Picnic Spots near Nagpur for a Fun Day Out

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List of Picnic Spots near Nagpur

Not only children, but the idea of going out on a picnic date also excites people of every age alike- be it with your family, friends or loved one. The beautiful city of Nagpur, which is often known as Maharashtra's 'winter capital' is known to be surrounded by picturesque locations for the ideal picnic destination. There are umpteen picnic spots near Nagpur much loved by the tourists as well as the locals. Especially on a sunny wintry day, you will find people stuttering to these beautiful picnic spots near Nagpur with a basket of food and a sheet. Depending on the location, you can choose your picnic spots near Nagpur based on historical, architectural or natural relevance, Here's a list of the picnic spots near Nagpur that should definitely be on your mind the next time you plan for a leisurely and fun picnic while in the city.

Here is the list of 13 Picnic Spots near Nagpur for a Fun Day Out

1. Ambazari Lake, Nagpur

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6 kms from Nagpur

Located on the southwest border of Nagpur in Maharashtra in India, the Ambazari Lake is one of the eleven lakes that the city of Nagpur houses. Boating facilities in rowboats, as well as self-driven paddleboats, are also available to the visitors, which add to the fun and excitement of visiting the lake and help them to explore the surrounding scenic beauty. The Ambazari Lake is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy along with friends and family members. 

2. Lake Garden Sakkardara, Nagpur

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5 kms from Nagpur

The comprehensive garden lake on the banks of the Sakkardara lake is a famous gateway for the local families of Nagpur. The lake engages you in its beauty and calm atmosphere.

3. Shukrawari Lake, Nagpur

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1 kms from Nagpur

Once known as the Jumma Talab, is also referred to as Gandhi sagar lake in the present times. With boating facilities, A Ganesh temple, Huge stone walls around, tall lustrous trees makes for a wholesome experience.

4. Ramtek, Nagpur

48 kms from Nagpur

Ramtek is situated around 50 kms from Nagpur and is believed to have been the place where Lord Rama stayed during his exile. Besides the historical and architectural significance, the place is a popular place for a day trip from Nagpur.

5. Adasa, Nagpur

36 kms from Nagpur

Adasa is a quaint village situated at a distance of 35 kms from Nagpur. Besides the numerous temples and ancient monuments, the place also boasts of immense natural beauty. It is one of the offbeat weekend getaways from Nagpur as well.

6. Futala lake, Nagpur

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Built over an area of about 60 acres, Futala Lake was a twenty-year-old reservoir that has recently been turned into a picnic spot. Surrounded by a garden and walkway, come to Futala and you will find a Ghat on the Southern side where devotees and visitors can enjoy a bath. But, the most iconic attraction of Futala is a majestic hundred feet high colorful fountain that makes this place a location like no other. You cannot miss the surreal experience of a romantic tanga ride at evening - when the whole place is illuminated with halogen lights.

7. Nagardhan Fort, Nagpur

36 kms from Nagpur

Situated at a distance of about 50 kilometers from Nagpur, the erstwhile Nandivardhan was the first capital of the ancient dynasty of Vakatakas. A small fort, this place is said to have been built for the purpose of defending Nagpur's easternmost provinces from a possible enemy attack. Nagardhan fort is square in shape with an outer battlement and an inner wall that surrounds the fort. Interestingly, this place has an underground temple, where an Idol of Goddess Durga is placed on what appears to be a sill of a structure shaped like a well.

8. Navegaon National Park, Nagpur

144 kms from Nagpur

One of the most famous tourist destinations near Nagpur, Navegaon National Park is located at a distance of about 140 kilometres from Nagpur. Apart from providing for a jeep safari and housing a huge variety of wildlife species, there are various other attractions to visit Navegaon. Right at the centre is the Navegaon Dam, which is said to have been built around the eighteenth century. Catch a panoramic view of the entire park, atop the watchtower in the middle of the lake. You can also enjoy a boat ride in the lake. If you are a bird lover, do pay a visit to Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. The library and museum contain the entire history and whereabouts of this place.

9. Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh - The inspiration for 'The Jungle Book'

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159 kms from Nagpur

At a distance of 123 kms from Nagpur, Pench National Park is among the top pick among picnickers for day outings. You can stroll your way through the verdant woods and watch the birds through your binoculars or you can opt for the jungle safaris that the park offers.

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10. Khekranala, Nagpur

56 kms from Nagpur

Renowned as an ideal trekking destination, Khrekanala is situated at a distance of about 60 kilometres from the city of Nagpur. A perfect spot to enjoy nature, Khekranala has a beautiful dam on a picturesque blue lake, along with a wide variety of fauna. This place is also famous for various water sporting activities, and when all of the exertions leaves you hungry, check into the MTDC guest house for a marvellous meal. The awes trucking display of nature makes Khrekanla one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Nagpur.

11. Amba Khori, Nagpur

Amba Khori is situated roughly at a distance of 80 kms from Nagpur and is one of the most enticing waterfalls in the region. With immense natural beauty to complement it, the spot is a perfect place for picnicking and nature gazing. It offers serenity and solitude like no place else.

12. Waki Woods, Nagpur

Situated at a distance of about 30 kilometres from Nagpur, Waki Woods is a sight to behold. The luscious greens provide you with a plethora of activities, other than a scintillating natural landscape for a picnic day out. Life in these 'woods' is a perfect mix of modernity and nature, as you will find fully furnished tents with facilities like electricity and phones. What's more? Indulge in the pleasure of boating, archery, go on a trekking adventure, or unleash the inner wildlife photographer in you-thanks to the bird sanctuaries at Waki. Pay a visit to the While in the woods, do not forget to treat your taste buds with lip-smacking delicacies at the Waki Woods Dhaba.

13. Dhapewada, Nagpur

21 kms from Nagpur

The small district of Dhapewada, at about 35 kilometer from Nagpur, is famous for the Dhapewada lake and nearby attractions. A major tourist point near Dhapewada is the Vithoba Temple, situated on the banks of river Chandrabhanga. Officially known as the Shri Vitthal- Rukmini Mandir, this temple is dedicated to the devotion of Vithoba, a form of Lord Vishnu and his companion Rakhumai. You can also pay a visit to Lake Khindsy, which resides in the Ramtek Hill nearby.

While at Nagpur, one will never be short of locations for a fun and amusing picnic day out. You may choose scenic beauty, wildlife, activities offered, mythological origins (or simply all of them!) and visit your preferred destination to spend some unforgettable quality time with your loved ones.

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