15th - 17th November 2019 Lucknow, India

Nagpur is the winter capital, a sprawling metropolis, and the third largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune. Nagpur is the 13th largest Indian city in terms of population. It has been proposed as one of the Smart Cities in Maharashtra. It is famous for Nagpur oranges and is sometimes known as the Orange City for being a major trade center of oranges cultivated in the region. The city was founded in 1703 by the Gonds King Bakht Buland Shah of Deogarh 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. The best season to visit Nagpur is winter for sure.

About Venue for Urban Mobility India - 2018 Conference-cum-Exhibition

Chitnavis Centre is centrally located in Civil lines, Nagpur in a large campus admeasuring 4.42 acres. The Centre has multiple well-equipped venues which can hold seminars, workshops, training sessions, conferences, dance recitals, plays, music concerts, art exhibitions, film festivals, expositions and many other events.

Distance between Chitnavis Centre to:

Airport [About 10 KM]       Railway Station [About 03 KM]       Bus Stations [About 03 KM]

Address: Chitnavis Centre, 56, Temple Road, Civil Lines, Nagpur – 440 001

Mobile: 94230 33325

What to See

Seminary Hill

A little hillock, the Seminary Hill is located some 6 km from the older portion of the city. The hill has received its name from the Seminary of St. Charles that is situated on top of the hill only. From its top, the hill offers the complete view of the city. Tourists can definitely go up the hill as a part of a trekking attempt.

Ambazari lake is situated near the Southwest border of Nagpur. It is one of the 11 lakes in Nagpur and is the largest lake in the city. Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake. This was built in the year 1870, under Bhonsle rule, for supplying water to the city. This lake is near VNIT and surrounded by mango trees, gaining the name Ambazari as "Amba" means "mango" in Marathi.

The Maharaj Baug and Zoo were built by the Bhonsle maharajas of Nagpur. Maharaj Baug is a botanical garden and the zoo attached to it attracts a lot of tourists.

Dhamma Chakra Stupa (Diksha Bhumi)

Deeksha literally means 'act of ordaining' and bhoomi means the 'ground'. Deekshabhoomi means the ground where people got ordained as Buddhist. This religious mass conversion at one place was the first ever of its kind in history. Deekshabhoomi is one of two places of considered to be of great importance in the life of Ambedkar, the other being Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai.

Lake Garden Sakkardara , This garden has a great 5 expanse of playing fields. Also, the scenic beauty of the garden is its unique selling point. Situated on the shores of Sakkardara Lake, the garden borrows a lot of beauty from the lovely sunset and sunrise at the lake, which are a must watch. As the lake is nearby, the ambience of the garden is amplified multiple times in terms of beauty and always remains cool, be it day or night.

Ramtek Fort Temple

Away from the city crowd, situated inside a fort on a hilltop, this temple is a source of rich mythological history. It is believed that Lord Rama took rest in this temple before leaving to conquer Lanka therefore making Lord Rama the main deity to be worshipped here.

Shukrawari Lake - It is known by the names Shukravari Talao (lake), Gandhi Sagar Lake and Jumma lake. It is located in Nagpur near Raman Science Center. The lake which is said to be exists for more than 275 years, was established as a source of water supply by Chand Sultan, the then ruler of Nagpur. He created the water body in the form of streams being diverted to the Nag River, which was connected to the water reservoir and named it as 'Jumma Talab'. Subsequently, it came to be known as 'Shukrawari Talao' during the Bhonsla and British periods when the first Raghuji declared Nagpur as the capital of his domain in 1742.

Futala Lake is one of the lakes in Nagpur in the Indian state of Maharashtra.The lake is spread over 60 acres.[1] Built by Bhosle kings of Nagpur, the lake is known for its coloured fountains. In the evenings the place is illuminated with halogen lights and Tanga (carriage) ride. The lake is surrounded on three sides by forest and a landscaped Chowpatty on one side.

Khekranala, situated 65 km north of Nagpur in Khapa range is a beautiful dam site. Nestled on the Chhindwara Road near Khapa, Khekranala is an ideal spot for adventure seekers, specially for trekking. The major attraction here is the tranquil lake around the Khekranala Dam, surrounded by a dense forest with wide variety of flora and fauna. The lush greenery, healthy climate and fascinating environment attracts tourists from different parts of the state. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has developed lodging facilities for the visitors.

Umred-Pauni-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, about 58 km from Nagpur and 60 km from Bhandara spread over Pauni Tahsil of Bhandara district and Umred, Kuhi and Bhivapur Taluka of Nagpur district. This Sanctuary has also connection with Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve through forest along Wainganga river. The sanctuary is home to resident breeding tigers, herds of Gaur, wild dogs and also rare animals like flying squirrels, pangolins and honey badger.

Nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. Pench National Park, comprising of 758 SQ Kms, out of which a core area of 299 sq km is the national park and and remaining 464 sq km is the buffer area.

Tadoba National Park

Notably Maharashtra's oldest and largest National Park, the "Tadoba National Park", also known as the "Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve" is one of India's 47 project tiger reserves existing in India. It lies in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state and is approximately 150 km from Nagpur city. The total area of the tiger reserve is 1,727 Sq.km, which includes the Tadoba National Park, created in the year 1955.

The Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary was formed in the year 1986 and was amalgamated with the park in 1995 to establish the present Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve. The word 'Tadoba' is derived from the name of God "Tadoba" or "Taru," which is praised by local tribal people of this region and "Andhari" is derived from the name of Andhari river that flows in this area.

Adasa, A small village in the Nagpur District. The village contains fine old temples. In the temple of Ganpati the image consists of a single stone set up so that worshippers may walk around it. On a hill near the village is a temple of Mahadeo with three lingas, which are believed to have come out of the ground by themselves.

Bohra Masjid is an architecturally constructed beautiful mosque in Shantinagar, Itwari in Nagpur. Bohra Masjid is the mosque for the Dawoodi Bohra community in Nagpur. This mosque attracts many Islam believers from India and abroad. This mosque witnesses huge crowd for the prayers on Fridays.

A large community hall is also enclosed in the premises of Bohra Masjid. This hall is used for community gatherings, celebrations and wedding receptions by the community people.

Dhapewada, is situated on the bank of Chandrabhaga river. The town possesses a notable temple of Vithoba, overlooking the river. It was built by Umaji Aba, Diwan to Raja Baji Rao Bhonsla. Dhapewada is being known as Vidarbha's Pandharpur.

Gorewada, Lake is situated on the north-west corner of Nagpur city. It is created with a dam 2,350 feet long.

Musical Garden, The musical garden is located at Surya Nagar, Nagpur and is built under the direction of Jaiprakash Gupta, NIT trustee. The theme of the garden is Music in and out. The sprawling garden has pleasant ambience and is having a landscaped lawn. It has many attractive musical fountains, with themes of nodes of music, ragas and raganis conducted by musician. There is an open air theater which can accommodate about 2500 people and the theater is intended for musical concerts. It is a center of attraction for the Nagpur populace.

Nawegaon Dam, Vidarbha's most popular forest resort, is the ultimate adventure spot. It is said to have been built by Kolu Patel Kohli in the beginning of the 18th century. There's picturesque lake set in the midst of hill ranges with watch towers that enable you to view wildlife. Make sure you visit the deer park, the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, the three beautiful gardens and the children's park. Almost 60% of the birds species found in Maharashtra have been recorded in Nawegaon. You may see the leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital or the langur.

Raman Science Centre, a premier institute in Nagpur, is dedicated to the promotion of science and technology. The centre, honoring the great Indian Scientist and Nobel laureate Dr C V Raman, is founded in 1992. It leads many scientific activities in and around Nagpur. Raman Science Centre also exhibits many real worthy collection of items showcasing the various aspects of modern science and technology. This encloses a planetarium and the astronomy is one of the areas pursued here with much vigor and dynamism. Raman Science Centre at Nagpur is an interactive science center affiliated with Mumbai's Nehru Science Centre.

Sitabuldi Fort, A visit to Nagpur is not complete without a visit to this important landmark of Sitabuldi Fort, nestled on the Twin Mountains. In the year 1857 a British officer, built this fort and since then it has been one of the interesting destinations in Nagpur.

Totladoh, The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park is situated in this area. It is surrounded by Satpuda hills providing a pleasant climate. This National Park is best known for animal viewing, bird watching and trekking. There is also situated a hydroelectric project, a joint venture of Govt. of Maharashtra and Madhya Predesh.

Other Places to visit :

Ambakhori, Butibori, Nagzira, Bhadravati, Japanese Rose Garden, Kasturchand Park, Khindsi Lake, Nagardhan, Ambhora, Pauni, Markanda, Nagardhan, Pavnar, Botanical Gardens, Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Temple, Sri Balaji and Sri Kartikeya Temple ,Sevagram, Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir, Telankadi Lake, Telankhedi Hanuman Temple, Telankhedi Shiv Temple, Capital of Vakataka dynasty excavated in India's Nagpur etc.

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