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. The city has been adjudged the 20th cleanest city in India and the top mover in the western zone as per Swachh Sarvekshan 2016
Nagpur is an emerging metropolis. 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. Nagpur is home to ice-cream manufacturer Dinshaws,Indian dry food manufacturer Haldiram's international, Indian ready-to-cook food manufacturer Actchawa and Ayurvedic products company Vicco and Baidyanath. Nagpur and the Vidarbha region have a very prominent power sector as compared to the rest of Maharashtra.
The Multi-modal International Hub Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) is a project for the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur. It is the biggest economical development project currently underway in India in terms of investments. The project aims to exploit the central location of Nagpur and convert the airport into a major cargo hub with integrated road and rail connectivity. This project consists of two parts:
An international airport to act as a cargo hub and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with residential zone covering an area of 40.25 km² on the southern end of Nagpur.
Owing to rich natural resources in the region, mining is a major activity.
The 19th-century Nagpur Central Museum displays items found locally, including fossils, sarcophagi and Mughal weaponry. The Raman Science Centre has hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Sitabuldi Fort, in the Sitabuldi Hills, was the site of an 1817 battle. To the southwest, the immense, domed Deekshabhoomi is a Buddhist monument and pilgrimage site.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is 8 kms away from the city.
Due to its central location, Nagpur is a very important railway junction and a transit for almost all the trains that connect the country lengthwise and breadth-wise, especially trains connecting India's four major metro-poles (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata) located in the four corners of the country.