Nagpur is the winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. This is the largest city in central India and is the cleanest and the second greenest city of India. Nagpur has both political importance and historical importance and is declared as the tiger capital of the country. The name originated from Nag River the tributary of the Kanhan River that flows through the region. Nagpur is famous for its oranges.
The climate of Nagpur is hot in summer season with dry weather most of the times of the year. The monsoon season in June comes as a relief to the scorching heat and the city gets good amount of rainfall. There are many natural and man-made lakes in the city namely Gorewada Lake, Telangkhedi Lake, Sonegaon Lake and Gandhisagar Lake.
Nagpur could be reached through air and the Nagpur airport is located at a distance of just 7 km from the city centre. It is connected with other major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Indore, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, etc. Nagpur being the center of the nation, is located at equal distances from all major metro cities and several trains connect it with these places. For exploring the city, you can avail the local city buses that operate from Buldi station, star bus service, auto rickshaws and cars.
Some of the places worth visiting in Nagpur are Dragon Temple in Kamptee, Shkrawari Lake, The Botanical Gardens, Dhamma Chakra Stupa, Taj Bagh, Futala Lake Side, Khindsi Watersports, Kasturchand Park, Raman Science Center, Maharaj Bagh, Lake Garden Sakkardara, etc. One of the must see spiritual place is Ramdham which is the largest cultural and spiritual park in Central India housing all the Hindu deities under one roof. Many traditional and cultural shows like puppet show, magic show and folk dances are organized here during evenings.
Being the orange city of India, people visiting Nagpur would like to try different varieties of oranges and related products like orange burfi, orange cakes, orange fruit drinks, etc. If you want to buy some household items or purchase souvenirs, then you have to visit Sunday Foot path market or go to one of these places namely Itwari, Sadar, Dharampeth and Sitabuldi.
There are many good eateries in Nagpur and the Khindsi Lake is popular among people where the vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items are served around the lake in huts. This would be the best place in summer season to spend the evenings. To relish the non-vegetarian delicacies like Biryani you have to go to Momin Pura area. Especially if you are staying in Nagpur during the month of Ramzan, this is a must visit place.
For packed food items, Haldirams is the best place. Food festivals are conducted in some high class hotels around airport to attract the tourists. The booming economy of Nagpur has triggered the growth of the hotel industry. So there is no dearth of good hotels and you can see many of them both star hotels and budget hotels around airport and railway station. You have to look into the good Nagpur travel guide to find out the best Nagpur hotels and Nagpur restaurants.