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Nagpur

, Maharashtra

(Nagpur is also known as Nagpore)
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State: Maharashtra
District: Nagpur
Famous for/as: City
Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 22 to 49°C, Winter 10 to 33°C
Altitude: 310 m
Pincode: 440xxx
STD code: 0712
Nagpur, the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra is also the largest city in central India. Popularly known as "Orange City", it is home to one of the juiciest varieties of Oranges which are grown in its several orchards in and around the city. Nagpur also leaves its mark as the center of India which is identified with the "Zero Mile" marker.

Nagpur - literally meaning "The abode of serpent God Nag" is named so after the River Nag which flows through a serpentine path through the city. This is further stamped by on the city's postal stamp which has the image of a snake on it.

It was said by the great Dr. B.R Ambedkar, that the people of Nagpur belonged to the Nag Dynasty, who were followers of Lord Buddha. The present day city was founded by Bhakt Buland, an erstwhile prince of the region in 18th century.

Nagpur is renowned for its rich heritage & is known as a cultural, commercial, political and industrial centre in the Maratha region. Crowned with an illustrious history, the present day Nagpur is one of the power centers of Indian and Maratha politics. With the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Reshimbagh, Nagpur is hub of the political activities in the stateon your Nagpur tour package.

Nagpur is also famous for its education centers. It is renowned for its universities and an elite group of scholar communities who have come out shining from add to its list of credits. Present day Nagpur thrives on industrial developments & agriculture with the major crops including cotton, sugarcane, spices and jowar.

Nagpur is home to several important tourist attractions like the Pench National Park, the mammoth stupa at Deeksha Bhoomi and the temple of Sri Podeshwar Ram. Historically Nagpur has been renowned for its hospitality & has over the years embraced thousands of tourists with its versatile lakes, picturesque gardens, lush green forests and luxurious amenities for travelers.
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A Different Experience at Nagpur

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 07, 2011
Nagpur is the largest city in central India and is the second greenest city in India. It is touted that the famous FedEx hub and spokes model, was inspired from Nagpur’s Postal Department. The city precisely lies in the centre of India.

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City Airport is Tourism Hotspot Too

   Jan 09, 2012 12:07 PM
The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport at Nagpur has been drawing a large chunk of students from the nearby schools. The airport officials are working on implementing newer ideas to educate students on the functioning of airports. Read on to kno

History


Nagpur's first reference dates back to the 10th century, when an inscription on a copper-plate was discovered at Devali in the neighboring Wardha District. Many illustrious dynasties like the Vakataka Dynasty during the 4th century, Badami Chalukya's, the Rashtrakuta's and finally the Yadava's - all left their mark on this city. The city was later captured by the Mughal Empire & the present day city of Nagpur is credited to have been founded by the Bakut Buland - who was the last prince of the Deogarh-Nagpur Kingdom.

Nagpur also played part in the Non-Cooperation Movement which was launched in the 1920 political session in the city. It was only after 1950 that the Central Provinces & Berar became the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh & Nagpur was made its capital. Linguistic reorganizations in the state brought about the further divide into Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra. And present day Nagpur lies in the state of Maharashtra - which geographically lies at the center of the countries map & the same can be seen at the "Zero Mile" marker in the city.

Travel within city


Travelling around the city of Nagpur is quite easy with several options available for tourists. Tourists can travel around the city of Nagpur by auto rickshaws, rented cars or public transport (buses).

Bus


Buses are the best way to travel around the city of Nagpur as they are easily available and ply to almost every corner of the city. The city bus routes have been so planned that they cover almost all portions of the city that people normally travel to. Bus fares are quite cheap too, ranging within Rs 5 to 15. Talk to the locals in order to know your bus route, the friendly people of Nagpur will be happy to help.

Auto Rickshaw


You can also opt for auto rickshaws in order to reach your destination in a convenient & quick manner. Auto rickshaws in Nagpur run on meter and the basic fair is Rs 15 for the first two kilometers and 8 INR for every additional kilometer travelled. Auto rickshaws can make your commute easier, and these can be a safe mode of travel during night time. There are no separate night fares.

Taxi


Cabs services are available in Nagpur from the railway station and the Nagpur airport. These run on meter and fares will start from Rs 30 for the first kilometer and Rs 15 for every additional kilometer.

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Comments (10) Reviews (5)
Nagpur city is very best . My girlfriend live in nagpur .
Posted by prabhakar 10 months ago
truely the best city, based in the heart of India, goood food with masala and spices , understanding people around . Amazingly hot in the summers and a lovely winter with lakeside views and tourist places near by. NagPur rocK$ big TimE!
Posted by Vishal Choudhary 11 months ago
Central India's First Safety and Security Expo 2012 scheduled to be held from 1-3rd June'12 at Hotel Tuli Imperial, Nagpur.
Exhibitors Profile:

1. Safety Equipment : Fire Extinguisher, Fire Alarm, Fire Safety Gloves/shoes/jackets, Smoke Alarms, Anti Theft Systems, SAFE Vaults, Safety Locks, Safe Doors, Access Equipment, Safety Signs, etc.
2. Security Equipment: CCTV, Surveillance Camera, Door Monitors, Security Force, etc.
3. Automation: Automatic Doors/Windows/Curtains, Live Office/Home Broadcast, Surveillance Camera Integration, CCTV Integration, ...more
Posted by Safe n Secure Expo'12 : Nagpur 1 year, 11 months ago
nagpur is the famous place of m.h.so it shoul be given national and international importance in india.so that we should be proud of it.jai hind.
Posted by piyush 4 year, 5 months ago
very less buses r going to hyderabad from nagpur. & we don't know the timing also.
pls specify ur's timing of the buses which r going to hyderabad from nagpur.
Posted by Deepankar Bhattacharya 4 year, 5 months ago
Nagpur grows me on his shoulders. I just love Nagpur & peoples whenever I see MH-31 here in Mumbai , Lagta hai koi aapna Idhar bhi hai.
Posted by shekhar lad 4 year, 8 months ago
nagpur city very beauitiful nagpur in atration in diksha bhumi. road is very large & good.
his city is a green city.
Posted by shishir telang pune 4 year, 8 months ago
kukde layout (south nagpur)only place where u can get rented house easily and with all leisure.You can get home made food any time.
Posted by Amit Pillay 4 year, 11 months ago
one city where people are united,where people love and it is forever.
Posted by amit pillay 4 year, 11 months ago
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