Friday, March 8, 2013

Nagpur wins top honours!!

A proud moment for Nagpurians as Nagpur wins four top except from a news article....

The best city honour was won by Nagpur

Nagpur, the best city to live in India, incidentally also beats to the rhythm of India’s heart because of its geographical location. Nagpur is popular for its oranges and has been declared as the “Tiger Capital of India.” As per the ABP News Best City Awards Research, Nagpur is also the greenest city with best health care services and public transport.

Mostly people believe: bigger the better. However, this may not always be true. The answers are not always what you expect but there will be no more disputes on this topic as the ABP News-Ipsos Best City Survey and Awards scientifically evaluate and identify the Best Cities to Live in India. 

Nagpur is India’s most Liveable City with the Best Public Transport, the Best Green City and the Best City for Health Care Services. 

A peek into the lovely city-

 Nagpur is precisely at the geographical centre-point of India and the zero mile marker is located here. The distances of various major cities which are measured from here are carved on the pillar erected at this zero mile site. Hence, Nagpur is called the zero mile centre.

Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Buddhism at the place where Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with his about 380,000 followers on October 14, 1956.Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism is still a guidance for the masses in India.Deekshabhoomi is situated in NagpurMaharashtra, a location regarded as a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. Thousands of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year, especially on Ashok Vijaya Dashmi and the 14th of October (the day when Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism here). A great stupa is built at that place.

 Dragon Palace Temple is a Buddhist temple, situated in Kamptee, a satellite township of Nagpur district. It is dedicated to Lord Buddha and boasts of striking architecture and picturesque landscape.Sprawled over an area of approximately 10 acres, Dragon Palace Temple comprises of a magnificent Buddhist prayer centre, which offers peace and serenity to its visitors. Enshrined on the first floor of the Meditation Hall of the temple is a colossal statue of Lord Buddha. The idol is said to have been carved out of a single block of sandalwood.

Koradi- The pride of this place is the thermal power station and the ancient Shri Mahalaxmi Devi temple, which draws devotees to its doors throughout the year (especially during Navratri).

Tekdi Ganapati Temple, Nagpur is so called because it has been constructed on a hill, and in Marathi, `tekdi` means hill. The Tekdi Ganapati Temple, Nagpur is believed to be 250 years old.

The Ambazari lake is situated 6-km west of Nagpur. It is the largest and the most beautiful lake in the city.It was established in 1958 on an area of 20 acres of land. The musical fountain, various electric rides and amusement games make this garden an ideal place to travel and children to enjoy. 

the pride of nagpur
Nagpur city is well known throughout the world for its juicy and ripe Oranges, so it earned the nickname of 'The Orange City'.

Haldiram's is famous for its world class sweets and namkeens.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport  is a public domestic and international airport serving the city of NagpurMaharashtraIndia.

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium  is a Test cricket ground built in 2008 in Nagpur. Inaugurated in 2008, it replaced the old Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground as the main stadium in the city.The stadium is located in the Jamtha neighborhood, about 15 km from Nagpur.
Spread over 33 acres (130,000 m2), VCA Stadium features include wi-fi coverage and a capacity of 45,000. The venue also has world-class training and practice facilities

Also called Kamthikhairy Dam, Pench Dam is an earthfill dam on the Pench river near Nagpur in state of Maharashtra in India. Situated deep within the Pench National Park, most of the wildlife is found around this water-body and often visited by animals to quench thirst. During summer however, the Pench River dries out leaving behind small pools of water here-and-there that are locally known as ‘doh’ or ‘khassa’.

 The Tadoba National Park is spread over a 623 square kilometer area located in the Chandrapur District of Maharashtra in India. It is 100 kilometers to the south of Nagpur City and 45 kilometers to the north of Chandrapur Town. The Park is named after Tadoba, who was a valiant Village Chief and died fighting off a Tiger. 

Green, clean wide roads

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), formerly known as Nagpur University

Located at a distance of 8 kms from WardhaSevagram Ashram is where Gandhiji stayed from 1936 to 1948 and carried out all his activities from here. He established his residence here in April, 1936 in Shegaon Village which was later renamed as Sevagram. Since then Sevagram Ashram has become an inspiring destination. Several important decisions on national matters during the independence struggle were taken by Gandhiji from this place.

There are plenty of other places, like Ramtek, Khindsi, Totladoh, Ram Dhaam, Amusement and water parks, and plenty of other sightseeing places in Nagpur. I will take you on that journey some day soon. Mera Nagpur mahaan!! 

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