2010-10-13 21:00
The Zero Mile Stone, landmark denoting geographical center of India in Nagpur. (Wikipedia)


Nagpur is a city in the state of Maharashtra, the largest city in the central India and the third largest city by population in the state of Maharashtra.

In addition to being the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra state assembly "Vidhan Sabha", Nagpur is also a major commercial and political center of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, and is famous throughout the country as "Orange City" for being a major trade center of oranges that are cultivated in the region.

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

Due to its central location in India, the Nagpur Railway Station is an important railway junction  and a transit terminal for trains that connect the country.

Nagpur's Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport has the busiest Air traffic control room in India.

Auto rickshaws operate in most parts of Nagpur and are the main form of hired transport within the city.

The Vidarbha region has its own distinctive cuisine known as the Varhadi cuisine or Saoji Cuisine. Saoji food, also known as Saoji Varhadi, is the traditional food of city and is famous for its spicy taste. The special spices, which are used in making the gravy of Saoji food include black pepper, dry coriander, bay leaves, grey cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ample use of poppy seeds (Khus-Khus) and powdered coconut.


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