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Overview Nagpur is the third largest city of the state Maharashtra. It is also called the winter capital of the state. It is a developing metropolit

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Overview

Nagpur is the third largest city of the state Maharashtra. It is also called the winter capital of the state. It is a developing metropolitan city. According to a survey conducted by ABP news, Nagpur is named as the best city to live in, it is green and has all the facilities required by a person. 
 
 

Culture

The city has people from other Indian states as well as people belonging to the world’s major faiths, and yet is known for staying calm during communal differences in India. Nagpur is host to cultural events throughout the year. Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, the conference on Marathi Literature were held twice in Nagpur city. Nagpur is the head office of Aadim Samvidhan Sanrakshan Samiti(working for the rights of scheduled tribes)
 
 

Language

 Nagpur, Marathi and Hindi are the most spoken languages. Because of the proximity to the state border, Nagpur’s spoken languages are heavily influenced by neighboring state languages. The Marathi spoken in Nagpur has a different twist to it as compared to Marathi spoken in Pune and Western Maharashtra.
 
 
 

Climate

Nagpur has tropical savannah climate with dry conditions prevailing for most of the year. It receives about 163 mm of rainfall in June. The amount of rainfall is increased in July to 294 mm. Gradual decrease of rainfall has been observed from July to August (278 mm) and September (160 mm). The highest recorded daily rainfall was 304 mm on 14 July 1994. Summers are extremely hot, lasting from March to June, with May being the hottest month. Winter lasts from November to January, during which temperatures drop below 10 °C (50 °F). The highest recorded temperature in the city was 48 °C on 19 May 2015, while the lowest was 3.9 °C.
 
 

Temples & Other Religious Places

1. Tekdi Ganesh Mandir
Address: Sitabuldi, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001
Phone: 0712 202 0353
This is among the most famous temples in Nagpur. One must visit this if one goes to Nagpur. The envireonment is very calm and serene. It provides peaceful surroundings to pray for all devotees. One of the most frequently visited Ganesh temples in Nagpur.
 
 
2. BAPS Shri Swaminarayana Mandir
Address: Swamy Narayan Marg Ring Road, Near Bhandewadi Chowk, Watoda, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440032
Phone: 095611 12403
 
The temple is well-known for its architectural beauty which is magnificent. The temple provides a good atmosphere to pray in. The stone carvings of the temple are beautiful to look at and admired by all visitors. Food items are not allowed inside the premises hence paid food facility is available.
 
 
3. Poddareshwar Ram Temple
Address: Sadoday Plaza, 110, Central Ave Rd, Near Mayo Hospital, Bajaria, Nagpur
 
The place is divinely beautiful. One of the best temples in nagpur to worship Lord Rama. Like any other temple here, the architecture is great. On Ramnavami, a Ram mela is also held here. People from all over the city come here to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama with full zeal.
 
 
4. Kalyaneshwar Mandir
Address: Mahal, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440032
It is 226 years old. It was
constructed by Raje Raghuji Bhosale in 1785.
A very famous and historical temple of Lord Shiva. Its beauty is remarkable. People from all over the city come to worship in the temple.
 
 

Major Crops

The principle crops that are abundantly grown in the city of Nagpur include sugarcane, wheat, soya bean, pulses, mung, wheat, gram, jowar, bajra, linseed, cotton, groundnut, sunflower, tur and others.
 
 

Offices & Industries

Nagpur and the Vidarbha region have a very prominent power sector as compared to the rest of Maharashtra.
Koradi Thermal Power Station and Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station are two major thermal power stations located near Nagpur and operated by MSPGCL.
 
NTPC has a super thermal power plant called Mauda Super Thermal Power Station in Mauda around 40 km from Nagpur and Vidarbha Industries Power Limited (a subsidiary of Reliance Power) is situated in Butibori.
 
TCS, India’s largest IT company, has build its campus on a 50-acre area in the MIHAN SEZ.
 
Infosys has commenced its construction work for its Nagpur campus at MIHAN SEZ. Mahindra Satyam is also building its campus.
 
TAL Manufacturing Solutions has its facility in the SEZ for manufacturing structural components for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aeroplane. Air India has its MRO Facility in the SEZ which was constructed by Boeing and is ready for commercial operation.
 
Reliance Group has announced an Aerospace Park named Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park (DAAP) in MIHAN which will be undertaken by Reliance Aerostructure Ltd. The project would be the first integrated facility in aerospace structure, engine design and manufacture, fabrication and platform integration in the country.
 
The Butibori industrial area is one of the largest in Asia in terms of area. The estate’s largest unit is Indo Rama Synthetics, which manufactures synthetic polyester yarn. Other units in Butibori include the power transmission company Gammon India Limited (T & D), Gammon India Ltd. (Infra), KEC, ACE Refractories, Hyundai Unitech, ACC Nihon Castings Ltd and Electrolux. CEAT Tyres has announced its plans to invest Rs. 400 crore in a state-of-the-art tyre plant in Butibori, Nagpur. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, laid the cornerstone for the plant that will be set up in three phases. In the first phase (2014– 2016), Rs. 400 crore will be invested.
 
The Hingna industrial estate on the western fringes of the city is made up of around 900 small and medium industrial units. The major ones among them are the tractor manufacturing plant of Mahindra and Mahindra, casting units of NECO Ltd. (the country’s largest casting group), units of International Combustion, Bajaj Auto group, Candico (the second largest confectionery manufacturing plant in India), Bharat Containers making aluminium aerosol cans, Ajanta toothbrushes and Sanvijay Group (the largest steel rolling group of companies for long products in Central India).
 
Kalmeshwar MIDC has almost 150 industrial plots. JSW Steel, KTM Textile, ESAB India Ltd, ZIM Pharma ltd, Metlok Pvt. Ltd., Unijuels life sciences, Chemfield Pharmaceuticals Private Ltd., Minex Injection Product Private Ltd., Minex Metallurgical Co.Ltd. and Porohit Textile are a few big names.
 
 

Schools & Colleges

Schools
 
1. Centre Point School
Address: 148, Katol Rd, Seminary Hills, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440013
Phone: 0712 258 1742
 
 
2. Central India Public School
Address: Suman Vihar, Opposite Akashwani Towers, Kamptee Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440026
Phone: 0712 653 6249
 
 
3. Bhavan’s Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir
Address: Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Wardha Rd, Near Central Museum, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001
Phone: 0712 252 1986
 
 
4. Modern School
Address: Vidya Nagar, Koradi Road,Opp. Sunder Biscuit Factory, 8 KM stone, Nagpur, Maharashtra 441111
Phone: 0712 261 2117
 
 
5. Somalwar High School
Address: central bazar Road, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440025
Phone: 0712 242 4950
 
 

Colleges

 

1. Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering
Address: Hingna Road, Wanadongri, Nagpur, Maharashtra 441110
Phone: 07104 242 623
 
 
2. Hislop College
Address: Temple Road, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001
Phone: 0712 253 2004
 
 
3. Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management
Address: Ramdeo Tekdi, Gittikhadan, Katol Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440013
Phone: 0712 258 0011
 
 
4. G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering
Address: CRPF Gate No. 3, Hingna Road, Digdoh Hills, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440016
Phone: 096047 87184
 
 
5. Priyadarshini College of Engineering
Address: Hingna Rd, Priyadarshini , CRPF, Nagpur
Phone: 096898 84886
 
 

Festivals

 
Ram Navami is celebrated in Nagpur with shobha yatra with a procession of floats depicting events from the Ramayana. Processions are also held on important festivals of other religions such as Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din, Vijayadashami, Eid E Milad, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti, Durga puja, Ganesh Chaturthi and Moharram. Like the rest of India, Nagpurkars celebrate major Hindu festivals like Diwali, Holi and Dussera with enthusiasm. Celebrations lasting for several days are held on Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja festivals in virtually every small locality in the city.
The city also contains Muslim population, and famous places of worship for Muslims include the Jama Masjid-Mominpura and Bohri Jamatkhana-Itwari. The most famous shrine (dargah) of Hazrat Baba Tajuddin is at TajAbad. Annual Urs is celebrated in great enthusiasm and unity on 26th of Muharram.
 
 
The St. Francis De Sales Cathedral is located in Sadar as well as the All Saints Cathedral church. There are many south Indian temples in Nagpur like Sarveshwara Devalayam, where all south Indian festivals are celebrated like Sitarama Kalyanam, Radha Kalyanam Dhanurmasa celebration with Andal Kalyanam, Balaji temple in seminary hills where every year Bramhotsavam to lord Balaji and lord Kartikeya is celebrated here. There are 2 Ayyapa temples, one at Ayyapa Nagar and the other at Harihara Nagar, Raghvendraswami Mutt, Murugananda Swami Temple at Mohan Nagar, Nimishamba Devi temple Subramanyiam devastanam at Sitabuldi and many more such south Indian temples are here in Nagpur as there is quite a good populations of south Indians in Nagpur.
 
 
Marbat Festival is a unique festival for Nagpur and is organised every year a day after the bullock festival of ‘Pola’. The tradition of taking out the Marbat processions of ‘kali’ (black) and ‘pivli’ (yellow) Marbats (idols), started in 1880 in the eastern part of the city. A number of ‘badgyas’ (mascots), representing contemporary symbols of evil, comprise another feature of the annual processions. This festival dates back to the 19th century when the Bhonsla dynasty ruled.
 
There is a Parsi Zoroastrian Agiary (Dar-e-Meher) in Nagpur, where the Parsi New Year is celebrated by the Parsi community in Nagpur.
 
 

Important Places Around

 

1. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project
Address: Chandrapur, Maharashtra 442401
Phone: 098451 14426
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. It is notable as Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park. It is one of India’s 50 “Project Tiger”.
 
 
2. Deekshabhoomi
Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Buddhism located where the architect of the Indian Constitution, B. R. Ambedkar, converted to Buddhism with approximately 600,000 followers on Ashok Vijaya Dashami on 14 October 1956.
 
 
3. Sitabuldi Fort
Address: Madha Colony, Sitabuldi, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001
Sitabuldi Fort, site of the Battle of Sitabuldi in 1817, is located atop a hillock in central Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The fort was built by Mudhoji II Bhonsle, also known as Appa Sahib Bhosle, of the Kingdom of Nagpur, just before he fought against the British East India Company during the Third Anglo-Maratha War.
 
 
4. Dragon Palace Temple
Address: Unnamed Rd,, Gautam Colony, Kamptee, Maharashtra 441001
Phone: 072766 66739
Dragon Palace Temple is a Buddhist temple, situated in Kamptee, a satellite township of Nagpur district. It is dedicated to Lord Buddha and boasts of striking architecture and picturesque landscape. The temple was founded by Mother Noriko Ogawa Society of Japan, in association with Ms Sulekha Kumbhare, the MLA.
 
 
5. Satpuda Botanical Garden
Address: Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur
This large, well-known botanical garden features a variety of plants & trees along with many birds. It is located in the ehart of the city and can be visited during the day with friends or a casual picnic with family.
 
 

Transportation & Connectivity

Rail

A total of 260 trains stop at Nagpur railway station. These include passenger, express, mail, Duronto, Rajdhani, Garib Rath trains. Of these 65 are daily trains and 26 terminate/originate from Nagpur. Almost 1.6 lakh passengers board/leave Nagpur Railway Station Nagpur railway station, one of the oldest and busiest Stations of India was inaugurated in its present from on 15 Jan 1925 by the then Governor Sir Frank.
 
 

Air

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (IATA: NAG, ICAO: VANP) is operated by Mihan India Private Limited (MIPL) and owned by Airports Authority of India.
 
Nagpur’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) is the busiest in India, with more than 300 flights flying over the city every day in 2004. In October 2005, Nagpur’s Sonegaon Airport was declared an international airport and was renamed Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport. The Central government has plans to upgrade the airport by investing ₹1,500 crore (US$230 million). For the upgradation of airport the MADC Board has approved the final tender documents and will invite tender soon.
 
Nagpur is well connected by daily direct flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Indore, Raipur and Hyderabad operated by Air India, Jet Airways, JetKonnect, IndiGo, GoAir and TruJet. Air Arabia operates a 4 times a week to and fro flight between Nagpur and Sharjah and Qatar Airways operates a direct flight to Doha.
 
 

Local Transport

For local travelling, city buses, autorickshaws and cabs are readily available in Nagpur.
Maharashtra State road transport Corporation (MSRTC) runs cheaper transport service for intercity, interstate, and intrastate travel. It has two bus stations in Nagpur: Nagpur Bus Sthanak (CBS-1) at Ganeshpeth and MorBhawan (CBS-2) at Jhansi Rani Square, Sitabuldi. It operates 1600 daily services from CBS-1 to long and short distances within state and to places in other surrounding states. It also operates 750 daily services from CBS-2 to short distances within Vidarbha
 
 

Major Roads

Nagpur is a major junction for roadways as India’s two major national highways, Kanyakumari-Varanasi (National Highway 7) and Hajira-Kolkata (National Highway 6) pass through the city. Highway number 69 connects Nagpur to Obaidullaganj near Bhopal. Nagpur is at the junction of two Asian Highways namely AH43 Agra to Matara, Sri Lanka and AH46 connecting Kharagpur, India to Dhule, India.
 
The new state highway, Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai express highway, built on the national highway basis is also sanctioned by the state and central government. This highway significantly reduces the distance traveled by NH 6 and NH 3 between two cities. The new proposed Mumbai Nagpur Expressway between Nagpur and Mumbai will be 800 km and projected to be cost ₹30,000 crore (US$4.7 billion). In 2009, NHAI announced the extension of the existing NH 204 to Nagpur via Kolhapur-Sangli- Solapur-Tuljapur-Latur-Nanded-Yavatmal-Wardha and connecting it to the NH-7 at Butibori near Nagpur. The entire NH 204 highway has been included in the national highway mega projects for upgradation to 4-lane.
 
 
One more national highway NH-26 B Savner-Chhindwara-Narsinghpur has connected with NH 69 at Savner near Nagpur providing another optional connectivity with the northern part of India.
 
 

Facts

1. A diamond crossing  in railway is a point where two railway lines cross. These are very rare and one is found at Nagpur railway which is a double diamond crossing formed by two double lines crossing each other. Fact is, only 3 major rail lines meet at Nagpur junction railway station. One of which comes from east, i.e. Gondia, the Howrah – Rourkela – Raipur line. The other comes from north, i.e. New Delhi. The last one goes towards the South, carrying trains to both the west and the south. This line splits into two separate lines to the west (Mumbai) and the South (Kazipet) only at Wardha. And only one of these lines form part of the diamond crossing, that is the Gondia line.
 2. Also known as the ‘Tiger Capital of India’.
3. India’s only National Fire Service College is in Nagpur.
4. Nagpur has the biggest chunk of gold deposit of RBI.
5. Nagpur’s ATC is the busiest in India.
6. Only city in India having maximum number of statues at squares.
7. Only City which Won Award by Times of India as best city to live in India for 3 times.
8. Vidarbha has Coal Deposits that can sustain till 2040.
 
 

Important Contact Nos.

Police
Police Control Room- 100, 91-9657050007, +91-9657050005
 
Women Helpline Telephone No- 1091
 
Senior Citizens Scheme Helpline- +91-712-2564333
 
Social Service Branch (SSB)- +91-712-2566628
 

Ambulance/24 hr Medical Help

GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSP.-  2703501, 2744671, 2744672
 
INDIRA GANDHI GOVT. MEDICAL COLG & HOSP.- 2728622
 
CRITICAL CARE CENTRE, RESHIM BAUG- 2740724, 2740741
 
WOCKHARDT HEART HOSPITAL- 2244844, 6534444, 6624289
 
CENTRAL INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES- 2236441, 2237662, 2231151
 
ORANGE CITY HOSPITAL & RESEARCH INSTITUTE- 0712 – 2238431
 
DR. DALVI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL- 2766414
 

Fire

CIVIL CONTROL ROOM- 101/2567029
 
LAKADGANJ FIRE STATION- 2760860
 
PANCHPAULI FIRE STATION- 2650033
 
GANJIPETH FIRE STATION -2760908
 
NEW COTTON MARKET FIRE STATION- 2720373
 
SAKKARDHARA FIRE STATION- 2703834

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