One of the most popular Buddhist temples in India, the Dragon Palace is famous Buddhist religous tourist attraction in Nagpur. It is located in Kamptee, a municipal council in the city and has a spectacular architecture. It is considered to be a sign of Indo - Japan friendship.
Kamptee is located around 20 km from centre of Nagpur and whoever visits Nagpur make it a point to visit this temple for its beauty. Also known as the ‘Lotus Temple’, the Dragon Palace is surrounded by lush green lawns and landscaped garden with bright and colourful flowers that makes the place look all the more beautiful.
Try and visit the temple during the meditation hours. You would see hundreds of devotees in the temple who have gathered just to meditate. There are hundreds of people in the temple during this time and yet there is a beautiful silence that takes you to a different world. People chant ‘Nangu-Mayo-Ho-Renge-Kyo’ and you can do the same or simply sit back and relax and enjoy the journey to the spiritual world. If you are someone who is seeking peace, this is the best place to be at.
This must visit place was inaugurated in 1999, by Reverend Nichiki Kato of Japan. The temple was founded by Mother Noriko Ogawa Society and houses one single idol of Lord Buddha which is believed to have been carved out of a single piece of sandalwood.
Being one of the most popular tourist attractions, you would get all kinds of transport to reach his place. Kamptee is well connected to Nagpur city and Mumbai. You would get taxis and buses as well.
The Fort of Hooded Cobra is a famous tourist destination here. There are a couple of other temples near the Kamptee railway station as well that you can visit. The Raman Science Centre is 12.4 km from the station.
Being a Buddhist pilgrimage location, it is open throughout the year. The temple opens in the morning and closes at 7 PM in the evening.
If you are planning a tour to Nagpur, the best time to visit is during November - February. The temperature is pleasant during this time and you would enjoy your holidays to the fullest during this time.