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Introduction

Nagpur is the largest city in central India in the state of Maharashtra.The city is a major milestone for India because it is such a major industrial, commercial and transportation center. The present city was founded in the early 18th century by Bhakt Buland, a Gond prince of the kingdom of Deogad in the Chhindwara district. Seeing the advantage of civilized life in Delhi, he started to build Nagpur as his new capital. His successor Chand Sultan continued the work. On Chand Sultan's death in 1739, disputes regarding succession arose and Raghuji Bhonsle, the Maratha governor of Berar, helped to restore the elder son to the throne. As the dissentions continued, Raghuji Bhonsle again intervened in 1743, and the control of Nagpur slowly passed on from the Gonds to the Marathas. It became the capital of the Bhonsles.

Area 220 sq km
Altitude 247 - 305 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-28.0C,Max.-42.0 C Winter,Min.-12.0C,Max.-30.0C
Language Marathi, Hindi and English
STD Code 0712
Rainfall 1,205 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit SSeptember-April

Nagpur MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-The Sonegaon Airport is 8 kilometers south of Nagpur City. It is connected to Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi Hyderabad, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Raipur.
  2. Rail:-Nagpur is the center of India. zero milestone of India is located in the city. It is almost equidistant from all the major metros. Nagpur is connected with all major cities with trains several times a day. Trains run throught the day to all parts of the country. All metros are more or less an overnight journey
  3. Road:- Nagpur 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.

Places to Visit

Adasa Ramtek Pavnar Sevagram
Chikhaldara Adasa    

Excursion

Khekranala Markanda Dhapewada

Shopping

Nagpur is famous for Cotton articles. Various handicrafts mostly cotton based can be purchased from Sitabuldi, Itwari.

Accommodation

Anand Mahal Hotel The Pride Hotel Tuli International Hotel Skylark
Hotel Centre Point Radisson Hotel Nagpur