Location : Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra
Popular As : India's Orange City and Second Capital of Maharashtra
Established By : Gond King, Raja Bakht Buland in 1702
Major Attractions : Ambazari Lake, Botanical Garden
Oranges at Nagpur Market
|Also Known As :||Orange Capital of India, Second Capital of Maharashtra.|
|Best Time to Visit :||In Winters From November to March.|
|Must See :||The Dragon Palace Temple a Famous Buddhist Shrine that has a Statue of Buddha in Meditation.|
|Popular Attractions :||Ambazari Lake and Garden Most Beautiful Spot of Nagpur, Seminary Hill Named After St. Charles ; Enjoy the View of the City from Here, Sitabuldi Fort Nestled Between Two Mountains.|
|Famous Temple :||Balaji Mandir at Seminary Popular Temple Enshrining the Deity Shri Balaji, Sri Poddareshwar Ram Temple Exquisite Images of Lord Ram and Sita.|
|Famous Museums :||Central Museum Oldest and Largest in Nagpur. Showcases Several Artifacts from the Ancient Era.|
|Don't Miss :||Visiting Sevagram it is said that Mahatma Gandhi Made this Place his Homes, in his Last Years.|
|Biggest Picnic Hub :||Boating and Walking Trials in the Ambazari Lake in Nagpur Spread on 15.4 sq kms.|
|Other Attractions :||Maharaj Baug and Zoo Popular Botanical Garden Having Rare Species of Birds and Animals, Gandhi Baug Garden Named After Mahatma Gandhi.|
|Adventure Excursions :||Trekking and Bird Watching in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Park, Located in Totladoh 75 kms from Nagpur.|
|Getting Around :||Pench National Park 65 kms, Ramtek 48 kms, Ambakhori 60 kms.|
|Shop For :||Kolhapuri Chappals, Bidri Ware, Lacquer Ware, Oranges, Nagpur Dhotis.|
|Staying Options :||The Pride Hotel, Tuli International Hotel, Hotel Hardeo, Airport Centre Point.|
|Important Distances :||Mumbai 863 kms, Pune 880 kms, Delhi 1012 kms, Khajuraho 546 kms, Bhopal 1368 kms, Ahmedabad 970 kms, Agra 809 kms.|
|Getting There :||Air - Has it own
Domestic Airport. Well Connected with Regular Flights From All Over the
Rail - Nagpur has a Centrally Located Railway Station that Connects it to the Various Regions of the Country. It Serves as a Junction Between South-Eastern and Central Railway Lines.
Road - Extensive Network of Roads Link Nagpur to Various Cities in Maharashtra and all over India.
The city of Nagpur famous as the second capital of
Maharashtra is one of the most upcoming destination of Maharashtra. Famous
for its juicy orange production the city is also known as the Orange City
of India. Looking at the orchards on the surrounding country sides is as
pleasant as looking into a fairy world. On lush green trees the sporadic
presence of the oranges makes the most picturesque sight. Apart from
oranges the city is also famous for its industrial sector.
Right from the cotton textiles to textile machinery, dyes and paper products, toiletries to food production the city has developed as a major industrial center. Tourists from all over the world visit this place to participate in its festivals and see the monuments, lakes, picnic spots and wildlife and bird sanctuary within its close limits.
Being located on the banks of river Nag this city came to be known as Nagpur and history says that it was founded by one Gond king, Raja Bakht Buland in 1702. Later the city was taken over by the mighty Marathas. The Sitabuldi fort is a place to be visited by all in the city its historical is that conquering it was turning point for Britishers and downfall of Maratha rulers in 1817. And Nagpur has contributed a lot to the Indian freedom struggle. The city has hosted two annual sessions of Indian National Congress and Non Co-operation Movement was launched in Nagpur in 1920.
Diksha Bhoomi, Nagpur
Ambazari lake is one the attractive tourist destinations where along walking there is a boating facilities and introducing the musical fountain has added to its flavor and made it the ideal family getaway. The garden of the erstwhile Bhonsle rulers turned into Botanical garden is one of the rare places where you can see some of the rare animal and bird species and chill under the thick cover forest cover. But the most important place to be visited is the Deekshaboomi where Dr B R Ambedkar embraced Buddhism in 1956, this place hold the worlds largest Stupa and is thronged by thousands of Buddhists on October 18 to celebrate the anniversary of Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism. For the pilgrimage tourists the city is like a heaven where they can pay tribute to Lord Balaji at Balaji Temple located at the serene and picturesque surroundings of Seminary Hills. The location of this temple suits best to meditation and all tourists should participate in the religious rituals to receive blessing from the presiding god of this temple. Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir is the beautiful 90 year old made of marble and sandstone carvings. The presiding deities of this temple are the three principal characters of the holy epic - Ramayana. It is the place where the wishes are fulfilled.
This city is also home to many elite educational institutions like Nagpur university, Government Medical College, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Laximinarayan Institute of Management, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology and National Fire service College Countries only graduation course in fire engineering. If you have the eligibility get admission in one of these reputed college and you will be the Future torchbearer.
The city is the best place where you can shop for the cotton textiles. Visit the Sitabuldi market and pickup the most exotic Nagpuri saris in pure cotton. The Maharashtra Emporium or Apna Bazar at Sitabuldi has also the durries and home spun carpets available at very reasonable prices. Don't miss the Chindi Bazar near cotton market where you can purchase cotton saris, bed sheets, pillow covers, towels and fabrics according to weight and Don't worry about the quality it remains as good as ever. It is not a bad idea at all to pack fresh oranges if you are there at a right time.
The strategic location of the Nagpur city has made it accessible all over the country through by all modes of transportation. Dr Dadasaheb International Airport contacts the city with all the major cities of India like Delhi,Mumbai,Kolkata and Hyderabad and the international cities like Doha and Sharjah. The Indian Aviation has selected it as the country's first Multi-modal International Cargo Hub (MIHAN) and it will immensely help in the development of the city as well as Vidarbha region. Nagpur railway station is the main railway station and railway junction in the city that serves as a transit for the trains running from the lengthwise and breadth wise of the country. Lying on the cross roads the national highway NH6 and NH7 and Asian highway AH46 and AH47 connects the state with all the four metropolitan cities on the corners of four directions. When in the city the local transport you can avail is Buses, hired taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nagpur
Nagpur - City of Oranges
Nagpur on Crossroads of Industrial Development
Shopping for Cotton Textiles
Sitabuldi Fort - Sentinel of History
Caves and Beaches
Unique Rajasthan and Goa
Adventure Tour of India