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Extreme variations in temperature, hot summers and chilly winters. Three main seasons. Summers are from February - May, winters from October - January and Monsoon from June - September.

 


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Nagpur is Second Capital Place of Maharashtra State & had population around 4,653,570 of which Male and Female were 2,388,558 and 2,264,613 respectively. In census 2011, There was change of 14.39 percent in the population compared to population as per census 2001. Nagpur have another Famous Name is Orange City for being a major trade center of Oranges that are cultivated in the region, there have Zero Mile Marker Which indicating the Gographical Central Part of India. The adjoining districts are Bhandara on the East, Chandrapur on the South, Amravati and Wardha on the West and in the North shares the boundary with Madhya Pradesh.

 

Marathi, the Official language and Mother Tongue of Maharashtra, the "Varhadi" dialect of Marathi is spoken in and around the city The "Halbi" language is also spoken by Halba tribes. Hindi is also spoken as a lingua franca and secondary language. Due to its central location Nagpur has become a cosmopolitan city with a large number of residents from the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The weather of Nagpur is not humid at all. The Nagpur seasons are mainly divided into 3 Main Seasons is the Rainy season, winter and summer.

 

Nagpur Railway Station is an important railway junction in Central Part of India for a transit terminal for trains of Nagpur links up the city with many other major Metropolitian places of India i.e. Mumbai, Howrah-Kolkata, Delhi, Jammu, Chennai, Hydrabad, Bangalore, Kanyakumari, Pune & Ahemedabad. Nagpur has one main and two sub stations name as ITWARI & AJNI. Total of 160 trains from different locations hault at Nagpur. This includes Passenger, Express, Mail, Duronto, Rajdhani, Garib Rath trains etc. Of these 65 are daily trains and 26 terminate/originate from Nagpur. Almost 1.75 lakh passengers board/leave Nagpur Railway Station Daily. Nagpur city have the Divisional Head Quarters for the Central Railway and South East Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways. In 2010 Jan aahar opened its outlet in Nagpur Railway station. Jan aahar has only a few of its outlets in India. Jan aadhar offers light and healthy food at very affordable prices.

Nagpur city is dotted with natural and man-made lakes with Ambazari Lake being the largest. Other natural lakes include Gorewada Lake and Telangkhedi Lake. Sonegaon Lake and Gandhisagar Lake are man-made lakes created by the city's historical rulers. Nag Nadi, Pilli Nadi along with nallas form the natural drainage pattern for the city. Nagpur is known for its greenery, and was judged as the cleanest and second greenest in India after Chandigarh.

Nagpur is administered by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) which is democratically elected civic governing body. Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) works with NMC and carries out works like development of the civic infrastructure and new urban areas on behalf of NMC. The city is divided in 10 zones which are in turn divided into 136 wards. Each ward is represented by a Corporator, majority of who are elected in local elections.

Nagpur have headquarters of national level scientific Research centre like the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute NEERI, the Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), the National Research Centre for Citrus (NRCC), the National Bureau of Soil Survey (NBSS) and Land Use Planning, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Aluminium Research and Development Centre, and the Petroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) (formerly known as Department of Explosives) and more. Nagpur is also the home of National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) where officers of Revenue Services are trained & headquarter of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM). Nagpur also have houses some of Indian Army's important offices and other establishments.

Nagpur is an important city for the Indian armed forces. The city is the headquarters of Maintenance Command of Indian Air Force. The Indian Army's Ordinance factory and Staff College are located in the western part of the city. Nagpur's suburb Kamptee has cantonment of Regimental center of Indian Army's Brigade made up of National Cadet Corps Officers Training School, Institute of Military Law and other establishments. Nagpur's National Civil Defense College (NCDC) provides civil defence and disaster management training to pupils from all over India and abroad. Indian Air Force's giant IL-76 transport planes nicknamed "Gajraj" are also based in Nagpur.

Nagpur has been the main center of commerce in the Vidarbha region since early days and is an important trading location. During the slowdown, state and central government offices were a major source of employment in the city. Nagpur's economy is currently recovering from past slowdowns Nagpur Economy and Industry - Nagpur Economic Boom and the city has attracted Rupees 5,000 crore in investment in 2004. The city was ranked 9th most competitive city in the country by the Institute for Competitiveness in its 2010 report. The city is important for the banking sector as it hosts the regional office of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which was opened on 10 September 1956. The Reserve Bank of India has two branches in Nagpur in which one of it houses India's entire gold assets. Reserve Bank of India in central Nagpur, known as the Heart of the city, is the major commercial market area. The Butibori industrial area is the largest in all of Asia in terms of area. "Industrial fuel petrol from plastic waste: A success story". The Daily Excelsior. Retrieved 2006-06. The estate's largest unit is of Indo Rama Synthetics, which manufactures synthetic polyester yarn. Other units in Butibori include the power transmission company KEC, Hyundai Unitech, ACC Nihon Castings Ltd. Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Koradi Thermal Power Station and Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station are the two major thermal power stations located near Nagpur and operated by MSPGCL. The Hingna industrial estate located on the western fringes of the city is made up of around 900 small and medium industrial units. The major ones among them are tractor manufacturing plant of Mahindra and Mahindra, (the country's largest casting group) casting units of Neco Group of Industries NECO Ltd. units of International Combustion, Bajaj Auto group, Candico (the second largest confectionery manufacturing plant in India, Ajanta toothbrushes, and Sanvijay Group ( largest steel rolling group of companies for long products in Central India ). Nagpur is home to ice-cream manufacturer Dinshaws, Indian dry food manufacturer Haldiram's, Indian Ready to Cook food manufacturer Actchawa and Ayurvedic product company Vicco and Baidnath.

Nagpur is a major education centre in Central India. College of Agriculture, Nagpur is the oldest college in the country founded in 1906 by the then British Government. The college is held at the historic and heritage Victoria Building (built in 1856 for stay of Queen of England Her Highness Victoria at Nagpur) at Maharajbagh, Nagpur. Nagpur University. is one of the oldest in the country."Nagpur University". Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Research, and Technology. The name has been officially changed to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. And three Medical colleges namely Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Indira Gandhi Government Medical College (IGGMC) and Lata Mangeshkar Medical College (LMC). And 1 Dental college. In addition, Nagpur has several engineering colleges which provide education in various speciality courses. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) is one of the reputed technical institutes in the country. Nagpur is also home to India's only National Fire Service College (NFSC) that provides a graduation course in Fire Engineering. Nagpur has an IGNOU regional centre located at Amravati Road where large pools of students from all over the Vidarbha region pursue education from certificate courses to Masters Degree programs. Nagpur is also a hub for preparation of IIT-JEE/ AIEEE/ other premium engineering entrance level exams

The Nagpur infrastructure will be further enhanced with the establishment of two Information Technology (IT) parks in the city. It is well linked by all the major means of transport, that is, airways, roadways and railways. The transport communication of the city of Nagpur makes it easily accessible from the rest of the country. The two important roads in the city are the National Highway number(NH No) 6 and the National Highway number 7. The Nagpur airport or the Dr. Ambedkar International Airport operates both domestic as well as international flights. Nagpur is currently witnessing an economic boom Fast emerging commercial hub as the "Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN)" is under development. MIHAN will be used for handling heavy cargo coming from south East Asia and the Middle East. The project will include 10,000 crore (US$2.2 billion) Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Being located at the geometric centre of India, Nagpur City has gained importance for many industrial companies and is being invested in by a lot of Indian & foreign companies. MIHAN is divided into an International Airport and a SEZ which also covers a residential zone. Nagpur is well connected by daily direct flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Indore, Ahmedabad, Goa, Jaipur, Kochi, Nanded, Aurangabad, Raipur operated by Air India, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher, IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet. Air Arabia operates a tri-weekly to and fro flight between Nagpur and Dubai.

Indian Air Force has its base at Sonegaon near Nagpur International Airport. It houses Mi8 Helicopters and the IAF carriers IL-76

In a past few years, Nagpur has seen a rise in number of companies expanding to this city and a number of IT companies and Banks for offering their services worldwide from Nagpur. This has created a lot of job opportunities as well as has increased the purchasing power of local residents. MIHAN and other companies have also led to a lot of Real Estate companies expanding their presence in the city to create an infrastructure which can support the growing population and business. There are many real estate companies local as well as National which is offering properties in Nagpur. There has been an increase in demand for properties in Nagpur due to increase in its economic importance on a national level. Though still not a lucrative option for investment in properties compared to Pune & Mumbai, Nagpur is slowly emerging as a hot spot for property investors.

Supporting Nagpur's growing population and buying capacity are a number of Shopping Malls and Hotels which have past over a few years established themselves in Nagpur. Being a City with major population consisting of students, Nagpur has a number of good hotels to suit every budget and tastes. Some of the prestigious hotels in Nagpur include The Pride Hotel, Tuli International, and Hotel Center Point, Sun n Sand and more. There are many hotels and eateries in Nagpur which are well known for specific dishes they offer. Saoji, a special type of very hot & spicy non-veg dish, is the specialty of Nagpur & Vidarbha region

Other places for recreation are Ambazari Lake and Garden & Gandhi Baug which are sprawling gardens. Nagpur has lots of gardens and parks such as Maharajbagh zoo was originally a garden developed by the Bhonsle rulers. The state government has approved a new safari park of international standards besides Gorewada Lake. Deekshabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa or the largest dome shape monument and an important place of Dalit Buddhist Movement, is located in Nagpur. Every year on the day of Vijayadashmi i.e. Dasehara, followers of Ambedkar visit deekshabhoomi. The 14 April, which is birth date of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, is celebrated. The most famous Temple in Nagpur is Tekdi Ganesh Mandir, and is said to be one of the Swayambhu (means Self-Manifested) temple in city. Shri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir and Shri Mahalaxmi Devi temple of Koradi are important Hindu temples. Religious events are observed in the city throughout the year. Ram Navami is celebrated in Nagpur with shobha yatra with a procession of floats depicting events from the Ramayana. Nagpur has beautiful spots for recreation and sightseeing. Nagpur houses one of the best temples - The Balaji Mandir at Seminary Hills which itself is a beautiful place to visit. Processions are also held on important festivals of other religions such as Dharma chakra privartan din, Dasara, Eid E Milad, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti, Durga puja, Ganesh Puja 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 a sizeable Muslim population, and famous places of worship for Muslims include the Jama Masjid-Mominpura and Bohra Jamatkhana-Itwari. The most famous Dargah of Hazrat Tajoddin Baba at Taj Baug.The St. Francis De Sales Cathedral is located in Sadar as well as the All Saints Cathedral church. Nagpur has Dragon Temple which is a Buddhist shrine housing a statue of Lord Buddha and is great place for meditation. Around Nagpur are two National Parks - The Pench National Park & Navegaon National Park.

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground (VCA) in Nagpur is one of the nine test venues in the country. A new stadium of VCA called Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium has been built on Wardha road with a seating capacity of 45,000 people at cost of 75 crore (US$16.5 million) and was one of the venues for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. INOX Wardhaman Nagar (area: 45,000 square feet) is the first multiplex in city. Now days, city has 3 more multiplexes including Inox Jaswant Tuli Mall, Cinemax Sitabuldi & Sangam Adlabs Sakkardara.

The Vidharbha region has its own distinctive cuisine known as the Varhadi cuisine or Saoji Cuisine.It is the traditional food and is famous for its Spicy taste. The special spices used in the gravy include black pepper, dry coriander, bay leaves, grey cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ample use of poppy seeds (Khus-Khus) and powdered coconut. Non-vegetarian food especially chicken and mutton are commonly eaten in Nagpur. Saoji food being very spicy, may affect the good health conditions.

Nagpur is a major junction for roadways as India's two major national highways, Kanyakumari-Varanasi (NH-7) and Hajira-Kolkata (NH-6), passing through the city. One more 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. Maharashtra State road transport Corporation (MSRTC) runs cheap transport service for intercity, interstate, interstate travel. It has two Bus Stations in Nagpur viz. 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. Its services include semiluxury 2+2 NEEM AARAAM, Parivartan 2+2, Asiad 2+2, and ordinary ST 2+3.Bus services are available for big cities in and around the states like Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur, Satna, Rewa, Raipur, Panna, Amravati, Raipur, Jagdalpur, Bilaspur, Mandla, Katni, Pune, Au rangabad, Nashik, Mumbai, Nanded, Akola, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Rajnandgaon and Parbhani.

Nagpur Mahanagar Parivahan Ltd (NMPL) is the company formed with elected municipal corporators on board that caters to the city public transport. It has contracted Vansh Nimay Infraprojects (VNIL) to run city buses. It has a fleet of 470 Low-floor StarBuses that serve around 2.5Lakh citizens daily in the urban, suburban, metro areas. Of the total fleet 88 are low floor MiniBuses, and 382 are low floor 50 seater StarBuses. 240 buses are acquired under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and 230 are acquired under purchase-run-transfer basis by VNIL.

Nagpur's Air Traffic Control (ATC) is the busiest in India, with more than 300 flights flying over the city every day in 2004. Nagpur's Sonegaon Airport was declared an international airport and was renamed Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport


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