Nagpur is the largest city in central India and second capital of the state of Maharashtra. It is headquarter of Nagpur district and Nagpur division and is third largest city by population of Maharashtra. Nagpur UA population 2,420,000; is 13th largest urban conglomeration in India. It ranks as 143rd largest urban area in world in terms of population. It is the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha.
The present city was founded in the early 18th century by Bhakt Buland, a Gond prince of the kingdom of Deogad in the Chhindwara district. Seeing the advantage of civilized life in Delhi, he started to build Nagpur as his new capital. His successor Chand Sultan continued the work. On Chand Sultan’s death in 1739, disputes regarding succession arose and Raghuji Bhonsle, the Maratha governor of Berar, helped to restore the elder son to the throne. As the dissentions continued, Raghuji Bhonsle again intervened in 1743, and the control of Nagpur slowly passed on from the Gonds to the Marathas. It became the capital of the Bhonsles.
Maximum, minimum and Average Temperatures
The maximum recorded temperature till date was 47.8 degree Celsius on 26th May, 1954.
Markets in Nagpur
The Nagpur District has a varied culture, as well as being in the central part of India, the market in Nagpur is flooded with products from all over India.
The important market areas in and around Nagpur are:
Nagpur city is known throughout the country as the "Orange City", as it is a major trading centre for oranges and because the entire region has a climate favourable for large-scale cultivation of oranges. Recently Nagpur celebrated 300 years of its establishment.
Property developers in Nagpur are gearing up to meet the growing requirement for commercial and residential spaces. Real estate in Nagpur is pulsating with brisk buying and construction activity, surpassing all projections by real estate analysts. The buoyancy has come in the wake of the MIHAN project, and has sent property rates in Nagpur shooting up to almost 500% in 2006. The surge in prices has also been attributed to the NRI investors who see Nagpur as a promising Tier II city. The real estate boom has employed almost 1 lakh people in the last 2 years.
This city, the headquarter of the Nagpur Division and district is situated on the South Central Railway. The city of Nagpur was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by the Gond Raja Bakht Buland. The city then flourished with the growth of the Bhonsla. Kingdom and was considerably improved by the rulers of the Bohul dynasty. This is the second capital of Maharashtra and also known as orange city.
Getting there :
State Transport buses ply from Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik, Pandharpur, Nanded, Jalgaon, Amravati, Shegaon, Akola, Yeotmal, Buldhana, Wardha, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and other places in Vidarbha.