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Nagpur is a city in the state of Maharashtra, located on the banks of Nag River. The beguiling city is one of the foremost industrial hubs of India. The place is also well known for the 'Nagpur Oranges'. Nagpur has a diverse geography, an affluent cultural and traditional heritage. The place holds numerous prominent shrines in its vicinity.

One of the largest concaves Stupa of the world lies in this picturesque city of Nagpur. The site is also called as Deekshabhumi. The Stupa is visited by Buddhists from all over India once a year on Ashoka Dashmi. Nagpur is also well known for its forts. The citadel of Sitabuldi close to Kasturchand Park is a magnificent architectural marvel. The place still narrates the story of fierce skirmish held between Bhonsle Empire and the British rulers in the bygone era.

Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir situated in Central Avenue Road is one of the most prominent religious sites of the city. The prehistoric shrine of Sri Mahalaxmi Devi in Koradi town lies just 17 km from Nagpur. The temple is a major highlight feature during the Navaratri festival. The Telangkhedi Shrine located near a splendid lake is said to be the residence of all the major Hindu deities. The Dragon Palace shrine residing on the fringes of the city is a famous temple of the Buddhists. The beautiful architecture and tranquil milieu has made the shrine a major center of attraction in recent years.

Telangkhedi, Gorewada, Ambazari, Sonegaon and Gandhisagar are some of the stunning lakes located in the city. The emerald gardens beside the lakebeds serve as picnic spots to the city dwellers and tourists. The Maharajbag Zoo in the vicinity of Nagpur is also a popular recreation spot. The zoo offers dwelling to variety of extraordinary species of animals and birds. The Vidarbha Cricket association Ground located in Nagpur is one among the nine prominent sites of test matches in the country. The stadium can accommodate up to 80,000 spectators at a time.

Nagpur is famous for its oranges. The cuisines that are typical to this city include a wide array of Pickles, Papad, variety of Raytas and Koshimbirs, spicy chutneys and sandages. Spicy food garnished with withered coconut and peanuts is the specialty of Nagpur. Hotel Centre Point, Tuli International, Hotel Jagsons Residency, Hotel Blue Moon and Chanakya are some of the lavish hotels that also have in house restaurants offering lip smacking cuisines to the customers. The hotels offer comfortable and luxurious lodgings to the tourist.

The city is famous for its traditional bazaars. Dhoti with silk rims, a customary attire of men is quite popular in the market. Bidri and Lacquer ware are the well known items found in the markets of this pulsating city. Other knick knacks and handicrafts are also available in the bazaars. Being the major commercial center in its neighborhood, the city is easily accessible by air, rail and roads. With all the eminent tourist attractions, mouth watering cuisines and distinct customary bazaars, Nagpur is a vivacious and refreshing place of visit.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/15