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!


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