Nagpur

Nagpur is referred to as the ‘Orange City’ of Of India. The Nag river flows in a serpentine path and lends its name to the city.

Nagpur was founded in the early 18th century by Bhakt Buland, a Gond prince. In 1743, the city came under the control of the Marathas and became the capital of the Bhonsles.  When Raghuji Bhonsle died without an heir, the city came under British control under Lord Dalhousie's Doctrine of Lapse. When India won its independence, Nagpur was made the second capital of Maharashtra.

The city always used to be the commercial and trading hub in the Vidarbha region. Even in modern times, Nagpur continues to shine. Sitabuldi market in central Nagpur, known as the Heart of the city, is the major commercial area of city. Whereas, Butibori is the largest industrial area in Asia and include huge units like Indo Rama Synthetics, KEC, Hyundai Unitech, ACC Nihon Castings Ltd. It also has two big thermal power stations - Koradi and Khaparkheda. Another specialty of the city are the oranges. The fruit is cultivated over 80000 hectares with a total production of nearly 5 lakh tons. It is one of the most remunerative foreign exchange earning crop of India.

Nagpur has its own distinctive cuisine known as the Varhadi or Saoji Cuisine. Special spices including black pepper, dry coriander, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, are used in making the food. Although spicy in flavour, Saoji food does not cause any digestive problems and worth trying out!

Nagpur has a tropical wet and dry climate. June to September is the rainy season. Winter which last from November to January are cold with temperatures dropping below 10°C. This is the time Nagpur sees an influx of tourists!

Places to see:
Ambazari Lake: This is one of the most beautiful spots in Nagpur. Spread over 15.4 sq. kms., this lake surrounded by a picturesque garden. A musical fountain adds to its charm. Boating facilities are also available here.



Maharaj Baug and Zoo: The erstwhile Bhonsle rulers laid a beautiful garden known as The Maharaj Baug. Later, it was converted into a botanical garden and zoo. It houses some rare species of birds and animals and is a nature lover’s delight.

Seminary Hill: Located 6 kms away from the city, this hill is named after the Seminary of St. Charles. It provides a great view of the city is very popular with tourists.

Sitabuldi Fort: The fort nestles on the Twin Mountains. Built in 1857 by a British officer, the fort provides a panoramic view of the city. No trip to Nagpur is complete without a visit to this fort!


Top News

How to Make a Beer Can Stove

How to Make a Beer Can Stove

Discover how to turn a beer can into a camping stove. The stove runs on alcohol, of which the most common source is medical alcohol from your local pharmacy. It goes without saying that fire can be dangerous. Be respectful and enjoy putting this stove to good use! From Tom Allen ...
2 Sep, 2013 by admin  1
Tuk-Tuks in Paris

Tuk-Tuks in Paris

The humble tuk-tuk, a fixture in Asian cities from Bangkok to Bangalore, is rapidly becoming a common sight in the touristy parts of Paris. ...
2 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
10 Things You Might Not Know About India

10 Things You Might Not Know About India

Here are 10 things you might not know about India. 1. Hardly anyone pays income tax Only 3% of Indians pay income tax, in a population of 1.2bn 2. The rise of the 'wedding detective' Indian families are turning to "wedding detectives" to check the background of their prospective sons and daughters-in-law. 3. ...
30 Aug, 2013 by admin  0
The Keralan Cowboy

The Keralan Cowboy

Visit to Chandran master's farm. Chandran has been collecting cows for about 24 years. He began collecting because he was shocked at the rapid decline of local species within his area. The Vechur cow from Kerala is the smallest cow in the world and very much his favourite. At just 82cm (32”) high, this cow needs almost no...
29 Aug, 2013 by admin  0
The Big Mac Experiment

The Big Mac Experiment

Le Big Mac experiment by Brent Buffington ...
28 Aug, 2013 by admin  0
The Future of The Airline Website

The Future of The Airline Website

Fantasy Interactive, a digital design agency, has come up with a concept design of an airline website of the future. ...
27 Aug, 2013 by admin  0
Rickshaw Racing

Rickshaw Racing

Warid Telecom Introduces Rickshaw Racing Android App. The game features the players as the rickshaw driver where one has to win the race. To keep the game more interesting, it allows players to custom modify the rickshaw and give it a unique desi look. As the game progresses, the opponents become tougher and tougher. Player...
26 Aug, 2013 by admin  0
Mumbai

Mumbai's Coolest Auto Rickshaw Wala

Deepak Shewale! MUMBAI'S COOLEST AUTO RICKSHAW WALA!!!!!! He's got social messages put up, first aid, news papers, chocolates/sweets, water for the thirsty, an LCD, and even a camera to help him reverse! ...
22 Aug, 2013 by admin  0
The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray

The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray

Created by Steve Baker of Taxi Film Productions, Desmondo is a man of 33 years and 3/4, who is on a quest for love. ...
22 Aug, 2013 by admin  1
Let

Let's Go South

A South India short. From mj_studio ...
21 Aug, 2013 by admin  0
Page 10 of 73« First...89101112...203040...Last »

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress