Nagpur City India
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Capital of the "land of oranges" and geographically at the virtual centre of India, Nagpur is endowed with rich forest resources and in itself is the second greenest city in India. The forests around Nagpur are full of best quality teak plantations. The region in & around the city are also the chief centres for production of cotton. Nagpur is also the focus of government attempts to develop industry in the remote and tribal northeastern corner of Maharashtra.- most foreigners in the city are there for business rather than aesthetic purposes.
The site on the banks of the River Nag, was first occupied in the 10th century by aboriginal Gonds, but Nagpur itself was founded by a family of militaristic local Hindu rulers, the Bhonsals, midway through the 18th century. In 1853, the Bhonsals fell foul of Lord Dalhousie's "Principal of Lapse" (a grossly iniquitous law which gave the British the right to take over any native state whose ruler died without a male heir), and Nagpur became the capital of the Central Provinces. Today it's a thriving industrial and commercial centre, with a surprisingly affluent, easy going and uncongested feel for a city of more than a million people.
What to see
Nagpur's most prominent landmark, the Sitabuldi Fort, stands in the heart of the city, on a saddle between two low hills above the railway station. There is a war memorial within this fort, which has been built in remembrance of the soldiers who died during the battle. The fort is not open for public viewing except on Republic Day and Independence Day.
Ambazari Bagh has the largest artificial lake and gardens which is 5 km southwest of the railway station.
The Maharajbagh Zoo is an interesting place to visit in Nagpur. The zoo is located near the banks of the Nag River, which
flows through the city. Even though the zoo houses a limited number
of species, it is nevertheless a nice place to visit.
Parnakuti, Ambazari Rd, near the lake, has good, medium-priced Maharashtrian food.
Jagsons Regency has a good rooftop restaurant.
Naivedhyam, near Rani Jhansi Chowk, Sitabuldi, has very good vegetarian food
Abhinandan City Post Office Road, Itwari , South Indian
Arya Bhawan - Wardha Road, Panchsheel Square , North Indian, South Indian, Thali, Sweets & Namkeens
Nanking Chinese - Residency Road, Sadar , Chinese
Sanjha Chullah - Mount Road, Sadar , Vegetarian, Non-vegetarian, North
Silk border dhotis are the most popular items for shopping in Nagpur. Dhoti is a traditional garment for the Indian men. Of late Indian wear has captured the imagination of the global designer and is going places. Do pick up a piece or two Nagpuri Dhotis, the exclusive Indian wear, while shopping in Nagpur.
Oranges of Nagpur have earned a name all over the world. Although it is an easily perishable fruit, you may check out a few pieces. The sweet juicy fruit is sure to find an admirer in you.
Apart from the above, you may explore the local bazaars loaded with usual assortment of famous handicrafts of Maharashtra while shopping in Nagpur. Kolhapuri Chappals, Bidri Ware, Lacquer ware are favorite with those who go for shopping in Nagpur.
You would find many private owned shopping outlets dealing with souvenirs
and handicrafts along with the government run emporia.