Nagpur is the geographic centre of India and the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra. It is the largest city in central India and is variously known as ‘Orange City’ and the ‘Tiger Capital of India’.
Nagpur is named after the river that runs through it – the River Nag, so called because of its winding nature. The current city was established in the 18th century.
For a city its size, Nagpur is a political powerhouse. As the winter capital of Maharashtra, it hosts the winter session of the state assembly and carries out various administrative functions. It is also the headquarters for the national Hindu movement, RSS, and is an important centre for the Dalit Buddhist movement.
Nagpur gets its moniker Orange City from its trade in oranges, which are considered among the juiciest in India. It is an important agricultural region, with other crops including cotton, sugarcane and spices.
Nagpur is also known for its elite education institutions and several notable academics from the city. Today, Nagpur is growing as a hub for IT companies in central India.
Recently named the cleanest city in India and the second greenest, Nagpur is a pleasant place for the business and leisure traveller alike. Its beautiful parks, surrounding lakes and lush green forests provide a relaxing and enticing stay.
It is known as the Tiger Capital of India for its access to many of the most important tiger reserves in the country.
When to go:
Nagpur is particularly pleasant from October to March. If you’re visiting in November to January, be sure to bring some light woollens for the cool evenings.
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