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Nagpur
Nagpur
is the winter capital, a sprawling metropolis, and the third-largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra[11] after Mumbai and Pune. Nagpur
Nagpur
is the 13th largest Indian city in terms of population.[12] It has been proposed as one of the Smart Cities in Maharashtra.[13] Nagpur
Nagpur
is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly. It is a major commercial and political centre of the Vidarbha
Vidarbha
region of Maharashtra. In addition, the city derives political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist
Buddhist
movement. Nagpur
Nagpur
is also known for Deekshabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa among all the Buddhist
Buddhist
stupas in the world. According to a survey by ABP News-Ipsos, Nagpur
Nagpur
has been identified as the best city in India
India
topping in livability, greenery, public transport, and health care indices.[14][15][16] The city has been adjudged the 20th cleanest city in India
India
and the top mover in the western zone as per Swachh Sarvekshan 2016.[17] It is famous for Nagpur
Nagpur
oranges and is sometimes known as the Orange City for being a major trade center of oranges cultivated in the region.[18] The city was founded in 1703 by the Gonds King Bakht Buland Shah of Deogarh[19] and later became a part of the Maratha Empire under the royal Bhonsale
Bhonsale
dynasty. The British East India Company took over Nagpur
Nagpur
in the 19th century and made it the capital of the Central Provinces
Central Provinces
and Berar. After the first reorganisation of states, the city lost its status as the capital. Following the informal Nagpur Pact between political leaders, it was made the second capital of Maharashtra.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Etymology 1.2 Early and medieval history 1.3 Modern history 1.4 After Indian independence

2 Geography

2.1 Topography 2.2 Climate

3 Administration

3.1 Second capital of Maharashtra 3.2 Local government 3.3 Utility services 3.4 Health care 3.5 Greater Nagpur
Nagpur
Metropolitan Area 3.6 Military establishments

4 Demographics

4.1 Population 4.2 Religion and language

5 Economy 6 Education 7 Culture

7.1 Cultural events and literature 7.2 Religious places and festivals 7.3 Arts and crafts 7.4 Cuisine

8 Tourism

8.1 Garden & Lake 8.2 Wildlife 8.3 Religious 8.4 Others

9 Sports 10 Media 11 Transport

11.1 Rail 11.2 Nagpur Metro
Nagpur Metro
Rail 11.3 Road 11.4 Air transport

12 Smart city
Smart city
project 13 Notable people 14 Twin towns and sister cities 15 See also 16 References 17 External links

History[edit] Main article: History of Nagpur Also see: Nagpur
Nagpur
state Etymology[edit] One of the earlier names of Nagpur
Nagpur
was "Fanindrapura". It derives its origin from the 'Fana' or hood of a cobra. In fact, Nagpur's first newspaper was named 'Fanindramani', which means a jewel that is believed to be suspended over a cobra's hood. It is this jewel that lights up the darkness, hence the name of the newspaper.[20] The river Nag flows through the city. B. R. Ambedkar
B. R. Ambedkar
claimed that both the city and the river are named after "Nag people".[21] The word "pur" means "city" in many Indian languages.[22] During British rule, the name of the city was spelt and pronounced as "Nagpore".[23] Early and medieval history[edit] In the 18th century, this city was created by leader of Gond Dynasty named Bakht Buland Shah
Bakht Buland Shah
in the first half of the century. Human existence around present-day Nagpur
Nagpur
can be traced back 3000 years to the 8th century BCE. Mehir burial sites at the Drugdhamna (near the Mhada colony) indicate that the megalithic culture existed around Nagpur
Nagpur
and is still followed.[24] The first reference to the name "Nagpur" is found in a 10th-century copper-plate inscription discovered at Devali in the neighbouring Wardha
Wardha
district. The inscription is a record of grant of a village situated in the visaya (district) of Nagpura-Nandivardhana during the time of the Rastrakuta king Krsna III in the Saka year
Saka year
862 (940 CE).[25] Towards the end of the 3rd century, King Vindhyasakti is known to have ruled the Nagpur region. In the 4th century, the Vakataka Dynasty
Vakataka Dynasty
ruled over the Nagpur region and surrounding areas and had good relations with the Gupta Empire. The Vakataka king Prithvisena I moved his capital to Nagardhan (ancient name Nandivardhana), 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Nagpur.[26] After the Vakatakas, the region came under the rule of the Hindu
Hindu
kingdoms of the Badami Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, and finally the Yadavas. In 1296, Allauddin Khilji
Allauddin Khilji
invaded the Yadava Kingdom after capturing Deogiri, after which the Tughlaq Dynasty
Tughlaq Dynasty
came to power in 1317. In the 17th century, the Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
conquered the region, however during Mughal era, regional administration was carried out by the Gond kingdom of Deogarh-Nagpur
Deogarh-Nagpur
in the Chhindwara district
Chhindwara district
of the modern-day state of Madhya Pradesh.[27] In the 18th, century Bhonsles of the Maratha Empire
Maratha Empire
established the Nagpur Kingdom
Nagpur Kingdom
based in the city.[28] Modern history[edit]

Main entrance of the Nagardhan Fort, commissioned by Raghuji Bhonsle of the Bhonsale
Bhonsale
dynasty of the Maratha Empire
Maratha Empire
in the 18th century

The next Raja (king) of Deogarh[ambiguous] was Chand Sultan, who resided principally in the country below the hills, fixing his capital at Nagpur, which he turned into a walled town. On Chand Sultan's death in 1739, Wali Shah, an illegitimate son of Bakht Buland, usurped the throne and Chand Sultan's widow invoked the aid of the Maratha leader Raghoji Bhosale of Berar in the interest of her sons Akbar Shah and Burhan Shah. The usurper was put to death and the rightful heirs placed on the throne. After 1743, a series of Maratha rulers came to power, starting with Raghoji Bhosale, who conquered the territories of Deogarh, Chanda and Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
by 1751.[29] Nagpur
Nagpur
was burnt substantially in 1765 and again partially in 1811 by marauding Pindaris. However, the development of city of Nagpur continued.[30] In 1803 Raghoji II
Raghoji II
Bhosale joined the Peshwa
Peshwa
against the British in the Second Anglo-Maratha War, but the British prevailed. After Raghoji II's death in 1816, his son Parsaji was deposed and murdered by Mudhoji II Bhosale. Despite the fact that he had entered into a treaty with the British in the same year, Mudhoji joined the Peshwa
Peshwa
in the Third Anglo-Maratha War
Third Anglo-Maratha War
in 1817 against the British but suffered a defeat at Sitabuldi
Sitabuldi
in present-day Nagpur
Nagpur
city. The fierce battle was a turning point as it laid the foundations of the downfall of the Bhosales and paved the way for the British acquisition of Nagpur
Nagpur
city.[31] Mudhoji was deposed after a temporary restoration to the throne, after which the British placed Raghoji III Bhosale, the grandchild of Raghoji II, on the throne. During the rule of Raghoji III(which lasted till 1840), the region was administered by a British resident. In 1853, the British took control of Nagpur
Nagpur
after Raghoji III died without leaving an heir.[32]

Map of Nagpur district
Nagpur district
with major towns and rivers

Central Provinces
Central Provinces
and Berar, 1903. Princely states are shown in yellow.

From 1853 to 1861, the Nagpur Province
Nagpur Province
(which consisted of the present Nagpur
Nagpur
region, Chhindwara, and Chhattisgarh) became part of the Central Provinces and Berar
Central Provinces and Berar
and came under the administration of a commissioner under the British central government, with Nagpur
Nagpur
as its capital. Berar was added in 1903.[33] The advent of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIP) in 1867 spurred its development as a trade centre.[34] Tata group
Tata group
started the country's first textile mill at Nagpur, formally known as Central India
India
Spinning and Weaving Company Ltd. The company was popularly known as "Empress Mills" as it was inaugurated on 1 January 1877, the day queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India.[35] The non-co-operation movement was launched in the Nagpur
Nagpur
session of 1920.[36] The city witnessed a Hindu–Muslim riot in 1923 which had profound impact on K. B. Hedgewar,[37] who in 1925 founded the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
(RSS), a Hindu nationalist
Hindu nationalist
organisation in Mohitewada Mahal, Nagpur
Nagpur
with an idea of creating a Hindu
Hindu
nation. After the 1927 Nagpur riots
1927 Nagpur riots
RSS gained further popularity in Nagpur and the organisation grew nationwide.[38] After Indian independence[edit] After India
India
gained independence in 1947, Central Provinces
Central Provinces
and Berar became a province of India. In 1950, the Central Provinces
Central Provinces
and Berar was reorganised as the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
with Nagpur
Nagpur
as its capital.[39] When the Indian states were reorganised along the linguistic lines in 1956, Nagpur
Nagpur
and Berar regions were transferred to the state of Bombay, which was split into the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat
Gujarat
in 1960.[40] At a formal public ceremony held on 14 October 1956 in Nagpur, B. R. Ambedkar
B. R. Ambedkar
and his supporters converted to Buddhism, which started the Dalit Buddhist movement
Dalit Buddhist movement
that is still active.[41] In 1994, the city of Nagpur
Nagpur
witnessed its most violent day in modern times in the form of Gowari stampede.[42] Nagpur
Nagpur
completed 300 years of establishment in the year 2002. A big celebration was organised to mark the event.[43] Geography[edit]

Nagpur

Climate chart (explanation)

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    10     31 10

    12     34 13

    18     38 17

    13     42 22

    16     45 26

    172     40 24

    304     34 22

    292     32 22

    194     34 21

    51     35 18

    12     32 13

    17     30 10

Average max. and min. temperatures in °C

Precipitation
Precipitation
totals in mm

Source: World Weather Information Service

Imperial conversion

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    0.4     87 51

    0.5     93 55

    0.7     101 63

    0.5     108 71

    0.6     112 79

    6.8     104 76

    12     92 72

    11     90 71

    7.6     93 70

    2     94 64

    0.5     90 55

    0.7     86 50

Average max. and min. temperatures in °F

Precipitation
Precipitation
totals in inches

Topography[edit] Nagpur
Nagpur
is located at the exact centre of the Indian peninsula. The city has the Zero Mile Stone locating the geographical centre of India, which was used by the British to measure all distances within the Indian subcontinent. The city lies on the Deccan plateau of the Indian Peninsula and has a mean altitude of 310.5 meters above sea level.[44] The underlying rock strata are covered with alluvial deposits resulting from the flood plain of the Kanhan River. In some places these give rise to granular sandy soil. In low-lying areas, which are poorly drained, the soil is alluvial clay with poor permeability characteristics. In the eastern part of the city, crystalline metamorphic rocks such as gneiss, schist and granites are found, while in the northern part yellowish sand stones and clays of the lower Gondwana
Gondwana
formations are found.[45] Nagpur
Nagpur
city is dotted with natural and artificial lakes. The largest lake is Ambazari Lake. Other natural lakes include Gorewada Lake
Gorewada Lake
and Telangkhedi lake. Sonegaon and Gandhisagar Lakes are artificial, created by the city's historical rulers.[46] Nag river, Pilli Nadi, and nallas form the natural drainage pattern for the city.[47] Nagpur is known for its greenery and was adjudged the cleanest and second greenest in India
India
after Chandigarh
Chandigarh
in 2010.[48] Climate[edit] Nagpur
Nagpur
has tropical savannah climate (Aw in Köppen climate classification) with dry conditions prevailing for most of the year. It receives about 163 mm of rainfall in June. The amount of rainfall is increased in July to 294 mm. Gradual decrease of rainfall has been observed from July to August (278 mm) and September (160 mm).[44] The highest recorded daily rainfall was 304 mm on 14 July 1994.[49] Summers are extremely hot, lasting from March to June, with May being the hottest month. Winter lasts from November to January, during which temperatures drop below 10 °C (50 °F).[44] The highest recorded temperature in the city was 48 °C on 19 May 2015, while the lowest was 3.9 °C on 16 January 2016. [50]

Climate data for Nagpur Airport
Nagpur Airport
(1971–1990)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 36.6 (97.9) 39.2 (102.6) 45.0 (113) 46.1 (115) 47.8 (118) 47.7 (117.9) 40.6 (105.1) 37.8 (100) 38.9 (102) 39.5 (103.1) 35.6 (96.1) 39.7 (103.5) 47.8 (118)

Average high °C (°F) 28.7 (83.7) 31.2 (88.2) 36.2 (97.2) 40.7 (105.3) 42.4 (108.3) 37.5 (99.5) 31.6 (88.9) 30.5 (86.9) 32.3 (90.1) 32.7 (90.9) 30.4 (86.7) 28.1 (82.6) 33.5 (92.3)

Daily mean °C (°F) 20.8 (69.4) 23.2 (73.8) 27.7 (81.9) 32.5 (90.5) 35.1 (95.2) 31.9 (89.4) 27.9 (82.2) 27.1 (80.8) 27.7 (81.9) 26.4 (79.5) 23.0 (73.4) 20.4 (68.7) 27.0 (80.6)

Average low °C (°F) 12.9 (55.2) 15.1 (59.2) 19.2 (66.6) 24.3 (75.7) 27.8 (82) 26.3 (79.3) 24.1 (75.4) 23.6 (74.5) 23.1 (73.6) 20.0 (68) 15.5 (59.9) 12.6 (54.7) 20.4 (68.7)

Record low °C (°F) 3.9 (39) 5.0 (41) 8.3 (46.9) 13.9 (57) 19.4 (66.9) 20.0 (68) 19.4 (66.9) 18.3 (64.9) 16.6 (61.9) 11.6 (52.9) 6.7 (44.1) 5.5 (41.9) 3.9 (39)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 12.5 (0.492) 20.7 (0.815) 17.6 (0.693) 14.3 (0.563) 19.2 (0.756) 190.1 (7.484) 341.7 (13.453) 280.5 (11.043) 183.1 (7.209) 56.8 (2.236) 16.6 (0.654) 13.2 (0.52) 1,166.3 (45.917)

Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 1.8 2.2 1.9 1.2 2.9 11.4 17.5 16.5 10.4 4.0 1.3 1.1 72.2

Average relative humidity (%) 54 43 30 24 27 55 77 80 74 61 55 56 53

Mean monthly sunshine hours 272.0 268.3 287.6 290.8 293.8 186.6 115.4 116.7 182.5 260.4 264.1 268.8 2,807

Source #1: NOAA[51] [52]

Source #2: India
India
Meteorological Department (record high and low up to 2010)[53]

Extreme weather The average number of heat wave days occurring in Nagpur
Nagpur
in the Summer months of March, April & May is 0.5, 2.4 and 7.2 days respectively. May is the most uncomfortable and hottest month with, for example, 18 days of heat waves being experienced in 1973, 1988 and 2010. The summer season is characterised by other severe weather activity like thunderstorms, dust storms, hailstorms and squalls. Generally, hailstorms occur during March and dust storms during March and April. These occur infrequently (0.1 per day). Squalls occur more frequently with 0.3 per day in March and April rising to 0.8 per day in May.[44] Due to the heat waves in the city the Indian Government with the help of New York-based National Resources Defense Council has launched a heat wave program from March 2016.[54] Administration[edit] Second capital of Maharashtra[edit] Nagpur
Nagpur
was the capital of Central Provinces and Berar
Central Provinces and Berar
for 100 years. After the State Reorganisation in 1956, Nagpur
Nagpur
and Vidarbha
Vidarbha
region become part of the new Maharashtra
Maharashtra
State. With this Nagpur
Nagpur
lost the capital status and hence a pact was signed between leaders, the Nagpur Pact. According to the pact, Nagpur
Nagpur
is the second capital of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
and the winter session of state legislature and the state legislative council takes place in Vidhan Bhavan, Nagpur.[55]:671 Nagpur
Nagpur
has a District court and its own bench of the Bombay High Court. The city consists of six Vidhan Sabha
Vidhan Sabha
constituencies namely Nagpur
Nagpur
West, Nagpur
Nagpur
South, Nagpur
Nagpur
South West, Nagpur
Nagpur
East, Nagpur North and Nagpur
Nagpur
Central. These constituencies are part of the Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency.[56] Local government[edit] The Municipal Council for Nagpur
Nagpur
was established in 1864. At that time, the area under the jurisdiction of the Nagpur
Nagpur
Municipal Council was 15.5 km2 and the population was 82,000. The duties entrusted to the Nagpur
Nagpur
Municipal Council were to maintain cleanliness and arrange for street lights and water supply with government assistance. The Municipal Corporation came into existence in March 1951. Nagpur
Nagpur
is administered by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation
Nagpur Municipal Corporation
(NMC), which is a democratically elected civic governing body. The Corporation elects a Mayor
Mayor
who along with a Deputy Mayor
Mayor
heads the organisation. The Mayor carries out the activities through various committees such as the Standing Committee, health and sanitation committee, education committee, water works, public works, public health and market committee. The administrative head of the Corporation is the Municipal Commissioner, an Indian Administrative Service
Indian Administrative Service
(IAS) officer appointed by the state government. The Municipal Commissioner along with the Deputy Municipal Commissioners, carry out various activities related to engineering, health and sanitation, taxation and its recovery. Various departments such as public relations, library, health, finance, buildings, slums, roads, street lighting, traffic, establishment, gardens, public works, local audit, legal services, water works, education, octroi and fire services manage their specific activities. The activities of NMC are administered by its zonal offices. There are 10 zonal offices in Nagpur
Nagpur
– Laxmi Nagar, Dharampeth, Hanuman Nagar, Dhantoli, Nehru Nagar, Gandhi Baugh, Sataranjipura, Lakkadganj, Ashi Nagar and Mangalwari. These zones are divided into 145 wards. Each ward is represented by a corporator, a majority of whom are elected in local elections.[57] NMC has various departments including healthcare, education, fire brigade etc. dedicated for each service and project of the city.[58] Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) is a local planning authority which works with NMC and carries out the development of the civic infrastructure and new urban areas on its behalf. NIT is headed by a Chairman, an Indian Administrative Service Officer appointed by the state government.[59] Nagpur Police
Nagpur Police
is headed by a Police Commissioner
Police Commissioner
who is of the rank of Additional Director General of Police of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Police. Nagpur Police is Divided into 4 Zones, each headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police.[60] The State C.I.D Regional Headquarter[61] and State Reserve Police Force Campus[62] are situated in Nagpur. Utility services[edit] Originally, all the utility services of the city were carried out by NMC departments, but from 2008 onwards privatisation had started for major utility services.[63] The Orange City Water Private Limited (OCW), a joint venture of Veolia Water India
India
Pvt. Ltd and Vishwaraj Infrastructure Ltd., manages the water supply for the city as well as Nagpur
Nagpur
Municipal Corporation’s Water Treatment Plants at Gorewada, all the elevated service reservoirs, ground service reservoirs, master balancing reservoirs commonly known as Water Tanks.[64] This joint venture was established in November 2011 and was awarded the contract to execute 24x7 water supply project and operational and maintenance of water works for 25 years.[65] Kanak Resources Management Ltd. has been awarded the contract for garbage collection in the city as per Nagpur
Nagpur
Bin Free Project in 2009 by NMC.[66][67] It collects garbage from all the residents in the city and then delivers it to the Bhandewadi dumpyard in Nagpur's eastern part.[68] Similarly, in electricity supply, which was first managed by MSEB was then replaced by MSEDCL. After some years the distribution franchisee system was introduced to reduce the losses in the divisions and so Spanco was awarded the distribution franchisee for 15 years to manage three of the four divisions from Nagpur
Nagpur
Urban circle namely, Civil Lines, Mahal and Gandhibagh on 23 February 2011 by MSEDCL.[69][70] To facilitate this system, Spanco Nagpur
Nagpur
Discom Limited or SNDL Nagpur
Nagpur
company was formed for the sole purpose of electricity distribution and maintenance in three divisions of the city.[71] The power distribution and maintenance for the fourth division i.e. Congress Nagar division is still being managed by MSEDCL.[72] India
India
Post which is a governmental postal department has two head post offices and many post offices and sub-post offices at various locations in the city and are part of the logistics services in the city along with various other private operators.[73] Health care[edit] See also: List of hospitals in Nagpur NMC in collaboration with Central Government, State Government, UNICEF, World Health Organization
World Health Organization
and Non-governmental organisation conducts and maintains various health schemes in the city. City health line is an initiative started by NMC dedicated to the health of citizens of Nagpur. This includes providing computerised comparative information and action in the field to Local citizens.[74] NMC runs three indoor patient hospitals including Indira Gandhi Rugnalaya at LAD square, Panchpaoli Maternity Hospital in Panchpaoli and Isolation Hospital in Immamwada. Besides, the civic body runs three big diagnostic centres at Mahal, Sadar and also at Indira Gandhi Rugnalaya. Apart from these, NMC has 57 out patient dispensaries (OPDs), including 23 health posts sanctioned under Union Government's schemes, 15 allopathy hospitals, 12 ayurvedic hospitals, three homoeopathy hospitals, three naturopathy hospitals and one unani hospital.[75] In 2013, ABP News- Ipsos
Ipsos
declared Nagpur
Nagpur
the country's best city for health care services.[76] The city is home to numerous hospitals, some run by the government and some private. Nagpur
Nagpur
is a health hub for Central India
India
& caters to a large geographical area arbitrarily bounded by Delhi
Delhi
in the North, Calcutta in the East, Mumbai- Pune
Pune
in the West and Hyderabad
Hyderabad
in the South. People from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana regularly come to Nagpur
Nagpur
for their health needs.[77] Nagpur boasts of super-specialty physicians & surgeons[78] serving its population in both public sector government run hospitals and well equipped private hospitals catering to all strata of society.[79] AIIMS Nagpur
Nagpur
is the latest feather in the cap of Nagpur
Nagpur
health care services.[80] According to 2005 National Family Health Survey, Nagpur
Nagpur
has a fertility rate of 1.9 which is below the replacement level.[81]:46,47 The infant mortality rate was 43 per 1,000 live births, and the mortality rate for children under five was 50 per 1,000 live births.[81] :47,48 About 57% slum and 72% non-slum children have received all the mandatory vaccines which include BCG, measles and full courses of polio and DPT.[81]:48,49 In Nagpur, 78 percent of poor children are anaemic, including 49 percent who have moderate to severe anaemia.[81]:55 About 45% of children under 5 years of age and 31% of women are underweight.[81]:54,55 The poor people from the city mostly cite the reason of lack of a nearby facility, poor quality of care and excessive waiting time for not visiting any government hospitals for treatment.[81]:61 Greater Nagpur
Nagpur
Metropolitan Area[edit] Main articles: Greater Nagpur Metropolitan Area and List of localities in Nagpur Nagpur
Nagpur
is the third largest in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
in terms of population as per the 2011 census.[82] Since the 1990s the urban agglomeration has rapidly expanded beyond the City’s municipal boundaries. This growth has presented challenges for the future growth of the city and its fringes in an organised manner. With a view to achieve balanced development within the region, the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has been notified as the Special
Special
Planning Authority (SPA) for the Nagpur
Nagpur
Metropolitan Area (NMA) and entrusted with preparation of a Statutory Development Plan as per provisions of the MRTP Act, 1966. The notified NMA comprises areas outside the Nagpur
Nagpur
city and includes 721 villages under 9 tehsils of the Nagpur District
Nagpur District
spreading across an area of 3,567 km2.[83] In 1999, the government of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
declared that the Nagpur Metropolitan Area shall comprise all of Nagpur
Nagpur
city, Nagpur
Nagpur
Gramin (rural areas near Nagpur), Hingna, Parseoni, Mauda
Mauda
and Kamptee
Kamptee
Taluka and parts of Savner, Kalmeshwar, Umred
Umred
and Kuhi. The boundaries of the "Metro region" around the municipal corporation limits of the city have been defined as per the notification. In 2002, the government extended the jurisdiction of the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) by 25 to 40 kilometres. This new area was defined under clause 1(2) of NIT Act-1936 as " Nagpur
Nagpur
Metropolitan Area".[84]

Area of Nagpur
Nagpur
region/District 9810 km2

Area proposed for Metroregion 25 to 40 km

Area around Nagpur
Nagpur
Municipal limit 3780 km2

Area Under NMC limit 218 km2

NIT has proposed the Metro region plan in two phases:

Phase I area 1520 km2

Phase II area 2260 km2

Military establishments[edit]

Sitabuldi
Sitabuldi
fort is home to Indian Army's 118th infantry battalion.

Nagpur
Nagpur
is an important city for the Indian armed forces. Maintenance Command of Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force
has its current headquarter at Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur. It houses Mi-8
Mi-8
helicopters and the IAF carriers IL-76 and handles the maintenance, repair, and operations of all aircraft, helicopters and other equipment.[85] The ordnance factory and staff college of ordnance factory Ambajhari and National Academy of Defence Production for Group A officer of ordnance factories are in the western part of the city. Sitabuldi
Sitabuldi
Fort is managed by the 118th infantry battalion of the Indian Army
Indian Army
and citizens are allowed to visit the premises on certain days.[86] The 'raison d'être' for Kamptee, the military cantonment, is still operational. Kamptee
Kamptee
Cantonment houses the Officers Training Academy for National Cadets Corps, which is the only one of its kind. It is also the home of one of the oldest and most respected regiments in the Indian Army, the Brigade of the Guards. Guards, located at Kamptee, are the only group in the Indian Army
Indian Army
which have won two PVC (Param Veer Chakra), the highest gallantry awarded to soldiers for wartime operations.[87] There are also other important units such as the Institute of Military Law and a well equipped military hospital to care for the health of the soldiers. The Army Postal Service centre is also operational in the cantonment since 1948, to provide training to personnel of Department of Post who volunteer themselves for the Army. Nagpur's National Civil Defence College provides civil defence and disaster management training to pupils from all over India
India
and abroad.[88] Indian Air Force's giant IL-76
IL-76
transport planes nicknamed "Gajraj" are also based in Nagpur.[89] Demographics[edit] Population[edit]

Nagpur
Nagpur
population 

Census Pop.

1981 1,219,500

1991 1,664,000

36.4%

2001 2,129,500

28.0%

2011 2,405,665

13.0%

Source: Census of India

Religions in Nagpur

Religion

Percent

Hindus

59.46%

Buddhist

25.57%

Muslims

11.95%

Christian

1.15%

Jains

0.90%

Sikhs

0.68%

Others†

0.30%

Distribution of religions †Includes People with no particular religion.

As of the[update] 2011 census, Nagpur
Nagpur
municipality has a population of 2,405,665. The total population constitute, 1,225,405 males and 1,180,270 females. The total children (ages 0–6) are 247,078, of whom 128,290 are boys and 118,788 are girls. Children form 10.27% of total population of Nagpur. The total number of slums number 179,952, in which 859,487 people reside. This is around 35.73% of the total population of Nagpur. The municipality has a sex ratio of 963 females per 1,000 males and child sex ratio of 926 girls per 1,000 boys. 1,984,123 people are literate, of whom 1,036,097 are male and 948,026 are female. Average literacy rate of Nagpur
Nagpur
city are 91.92%. Men are 94.44% and women are 89.31% literate.[8] The urban agglomeration has a population of 3602341 with 1,887532 males and 1714809females. Religion and language[edit] Hinduism
Hinduism
is majority religion in Nagpur
Nagpur
city with 59.46% followers. Buddhism
Buddhism
is second most popular religion in Nagpur
Nagpur
city with 25.57% following it. In Nagpur
Nagpur
city, Islam
Islam
is followed by 11.95%, Christianity
Christianity
by 1.15%, Jainism
Jainism
by 0.90% and Sikhism
Sikhism
by 0.68%. Around 0.10% stated 'Other Religion' and approximately 0.20% stated 'No Particular Religion'. In Nagpur, Marathi is the official language of the city.[90] Due to the city's cosmopolitan nature, the language is heavily influenced by neighbouring state languages. Many of the slang words in Nagpur
Nagpur
are a combination of Hindi
Hindi
and Marathi.[91] Also the Marathi spoken in the city is quite distinct that from western Maharashtra.[92] English is mostly spoken in the academics and offices. Economy[edit] Nagpur
Nagpur
is an emerging metropolis. In 2004, it was ranked the fastest-growing city in India
India
in terms of the number of households with an annual income of Rs 1 crore (10 million) or more.[93] Nagpur has been the main centre of commerce in the region of Vidarbha
Vidarbha
since its early days and is an important trading location. Although, Nagpur's economic importance gradually declined relative to Mumbai
Mumbai
and Pune
Pune
after the merging of Vidarbha
Vidarbha
into the Maharashtra
Maharashtra
because of a period of neglect by the state government, the city's economy later recovered.[94] During the slowdown, state and central government offices were a major source of employment.

Sitabuldi
Sitabuldi
Market, one of the busiest commercial areas of Nagpur

Nagpur
Nagpur
branch of the Reserve Bank of India

Nagpur's economy has recovered from past slowdowns[95] and the city has attracted ₹5000 crore in investment in 2004.[96] It was ranked the 14th most competitive city in the country by the Institute for Competitiveness in its 2014 report.[97] Its per capita income was ₹123,610 (US$1,900) in 2015.[98] The city is important for the banking sector as it hosts the regional office of Reserve Bank of India, which was opened on 10 September 1956. The Reserve Bank of India
India
has two branches in Nagpur, one of which houses India's entire gold assets.[99] Sitabuldi
Sitabuldi
market in central Nagpur, known as the heart of the city, is the major commercial market area.[100] Nagpur
Nagpur
is home to ice-cream manufacturer Dinshaws,[101] Indian dry food manufacturer Haldiram's
Haldiram's
international, Indian ready-to-cook food manufacturer Actchawa and Ayurvedic
Ayurvedic
products company Vicco
Vicco
and Baidyanath.[102] For centuries, Nagpur
Nagpur
has been famous for its orange gardens in the country, hence the name "Orange City". Orange cultivation has been expanding and it is the biggest marketplace for oranges in the country.[92] The Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Agro Industrial Development Corporation has its multi fruit processing division called Nagpur
Nagpur
Orange Grower's Association (NOGA) which has an installed capacity of 4,950 MT of fruits per annum.[103] Orange is also exported to various regions in the country as well to other countries.[104][105][106] Nagpur
Nagpur
is also famous for the cotton and silk which is woven by its large Koshti population of handloom weavers which are around 5000.[92] Nagpur
Nagpur
and the Vidarbha
Vidarbha
region have a very prominent power sector as compared to the rest of Maharashtra.[107] Koradi Thermal Power Station and Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station
Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station
are two major thermal power stations located near Nagpur
Nagpur
and operated by MSPGCL. NTPC has a super thermal power plant called Mauda
Mauda
Super Thermal Power Station in Mauda around 40 km from Nagpur
Nagpur
and Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Industries Power Limited (a subsidiary of Reliance Power) is situated in Butibori[108]

TCS Campus in MIHAN
MIHAN
Nagpur

The Multi-modal International Hub Airport at Nagpur
Nagpur
(MIHAN) is a project for the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur. It is the biggest economical development project currently underway in India
India
in terms of investments. The project aims to exploit the central location of Nagpur
Nagpur
and convert the airport into a major cargo hub with integrated road and rail connectivity. This project consists of two parts:

An international airport to act as a cargo hub and A Special Economic Zone
Special Economic Zone
(SEZ) with residential zone covering an area of 40.25 km² on the southern end of Nagpur.

The government of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
formed a special purpose entity, Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Airport Development Company, for the development of MIHAN. The project is financed by Indian banks with a loan of INR 3,000 million along with investment from the state government and Airports Authority of India. With a projected target of serving 14 million passengers and handling 0.87 million tons of cargo, this is one of the largest aviation projects in India. The estimated capital cost of the project is INR 2581 crores (by the year 2035) and it is supposed to generate revenues INR 5280 crores.

Persistent Campus at IT Park, Parsodi

TCS, India's largest IT company, has build its campus on a 50-acre area in the MIHAN
MIHAN
SEZ.[109] Infosys
Infosys
has commenced its construction work for its Nagpur
Nagpur
campus at MIHAN
MIHAN
SEZ.[110] Mahindra Satyam
Mahindra Satyam
is also building its campus.[111] TAL Manufacturing Solutions has its facility in the SEZ for manufacturing structural components for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aeroplane.[112] Air India
India
has its MRO Facility in the SEZ which was constructed by Boeing
Boeing
and is ready for commercial operation.[113][114] Reliance Group
Reliance Group
has announced an Aerospace Park named Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park (DAAP) in MIHAN
MIHAN
which will be undertaken by Reliance Aerostructure Ltd.[115] The project would be the first integrated facility in aerospace structure, engine design and manufacture, fabrication and platform integration in the country.[116] The Butibori
Butibori
industrial area is one of the largest in Asia in terms of area.[117] The estate's largest unit is Indo Rama Synthetics, which manufactures synthetic polyester yarn.[118] Other units in Butibori include the power transmission company Gammon India
India
Limited (T & D),[119] Gammon India
India
Ltd. (Infra), KEC,[120] ACE Refractories,[121] Hyundai Unitech,[122] ACC Nihon Castings Ltd[123] and Electrolux.[124] CEAT Tyres
CEAT Tyres
has announced its plans to invest Rs. 400 crore in a state-of-the-art tyre plant in Butibori, Nagpur. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, laid the cornerstone for the plant that will be set up in three phases. In the first phase (2014– 2016), Rs. 400 crore will be invested.[125] The Hingna
Hingna
industrial estate on the western fringes of the city is made up of around 900 small and medium industrial units. The major ones among them are the tractor manufacturing plant of Mahindra and Mahindra, casting units of NECO Ltd. (the country's largest casting group),[126] units of International Combustion, Bajaj Auto
Bajaj Auto
group, Candico (the second largest confectionery manufacturing plant in India[127]), Bharat Containers making aluminium aerosol cans, Ajanta toothbrushes and Sanvijay Group (the largest steel rolling group of companies for long products in Central India).[128] Kalmeshwar
Kalmeshwar
MIDC has almost 150 industrial plots. JSW Steel,[129] KTM Textile, ESAB India
India
Ltd, ZIM Pharma ltd, Metlok Pvt. Ltd., Unijuels life sciences, Chemfield Pharmaceuticals Private Ltd., Minex Injection Product Private Ltd., Minex Metallurgical Co.Ltd.[130] and Porohit Textile are a few big names. Owing to rich natural resources in the region, mining is a major activity. Several government organisations related to the mining industry are based in Nagpur, which includes Western Coalfields Limited (one of the eight fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited), MOIL and Indian Bureau of Mines.[131] Education[edit] See also: List of educational institutions in Nagpur

RSTM Nagpur
Nagpur
University Campus

College of Agriculture, Nagpur

Nagpur
Nagpur
is a major education hub in Central India. There are two types of schools in the city. NMC (Government) run schools and private schools run by trusts. These schools follow the 10+2+3/4 plan (15 years of schooling leading to the first degree), the first 10 years constituting school education consisting of four years primary level, three years of upper primary level and three years of high school level with a public examination at the end of 10th class and 12th class constituting the Secondary & Higher Secondary Board Examination respectively.[132] This is followed by either a general degree course in a chosen field of study, or a professional degree course, such as law, engineering and medicine. These schools are governed by either of the following boards: Maharashtra
Maharashtra
State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and The International Baccalaureate (IB) Admission to professional graduation colleges in Nagpur
Nagpur
is through MHT-CET which is conducted by Government of Maharashtra. Vasantrao Naik Government Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (established in 1885 as Morris college) is an old college in the city. College of Agriculture[133] is another old college in the city, founded in 1906 by the then British Government. It is one of the first five agriculture colleges in the country. Nagpur
Nagpur
has four government medical colleges: Government Medical College, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Government Dental College and Government Ayurvedic
Ayurvedic
College, and also a private MBBS institute, N. K. P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center.[134][135] Medical colleges in the city are affiliated to Maharashtra
Maharashtra
University of Health Sciences. Nagpur
Nagpur
has four state universities: Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur
Nagpur
University (founded in 1923 as Nagpur
Nagpur
University, one of the oldest in the country[136] and having more than 600 affiliated colleges),[137] Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University and Maharashtra
Maharashtra
National Law University. Most engineering colleges in the city are affiliated with Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur
Nagpur
University. Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (established 1942) is a chemical engineering and technology institute located in Nagpur
Nagpur
and managed directly by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur
Nagpur
University. Government Polytechnic, Nagpur (established 1914) is one of the oldest polytechnic in India. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, is the only NIT in Maharashtra. Nagpur
Nagpur
has two major management institutes, Indian Institute of Management and Institute of Management Technology. Nagpur
Nagpur
also has other centrally funded institutes like National Power Training Institute, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Central Power Research Institute, National Academy of Direct Taxes, National Civil Defence College, National Research Centre for Citrus, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation, and National Environmental Engineering
Engineering
Research Institute. Government Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya is also a premier institute in the city.[138] Nagpur
Nagpur
also has a IGNOU
IGNOU
and YCMOU
YCMOU
regional centre.[139] Culture[edit] Cultural events and literature[edit] The city contains people from other Indian states as well as people belonging to the world's major faiths, and yet is known for staying calm during communal conflicts in India.[140] Nagpur
Nagpur
plays host to cultural events throughout the year. Cultural and literary societies in Nagpur
Nagpur
include Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Sahitya Sangh (for development of Marathi), Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti (promotion and spreading Hindi) and Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Hindi
Hindi
Sahitya Sammelan (for promoting Hindi). Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, the conference on Marathi Literature were held twice in Nagpur
Nagpur
city. Nagpur
Nagpur
is the head office of Aadim Samvidhan Sanrakshan Samiti(working for the rights of scheduled tribes)[141] The South Central Cultural Centre also sponsors cultural events in Nagpur
Nagpur
city, such as the Orange City Craft Mela and Folk Dance Festival, Vidarbha
Vidarbha
which is noted for its numerous folk-dances.[142] Newspapers are published from Nagpur
Nagpur
in Marathi, English and Hindi. In addition, the Government of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
organises a week-long Kalidas Festival, a series of music and dance performances, by national level artists.[143] Nagpur Municipal Corporation
Nagpur Municipal Corporation
in partnership with Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Tourism Development Corporation organises Nagpur
Nagpur
Mohotsav at Yeshwant Stadium, in which many distinguish artists participate.[144] The Nagpur Central Museum (est. 1863) maintains collections are mainly for Vidarbha
Vidarbha
region. Three brothers Ghulam Ali (Kotwal), Mohammad Saaduddin (Subedar) and Mohammad Saladuddin (Minister and Kotwal) from Jhajjar
Jhajjar
are remembered as great scholars of Urdu and Persian during the reign of Maharaja Senasaheb Subha Chhatrapati Raghuji Bapusaheb Bhonsle
Bhonsle
III. They founded ' Jhajjar
Jhajjar
Bagh' at Hansapuri (Now Mominpura). In this location, they built their residence 'Aina-e Mahal', a well and a Masjid (now Masjid Ahle Hadith). ' Jhajjar
Jhajjar
Bagh' also known as ' Subedar
Subedar
ka Bada' was located where nowadays Mohammad Ali Road at Mominpura, Jamia Masjid, Mohammad Ali Sarai and Furqania Madrasa are located.[145] The state government has approved a new safari park of international standards besides Gorewada Lake. In 2013 NMC erected the gigantic Namantar Shahid Smarak
Namantar Shahid Smarak
in memory of Namantar Andolan
Namantar Andolan
martyrs.[146] Religious places and festivals[edit]

Deeksha Bhoomi

Deekshabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa or the largest dome shaped monument and an important place of the Buddhist
Buddhist
movement, is located in Nagpur.[147] Every year on the day of Vijayadashami, i.e. Dussehra, followers of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar visit Deekshabhoomi
Deekshabhoomi
to mark the conversion ceremony of Ambedkar and his followers in Nagpur
Nagpur
into Buddhism
Buddhism
that took place on 14 October 1956.[148] It has been given 'A' grade tourist place status by Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Government in March 2016.[149] 14 April, which is the birthdate of Dr. Ambedkar, is celebrated as Ambedkar Jayanti. Jainism
Jainism
has a good presence in Nagpur. There are nearly 30 Jain temples. The old ones are Sengan jain temple ladpura, parwarpura jain temple, kirana oli jain temple, and juna oli jain temple. In west Nagpur
Nagpur
LAXMINAGAR Jain temple is more famous. The main idol is SHANTINATH bhagwan. The maanstambh, bahubali idol and small ratn idols are worth to watch. The paryushan is celebrated widely in jain temples. Paryushan activities are managed by young groups like JIYO GROUP.

Shri Ganesh

The most famous temple in Nagpur
Nagpur
is Tekdi Ganesh Mandir, and is said to be one of the Swayambhu
Swayambhu
("self-manifested") temples in the city.[150] Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir and Shri Mahalaxmi Devi temple of Koradi are important Hindu
Hindu
temples.[151] Religious events are observed in the city throughout the year. Ram Navami is celebrated in Nagpur
Nagpur
with shobha yatra with a procession of floats depicting events from the Ramayana.[152] Processions are also held on important festivals of other religions such as Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din, Vijayadashami, Eid E Milad, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti, Durga
Durga
puja, Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi
and Moharram. Like the rest of India, Nagpurkars celebrate major Hindu
Hindu
festivals like Diwali, Holi and Dussera with enthusiasm. Celebrations lasting for several days are held on Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi
and Durga
Durga
Puja festivals in virtually every small locality in the city.

Dargah Baba Tajuddin

The city also contains a sizable Muslim population, and famous places of worship for Muslims
Muslims
include the Jama Masjid-Mominpura and Bohri Jamatkhana-Itwari. The most famous shrine (dargah) of Hazrat Baba Tajuddin is at Tajabad. Annual Urs is celebrated in great enthusiasm and unity on 26th of Muharram. Nagpur
Nagpur
Is also called as Tajpur as the holy shirine of Sufi Saint Hazrat Baba Tajuddin. The St. Francis De Sales Cathedral is located in Sadar as well as the All Saints Cathedral church.[153] There are many south Indian temples in Nagpur
Nagpur
like Sarveshwara Devalayam, where all south Indian festivals are celebrated like Sitarama Kalyanam, Radha Kalyanam Dhanurmasa celebration with Andal Kalyanam, Balaji temple in seminary hills where every year Bramhotsavam to lord Balaji and lord Kartikeya is celebrated here. There are 2 Ayyapa temples, one at Ayyapa Nagar and the other at Harihara Nagar, Raghvendraswami Mutt, Murugananda Swami Temple at Mohan Nagar, Nimishamba Devi temple Subramanyiam devastanam at Sitabuldi
Sitabuldi
and many more such south Indian temples are here in Nagpur
Nagpur
as there is quite a good populations of south Indians in Nagpur.[154] Marbat Festival is a unique festival for Nagpur
Nagpur
and is organised every year a day after the bullock festival of 'Pola'. The tradition of taking out the Marbat processions of 'kali' (black) and 'pivli' (yellow) Marbats (idols), started in 1880 in the eastern part of the city. A number of 'badgyas' (mascots), representing contemporary symbols of evil, comprise another feature of the annual processions. This festival dates back to the 19th century when the Bhonsla dynasty ruled.[155][156] There is a Parsi
Parsi
Zoroastrian
Zoroastrian
Agiary (Dar-e-Meher) in Nagpur, where the Parsi
Parsi
New Year is celebrated by the Parsi
Parsi
community in Nagpur.[157] Arts and crafts[edit] The tradition of painting in Nagpur
Nagpur
was patronised by the royal house of the Bhonsales as well as common people. Illustrated manuscripts of the Bhagavat, Jnaaneshwari, Shakuntala, Geetaetc and the folk patachitras related to some festivals are available besides murals. The community of artists was called chitaris (painters), and this community has today turned to sculpting. Textile was once an important industry in Nagpur. Good quality cotton was produced in abundant quantities thanks to a suitable soil and climate. With the introduction of the railways, cotton sales and goods transport flourished. Besides cotton textiles, silk and wool weaving was also practised in the district. Silk sarees and pagota, patka, dhoti, and borders were woven with the silk thread.[158] Cuisine[edit] See also: Haldiram's The Vidharbha
Vidharbha
region has its own distinctive cuisine known as the Varhadi cuisine or Saoji cuisine. Saoji or Savji cuisine was the main cuisine of the Savji community. This traditional food is famous for its spicy taste. The special spices used in the gravy include black pepper, dry coriander, bay leaves, grey cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ample use of poppy seeds (khus-khus). Non-vegetarian food especially chicken and mutton are commonly eaten in Saoji joints at Nagpur. There are numerous Savji bhojanalays[159][160] in Nagpur
Nagpur
which are so popular in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
that the renowned Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor once featured Savji mutton on one of his TV shows and the recipe is listed on his website.[161] Nagpur
Nagpur
is also famous for its oranges, which have some typical qualities have recently begun to attract international attention. Numerous beverages are made out of the oranges and the orange burfi is a very famous preparation.[162] Nagpur
Nagpur
is also world-famous for tarri poha and has many food joints, each having their own way of preparing and serving it.[163] The most famous food joint serving tarri poha is Rupam Pohewala who has a makeshift arrangement in a footpath beside Kasturchand Park in Kingsway.[164] Samosas are also famous in Nagpur
Nagpur
and is available at many restaurants and food spots, among which Priti Corner and Samosawala near Shankar Nagar is very famous among the youth population.[165] Another famous food Patodi & Kadhi, which is served by Patodiwala's joint, near the collectors office, beside district court is loved by many people in Nagpur
Nagpur
and is famous among the office goers.[166] Nagpur
Nagpur
also has a prominent "dhaba" culture due to the various important highways crossing through the city. Most of these dhabas are situated on the city outskirts along the highway and are mostly open 24/7. The dhabas cater to all the demographics from families to young professionals to students to truck drivers. The food served is mostly spicy vegetable and non-vegetable preparations along with alcohol. One more thing that the orange city is famous for is "orange barfi" from Haldiram Sweets, Nagpur's most famous sweets store. Haldiram's sweets and namkeens are extensively given on all festival occasions such as Diwali, Holi, Rakshabandhan and Ganesh festival. Tourism[edit]

Schematic Tourist Map of Nagpur
Nagpur
city

Garden & Lake[edit]

Khindsi Lake : A lake view family park with boat rides and other activities, situated outside the city. Ambazari Lake
Ambazari Lake
and Garden : One of the lakes and gardens in the Nagpur
Nagpur
city area Futala Lake : It is one of the top hangout places in Nagpur. Shukrawari Lake Gorewada Lake

Wildlife[edit]

Umred
Umred
Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary : Umred
Umred
karandla is around 2 hours from Nagpur
Nagpur
and has three gates. It is famous for tigers. Maharajbagh zoo Gorewada Zoo

Religious[edit]

Deekshabhoomi : Buddhist
Buddhist
stupa in Ramdaspeth. There is a Bodhi tree which is a sapling from the Bodhi tree of Bodh Gaya, which itself was planted by bringing a sapling from Sri Lanka. The place is historical as this is where Dr. B R Ambedkar along with his lakhs of followers chose to renounce Hinduism
Hinduism
and adopted (took Diksha) Buddhism
Buddhism
on 14th October 1956. Ramtek
Ramtek
Fort Temple : This temple is build inside fort. It is one of the oldest temple from Nagpur. RamDham : Spiritual & Cultural place on the way near Ramtek Adasa Ganpati Temple Dragon Palace Buddhist
Buddhist
Temple Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi Sai Baba Temple Telankhedi Hanuman Temple Hazrat Baba Tajjuddin Dargah

Others[edit]

Raman Science Centre : A park with many scientific experimental playful installations. It also has planetarium inside. Toy Train Museum : A small museum about historical 'narrow gauge trains'. Krazy Castle Aqua Park : An amusement park near Ambazari lake High Land Park : Amuesement park Fun N Food Village : Amusement park, famous for its aqua park

Sports[edit] See also: Vidarbha
Vidarbha
cricket team

Panoramic view of VCA stadium, Nagpur

A view at NPL starting ceremony

Nagpur
Nagpur
is a big center for cricket in Vidarbha
Vidarbha
because of the Vidarbha Cricket
Cricket
Association. Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association (VCA) is the governing body of cricket activities in the Vidarbha
Vidarbha
region in Maharashtra. It is affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket
Cricket
in India. Nagpur
Nagpur
is one of the few Indian cities that has more than one international cricket stadium,[167][168] the older one being the Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association Ground situated in Civil Lines, and the new one, the Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association Stadium, inaugurated in 2008 is situated in Jamtha, Wardha
Wardha
Road on the outskirts of the city.[169] Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association Stadium has been built on Wardha
Wardha
road with a seating capacity of 45,000 people at a cost of ₹75 crore (US$11 million). It is one of the fifteen test cricket venues in the country.[170] Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association Ground has been the venue for the 1987 Reliance World Cup and 1996 Wills World Cup. Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association Stadium has been the venue for the 2011 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup and 2016 ICC World Twenty20.[171] The stadium also hosts certain matches of the Indian Premier League
Indian Premier League
and had been the home city for the now defunct Deccan Chargers
Deccan Chargers
in the 2010 season and was also the home city for Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab
along with Mohali
Mohali
in the 2016 season.[172][173] Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association also has a residential cricket academy at the main centre in Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket Association Ground and three more centres. Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Hockey
Hockey
Association is a body governing Hockey
Hockey
in the Vidarbha Region and is affiliated to Hockey
Hockey
India
India
as an associate member.[174] Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Hockey
Hockey
Association Stadium is the hockey ground owned and managed by Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Hockey
Hockey
Association. Western India
India
Football
Football
Association is the state governing body for football in Maharashtra, and is affiliated with the All India
India
Football Federation, the national sports governing body. The Nagpur
Nagpur
District Football
Football
Association is a district level football body and conducts various matches among the schools and clubs. It has its own league.[175] Lokmat
Lokmat
NPL ( Nagpur
Nagpur
Premier League), another football tournament, is held at Nagpur
Nagpur
annually and was started in 2010 by Lokmat
Lokmat
Group in Yeshwant Stadium.[176] Nagpur
Nagpur
FC and YMFC are renowned football clubs in the city. Other Clubs include, Rabbani Club, Rahul Club, City Police, South East Central Railway, Qidwai Club, SRPF, New Globe and City Club.[177] Nagpur
Nagpur
FC has its own Football
Football
Academy in Dhanwate National College, Congress Nagar.[178] Slum Soccer is a social initiative started by Vijay Barse for young runaways and former drug addicts to rehabilitate them through football.[179] Media[edit] The Hitavada
The Hitavada
is the largest selling broadsheet English daily newspaper of Central India. It was founded in 1911 by freedom fighter Gopal Krishna Gokhale in Nagpur. Other English dailies circulated in the city include The Times of India, The Indian Express, The Economic Times and Lokmat
Lokmat
Times. Lokmat
Lokmat
is one of the oldest Marathi newspapers in Nagpur, and has its administrative office in the city. Tarun Bharat, Deshonatti, Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Times, Punya Nagari, Lokshahi Varta, Sakal, Divya Marathi and Loksatta
Loksatta
are other Marathi dailies available. Hindi
Hindi
newspapers such as Yugdharma, Nava Bharat, Dainik Bhaskar
Dainik Bhaskar
and Lokmat
Lokmat
Samachar are also circulated. Employment News, which is published weekly, is also circulated in Hindi, English and Urdu.[180] Nagpur
Nagpur
has also an e-newspaper called Nagpur
Nagpur
Today. All India
India
Radio is the oldest radio broadcaster in the city and has its office in the Civil Lines area. Vividh Bharati, the entertainment radio station, and Gyan Vani, the educational radio station, are the FM radio stations of All India
India
Radio and are available in the frequency 100.6 FM & 107.8 FM respectively. Other private FM broadcasting channels with their frequencies include Radio City at 91.1 FM, Red FM at 93.5 FM, My FM
My FM
at 94.3 FM, Radio Mirchi
Radio Mirchi
at 98.3 FM, Mirchi Love FM at 91.9 FM and Big FM at 92.7 FM.[181] Television broadcasting in Nagpur
Nagpur
began in 1972 with the launch of Doordarshan, the Government of India's public service broadcaster.[182] It transmits DD National
DD National
and DD News, which are free-to-air terrestrial television channels and one regional satellite channel called DD Sahyadri.[183] Private satellite channels started in the 1990s.[184]:6 There is also a television channel based in the city called Lord Buddha TV, which was started in 2010 and mainly follows the Buddhist
Buddhist
teachings and the Dalit
Dalit
movement in India.[185] Satellite TV channels are accessible via cable subscription, direct-broadcast satellite services or internet-based television.[186][187] Cable TV operators or multi system operators in the city include UCN cable network, GTPL, In cable, BCN and Diamond cable network.[188][189] All the DTH operators in the country are available in the city viz. Airtel digital TV, DD Free Dish, Dish TV, Sun Direct, Reliance Digital TV, Videocon d2h, and Tata Sky.[190] Broadband Internet service is available in the city and is provided by various Internet service providers. Wifi is available in certain educational institutes and certain areas in the city. Currently 3G services in the city are provided by BSNL, Airtel, Tata Docomo, Vodafone
Vodafone
& Idea Cellular, and 4G services in the city are provided by Airtel, Jio, Idea Cellular and Vodafone.[191][192][193][194] Transport[edit] Main article: Transport in Nagpur

Nagpur
Nagpur
Junction Railway Station building

Rail[edit] Main article: Nagpur
Nagpur
Railway Station See also: Howrah-Nagpur- Mumbai
Mumbai
line, Bengal Nagpur
Nagpur
Railway, Bilaspur– Nagpur
Nagpur
section, Nagpur–Bhusawal section, and Nagpur-majri jn -Ballarsha Railways started in Nagpur
Nagpur
way back in 1867 when portion of Bombay-Bhusaval- Nagpur
Nagpur
line was opened for traffic and train service from Nagpur
Nagpur
to Calcutta was started in 1881.[195][196] Today, a total of 260 trains stop at Nagpur
Nagpur
railway station. These include passenger, express, mail, Duronto, Rajdhani, Garib Rath trains. Of these 65 are daily trains and 26 terminate/originate from Nagpur. Almost 1.6 lakh passengers board/leave Nagpur
Nagpur
Railway Station[197] Nagpur
Nagpur
railway station, one of the oldest and busiest Stations of India
India
was inaugurated in its present from on 15 Jan 1925 by the then Governor Sir Frank.[196] Apart from the Nagpur
Nagpur
railway station, Ajni
Ajni
Railway Station and Itwari Railway Station are the important stations of the city. Other railway stations in the city include Motibagh, Kalamna and Godhani. Nagpur- Ajni
Ajni
rail route which is just 3 km long, is the shortest train run in Indian Railways
Indian Railways
primarily meant for crew to travel from Nagpur
Nagpur
station to the workshop at Ajni.[198] The city is the Divisional Headquarters for the Central Railway and South East Central Railway
South East Central Railway
Zone of Indian Railways. Nagpur
Nagpur
is a city with two divisional headquarters, a rare distinction it shares with Lucknow, which has headquarters for two different divisions in Northern Railway zone and North Eastern Railway zone. Nagpur Metro
Nagpur Metro
Rail[edit] See also: Nagpur
Nagpur
Metro The Nagpur Metro
Nagpur Metro
Rail project was announced by the state government of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
with the expenses of INR 4,400 Cr and 3,800 Cr for its first phase which consists of two corridors - North-South corridor and East-West corridor of 39.4 km.[199][200] The site inspection began in March 2012 with initiatives from Nagpur Improvement Trust. The project is to be executed by a new company called Nagpur Metro
Nagpur Metro
Rail Co. Ltd.[201] (NMRCL) formed under the trust.[202] In July 2015, the project was approved by the Government of Maharashtra.[203][204] The work is expected to be completed by mid-2018. Road[edit]

NMPL bus in Nagpur

Nagpur
Nagpur
is a major junction for roadways as India's two major national highways, Kanyakumari- Varanasi
Varanasi
(National Highway 7) and Hajira-Kolkata (National Highway 6) pass through the city.[205] Highway number 69 connects Nagpur
Nagpur
to Obaidullaganj near Bhopal. Nagpur
Nagpur
is at the junction of two Asian Highways namely AH43 Agra
Agra
to Matara, Sri Lanka and AH46 connecting Kharagpur, India
India
to Dhule, India. The new state highway, Nagpur–Aurangabad– Mumbai
Mumbai
express highway, built on the national highway basis is also sanctioned by the state and central government. This highway significantly reduces the distance traveled by NH 6 and NH 3 between two cities. The new proposed Mumbai
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nagpur
Expressway between Nagpur
Nagpur
and Mumbai
Mumbai
will be 800 km and projected to be cost ₹30,000 crore (US$4.6 billion).[206]

In 2009, NHAI
NHAI
announced the extension of the existing NH 204
NH 204
to Nagpur via Kolhapur-Sangli- Solapur-Tuljapur-Latur-Nanded-Yavatmal- Wardha
Wardha
and connecting it to the NH-7 at Butibori
Butibori
near Nagpur. The entire NH 204 highway has been included in the national highway mega projects for upgradation to 4-lane. One more national highway NH-26 B Savner-Chhindwara- Narsinghpur
Narsinghpur
has connected with NH 69
NH 69
at Savner
Savner
near Nagpur
Nagpur
providing another optional connectivity with the northern part of India. Maharashtra
Maharashtra
State road transport Corporation (MSRTC) runs cheaper transport service for intercity, interstate, and intrastate travel. It has two bus stations in Nagpur: Nagpur
Nagpur
Bus Sthanak (CBS-1) at Ganeshpeth and MorBhawan (CBS-2) at Jhansi Rani Square, Sitabuldi. It operates 1600 daily services from CBS-1 to long and short distances within state and to places in other surrounding states. It also operates 750 daily services from CBS-2 to short distances within Vidarbha. The civic body through its three operators (3 Red and 1 Green )piles 375 buses by which over 1.6 Lakh people among which 28000 are students.25 ethanol buses ply on city roads with 30 more on order.These buses are plying under public transport for the very first time in India.A total of 5500 trips of 123 routes are covered by city buses.A common mobility card has also been issued which will help people commute with buses and upcoming metro rail.[207] A Green Bus project featuring India's first ethanol-powered buses was established in August 2014.[208] Air transport[edit] Main article: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport Further information: Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur

Nagpur
Nagpur
International Airport has the busiest air traffic control room in India.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
(IATA: NAG, ICAO: VANP) is operated by Mihan India
India
Private Limited (MIPL) and owned by Airports Authority of India. Nagpur's Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Control
(ATC) is the busiest in India, with more than 300 flights flying over the city every day in 2004.[209] In October 2005, Nagpur's Sonegaon Airport was declared an international airport and was renamed Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport.[210] The Central government has plans to upgrade the airport by investing ₹1,500 crore (US$230 million).[211] For the upgradation of airport the MADC Board has approved the final tender documents and will invite tender soon.[212] Nagpur
Nagpur
is well connected by daily direct flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Indore, Raipur
Raipur
operated by Air India, Jet Airways, JetKonnect, IndiGo, GoAir
GoAir
and TruJet.[213] Air Arabia operates a 4 times a week to and fro flight between Nagpur
Nagpur
and Sharjah and Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
operates a direct flight to Doha.[214] The Nagpur Airport
Nagpur Airport
has received Special
Special
Achievement Award 2012–2013 from Airports Authority of India. Nagpur
Nagpur
became the first airport in India
India
to commission the INDRA system and also has ADS-B system. No other airport in the country had commissioned INDRA yet.[215] Nagpur
Nagpur
airport became the first airport in the country to receive an ISO 27000 certificate. In fact, Nagpur
Nagpur
is not only the first in India but also the first in world to be certified for Air navigation service provider (ANSP). There are seven airports in the world which have ISO 27000, but none of them have it for ANSP.[216] Nagpur
Nagpur
is currently witnessing an economic boom as the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur
Nagpur
(MIHAN) is under development. MIHAN
MIHAN
will be used for handling heavy cargo coming from south east Asia and the Middle East. The project will include ₹10,000 crore (US$1.5 billion) Special Economic Zone
Special Economic Zone
(SEZ)[217] for information technology (IT) companies. The Government of India
India
has identified Nagpur
Nagpur
airport as one of the safe airports for diverted flights and emergency landing. In fact, many flights have used the airport during emergencies. This is because all international and domestic airlines had already been informed by the government to go to Nagpur
Nagpur
during emergencies. The availability of excellent fire fighting equipment, air traffic control equipment and the latest radar, and being a city with good hospitals and hotels, made the airport a good choice during emergencies.[218] Smart city
Smart city
project[edit] The Maharashtra
Maharashtra
government has appointed Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as the implementation partner to convert Orange City Nagpur
Nagpur
into the country's first large scale, integrated, smart city. The state government has also decided to develop the city complete with five hubs, from textile centres to defence sector.[219] Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Nagpur Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Jinan, China[220]

See also[edit]

MIHAN Nagpur
Nagpur
Metro Nagpur
Nagpur
District Make In Maharashtra List of Maratha dynasties and states List of forts

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External links[edit]

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1920 Encyclopedia Americana
Encyclopedia Americana
article Nagpur.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nagpur.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Nagpur.

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Nagpur
Nagpur
topics

History

Ideology

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Dalit
Dalit
Buddhist
Buddhist
movement B. R. Ambedkar

Vidarbha

Vidarbha
Vidarbha
movement Vidarbha
Vidarbha
State Varhadi dialect

Nagpur

Gond Bhonsle Nagpur
Nagpur
kingdom Nagpur
Nagpur
Province Central Provinces Central Provinces
Central Provinces
and Berar Sitabuldi
Sitabuldi
Fort Namantar Andolan 1927 riots Gowari stampede Bengal Nagpur
Nagpur
Railway

Civic

Nagpur
Nagpur
Municipal Corporation Nagpur
Nagpur
Improvement Trust Nagpur
Nagpur
district Nagpur
Nagpur
division Nagpur
Nagpur
metropolitan area Nagpur
Nagpur
Police Nagpur
Nagpur
(Lok Sabha constituency) Ramtek
Ramtek
(Lok Sabha constituency)

Landmarks

Buildings

Vasantrao Deshpande Hall Suresh Bhat Auditorium IMA Hall Chitnavis Centre Old Civil Station Council Hall Nagpur Uttar Pradesh Legislature (Vidhan Bhawan) High Court Nagpur Raj Bhawan

Forts

Nagardhan Fort Ramtek
Ramtek
Fort Sitabuldi
Sitabuldi
Fort

Religious place

Deekshabhoomi Dragon Palace Temple Balaji Temple Ganesh Tekdi Mandir Adasa Paradsinga Swaminarayan Temple Koradi Temple Hazrat Baba Tajjuddin Dargah Nav Gazern Ali Baba Tajabad Sharif Angelican Cathedrals of Nagpur

Parks and zoo

Seminary Hill Telangkhedi Garden Satpuda Botanical Garden Japanese Garden Ambazari Park Dr Babasaheb Ambekar Udhyan Traffic Park Maharajbagh zoo Kasturchand Park Sakkardara Lake side garden

Square

Zero Mile RBI Square Shankar Nagar Square Variety Square

Museum

Narrow-gauge rail museum Raman Science Centre Nagpur
Nagpur
Central Museum Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Museum

Wildlife

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project Pench National Park Nagzira-Navegaon Tiger Reserve Melghat Tiger Reserve Bor Tiger Reserve Umred
Umred
Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

Geography

Godavari basin Nag River Gorewada Lake Ambazari Lake Futala Lake Shukrawari Lake Khernakala Khindsi Lake Zilpi Lake Sonegaon Lake Pioli river

Culture

Varhadi cuisine Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Sahitya Sangh Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Hindi
Hindi
Sahitya Sammelan Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan Orange City Craft Mela and Folk Dance Festival Aadim Sanvidhan Sanrakshan Samiti Nagpur
Nagpur
Central Museum

City areas

Nagpur
Nagpur
metropolitan area Dhantoli Itwari Sitabuldi Mominpura Dharampeth Civil Lines Gandhibagh Nandanvan Kalamna Wardhamaan Nagar Seminary Hills Police Line Takli Mankapur Pachpaoli Vayusena Nagar Ravi Nagar Byramji Town Chaoni Mangalwari Gaddi Godam Pratap Nagar Ajni Pardhi Indora Maskasath

Media

Lokmat Tarun Bharat Deshonatti Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Times Punya Nagari Lokshahi Varta Sakal Loksatta Yugdharma Nava Bharat Dainik Bhaskar Lokmat
Lokmat
Samachar The Hitavada The Indian Express Nagpur
Nagpur
Today The Times of India The Economic Times Lokmat
Lokmat
Times Vividh Bharati Radio Mirchi Red FM All India
India
Radio 94.3 FM Gyan Vani Radio City

Education

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur
Nagpur
University Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Animal and Fishery Sciences University Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur Indian Institute of Management Nagpur National Power Training Institute Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Government Medical College (Nagpur) Government College of Engineering, Nagpur Laxminarayan Institute of Technology Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur List of educational institutions in Nagpur

Transport

Nagpur
Nagpur
Bus Stand Nagpur
Nagpur
Mahanagar Parivahan Limited Nagpur–Aurangabad– Mumbai
Mumbai
express highway AH43 Nagpur
Nagpur
Junction railway station Howrah–Nagpur– Mumbai
Mumbai
line Nagpur–Bhusawal section Bilaspur– Nagpur
Nagpur
section Nagpur– Chhindwara
Chhindwara
line Nagpur–Nagbhir line Nagpur
Nagpur
Metro Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport MIHAN

Economy

Baidyanath Group Dinshaw's Ice Cream Haldiram's Coca-Cola Indo Rama Mahindra & Mahindra Persistent Systems Candico Bajaj Auto Vicco Koradi Thermal Power Station Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station Western Coalfields Coal India

Sports

Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association Vidarbha
Vidarbha
cricket team Nagpur
Nagpur
Premier League Nagpur
Nagpur
Football
Football
Club

Stadiums

Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association Ground Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Cricket
Cricket
Association Stadium Yashwant Stadium Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Hockey
Hockey
Association Stadium

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Vidarbha

Largest city: Nagpur
Nagpur
Second largest: Amravati

Districts of Vidarbha

Akola Amravati Bhandara Buldhana Chandrapur Gadchiroli Gondia Nagpur Wardha Washim Yavatmal

Cities with municipal corporations

Amravati Chandrapur Nagpur

Portal: Maharashtra

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State of Maharashtra

Capital: Mumbai
Mumbai
Second capital: Nagpur

Topics

History Geography Economy Tourism Highest point Marathi language Culture Marathi people Marathi literature Marathi cinema Maharashtrian cuisine Sports

Regions

Desh Khandesh Konkan Mumbai
Mumbai
Metropolitan Region Marathwada Vidarbha

Divisions and Districts

Amravati
Amravati
division

Akola Amravati Buldhana Washim Yavatmal

Konkan
Konkan
division

Mumbai Mumbai
Mumbai
Suburban Palghar Raigad Ratnagiri Sindhudurg Thane

Aurangabad division

Aurangabad Beed Jalna Osmanabad Nanded Latur Parbhani Hingoli

Nagpur
Nagpur
division

Bhandara Chandrapur Gadchiroli Gondia Nagpur Wardha

Nashik
Nashik
division

Ahmednagar Dhule Jalgaon Nandurbar Nashik

Pune
Pune
division

Kolhapur Pune Sangli Satara Solapur

Million-plus cities in Maharashtra

Mumbai Pune Nagpur Aurangabad Nashik Solapur Thane Pimpri-Chinchwad Kalyan-Dombivali Vasai-Virar Navi Mumbai

Other cities with municipal corporations

Ahmednagar Akola Amravati Bhiwandi-Nizampur Chandrapur Dhule Jalgaon Kolhapur Latur Malegaon Mira-Bhayandar Nanded Panvel Parbhani Sangli Ulhasnagar

Portal: Maharashtra

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Million-plus agglomerations in India

North

Chandigarh Delhi Haryana: Faridabad Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar Punjab: Ludhiana Amritsar Rajasthan: Jaipur Jodhpur Kota

Central

Chhattisgarh: Raipur Bhilai Madhya Pradesh: Indore Bhopal Jabalpur Gwalior Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur Lucknow Ghaziabad Agra Varanasi Meerut Allahabad

Eastern

Bihar: Patna Jharkhand: Jamshedpur Dhanbad Ranchi West Bengal: Kolkata Asansol

Western

Gujarat: Ahmedabad Surat Vadodara Rajkot Maharashtra: Mumbai Pune Nagpur Nashik Vasai-Virar Aurangabad

Southern

Andhra Pradesh: Visakhapatnam Vijayawada Karnataka: Bangalore Kerala: Kochi Kozhikode Thrissur Malappuram Thiruvananthapuram Kannur Kollam Tamil Nadu: Chennai Coimbatore Madurai Tiruchirappalli Telangana: Hyderabad

Authority control

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