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Location : Maharashtra
Popular As : Orange Capital of India
Attractions : Ambazari Lake and Garden, Balaji Mandir, Maharaj Baug, Hegdewar Smriti Temple, Sri Poddareshwar Ram Temple and Dragon Palace temple.
Best Time To Visit : October to April

Introducing Nagpur
Sevagram, NagpurOne of the important cities of Maharashtra, Nagpur is situated almost at the heart of India. Due to its strategic importance, Nagpur enjoys the status of the second capital of Maharashtra. Popularly known as, 'Orange Capital of India', Nagpur is famous for the sweet oranges. Nagpur city is bestowed with a rich history and owes it name from the river Nag that flows through it.

Bakht Buland Shah, the Gond King of Deogad, laid the foundation of the city in 1702. Nagpur was the capital of the central province (Madhya Bharat state) during the British Raj. In 1960, the Marathi majority Vidarbha region was merged with the new state of Maharashtra and a separate city of Nagpur came into existence. Nagpur was assigned the status of the second capital of Maharashtra. Nagpur is a beautiful city known for its lush greenery and best quality teak plantations. So, plan a trip to this charming, quiet city of Maharashtra and enjoy a peaceful vacation.

How to Reach Nagpur
By Air : Nagpur has a domestic airport which is served by a number of flights from various parts of the country. Known as "Sonegaon" air port. Nagpur air port is nearly 6 Kms from city centre. Domestic Airlines operate flight to and from Nagpur to important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
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By Rail : Nagpur railway station is an important railway junction. The railway station serves as the junction between South-Eastern and Central Railway lines. Several express, mail and superfast trains connect Nagpur with important cities of India.

By Road : Nagpur is well-connected by state and national highways with rest of the country. National Highway 6 (Mumbai-Kolkata) and National Highway 7 (Kanyakumari-Varanasi) pass through the city. Buses are available to Nagpur from cities of Maharasthra and nearby state of Madhya Pradesh. Distances of some of the important tourist destinations from Nagpur are Aurangabad (504kms), Kanha (266), Bhopal (352kms) and Khajuraho (546kms).

Local Transport : Prepaid taxis, auto-rickshaws and rickshaws are modes of local transport in Nagpur.

Places Where You Can Stay
Besides a famous tourist destination of Maharashtra, Nagpur is also an industrial hub. For the visitors, Nagpur offers excellent accommodation facilities. Nagpur has large number of hotels, most of them are located close to the city cente. Mostly you will find budget range hotels in Nagpur. A few luxury hotels are present in Nagpur as well. Some of the popular hotels of Nagpur are The Pride Hotel, Tuli International Hotel, Hotel Centre Point and Hotel Hardeo.

Tourist Attractions in Nagpur
Ambazari Lake and Garden : One of the major attraction of Nagpur, Ambazari Lake is situated on the western outskirts of the city. Ambazari Lake spread over 15.4 sq. kms, offering excellent opportunities for leisure activities. You can enjoy boating in the lake or go for a good walk here. The lake is surrounded by a picturesque garden, which is as popular as the lake. Developed as a modern garden by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, the garden has a musical fountain which adds a romantic flavour to this charming spot..

Balaji Mandir at Seminary : Dedicated to Shri Balaji, the temple is set amidst the tranquil and spectacular surroundings of Seminary Hills. Balaji Mandir also houses the idols of Lord Kartikeya, who is believed to be the commander of the army of Gods.
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Maharaj Baug and Zoo : Nagpur's famous attraction, Maharaj Baug was laid by the erstwhile Bhonsle rulers. Now the beautiful garden is converted into a Botanical garden housing a zoo. You can see the rare species of birds and animals in this zoo.

Gandhi Baug : A beautiful garden, Gandhi Baug is named after India's national father, Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Baug is a favourite place for locals and tourists visiting Nagpur. You may pass a good time here alongwith your family.

Hegdewar Smriti Temple : Hegdewar Smriti Temple is one of the famous attractions of Nagpur. The temple is built in the memory Dr. Hegdewar, an eminent personality of the city.

Sri Poddareshwar Ram Temple : Sri Poddareshwar Ram Temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Rama. In addition to Rama, the temple houses the images of Sita and Laxmana.

Dragon Palace temple : Dragon Palace temple is a Buddhist shrine. It houses a statue of Lord Buddha in meditation.

Sevagram : Sevagram was the home of Mahatma Gandhi in his later years. Here the Bapu Kutir, Adi Nivas and many other houses bear the hallowed memory of Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi.
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Tourist Attractions Around Nagpur
Seminary Hill : A hillock, Seminary Hill is situated about 6 kms west of the old city. Named after the Seminary of St. Charles this hillock provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.

Ramtek : Ramtek is located at a distance of 48 km from Nagpur. Legend has it that Lord Rama passed Ramtek during his period of exile. Ramtek houses temples dedicated to Lord Rama and his brother Laxmana. At the foot of the hill is a lake called as Ramsagar.

Pench National Park : Situated 65 kms away from Nagpur, Pench National Park is a major attraction for tourist visiting the city. Pench National Park a variety of floral, faunal and avian species.

Shopping in Nagpur
For the discerning shopper, shopping in Nagpur is delightful experience. In fact, any trip to Nagpur is incomplete without some shopping. Those who visit the city surely take back some souvenirs for family members or friends. Nagpur city has many government run emporia and private owned shopping outlet dealing with souvenirs and handicrafts. Silk border dhotis of Nagpur are very famous and a must buy item. Kolhapuri Chappals, Bidri Ware, Lacquer ware and Oranges other popular items of Nagpur.

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