NAGPUR – CITY OF ORANGES
Nagpur is a large city in the central Indian state of Maharashtra. The 19th-century Nagpur Central Museum displays items found locally, including fossils, sarcophagi and Mughal weaponry. The Raman Science Centre has hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Sitabuldi Fort, in the Sitabuldi Hills, was the site of an 1817 battle. To the southwest, the immense, domed Deekshabhoomi is a Buddhist monument and pilgrimage site.
Some mind blowing facts about Nagpur are:
- Nagpur is the Winter Capital of Maharashta. Every year the winter session of Maharashta legislature takes part in Vidhan Bhavan in Nagpur.
- Nagpur is called “Orange City”. You can find Indians best, sweet and tangy oranges in this city.
Nagpur has the Diamond Crossing. A region of the Indian railways, where the lines going north, south, east and west meet at a single place. This is one of a kind in our country.
- The biggest deposits of gold of Reserve Bank of India is in Nagpur.
- India’s only Fire Fighting Training Institute is located in Nagpur at Old Settlement Commissionate Building, which has ample space for Fire drills and demonstrations.
- Nagpur is also the Tiger Capital of India. It is gateway to many Tiger Reserves like Pench, Tadoba etc.
- With a literacy rate of 92.38%, Nagpur is on top than Mumbai and Pune.
- Bakht Buland Shah lay the foundation for the creation of Nagpur city in 1702.
- Deekshabhoomi, the place where Dr. Ambedkar turned to Buddhism, attracts many tourists during the celebration of Dharmachakra Parivartan Din.
- Central India Spinning and Weaving Company Ltd. was the country’s first textile mill started by the famous industrialist Jamshedji Tata.
- Haldirams, India’s biggest sweet and snacks manufacture, is based in Nagpur
- The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility constructed at Nagpur by Boeing as part of MIHAN is only the second such facility in the world, after Shanghai.
- The Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN). It is the biggest economical development project currently underway in India in terms of investments.
- Nagpur’s ATC is the busiest in India with more than 300 flights crossing over the city (2004). Nagpur’s geographic position and its linking to major cities is the main reason for the enormous air traffic.