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Solapur, Maharashtra Travel Guide

Solapur is the headquarters of Solapur district in Maharashtra. The city is known for Solapuri Chaddars. The city serves as a base to reach pilgrimage spots like Pandharapur, Ghanghapur and Tuljhapur. This city is near the Karnataka border. The local fair named ‘Gadda Yatra’ attracts lots of visitors.

In the history of Indian Independence the city played a major role. The city enjoyed three days self governance much before the independence. The British power had provided self governance from 9th of May to the 11th in the year 1930 due to violent agitations. The city has witnessed strong opposition to the British government.

The town was known as Sonnalagi earlier. Later, it became Sonalipur and then became Solapur. Marthi is the main spoken language. It is a calm and quiet semi urban city. It is a transport hub due to the influx of huge crowd visiting Ghanaghapur, Pandharapur, Akkalkot and Tuljapur. Medium range hotels are available for accommodation and the regular meals would be spicy.

The district of Solapur is surrounded by Ahmednagar, Osmanabad, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Sangli, Satara and Pune. The city of Solapur is well connected to surrounding districts; two of them are located in the Karnataka State. Best season to visit is from October to February.

Solapur used to house large number of textile mills once upon a time. Now we don’t find those mills. The Kirloskar Company is one of the major commercial investors in the city. Other than that, the city houses oils seeds factories and Beedi factories. Solapur University is located in this city.

What to see:

Solapur city hosts Siddarameshwara Temple which is very popular. Hipparaga Lake and Kamar Lake are picnic spots. A fort built in the period of Bahamani Sultans is located in the city.

The city is visited by many due to nearby holy places. Devotees of Vithoba get down at Solapur to reach Pandharapur. Akkalkot, which is famous for Swami Samartha temple is a nearby place. People who want to go to Tuljapur, and Ghanaghapur also arrive at this city. Ghanaghapur is famous for Datta Paduka, and Tuljapur is the abode of Tuljabhavani maata.

Approximate distances from Solapur to other cities:

Pune -250 km, Nanded – 252 km Mumbai – 402 km Sangli -189 km Kolhapur -234 km Pandharapur -70 km Akkalkot -35 km Tuljapur -45 km Ghanghapur- 106 km

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The nearest airport is at Nanded, but if you want to reach from a well connected airport then Pune Airport would be the nearest. Book a taxi to travel between Solapur to Nanded or Pune. Clear Car Rental Pvt Ltd offers Cheap Car Rental Services Solapur. We provide city transfers, railway station transfers, outstation trips and even one-way drop to your destination. Online Cab Booking is the best way to get a quick service.

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