Postcards From Nagpur

We have crossed the city of Nagpur several times but we haven’t stayed here more than a single night. This time we stayed for a day so that we could visit some places of historic significance like Ramtek Temple and also see the city sights.

Did you know that 50 years back, Nagpur was the capital of Madhya Pradesh ? We didn’t know. Learnt this from Raju Ji, our taxi driver today. Is that the reason RBI is located in the city of Nagpur ??!!

Nagpur RBI
RBI building, Nagpur

The Britishers erected a column signifying the Zero milestone or centre of undivided India. Even today, from this point, Delhi and Chennai are equidistant as are Mumbai and Kolkata. Fascinating !

Nagpur Zero Mile
Zero Mile, Nagpur

Nagpur also boasts of Asia’s longest double decker viaduct and we went through it while going to and coming back from Ramtek. Do read about Asia’s longest double-decker viaduct..

Nagpur viaduct
Asia’s longest double decker viaduct
Nagpur metro
The Metro overhead, highway below !

The metro is being extended till Ramtek probably … but right now, it ends abruptly.

Nagpur Metro
The metro line ending abruptly πŸ™‚

The city also has Dr. Ambedkar’s Deeksha sthal. This is the place where Dr. Ambedkar became a Buddhist.

Dr. Ambedkar’s Deeksha Sthal

Not to miss five people travelling on a two wheeler …. happens only in India. πŸ™‚

5 people on a bike
The omnipresent Auto πŸ™‚

The next one is the best pic … shows the pollution in Nagpur.


While it is higher …. the comparison with Delhi NCR will change our view completely. See pic below πŸ‘‡

AQI in Gurgaon on Nov 5, 2022

Hoping to visit more places next time. Whatever we have seen so far has got us interested !

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