Nagpur my home town ,as I am Born and brought here... will always have a soft corner in my Heart, in-fact I believe everyone’s hometown has soft corner in their heart... doesn’t matter how big or small the place is and so is with me.
Nagpur has many names.... What should we call it Tiger capital, Orange city or Green city? Anyway what’s there in the name said Shakespeare!!!
But Nagpur had a total make over in this some years; it has become a beautiful city out of one’s imagination, broad and smooth roads and lot of greenery all around, and one of the most cleanest and safest City in India.
Nagpur city was founded in the early 18th century by Bhakt Buland, a Gond prince of the kingdom of Deogad in the Chhindwara district. Then passed on to Bhonsles and It became the capital of the Bhonsles with the Bhonsle dynasty. In 1853 last generation of Bhonsles died without an heir to his kingdom. As a result, the city lapsed into British control under Lord Dalhousie's Doctrine of Lapse. In 1861, Nagpur became the capital of the Central Provinces. After Indian independence, Nagpur became the capital of Madhya Bharat state (C.P. and Berar). In 1960, the marathi majority Vidarbha region was merged with the new state of Maharashtra.
Nagpur City, the second capital of Maharashtra, is at the geographical centre of the country, Heart of India. Nagpur has been adjudged the second greenest city of the country. It is also famous as “Orange City” owing to the production of the succulent fruit.
Orange City is famed for its laid-back lifestyle and it always lives up to this reputation! Everyone knows everyone, and a kind of easy informality arises out of such close contacts. Our city is one of the few, which enjoys the privileges of a fast growing metropolis-in-the- making along with the pleasures of a large, well spread-out town still in an idyllic and unhurried state of mind.
As a growing city Nagpur has all types of Entertainment options like cafes, chain of restaurants, array of hotels, clubs, pubs, malls, multiplexes etc, An evening walk at Telenkedi Lake, Sunday fun at Crazy Castle water park or Fun and Food amusement park, Shopping spree at empress mall etc are some of the options to enjoy a holiday for “Nagpurians”. Very soon one of the biggest Zoo’s in India will be coming in Nagpur with international Standards, having night safari’s etc (Work is in Progress).
All things later, God comes first and Nagpur is having temples which are pretty acclaimed about, people from distance places come here to Worship, Ganesh Tekdi (near railway station), Shri Balaji Temple (Seminary Hills), Shri Ramdeobaba Temple, Sarveshwar Temple (Ram Nagar), Kashibai Temple of Bhonsle Period. Nagpur can also be said as a city of temples.
For history loving people, Nagpur has a lot to offer and there’s a lot of architectural beauty to capture in your camera like High court Building, RBI building, Vidhan Bhavan, Deeksha Bhoomi, Stabuldi Fort etc
For foodies Saoji food is speciality of Nagpur so don’t miss it if you are here, its spicy and oily but you have to try it once. Haldiram’s Sweets is icing on the cake fresh and mouth-watering don’t miss it.
For a laid back and a relaxed evening, there’s no better option than Clubs in Nagpur, but one need to be a member of the club or the affiliated clubs.
Nagpur is a perfect blend of Rural and urban civilization, old and modern thinking, it caters to everyone’s taste and preferences. But if you want to enjoy Nagpur to the fullest you need to have a localite here as it not a touristy place.
The best time to visit Nagpur is from October to February, when the weather is pleasant and conducive enough to enjoy sightseeing with the temperature during this time falling up to 10°C.During the summer season, from March to June, the climate is extremely hot, with temperature rising up to 49°C. The hot weather is not suitable to explore the place hence avoid visiting Nagpur during summer season. Although in the monsoon months between July and September Nagpur receives medium to heavy rainfall and the temperature falls significantly, outdoor activities are not possible hence avoid visiting Nagpur during monsoon months as well.
Being a Nagpurian I have a very special place for Nagpur in my heart, I have seen lot many places but never seen a place like Nagpur. If somebody even asks me to or give an idea to leave this city my heart stops pumping, it’s like my life blood and cannot stay without it.
There are many good places near Nagpur for a one day picnic like –
Pench reserve forest around 85 kms from Nagpur comes in Madhya Pradesh State, one of the most visited Reserve forest in India. The area is especially famous for large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Wild Dog and Wolf. Other animals include Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Porcupine etc. Pench Tiger Reserve is also among the best areas for bird watching, there are over 285 species of resident and migratory birds. You can find many hotels and resorts, from Luxury to Budget, a perfect weekend getaway.
Khindsi and Ramtek, here at khindsi water sports lover can just have their time out on motor boats and motor bikes. On the other hand seeing the sun set on the lake is an unforgettable experience in itself, sitting on the bank of the Khindsi River watching the waves or people swim in, you really feel like being in your own dream world of bliss and bless.
Tadoba national park one of the most attractive spot in Chandrapur district and is situated in the heart of the reserved forest around 3 to 4 hours from Nagpur. It is an ideal resort for the visitors who want to get away from the din and bustle of the city life and the modern civilization. Animals commonly can be seen at Tadoba Park, are Tiger, panther, bison sloth bear, hyena, jackal, wild dog, blue bull, sambar, cheetah, barking deer and a variety of other animals. You can meet animals face to face while taking a stroll in the jungle and can have a one to one chat. Isn’t it sound adventures, in fact it is.
Khekranala is a dam site situated in Khapra range forest say around 2 hours from Nagpur. This area is palm green and finest natural and fascinating with a bracing climate and healthy environment round the year. The water reservoir is quite and surrounded by thick forest on two sides. A place to laze around ,enjoy the sun and just come out of your hectic schedules and killing deadlines, a blissful holiday one can be spend here.
Other places like Chikaldhara, Nagzira etc are also a great spots for a weekend getaway.
There many other places with many interesting facts, a holiday in Nagpur can be an altogether different experience you may feel that time should stop here and your Nagpur holidays should never end or not to my surprise you may think of settling down in Nagpur.
Nagpur is Nagpur nobody can beat it, do come and experience the bliss and get blessed.