Once the seat of power of the Bhonsale rulers and the capital of the former central provinces, Nagpur city is the third largest in the state of Maharashtra and the focal point of the Vidarbha region. Also known as the Orange City of India as it is a major trade centre for oranges grown in the region, Nagpur is the leaping off point for Navagaon National Park and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve that lure wildlife enthusiasts to this eastern part of Maharashtra. The city is also used as a base for visiting Ramtek, a place associated with Lord Rama and famous Sanskrit poet Kalidasa.
Apart from being 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. Deeksha Bhumi, Ambazari Lake, Futala Lake, Ramtek Fort Temple, Bohra Masjid and mandatorily orange orchards are some of the many tourist attractions here that are definitely worth a visit.
The Lake is often considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes of the city, located towards the western border.
Also known as Deeksha Bhumi, this stupa is a spectacular architectural structure that can accommodate more than 5,000 people.
The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is well-connected to most Indian cities. It has recently begun international services to the Gulf countries.
Nagpur is a major railway junction connecting several important cities in India with most major long-distance trains passing through it.
Nagpur is connected by good motorable roads and bus services. The NH 6 running north-south from Varanasi to Kanyakumari and NH 7 going east-west from Surat to Kolkata pass through Nagpur.
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