by the residual hill ranges of the Satpudas and their detached members, enclosing between them undulating black soil valleys. Much of the topography is typically one of the Deccan Trap having flat-topped and terraced features, low buttressed sides and isolated knolls. Eastwards and North-Eastwards, the landscape changes in an interesting manner due to the change in the underlying rocks. The geographic coordinates of the district extend from 20.350 to 21.440 North Latitude and 78.150 to 79.400 East Longitude.

The district is bounded on the North by the Chhindwada and Seoni districts of the Madhya Pradesh, on the East by Bhandara, on the South and West by Chanda and Wardha, respectively, and along a small strip on the North-West by the Amravati district.

Topography

  • Chhindwada and Seoni districts of Madhya Pradesh on the North
  • Amravati to the North West.
  • Chanda to the South.
  • Wardha on the West.
  • Bhandara on the East.

Rivers and Dams

Most of the large rivers are characterized by high banks and rapid streams when in flood, but in the hot weather they are mere rivulets.

Wardha and its tributaries: The Wardha valley includes a small proportion of Nagpur district, consisting of the rich Amner Pargana in the North-West of Katol. But its tributaries drain the bulk of Katol taluka, a half of Nagpur and a small part of Umred. The principal of these are Bor, Wunna, Jam and Kar rivers.

Bor River rises in the hills near Bazargaon and rushes down a winding and rocky channel between the Kondhali uplands and the Kauras plateau, passing into Wardha to join the Wunna.

Wunna River rises near the hill of Mahadagarh in the Pilkapar range and flows along the Northern base of Kauras plateau past Hingna and Bori. It leaves the district at Ashta.

Jam rises among the hills South of Kondhali and flowing Northwards into the centre of Katol taluka, takes a westerly turn past Katol and joins Wardha at Jalalkhera.

Kar River rises in the same range, but flows directly South-West, separating Wardha and Nagpur districts till it joins Wardha River at Khargar.

Nand flows across a small strip in the South of the district and joins Wunna River beyond the border of Wardha.

Kanhan and its tributaries: The Eastern two-third of Nagpur district belongs to the drainage system of Wainganga River and except for Northern range of the Satpudas consists of an undulating plain of cultivation, broken only by isolated hills and by the hollows and depressions marking the course of innumerable streams, which traverse its surface and feed larger rivers. The chief rivers of this tract are Pench and Kanhan, both flow down from the Satpuda range in Chhindwada District, and meet at Kamtee where they are joined by Koilar River.

Kanhan River in its subsequent course marks the boundary of Ramtek taluka, and after receiving Nag river near the hills of Bhiukund, empties itself into Wainganga at Gondpipri in Bhandara.

Koilar River rises in the Northeast corner of Katol taluka, and after passing through the rocky country of Lohgarh in Pilkapar range, emerges into the fertile plain of Saoner and separates Nagpur from Ramtek taluka until its place as a boundary river is taken by Kanhan.

Other rivers of importance are those draining the eastern half of Ramtek taluka, Bawanthari, Sur and Gaotala-Sand. Bawanthari River passes through the extreme North-east of the district, but it drains to the North of Chorbaoli and East of Seoni road. Sur River, rising in the hills West of Seoni road, follows a most erratic course, and after cutting its way through a narrow gorge in Ramtek range, flows eastward past Aroli and Kodamendhi into Bhandara, where it joins Wainganga River. Gaotala-Sand issues from Ramtek tank and joins Kanhan River at the southeast of Ramtek taluka near the hill of Sitapahar.

Tourist Places

Zero Mile Stone

It is said to be the exact middle point or centre of India. This important place has beautiful statutes of horses. Because of this zero mile stone, Nagpur city has got the importance of being located in the heart of the country.

Totladoh

A huge dam is constructed on River Pench at Totladoh. It falls within the Pench National Park. The dam along with the reservoir and the forest around it is a place of great scenic beauty.

Ambazari Lake

Ambazari is a famous lake and spread over an area of 15.4 sq km on the Western outskirts of the city. It is surrounded by a picturesque garden.

Bohra Masjid, Nagpur:

The Bohra masjid is an exemplary piece of art. Constructed artistically, this mosque located in Shantinagar, Nagpur. Its architectural splendour attracts people all over the globe.

Dragon Palace Temple, Kamptee

The temple is a symbol of world peace. It is a Buddhist temple, and is an exemplary piece of architecture and picturesque landscape, which was founded by Mother Noriko Ogawa Society of Japan. The temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nagpur and is considered as a landmark of Indo-Japan friendship.

Gurudwara Singh Sabha

Gurdwara Singh Sabha, situated in Kamptee road, 3 kms North of Nagpur is the oldest Gurudwara of the city. The history of Gurudwara Singh Sabha on Kamptee Road Nagpur can be traced back to 1885 when Sardars from Punjab began migrating to Nagpur. 

Shree Mahalakshmi Jagdamba Mata, Koradi

Shree Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Mata Mandir is an old temple located on the banks of Koradi Lake, about 15 kms North of Nagpur. Many devotees visit the temple during the nine days Navratri festival. During these nine days more than 50,000 lamps are lighted at the temple premises.

Telankhedi Shiv Mandir in Nagpur

Telankhedi Shiva temple is located 5 kms North West of Nagpur. It is surrounded by various small shrines of Hindu Gods. The entrance of the temple is adorned by a magnificent structure of the Nandi. The temple is 400 years old and witnesses a large flow of devotees during Mahashivaratri.

Pench National Park:

Situated on the border of Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Maharashtra, the Pench National Park is well-known for the abundance of flora and fauna found within the park and the varied species of wildlife. Named after the river that flows nearby, Pench was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1983 and in 1992, Pench was included under the umbrella of "Project Tiger" as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve. Pench is one of the most accessible tiger reserves in the country, and just 90km North of Nagpur.

The Maharaj Baugh and Zoo

It is one of the popular attractions in Nagpur that invites nature lovers from all over the world. Laid out by erstwhile Bhosale rulers in the 18th century, the Maharaj Baugh currently houses a Botanical Garden and an incredible zoo that boasts of some rare and myriads species of exotic birds and animals, which are not found anywhere else in the country. The zoo has a cascading waterfall and a bamboo museum along with a rose garden featuring almost 600 species including some exotic species of roses are some of the other attractions in the garden.

Adasa Ganpati Mandir in Nagpur

Adasa, a small village about 45 km from Nagpur is famous for the ancient temple complex situated on a hillock close to the village. It is the site of several prehistoric temples including the popular Ganesh temple that attracts numerous pilgrims. Considered to be more than 4,000 years old, these ancient temples draw big crowds on religious occasions. This temple is also known as Vidarbha's own 'Ashtavinayak'.

Dikshabhoomi

It is a sacred monument of Buddhism at the place where Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with about 380,000 followers on October 14, 1956. Dikshabhoomi is one of the two places of great importance in the life of Ambedkar, other being Chaityabhoomi at Mumbai. Thousands of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year on Ashok Vijaya Dashmi and on 14th October. A great 'Stupa' is built at this place. Inaugurated on December 18, 2001, the Dikshabhoomi is a massive monument that boasts of a stupa, which is an architectural delight.

All Saints Cathedral Church

It is located in the heart of Nagpur in Sadar area. It is a 19th century gothic style Cathedral church of North India. It is an architectural marvel designed by Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Hieram Sankey in 1851. All Saints Cathedral Church is one of the finest churches in Nagpur with beautiful windows, exceptional glass panels and a beautiful altar.

The ancient name of Amravati is "Udumbravati", prakrut form of this is "Umbravati" and "Amravati" is known for many centuries with this name.

About Project

Get in touch

  • Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd
    Nepean Sea Road, Priyadarshini Park,
    Mumbai 400 036, Maharashtra, India.
  • 91 22 23685909,
    91 22 26517900,
    Fax: 91 22 26417893.
  • info@msrdc.org