Nagpur District forms the north-eastern part of the present state of Maharashtra. The district is roughly triangular in shape and is rich in geological and mineral wealth. Along with minerals, fossils of flora and fauna both have been reported from this area in large numbers. It is interesting to note that the veins of semi precious stones, agate, and rock crystal forms were used to make beads in the prehistoric times. The easy availability of natural resources and climate might have attracted human settlement from the pre-historic era. A good number of lithic tools left behind lend credibility to this theory. Hundreds of Megalithic burials of various types have been documented and important remains have also been unearthed. An iron-smelting furnace belonging to the megalithic period was found at Naikund providing important clues to understand the material culture of the megalithic period.
Nagpur is situated in the area of Vidarbha Janapada which in turn was part of the great forest traditionally known as the Dandakaranya in the Ramayana and other classical Sanskrit sources. The region was subsequently under the Mauryan, Shunga and Satavahana dynasties from 4th century BCE to around the 2nd and 3rd century CE. The excavated sites are testimony to this.
The Chalukyas of Kalyani extended their political dominion in the north, holding sway over some eastern and southern parts of Vidarbha. The Yadavas also ruled over this part and during their reign, artistic and literary activities flourished. Several structural stone temples were constructed, some of which still exist. The Kalika Devi Temple at Katol, the Trigarbha (triple shrine) temple and sculptures of Vishnu and Mahalakshmi of Parseoni, the Karpura and Sendura Bavadis, the Ram temples, along with the famous Shiva temple of Adasa Lakshman, and the fort at Ramtek are some of the architectural marvels of the period.
Distance from Mumbai: 841 km
How To Reach
The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is one of the busiest airports in India, being well-connected to most Indian cities. It has recently begun international services to the Gulf countries.
Nagpur Junction is equally well-connected with most major long-distance trains passing through it.
The NH 6 running north-south from Varanasi to Kanyakumari and NH 7 going east-west from Surat to Kolkata both pass through Nagpur. It’s central location means most cities within overnight distance are connected by bus services.
Hotels in Nagpur (Source: India The Journey Edition-2005)
|Sr No ||Name & Contact Details (STD Code: 0712) |
Airports Centre Point – Airport, Somalwada. Tel-2284041(6).
Blue Diamond, Tel 2727461
Blue Moon, Central Avenue Road , Tel-2726061
Central Point-24 Central Bazaar Road Tel-2420910. Website: www.centrepointgroup.org
Chanakya , Modi Line Sitabuldi, Tel-2522915
Darshan Tower, C.A.Road. Tel-2726845
Dua Cotinental, Tel-2520801
Grand, Bac Central Avenue Rd Tel-6617850/54
Gomati, Kalamana Market Rd Tel-2681974/44
Hardeo, Dr.Munje Marg,Sitabuldi, Tel-529116/8,54101922/22 Fax-531885
Heritage,Nr,VCA Ground Tel-2520240-45
Jagsons , 30 Back Central Avenue-Tel-2728611
LB Hotel 2-A Mount Road Tel-661601/20
Midland , Central Avenue Rd Tel-2726131
Orange City - Mahajan Market Tel-2542796
Rajkamal Resort , Tel-07114202761
Pal Places , 25 2tral Avenue Rd-Tel-6616444
Pride, Wardha Road Opp, Airport Tel-2291102. Website: www.pridgehotel.com
Prittam, C.A.Gandhibagh, Tel-2766105 to 108
Radhika , Wardha Road,Tel-2522011
Royal Palace,Central Bazar Rd Tel-2535454
Saurabh Int’l Tel-2525611
Skylark,Central Avenue Rd-Tel-2724654/58
The Pridge Nr,Airport,Wardha Rd Tel-6622555 Fax-2290440
Tuli Int’l Residency Rd Sadar Tel-25347894
Upvan ,Mount Road Tel-2534704
Woodlands,Central Avenue Tel-2726223