Monday, 30 January 2012

Nagpur-The Orange City of India

Nagpur Orange Wholesale Market

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Nagpur,located at the exact center of India on the Deccan Plateau is famous for its Juicy oranges-known as Nagpur Mandarin-,so much so that Nagpur has earned the sobriquet The Orange City. The NRCC-National Research Center for Citrus,also located in Nagpur has done some excellent work to increase the yield and taste of the Nagpur Mandarin(Nagpur Orange) .The soil and climate of the Vidarbha region is ideal for the cultivation of oranges with the  season lasting from  October to February.India has become a top destination for travellers all over the world and the Orange City with its tourist attractions as described below has become a popular tourist place.
Zero Mile Marker, Nagpur

Nagpur lies at the exact  geographical center of India and the precise point is marked by the Zero MileStone. All distances in India are calculated from here and the distances of many major cities of India are engraved on the pillar.The Zero Milestone  is the geographical heart of India. Nagpur also is the winter capital of Maharashtra and therefore has a Vidhan Sabha, alongwith a  Nagpur bench of the High court and the Reseve bank of India.

All India Radio, Nagpur
Akashvani-The Hindi (Devnagari) name for All India Radio- is the national radio broadcaster. In Nagpur there is a 1 MW transmitter broadcasting at a frequency of 1566Khz.

The Ambazari Park
     The Ambazari Garden has several amusements which children can enjoy. There is a musical fountain which rises & falls creating a beautiful symphony of music & water. 

Children can enjoy a ride on the mini train, swing along with the Columbus boat or play on a fighter aircraft. The structure of a mammoth dinosaur at the entrance is a popular draw among kids & tourists alike.

The Ambazari Lake, Nagpur
Ambazari Lake is a picnic spot popular among  locals & tourists alike , who throng to the place during the  weekends and the evenings. A pleasant  boat ride can be enjoyed on the Ambazari Lake.
Futala Lake, Nagpur
Futala lake ,once used only for washing cattle has been developed into the most popular tourist place in Nagpur.At night multicolored lights and two red fountains and one white but very tall liven up the place which draws more than a thousand visitors daily.
Restaurants Opposite Futalal Lake, Nagpur
Opposite the Futala Lake esplanade there are several restaurants and these along with road side vendors convert the  Futala Lake tourist place into an enjoyable picnic spot.

Hanuman Temple, Telankhedi Nagpur
 The Sankat Mochan Temple of Nagpur attracts devotees and pilgrims of all age groups for deliverance from their individual problems.
Kalyaneshwar Shiv Temple, Telankhedi, Nagpur
The 400 years old Telankhedi Shiv Temple draws devotees of Lord Shiva ,the fascinating and powerful diety of the Hindu trinity who represents death and dissolution.
The Tekdi Ganpati Temple
Tekdi means hill,and this temple of Lord Ganesha is more than 250 years old. Lord Ganesha is regarded as the remover of obstacles and also the Lord of Beginings. More than 5000 devotees attend the temple daily and the number goes upto 10,000 on Ganesha Chaturthi. Sachin Tendulkar is one of the celebrity devotees and he gets a  good score  everytime he prays here.

Heritage Sites ,Nagpur
Japanese Garden, Nagpur
Green and Refreshing the Japanese garden has iron structures which give it the name of Japanese garden.
Inside Japanese Garden,Nagpur
The refreshing atmosphere inside the Japanese garden makes it the ideal place or a healthy and brisk morning walk.
The Maharajbagh Botanical Garden
The Maharajbagh Botanical Garden ,located in the center of the city,is a bio-diversity park with a zoo having various animals inside it.

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Meandering Nag River,Nagpur
The Nag river meanders like a Cobra across the Deccan Plateau and flows through the middle of Nagpur. The course of the river resembles a cobra which is called Nag in Hindi and hence the name Nagpur.

The Deekshabhumi Stupa is an important Budhist Religious Place for Budhists in Nagpur.

Nagpur is famous for its oranges and the whole sale market is known as Mohan Patel Orange Market. Just for idea sake we purchased 200 Oranges for Rs 1000(US$20) and they weighed 25 Kgs. An 8Kg Box of green table grapes cost Rs 350( US$7).
Nagpur is an hour and 35 minutes from Delhi. When in Delhi stay in our Airbnb Reunite In Delhi. Agroup of upto 8 persons can stay omfortably in the heart of Delhi. 

The video below gives some feel about the market.

Orange Market Video



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  2. Tilottama Bhalla6 February 2012 at 21:23

    This was very interesting . Thanks for the oranges and grapes! Now they are even more special....

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