Nagpur City has many distinctions.
Popularly called the Orange City, it is the second largest city in
Maharashtra. It is also the second greenest in India and is located at
the very center of the heartland, almost equidistant from Kolkata,
Chennai and New Delhi and Mumbai.
Nagpur is a sprawling, seemingly infinite
metropolis and is India's primary transport hub with all the nation's
main highways intersecting there. And at the very centre of this
national center is Zero Mile, marked by the stone obelisk that the
British placed there, on whose surface is an engraved list of cities
(spelt the old-fashioned way) with distances to each of them.
This city of wide, lush gardens and
religious sites is culturally alive, and regularly hosts handicrafts
exhibitions, tribal dances, and folk-art programmes. Many festivals are
celebrated here, including the Kalidas Mahotsav, the Ganesh Utsav and
Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din. Indeed, there's no better springboard to
the wonders of Vidarbha.