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INFORMATION ABOUT SOLAPUR

SOLAPUR is one of the important district of Maharashtra State of India. It is located in the southern part of Maharshtra.. The district consist of eleven Talukas. The headquarter of North Solapur and South Solapur Taluka is the Solapur city itself. The famous religious places like Pandharpur and Akkalkot are in Solapur district only. The Bhagwant Mandir of Barshi is well known. Sant Damaji of Mangalwdha is also one of the important personalities of the district. Solapur has its own history. Once it was known as Textile Capital. It was also known as the Labour city in olden days. One can get down at Solapur to proceed to famous religious place Tuljapur which is just 48 kms from Solapur city but is located in Osmanabad district and even if one wants to proceed towards Bijaour, a famous historical place, 98 kms from Solapur.

SOLAPUR HISTORY

The Solapur District was ruled by various dynesties such as Andhrabhratyas, Chalukyas, Rashtrkutas, Yadavas and Bahamanis. 'SOLAPUR' is believed to be derived from two words 'SOLA' meaning sixteen and 'PUR' meaning village. The present city of Solapur was considered tp be spread over sixteen villages viz. Aadilpur, Ahmedpur, Chapaldev, Fatehpur, Jamdarwadi, Kalajapur, Khadarpur, Khandervkiwadi, Muhammadpur, Ranapur, Sandalpur, Shaikpur, Solapur, Sonalagi, Sonapur and Vaidakwadi.

SOLAPUR TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Temple of Lord Siddharameshwar


  • Hipparga Lake - a scenic nature area


  • Kambar Lake, newly named as Sambhaji lake


  • IndraBhavan - Solapur Corporation building


  • Bhui-Kot Castle - castle of 15th century and under the Bahamani period


  • Hutatma Garden


  • Pandharpur Vithoba Temple (70 km away)


  • Akkalkot - Swami Samarth (35 km away)


  • Nannaj- Bird Sanctaury (25 km away)


  • Tuljapur - Tuljabhavani Temple (45 km away)


  • Naldurg Fort (approx. 45 km towards Hyderabad)


  • Barshi "Bhagvant" Temple (approx. 70 km away)


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