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Nagpur Information

Nagpur City Guide

Nagpur popularly known, as Orange capital of India is also the second capital of Maharashtra. The Gond King of Deogad, “Bakht Buland Shah” laid the city’s foundation in the year 1702.

Nagpur popularly known, as Orange capital of India is also the second capital of Maharashtra. The Gond King of Deogad, “Bakht Buland Shah” laid the city’s foundation in the year 1702. This city derived its name from the river Nag that flows through it. Nagpur was the capital of Madhya Bharat state (C.P. and Berar) after Indian independence and in 1960, the Marathi majority Vidarbha region was merged with the new state of Maharashtra. Nagpur has been assigned the status of the second capital of Maharashtra. Situated on the banks of the River Nag, the city derives its name from the river itself. The capital of the central province during the British period it was later incorporated into Maharashtra. Blessed with rich forest resources, Nagpur is noted for its greenery. The forests around Nagpur are full of best quality teak plantations.
Getting There
By Air : Sonegaon airport at Nagpur is nearly 8 Kms south of Nagpur city. This domestic airport is connected to Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi Hyderabad, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Raipur.
By Rail : Nagpur railway station is an important rail junction on the Central and Southeastern lines. Electrified broad gauge railway track connects Nagpur to all four major metros.
By Road : The district is well connected by roads with all industrial centres of the Country. National Highways passing through Nagpur are Bombay Calcutta NH-6 & Kanyakumari Varanasi NH-7.

Tourists Attractions
Ambazari Lake
Spread over 15.4 sq. kms. on the western outskirts of the city, Ambazari Lake is surrounded by a picturesque garden. Boating facilities and good walking trials provide an interesting outdoor activity. The musical fountain adds a romantic flavor to this beautiful spot.

Ambazari Lake and Garden Lying
The Ambazari Lake has a beautiful garden beside it, which is one of the most beautiful spots in Nagpur, developed as a model garden by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
Balaji Mandir at Seminary
The most popular of Indian deities Shri Balaji is the presiding deity in this temple situated in the serene and picturesque surroundings of, Nagpur’s famed Seminary Hills. This temple also houses the idols of Lord Kartikeya who is believed to be the commander of the army of Gods.

Maharaj Baug and Zoo
The erstwhile Bhonsle rulers laid a beautiful garden, which is now known as The Maharaj Baug. It is converted into a botanical garden housing a zoo, containing some rare species of birds and animals.

Seminary Hill
Named after the Seminary of St. Charles this hillock is about 6 kms. west of the old city giving a captivating panoramic view of the city.



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