The most awaited annual academic feast for joint replacement surgeons of the region. This year the event is being held in Nagpur on 12th and 13th September, 2015.
How to Reach
Travel to Nagpur is a very interesting journey which you must take once in your life. As you travel across the beautiful plateau region, you get to see the scenic beauty of the Nagpur district. You can travel to Nagpur through any of the three modes of transport i.e. railways, roadways or airways.
Nagpur was once a capital of the mighty empires that emerged in the central part of India. The city has a rich and glorious past. The culture of the city presents a fine blend of the old & new.
Strategically located almost at the heart of India, Nagpur is at fairly equal distance from all corners of country. So communication network to and from Nagpur is truly convenient.
Nagpur is situated in the center of India and this is why it has the largest railway head and roadways. Moreover, you can use all the three modes of transport which connect it to the metros and other major cities and towns of India. The most significant roadway for traveling in Nagpur is the National Highway. You can drive into the city from either of the two national highways, NH-6 and NH-7. The former connects Varanasi to Kanyakumari while the latter connects Mumbai to Calcutta through Sambalpur.
A travel to Nagpur would take you to the land, which basks under the hallowed memory of the great scholar Kalidasa and Mahatma Gandhi. Travel to Nagpur to visit Ramtek where Kalidasa wrote the Meghdootam. Legend has it that Lord rama had passed by this way during his exile. Visit the little village of Sevagram as you travel to Nagpur. Here Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi had spent the later years of their lives. Here Gandhiji and many of his followers used to lead their lives according to his ideals. If you share a passion for wild lives, the famous Pench National Park offers great opportunity to watch the wild birds and animals as you travel to Nagpur.
The city has a domestic airport of its own. Regular flights to connect Nagpur to important cities like: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata. Several airlines operate flights to and from Nagpur.
Since the city is located almost at the heart of Indian landscape, an extensive network of roads link Nagpur to various cities in Maharashtra and all over India. Many important tourist destinations like Aurangabad (504kms), Khajuraho (546kms), Bhopal (352kms), Kanha (266) are connected to Nagpur by road.
Nagpur has a railway station in the city. Central location of Nagpur has helped it to emerge as an important railway junction. Nagpur serves as the junction between South-Eastern and Central Railway lines. A number of important trains service the station. One can approach Nagpur from any part of the country.
Nagpur is the largest city in central India and the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra. It is a fast growing metropolis and is the third most populous city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune, and also country’s one of the most Industrialized cities. Nagpur is the 13th most populous city and 13th largest urban agglomeration in India.
Nagpur is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly, “Vidhan Sabha”. Nagpur is a major commercial and political center of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. In addition, the city derives political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu Nationalist organisation RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement.
According to a survey by ABP News-Ipsos, Nagpur has been identified as the best city in India by topping the livability, greenery, public transport, and health care indices. It is famous for the Nagpur Orange and is known as the “Orange City” for being a major trade center of oranges cultivated in the region.
The city was founded by the Gonds and later became a part of the Maratha Empire under the royal Bhonsale dynasty. The British East India Company took over Nagpur in the 19th century and made it the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar. After the first reorganization of states, the city lost its status as the capital. Following the informal “Nagpur Pact” between political leaders, it was made the second capital of Maharashtra.
Nagpur is also called the “Tiger Capital of India” as it connects many tiger reserves in India to the world. It is among the important cities for the Information Technology sector in Maharashtra. Nagpur lies at the dead center of the country with the Zero Mile marker indicating the geographical center of India.
Tourist Destinations Near Nagpur
Pench National Park
Nearly 90kms away from Nagpur, it is an interesting wild life destination. For the wild life enthusiasts, this is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Nagpur.
In his later years, Mahatma Gandhi made his home here. The Bapu Kutir, Adi Nivas and many other houses in the ashram bear the hallowed memory of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi.
According to legend, Lord Rama passed this way during his period of exile. There are temples dedicated to Lord Rama and Lakshmana. At the foot of the hill is a charming inland lake Ramsagar. The famous Sanskrit poet Kalidas wrote his epic ‘Meghdoota’ here.