Population: About 2,051,320 Climate: With summer temperatures of 48°C and winters at a more moderate low of 27°C, the monsoons are by far the most pleasant.
Main Language(s): Marathi, Hindi and English Time Zone: GMT + 05:30
Phone Area Code: 0712
Best Time To Visit: Unless you are going to Nagpur for specific occasions like the Ganesh Utsav or Dusshera, the best time to visit here is between the months of September and end-October.
Airport Distance from City Center: 10 kms Taxi Rates from Airport to City: Pre Paid taxi service available at a flat rate of Rs. 200
One more instance of how different religions sit calmly within this large country. Deeksha Bhoomi is a haven for Buddhists and is spread over 14 acres. Every year on Ashok Vijaya Dashmi, Buddhists assemble here for 'deeksha'. Not to say that it is an exclusive Buddhist affair, this is quite a popular place with a lot of people coming here from different parts of the country.
Bada Taj Bagh
Contemporary India might be as modern on the surface as any other country in the world, but there are destinations that evidence the deep-rooted faith in the heavenly. One of four such destinations or dhams of contemporary India is the dargah of Tajuddin Aulia, the other three being Gajanan Maharaj at Shegaon, Saibaba at Shirdi and Dhuniwale Dadajee at Khandwa.
Years after the passing of the Mahatma, this village in Wardha, renamed as Sevagram by Gandhiji continues to follow his principles and life teachings. His beliefs make the essence of this place. While visiting, check out the Gandhi Ashram and the Gyan Mandir.
Tadoba National Park
120 sq km of forests with occasional glimpses of the tiger, panther, bison, jackal, sloth bear, hyena, wild dog, blue bull and deer is what you can expect to find here. If it is a getaway that you are looking for, Tadoba in the midst of Chandrapur district is it.
If you cannot wait to get your bags and go shopping, we guarantee that you will have nothing to complain of in Nagpur. Shop for saris, cool cotton materials, woollen carpets and durries. There are lots and lots of shops to pick from with something for everyone. You might want to check out the retail shopping area at Sitabuldi, or the wholesale shopping area at Gandhibagh Market or the one place that seems to have everything - Sadar.
Nagpur has no food that it can call its own so it does the next best thing - serves out both Maharashtrian food and cuisine from the rest of the country in style. So no matter what your taste buds crave at that moment in time, Nagpur seems equipped to provide. There are a lot of restaurants in Nagpur and if that wont do, try some of the dhabas on the highway, where the food is as robust as the truckers who frequent them.
Branches at Itwari, Sita Buldi, Dharampeth and Sadar Tulsi
Nagpur seems to come alive with a vengeance in the later part of the year. The Ganesh Utsav in August and Dusshera in October seem to be the reason for more than a modicum of reasons to celebrate. The festivities are loud and colourful, music blares and the sweetmeats equal to a lot of overeating during these months. The place is packed with people intent on making the most of this time and the city wears a festive look for this entire time.
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