Kamptee, a city in Nagpur, Maharashtra, was once a military cantonment of the British. Formerly, called Camp-T, the military cantonment is still operational. However, it is now the officers’ training academy of the National Cadet Corps. River Kanha flows through this town. This place has several mosques which are over 100 years old. You can make a day-trip to Kamptee when you are visiting Nagpur.
Places to Stay
The city has numerous hotels for tourists. Some of the options worth trying out are Hotel Siddhartha Inn (Tariff – Rs.998), Hotel Skylark (Tariff – Rs.883), Hotel Rajhans (Tariff – Rs.694), Hotel Blue Diamond (Tariff – Rs.579).
Marathi and Hindi are widely spoken in the city.
Holi in March-April, Gudi Padwa in March, Ganesh-Chaturthi in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
The Badi Masjid mosque, which is 130-year-old, 100-year-old Kolsatal Mosque, 100-year-old Shia Haidry Jama Masjid, Dragon Palace Temple, Immaculate Conception Church (one of the oldest churches in Central India) are some of the major attractions in the city that are worth visiting.
How to Get There
Nagpuri Airport, which is 23 km away, is the nearest from the city.
The railway station in Kamptee is located 1.9 km away from the main city centre.
Regular buses are available from Nagpur, Pune and Aurangabad. Raj Tours & Travels is one of the top operators on this route. There are state-run buses as well for passengers travelling in the region. Avail of bus ticket booking coupons through Ticketgoose.com and save your money when you travel.