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About Nagpur City

About Nagpur

Nagpur is the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra, a fast growing metropolis and third largest city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune. With a population of 2,405,421 (2011) Nagpur Metropolitan Area is the 13th largest urban conglomeration in India. It has also recently been ranked as the cleanest city and the second greenest city of India . In addition to being the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra state assembly “Vidhan Sabha”, Nagpur is also a major commercial and political center of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, and is also famous throughout the country as “Orange City” for being a major trade center of oranges that are cultivated in the region. In addition, the city also derives political importance from being the headquarters for the RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement. The city was founded by the Gonds but later became part of the Maratha Empire under the Bhonsles. The British East India Company took over Nagpur in the 19th century and made it the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar. After the first reorganisation of states, the city lost its capital status but according to the “Nagpur Pact” between political leaders it was made the second capital of Maharashtra. Nagpur is also called, “Tiger Capital of India ” as it connects many Tiger Reserves in India to the world. It is among the important cities for IT sector in Maharashtra after Pune. Nagpur lies precisely at the center of the country with the Zero Mile Marker indicating the geographical center of India.Read More

Orange City Nagpur
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Nagpur is also called as "City of Orange" or "Orange City". Nagpur is also known as Orange capital of India and second capital and the largest city of Maharashtra. The city has much historic significance and today, Nagpur is among the fastest growing cities of India and has a lot to offer travelers from the world over.The city is popular for its orange production and with this it is fondly referred to as the ‘Orange City' of India. Nagpuri oranges are best in quality and rich in vitamin and nutrition.





Zero Mile Stone (Nagpur)
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Zero Mile in Nagpur Nagpur lies precisely at the center of the country with the Zero Mile Marker indicating the geographical center of India. The Zero Mile Stone was erected by the British who used this point to measure all the distances. The Zero Mile Stone consists of four horses and a pillar made up of sandstone. It is located on the south east of Vidhan Bhavan, Nagpur. The English rulers considered Nagpur as the centre of India and hence identified this point and constructed the Zero Mile Stone. Being at the center of the country, they also had a plan to make Nagpur the second capital city.Read More




Nagpur - The 'Tiger Capital' of India!
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Nagpur - The 'Tiger Capital' of India! Apart from being known as the orange city of India, Nagpur is also known as the ‘Tiger Capital or Tiger Gateway of India’, given that out of the 48 total tiger reserves in India, 13 are in Vidharbha (comprising Nagpur division of eastern Maharashtra) alone.Nagpur’s forested areas cover around 37,251 sq. km and the region is rich in wild fauna and flora. Thousands of foreign and domestic tourists visit the tiger reserves of Nagpur. Some soul enticing national parks around Nagpur include: Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve Pench National Park, Nagzira-Navegaon Tiger Reserve, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Bor Tiger Reserve and UmredKarhandla Wildlife Sanctuary. Even researchers across the globe are attracted to visit the reserves in order to study the cause of the animals here.


Dikshabhoomi
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Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Navayana Buddhism located where the architect of the Indian Constitution, B. R. Ambedkar, converted to Buddhism with approximately 600,000 followers on Ashok Vijaya Dashami on 14 October 1956. Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism is deeply significant for millions of people in India.Deekshabhoomi is in Nagpur, Maharashtra, a location regarded as a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. Millions of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year,especially on Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din ("Mass Conversion Ceremony Day") and 14 October, the memorial day when Ambedkar converted to Buddhism here. His final religious act was to embrace Buddhism. Today, the largest stupa in Asia is erected in his memory at the site.Read More



Maharajbagh Zoo
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Nagpur city has a tourist attraction that is especially popular among children, the Maharajbagh zoo.Maharajbagh zoo is the central zoo of Nagpur, India. Located in the heart of the city. The zoo has many animals such as leopards, lions, tiger and peacocks. Among the key attractions is the leopard cub that was born here, the baby of the star leopard pair Julie and Gopal.It is the central zoo of the city and also a picnic place frequented by families, children, and visitors.For children, it is fascinating to see wildlife so closely. A garden here, termed as the Maharajbagh has been converted into a botanical garden with a rich collection of herbs, shrubs, ornamental and aromatic plants, etc.




Ambazari Lake
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Among the popular places to visit in Nagpur is one of its many lakes, the Ambazari Lake. It is the largest and most picturesque of the eleven lakes in the city. The lake was originally built in 1870 to supply water to the city and was used thus for over 30 years. The nearby area also has a garden, named after the lake, the Ambazari garden. It offers to be a great tourist destination for families, with the many amusement games and boating facilities. The garden is frequented by walkers in the morning and, in the afternoon, it turns into Family spot.




Nag River
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The Nag River is a river flowing through the city of Nagpur in Maharashtra, India. It is known for providing the etymology for the name Nagpur.Read More



 How to Reach Nagpur by Air
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (IATA: NAG, ICAO: VANP) is an international airport serving the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The airport is located at Sonegaon, 8 km (5 mi) South-West of Nagpur. The airport covers an area of 1355 acres (548 hectares). In 2005, it was named after B. R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. The airport handles around 4,000 passengers per day and caters to five domestic airlines and two international airlines connecting Nagpur to Sharjah, Doha and 12 domestic destinations.
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  How to Reach Nagpur by Road
Nagpur is a major road junction, since India's two major national highways (NH 7 from Kanyakumari to Varanasi and NH-6 from Hajira to Kolkota) pass through the city. NH 69 connects Nagpur to Obaidullaganj, near Bhopal. Nagpur is at the junction of two Asian Highways: AH43 (Agra to Matara, Sri Lanka) and AH46 (Kharagpur to Dhule).The Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai express highway, a Maharashtra state highway, connects the state capital (Mumbai) to Nagpur via Aurangabad and significantly reduces the distance traveled by NH 6 and NH 3 between the cities. The National Highways Authority of India approved the extension of NH 204 from Kolhapur to Nagpur via Solapur, Tuljapur, Latur, Nanded, Yavatmal, Wardha and Butibori, which primarily covers the portion covered by the current MSH 3 between Butibori and Tuljapur. The planned NH-26B (Savner-Chhindwara-Narsinghpur) will connect Nagpur to North India.

  How to Reach Nagpur by Rail 
Nagpur Railway Station connects the city extensively with rest of India by an excellent network of railways.Railhead acts as a juncture between South-East and central railways and is an important railway station. Many super fast mail and passenger trains connect this city to the other cities in India. Important express trains as well as plenty of passenger trains have scheduled stop at Nagpur. Passengers can board a train easily from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or other nearby and far off towns and reach Nagpur by rail comfortably.
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