Nagpur popularly known, as Orange capital of India is also the second
capital of Maharashtra. The Gond King of Deogad, âBakht Buland Shahâ
laid the cityâs 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.
:: Attraction In and Around 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.
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
A visit to Nagpur is not complete without a visit to this important
landmark of Sitabuldi Fort, nestled on the Twin Mountains. In the year
1857 a British officer, built this fort and since then it has been one
of the interesting destinations in Nagpur.
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.
Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir
In the year 1923, this beautiful temple was built with marble and
sandstone carving work. The three principle characters of the Indian
epic-The Ramayana are the presiding deities.
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, Nagpurâs famed Seminary Hills. This temple also
houses the idols of Lord Kartikeya who is believed to be the commander
of the army of Gods.
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.
:: Getting in, Around & Away
AIR : Nagpur city is linked to Mumbai, New Delhi, Calcutta
and Chennai. Nagpur airport is known by "Sonegaon" airport and is
nearly 6 Kms from Nagpur Central.
RAIL : Electrified broad gauge railway track connects
Nagpur to all four major metros. It is an important rail junction on
the Central and Southeastern lines.
BUS : It is very easy to access
Nagpur by road. National Highways passing through Nagpur are Bombay
Calcutta NH-6 & Kanyakumari Varanasi NH-7.
:: When to Visit
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to January
TEMPERATURE (in celcius): Summer - Max: 48 Min: 33
Winter - Max: 27 Min: 6
CLIMATE : Nagpur faces extreme
variations in temperature with very hot summers and very cold winters.
It follows a typical seasonal monsoon weather pattern.