Nagpur is known as the Orange City of India as it is the major trade centre for oranges in the region. The city serves as the base for visiting Navagaon National Park, Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve and Ramtek, a place associated with Lord Rama and famous Sanskrit poet Kalidasa.
Major tourist sites in and around Nagpur: Zero Mile Stone (Geographical Centre of India), Deekshabhoomi, Central Museum, Ambazari Lake, Sitabuldi Fort, Nagoba Mandir, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit is November to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Nagpur Junction railway station is situated at the junction of Howrah-Mumbai and New Delhi–Chennai main lines. Direct trains run to all major cities, including: New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai.
Nearest airport: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (IATA: NAG, ICAO: VANP) is located at Sonegaon, about 8 km (5 mi) South-West of Nagpur.
Buses: Maharastra State transport buses (MSRTC) and private buses ply regularly to major cities.
By road: Mumbai-Kolkata NH-6 and Kanyakumari-Varanasi NH-7 national highways pass through Nagpur.
The distance from Mumbai to Nagpur is about 815 km (506 mi) via Nagpur - Aurangabad Hwy. It takes around 15-16 hours.
The distance from Aurangabad to Nagpur is about 480 km (298 mi) via Nagpur - Aurangabad Hwy. It takes around 8-9 hours.
The distance from Raipur (Chhattisgarh) to Nagpur is about 286 km (178 mi) via NH53. It takes around 6 hours.
The distance from Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve to Nagpur is about 145 km (90 mi) via Chandrapur - Nagpur Rd/Mancherial - Chandrapur - Nagpur Rd. It takes around 3 hours.
The distance from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) to Nagpur is about 355 km via NH47 and NH46. It takes around 7-8 hours.
The distance from Nanded to Nagpur is about 368 km (229 mi) via NH361. It takes around 8 hours.
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