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"The Orange City"

Nagpur Tourism

Commonly associated with its delectable juicy varieties of oranges, Nagpur is also the winter capital of Maharashtra and has a rich cultural heritage to enchant its visitors.

Nagpur, also known as the 'Orange city' of India because of the juiciest varieties of oranges found in its orchards. With temples, lush green gardens, lakes and most definitely connected via main cities it becomes the ideal holiday destination. It is also known as the second capital of Maharashtra as a lot of government offices are here. There are many tourists attractions here, namely Deeksha Bhumi, Ambazari lake, Futala lake, Ramtek fort temple, Bohra masjid and mandatorily orange orchards that are worth a visit.

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Nagpur is the second capital of Maharashtra. Initially, Nagpur was ruled by the Gonds, but then province started slipping to the Marathas in 1739. After being acquired by the Marathas, the city was declared to be the capital by the Bhonsles. Eventually, it came under the influence of the British. After Independence, Vidharbha, the district that Nagpur lies in, was planned to be a part of Madhya Pradesh. But because of its Marathi speaking population, Vidharbha was merged with Maharashtra.

Also widely known as the Orange City, Nagpur has an assimilation of all the cultures around India. This city is said to be the least discriminatory city in Maharashtra. All cultures and religions are treated equally and given respect. Festivals from all Indian cultures are observed here. Ganesh Chaturthi especially is celebrated with vigour and pomp. It is also the home to South Central Cultural Zone, which is established by the government to promote India’s tradition, culture and heritage. The language natively spoken here is Marathi but Hindi too is widely understood and spoken in throughout the city.

One of the major commercial hubs apart from Mumbai, Nagpur is a bustling metropolis in Maharashtra. Also known as the 'Winter Capital of Maharashtra', Nagpur is a major commercial hub, home to some of the famous pharmaceutical firms like Baidyanath & Vicco, snacks manufacturer Haldiram's, ice cream maker Dinshaw's as the list goes on. Besides the above, Nagpur is also a hotbed of politics, being the site of Deekshabhoomi, where the eminent lawyer and politician Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with thousands of followers, along with being the official headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, India's largest NGO and an outright Indic Nationalist organisation. However, what makes Nagpur the most popular of all cities in India is its oranges, which are famous all over the world.

This destination is a must visit, not only for the geographical enthusiasts but also for tourists of all types. This is officially the geographical center of India, from where all the distances of all the cities of India are calculated. Erected by the British, who considered Nagpur to be the geographical center of India, the Zero Mile Stone is a historical monument demarcating the exact point from where all the distances are calculated. Nowadays, this site is maintained by an eminent news daily, the Times of India. 

Nagpur gets its definition from a huge variety of freshest and juiciest mangoes that you can savour here and take some home too. An authentic and rich Maharashtrian thali is a must have in Nagpur other than the numerous options of cuisine that the restaurants offer. Other than the restaurants, do step out and experience the vibrant street food culture. 
Saoji Mutton is a very famous delicacy here which is known for its extremely spicy taste. It is often enjoyed with Lammb Poli which is a type of bread made especially in this region. You can also enjoy the taste of an authentic Maharashtrian Thali served in the many local restaurants here.
Street food in Nagpur is very famous. You can savour delicious Pav Bhaji, Indo-Chinese dishes, Pani Puri and several chat items on the streets of Dharampeth and Bajaj Nagar. For the ones with an active sweet tooth can enjoy the Orange Barfi, which too happens to be a speciality of Nagpur.

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Day 1: Reach Nagpur, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll on the city side, particularly among the famous markets from the range of Sitabuldi Road, Dharampeth Shopping Street, or Sadar Bazaar, where you can pick from the choicest of curios, handicrafts or souvenirs for your own personal collection. Don't forget to have the famous Nagpur Oranges too.
Day 2: The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the glorious Deekshabhoomi, which is a popular religious and tourist attraction. Not very far from here, at a distance of nearly 3.9 km., is the beautiful Ambazari Lake, which is a popular picnic hotspot as well in Nagpur. If you don't wish to visit the lake, you can also choose to visit Ramtek Fort, which is adjacent to the beautiful Khindsi lake. Hindu devotees can also visit the Ramtek Fort Temple.
Day 3: The final day can start with blessings from Bhure Bhura Ganesh Mandir or the Shiva Temple in Nagpur. Then, you can proceed to Raman Science Center, which is a popular tourist hotspot, especially in the context of the adjacent planetarium, or if you prefer something else, you can choose to visit the famous Maharaj Bagh and Zoo, built by the Bhonsale dynasty of Nagpur. If you don't prefer any of them above, a refreshing retreat around one of the many lakes of Nagpur is the best way to end the charming trip around the Orange City.

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  What's Great?

A historical hotspot. A major commercial hub in Maharashtra. Famous for oranges.

  What's not so Great?

Crowded in peak seasons.

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Nagpur is mostly a place for business travellers. It can also be visited by people from nearby cities or people travelling to nearby cities of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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How to Reach Nagpur

Nagpur, like major cities in Maharashtra, is well connected to the rest of India by rail, road, and air. Regular rail and bus services ply to and fro Nagpur. Baba Sahab Ambedkar International Airpo... (Read More)

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