A fast growing metropolis in the heart of the Indian landmass and the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra – Nagpur – is not only famous for its exotic natural heritage – a sizable chunk of its tourist population is drawn by the radiant aura of religious monuments like temples and shrines. Here is a list of the most popular temples in the city of Nagpur.
Ramtek Fort Temple
Just like most of the tourist attractions residing within the precincts of Nagpur, the Ramtek Fort Temple has acquired an aura of superiority over other religious points by virtue of the popularly held belief that Lord Rama used it as his resting place before venturing into the daring adventure of conquering Lanka and freeing his bride Sita from the clutches of Ravana.
Telankhedi Hanuman Temple
Tourists making their way to the picturesque Telankhedi Lake ought not to miss the opportunity to take a peak into this temple which sits serenely along one of the shores of the beautiful lake. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and the deity residing in the temple is immensely famous for its artistic and creative appeal.
Mata Mandir Koradi
The devout followers of ‘Mata Devi’ can be seen making their way towards this sacred temple in Koradi which is exclusively dedicated to the ethereal service of Mata Devi. Tourists cannot find a better season than winter to visit this place, for it remains under water during much of the monsoon season.
One of the most unique religious points in Nagpur is represented by the Dragon Temple, an ideal confluence for devout Buddhists seeking to dedicate some of their time to Lord Buddha. Situated in the Kamptee district of Nagpur and built by a Japanese non profit organization in collaboration with the local administration, this Buddhist temple has won laurels from world over for its exquisite architectural appeal.
Telankhedi Shiv Temple
This is yet another religious point of interest in Nagpur, that is situated close to the picturesque Telankhedi Lake and within striking distance of the Hanuman temple. The temple is dedicated solely to Lord Shiva and is thus a hot destination for Shiva devotees all throughout the year.
Sri Balaji and Sri Karitikeya Temple
Built as a Hindu religious destination near the Seminary Hills, this temple has grown into a centre of vibrant religious and spiritual activities which have been effectively supplemented by the growing status of Nagpur as a popular tourist destination in Central India.
This is yet another Buddhist religious centre which has earned a distinction for itself primarily by virtue of the Buddhist stupa that it is home to. Know more here
Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir
Built by expert artisans of the British era in 1923, this is one of the better known Ram temples in Nagpur, besides the Balaji temple. Located on the Central Avenue Road in Nagpur, the temple’s radiant artistic appeal is unmistakable for any passing eye. Visitors are bound to get attracted to the beauty of this temple in their very first visit.