Nagpur is the largest city in central India and also the third largest city by population in the state of Maharashtra. The Nag River - a tributary of the Kanhan River flows in a serpentine path and so the city got named Nagpur. The city contains a large number of people from other Indian states as well as people belonging to the world's major faiths. Nagpur plays host to a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Nagpur is the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. It is also the major commercial and political centre of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, and is also famous throughout the country as ‘Orange City’ for being a major trade centre of oranges. The city assumes political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement. Nagpur is the main centre of commerce in the Vidarbha region and is an important trading location. Currently, Nagpur is witnessing an economic boom as ‘Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN)’ is being developed. MIHAN will be used for handling heavy cargo coming from South East Asia and Middle East Asia. Nagpur is also famous for cotton as well as being Asia’s biggest wood market.
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Nagpur has a tropical wet and dry climate prevailing for most of the year. Summers are extremely hot lasting from March to June, with maximum temperatures occurring in May. Winter lasts from November to January, during which temperatures can drop really low. The Kanha National Park is closed from July to September each year due to the monsoons. Other than that, anytime is good for a holiday in Kanha, though the best period for animal sightings is Feb to May.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur, Maharashtra – 440005.