Nagpur provides best opportunity to experiment and try novel ideas. It offers reach and network of metro city with advantages of 2-tier city. The cost advantage is in favor of aspiring entrepreneurs during early stage of experimentation and real life immersion of fresh (lemon) ideas. With extensive reach and credibility of LEMON team, Nagpur provides the best opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to experiment and pilot their ideas and start-ups in real life. Nagpur also brings opportunity for affordable education and thismeans saving money for investing in your own venture. Why to invest big money in learning if you can save more than 50% for your venture! This makes LSE at Nagpur a best place for entrepreneurs. With premier institutions like IIM, IIIT, AIMS coming up in Nagpur along with existing institutions like VNIT, IMT etc; Nagpur is fast emerging as major education hub in India. Location and How to reach Nagpur (Road, Air, Rail) Falling in the Deccan Plateau of the state of Maharashtra, Nagpur is the largest city in Central India. Best known for its Zero Mile marker, indicative of the geographical center of India which lies here, Nagpur has the distinction of being nearly equidistant to all the metro cities. Peaceful and yet fast-growing, Nagpur is a hot pot of the best spirit of the country. Very few of us know that due to its proximity with the nearby state of Madhya Pradesh,Nagpur was its capital till 1956! It is bordered on the west by cities such as Amravati and Wardha, Bhandara in the east and Chandrapur to its south, National Highways Number 6 and 7 pass through it, thereby giving it the added advantage of becoming a major commercial hub. Nagpur is very well-connected by air, rail as well as road to most parts of the country. Air There are domestic flights from and to cities including Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi Hyderabad, Pune, Bhubaneswar and Raipur. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar airport is located 8 km south of the city. The LSE campus is just 4 kms from the Airport. Rail Part of the South Eastern Railways, Nagpur is connected to most major cities and villages. All south-bound trains pass through the Nagpur railway station as it is an important rail junction on the Central and South eastern lines. The LSE learning campus is around 10 Km from the railway station. Road Hajira-Kolkata (NH-6) and Kanya kumari-Varanasi (NH 7) – India’s two foremost nationalized highways, pass through Nagpur. Many interstate transport options such as buses and taxis are available to travel to and from Nagpur and provide easy and convenient access to most places in India. Tourist places Many places of tourist interest, within a radius of 100 km such as Adasa, Markanda, Dragon Palace Temple, Dhapewada, Ramtek, Nagardhan and Totladoh besides others make weekend getaways from Nagpur an easy to explore option. The Nawegaon National Park and Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary are other interesting spots where one can enjoy animal and bird sightings in their natural habitat. Two wildlife sanctuaries namely Nagzira and Chaprala are homes to several endangered animals and birds with great potential for a relaxing, ‘far from the madding crowd’ sort of excursion. Night Life, Recreation By virtue of being an educational and commercial hub, Nagpur has a fairly active night life. The eat-out culture has prompted mushrooming of a number of eateries that offer a sumptuous spread of cuisines catering to both, local as well as Continental palates. Numerous recreational activities have also found favor with the ready-to-experiment natives as well as the outstation student community a dirt and obstacle track, tiger sightings, a plethora of cultural activities to choose from and of course the choice of a laid back, lazy, unwinding weekend are among the few options that one can avail of. Several interesting destinations of religious importance, scenic value or active adventure within a small radius can be visited from Nagpur. Climate in Nagpur Nagpur has three distinct seasons in the year – Summer, Monsoon and Winter. It does however, have dry climate throughout the year. The summer months experience high temperatures which the monsoons bring relief from on arrival. Winters are mostly pleasant to cold, usually not very harsh. No wonder then that is considered the most enjoyable time of the year. History of Nagpur The present day city of Nagpur can be traced back to about 5000 years, whereas the signs of human existence here date as far back as 3000 years to the 8th Century BC. Founded by the Gonds, the city went on to become part of the Maratha Empire under the Bhonsles’. Nagpur was made the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar by the British East India Company which took it over in took over Nagpur in the 19th century As a result of the first reorganization of states, the city lost its capital status, but was made the second capital of Maharashtra in keeping with the ‘Nagpur Pact’ between political leaders. Nagpur is famous for Nagpur has a many a firsts as well as distinctions to its credit. Apart from the well-known sobriquet of Orange City as it is a major trade center of oranges that are cultivated in 20,965 hectares in the region, Nagpur is called the ‘Tiger capital of India as it connects many Tiger Reserves in India to the world. It is second only to Pune in importance of its IT sector in the state. Nagpur is also of being political importance as the RSS is headquartered here. In addition, it is an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement, where Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism with about 380,000 of his followers in 1956.India’s first textile mill was set up in Nagpur in the year 1877, it was popularly known as Empress Mill as it was inaugurated the day Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. Interestingly, it is in the Nagpur session of 1920, that the Non-cooperation movement was launched. Replete with industries including automobile manufacturers such as Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Ashok Leyland Ltd., steel makers such as Nagpur Engg. Co. Ltd (NECO), Sunflag Iron Steel Co. Ltd., Nippon DenroIspat Ltd. and finest textile maker Raymond Ltd. (India), Nagpur has the distinction of being the A survey by ABP News-Ipsos has identified Nagpur as the best city in India in terms of livability, greenery, public transport and health care indices. Nagpur also tops the literacy rate list among cities with more than 20 lakhs population with 93.13%. Home to India’s only National Fire Service College that provides a graduation course in Fire Engineering, in addition to some of India’s major centrally funded and research institutes. Three Engineering colleges in Nagpur have been granted the prestigious ‘Autonomous’ status by the UGC, New Delhi, in recognition of their excellence in engineering education. This speaks volumes about the conducive environment that the city provides to the education sector.