Nagpur is the main city in the Vidarbha region that stretches across the northeastern part of the state of Maharashtra. Nagpur is a city rich in biodiversity, ethnicity, culture, and mineral wealth, and with its lazy flowing rivers and undulating hills, wildlife sanctuaries, temples, forts, and geological sites Nagpur have acquired a unique position among all Indian cities by its own accord.
Popularly known as the Orange City Nagpur is the second capital of Maharashtra and a city of immense commercial and political importance. According to some recently conducted surveys, Nagpur is 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, Nagpur boasts the highest literacy rate.
As Nagpur is connected to a number of tiger reserves of Maharashtra in this central part of India it is also sometimes called the Tiger capital of India and the geographical center of India also falls within Nagpur.
Sightseeing Places in Nagpur
The Seminary Hill, Nagpur
Gavilgad Fort, Nagpur
Lonar Lake, Nagpur
Ambazari Lake, Nagpur
Khindsi Lake, Nagpur
Markandeya Temple, Nagpur
Ramtek Temple, Nagpur
Naranala Fort, Nagpur
Sitabuldi Fort, Nagpur
Maharaj Baug Zoo, Nagpur
Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur
Sevagram Ashram, Nagpur
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagpur
History of Nagpur City
Historically, Nagpur is known to be founded by the Gonds tribe and later became a part of the Maratha Empire. During the colonial period, Nagpur was picked by the British rulers as the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar and still bear many pieces of evidence of that colonial period in the different parts of Nagpur.
How to Reach Nagpur
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 commuters. Buses to all metro, urban and suburban areas are available easily. Like most other Indian cities auto rickshaws also ply in the city offering the tourists and also local residents an affordable transport means for both short and long-distance travels.
Culture in Nagpur
Nagpur 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 for centuries. As a natural consequence, Nagpur has a social culture that is marked with fairs and festivals from different states of the country.
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.
Weather in Nagpur
For being located exactly in the central part of India and a long distance away from the seas Nagpur has a tropical hot, mildly humid, and dry climate. Nagpur is extremely hot during the summer months as the maximum daytime temperature reaches as high as 50 degrees centigrade.
Nagpur receives 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 Nagpur.