The history of Nagpur dates back to the early 18th century. The city was conceived by Gond prince of kingdom of Deogad, Bhakt Buland. The city later on became the part of Maratha Empire under the royal Bhonsale dynasty.
The city has very dry or semi humid climate throughout the year. The city has in its lap three important seasons viz. summer, winter and monsoon. The summers are very hot with temperature at its peak point in the month of May with dry winds blowing all over making the climatic condition scorching. All through the year the temperature remains beyond 40C and sometime it reaches the pinnacle point of 48°C. Monsoon season which receives rains from South west monsoon winds begins in the month of June. Rain is heavy in the months of July and August. Winters in Nagpur are spine chilling where temperature dips below 12°C. The climate of the region experiences tremendous variations with scorching summers and chilling winters.
The culture of the city is mixture of various cultures. The city is cosmopolitan where faiths and beliefs of different communities celebrate their respective tradition with unity and joy. Hinduism is the main religion of the city followed by Islam, Jainism, Buddhism etc. One can get the aura of festival feast because of following festivals : Pola, Ganesh Chaturthi, Easter, Dusshera, Diwali, Ramzan ID, Janmashtmi, Christmas, ID-ul-Fitr, Gudi Padva etc. The city of Nagpur is the perfect symbol of Unity in Diversity.
The city also has strong bearing upon folk culture which has folk dances and folk songs which is heirloom by their ancestors. Folk songs like Bhajan. Lavani dance, Gondhal, Govinda dance etc . The city also host major cultural events like Kalidas festival, Folk dance festival etc.
Nagpur is the 13th largest urban hotchpotch and 13th largest populous city in India.
It has in its lap many breathtaking places:
- Tadoba Andhari Tiger project
- Masjid Ghareeb Nawaz
- Sitabuldi Fort
- Ambazari Lake
- Maharajbagh zoo
- Raman Science centre
- Jama Masjid
Nagpur is famous for oranges and it contains various dishes prepared with the help of oranges. The food of the city is in tandem with the cultural pattern. It has diverse food habits. The staple food of the city is simple and has 3 main courses – boiled rice, pulses chapatti and vegetables. Every food has liberal amount of ghee spices which are used as taste enhancing ingredient. Other savouries include raitas, papad, chatnis, etc. Peanuts, dried coconut and ghee are used for garnishing.
Nagpur is the shopper’s paradise. The city is famous for its oranges and one can savour with delight some orange products like jams, jelly, fruit squash etc at economical price and in great quantity. You can carry pretty handicraft items as souvenirs. You can shop on some fantastic rich collections of jewellery, textiles, quilts and blankets etc at reasonable price.
There are many accommodation facilities near airport and station that caters to varied requirements of different tastes and preferences of tourists. All hotels provide good hospitability services, hygienic food and all basic amenities. This Tiger Capital of India is the 2nd largest green city after Bangalore.