13 Nagpuri Facts Not Everyone Knows About, Prolly

Born and Brought Up in Nagpur, you might know the Chappa – Chappa of the City, but today, allow us to blow your mind with 13 Mind Boggling Facts that will reboot the Nagpuri within you and make you fall in love with our city, yet Again. So here it goes:

  • Nagpur is the Tiger Capital of India, owing to its strategic location connecting all Major Nationals Parks of Central India to the World
  • Nagpur is home to DeekshaBhoomi, a Buddhist Pilgrimage Site and the largest Hollow Stupa in the World
  • Nagpur was once upon a time named the Capital of Central Provinces & Berar by the British East India Company
  • Nagpur lies precisely at the center of the country and the Zero Mile Marker indicates the geographical center of India
  • India’s first Textile Mill was started in Nagpur by Tata Group, and we now know it as Empress Mills.
  • Gandhiji’s Non-Cooperation Movement was launched during the Nagpur session in Congress Nagar.
  • According to an Oxford Economics report, Nagpur is projected to be the fifth fastest growing city in the world from 2019 to 2035 with an average growth of 8.41%.
  • Nagpur was awarded as the best city for innovation and best practices in Swachh Sarvekshan 2018.
  • During British rule, the name of the city was spelled and pronounced as “Nagpore”.
  • Nagpur City was once burnt substantially in 1765 and again partially in 1811 by Pindaris.
  • Nagpur is connected close to the geometric center of the quadrilateral connecting the four major metros of India, viz. Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has two branches in Nagpur, one of which houses India’s entire gold assets.
  • And of course, Nagpur is the Winter Capital of Maharashtra.


Phew, this is just one of many. Still didn’t blow your mind? Or have something better? Comment below and we’ll talk about it in our next blog soon!

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