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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

Nagpur - The City of Oranges

Oranges at Nagpur Market
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 Country.
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.

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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.

The Upbeat of Maharashtra

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.

The Charms of the City

Diksha Bhoomi, Nagpur
Diksha Bhoomi, Nagpur

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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.

Its Elite Educational Institutes

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.

Its Shopping Magic

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.

How To Reach

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.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nagpur

Nagpur Oranges

Nagpur - City of Oranges
Visit this city of oranges and you will be surprised to see in how much quantity the oranges are produced. Cherish the taste of fresh orange or drink its juice it will have the quick reinvigorating effect than any thing.

Nagpur on Crossroads of Industrial Development
Nagpur city is presently owning the Asia's largest industrial area Butibori where the known IT companies have their industries and the work is going at the superb rate visit this are today or you can't catch its pace tomorrow.

Shopping for Cotton Textiles
The city offers you the best choice of its cotton textiles with the superior quality at the very reasonable rates. The bed sheets, pillow covers, towels, fabrics and even cotton sarees are sold as per the weight at Chindi bazaar, go and catch the opportunity.

Sitabuldi Fort - Sentinel of History
The Sitabuldi Fort has an important distinction in the history of Nagpur as it was built by the British officer after conquering the city from Marathas a marks a change in power from mighty Marathas to Britishers.

Tourist Attractions
The city also known as the second capital of Maharashtra offers the best choice to its tourists to spend their holidays in all excitement. The Deekshboomi, wildlife and Bird sanctuary, lakes, parks and monuments are the major attractions of the city.

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