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

Indian Beauty Nina Davuluri Wins Miss America

Indian Beauty Nina Davuluri Wins Miss America

Miss New York Nina Davuluri, 24, won the Miss America crown in Atlantic City. She became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant. Ladies and Gentlemen, your new miss America Nina Davuluri. Nina Davuluri Bollywood Dance Talent ...
18 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
India Through An Auto Rickshaw

India Through An Auto Rickshaw

Press below on the just completed Tamilnadu Run 2013. Unraveling the mysteries of South India can be considered an experience or a challenge or an achievement. Call it by whichever term, Tamilnadu Run in the heartland of Enchanting Tamilnadu, is by no means short of any, when it comes to exploring the heritage and culture o...
18 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel

Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel

Watch this Buzz Feed video, pack your bags and get, set, go. They present a list of interesting facts that may inspire you to hit the road more often. ...
17 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
The Big Bang Theory Indian

The Big Bang Theory Indian

Indian moments from The Big Bang Theory Broadband Indian Accent Indian Monopoly ...
16 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Don

Don't Fear Death

A fast-paced comedy arguing the joys of being dead, aided by a montage of corpses and a dance-crazed Grim Reaper. From Dice productions ...
13 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Riding in Hyderabad

Riding in Hyderabad

Ride with Richard McDowell from HiTech city to Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The speedo graphic gets a little carried away a couple of times, showing speeds of 70+ KPH, actual top speed on this ride was 56 KPH. ...
12 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Danielle

Danielle

Watch this girl ages in just 5 minutes, from a young child to an older woman. Anthony Cerniello, attempted to create a person in order to emulate the aging process 'The idea,' he writes, 'was that something was happening but you can't see it but you can feel it, like aging itself.' ...
11 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Ballpoint Barber

Ballpoint Barber

The agony of haircut/shaving continues with a new stop-motion short from Peter Simon that was inspired by an old magnetic Wooly Willy toy. Ballpoint Barber Behind the Scenes ...
11 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
On How To Feel Better

On How To Feel Better

Please follow these steps and you will be okay. From namq kang ...
10 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Art Car

Art Car

Art Car: The Movie follows Rebecca Bass and her high school class as they prepare an entry for the Houston Art Car Parade. With almost 300 entrants and more than 300,000 spectators, the Houston Art Car Parade is the biggest in the world, and attracts talent from across the globe. Against the hectic race to finish on time, R...
9 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Page 20 of 85« First...10...1819202122...304050...Last »

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress
X

Come join us on our next rickshaw adventure! Book Your Place!

¤