I am Nagpur, the main city in the Vidarbha region that stretches across the north-eastern part of the state of Maharashtra. I am a city rich in biodiversity, ethnicity, culture and mineral wealth and with my lazy flowing rivers and undulating hills, wildlife sanctuaries, temples, forts and geological sites I have acquired a unique position among all Indian cities by my own accord.
Also popularly known as the Orange City I am the second capital of Maharashtra and a city of immense commercial and political importance. According to some recently conducted surveys I am one of the best cities in the world in terms of greenery, livability, health care and public transport and is one of the best places for living in the entire country. Among Indian cities with a population of more than 20 Lakhs I boast of the highest literacy rate.
Historically, I am known to be founded by the Gonds tribe and later became a part of the Maratha Empire. During the colonial period I was picked by the British rulers as the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar and still bear many evidences of that colonial period in my different parts.
As I connect a number of tiger reserves of Maharashtra in this central part of India I am also sometimes called the Tiger capital of India and the geographical center of India also falls within me.
As the divisional headquarter of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation there are daily bus services to most other major cities in the state and also the neighboring state and for intercity transport there are buses run by the Nagpur Mahanagar Parivahan Limited.
With a fleet of more than 450 low-floor star buses the Nigam connects every different part of the city and makes it extremely easy and convenient for the commuters. Buses to all metro, urban and suburban areas are available easily and like most other Indian cities auto rickshaws also ply in the city offering my visitors and also local residents an affordable transport means for both short and long distance travels.
I boast of a social culture that is well known for its feast and vibrancy as people belonging to different creed and communities have come to stay with me for centuries. As a natural consequence, I have a social culture that is marked with fairs and festivals from different states of the country.
Culture in Nagpur
Being home to people belonging to different religious communities, such as, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jains and Buddhists and for centuries a number of different folk music and dance forms too have developed here like Lavani, Bhaleri, Bharud, Tumbadi and dance forms like Karma Dance, Hadga or Bhondla, and Tamasha.
Climate in Nagpur
For being located exactly in the central part of India and a long distance away from the seas I have a tropical hot, mildly humid and dry climate and I am extremely hot during the summer months as maximum daytime temperature reaches as high as 50 degree centigrade. I receive medium to heavy rainfall during the monsoon and the weather is the most pleasant during the winter as October to March is the best time of the year to come and visit me.