10 ICONIC BUILDINGS IN NAGPUR
1. High Court Building

It has been declared as a monument of national importance by the Ministry of culture. This is another grand stone monument made from local sandstone which houses the Nagpur bench of the
Bombay High Court. The old HC building is the first ancient monument of national importance in
Nagpur. The double-story structure built of bricks, stones, teak, and Burmese wood, represents
Anglo-Indian or Colonial character. The thick big wall has an arcade veranda, arched wooden doors and Doric columns with little ornamentation.

2. Reserve Bank Of India

Reserve Bank of India, the Apex banking Institute in the country, and the head office of RBI in Nagpur is having its own importance because it’s the link office for all the Government Business which routed
through the Banking Channel in India. It’s one of the prides of India. The stone used in a simplified classical architectural style. It is an icon in Nagpur because of its central location. The building is owned by the Reserve Bank of India. This building houses administrative buildings along with a safe wherein Gold reserve are kept. This building is a heritage of the British era. 

 

3. VCA Jamtha

It is the largest cricket stadium in India in terms of field area.It has 80-yard straight boundaries and 85-yard square boundaries, which makes it one of the largest grounds (in terms of playing area) in the world.

4. Lokmat Building

Some consider it as a “stationary Titanic” ,Standing tall against the times at the central location of Ramdaspeth, Lokmat building, called Lokmat Bhavan, has been the structural landmark, not only for Nagpur but also for those visiting the city for availing medical treatment. Many major hospitals surround this iconic building which makes it easier for commuters and outstation visitors to reach the area famed as Lokmat Square.

 

5. Swaminarayan Temple

The temple is the largest among the over 1,000 temples that have been set up by Swaminarayan Sanstha across the world. Designed in the style of Sompuri architecture which is about temple designs, the temple also has a yatri niwas, sadhu sadan, and a food court which will take some time to complete. Spread across an area of 21 acres, the Swaminarayan temple is the religious landmark of the city.

 

6. Deekshabhoomi

Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar embraced Buddhism here along with thousands of his followers in 1956. Located on East High Court Road, this huge stupa is to Nagpur what CST is to Mumbai – an instantly recognizable visual representation of the city. The massive dome comprises a large two storied hemispherical building along with gates resembling the Sanchi gate.

7. GPO Nagpur

The Victorian style building is a two-storeyed complex and is located at Civil Lines — the heart of the city. Being a marvelous example of British architecture, it was declared a national heritage by the Indian Government. While the area of the complex is around 9.5 acres, the plinth area is about 26, 622 square feet. Most intriguing thing is that the cost of construction of the building way back in 1916 was around Rs. 5 lakh. Besides enclosing a well-lit spacious garden, the complex houses a residential plot for the postmaster, a parcel hub, a postal store depot, a recreation club for the staff, and a South Indian canteen.

8. MIHAN Cargo Hub

Central Facility Building in nagpur has administrative offices of various government departments working for MIHAN project and main office of Development Commissioner of MIHAN. It also has other government offices like the post office, Customs and excise office. The total area of CFB is 22,200 sq ft (2,060 m2) and it is located at the main entrance of SEZ. Building has 3 main blocks and 2 small blocks connecting the main blocks. Thus it will resemble “W” in elevation.

9. Artefact tower

It is one of the modern icons of the contemporary architecture of the city, showing a shift towards the new development and industrial setups blooming in Nagpur beyond Wardha road. This contemporary structure designed by Ar. Shera Bano Merchant signifies the shift in the center of the city and bringing emphasis to the developed parts of the city. It is a modern emblem of contemporary design, amalgamating linearity and curves in one design.

 
10. Saint Francis De Sales Cathedral

Designed in the gothic style, Saint Francis De Sales Cathedral was conceived and built to cater to the sizable British and European population in Nagpur and nearby Cantonment in Kamptee in the late 1880s. The highlight of the cathedral is a bronze statue of Jesus Christ outside the main entrance, two church bells weighing 320 kg and 160 kg and a few stained-glass paintings.

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