Solapur

Solapur is a city located in the south-western region of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Solapur is located on major road and rail routes between Mumbai and Hyderabad. Solapur is famous for its Chadder, Handloom, Powerloom and Beedi Industries. Well connected by road and rail, Solapur is an ideal location for a stopover for visiting nearby pilgrimage centers.

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Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple is located at a distance of 38 kms from the district of Solapur, Maharashtra. It is one of the main attractions in the city of Solapur. The temple is dedicated to Swami Samarth Maharaj, a 19th-century saint, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya.

Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple is situated in a very different manner than any other temples. The temple complex, also known as Vatavruksh Mandir, houses an ancient banyan tree. There are a total of five temples which form the entire complex. The banyan tree partially covers th...

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Ardhanari Nateshwar Mandir situated in Velapur is at a distance of 109 kms from Pandharpur, Maharashtra. It is also known as Hara-Nareshwara Temple and is a well structured temple made out of huge rocks.

Ardhanari Nateshwar Mandir was built during the reign of Yadav ruler Ramchandradev in the 12th century by the two brothers Brmhadev Raina and Baidev Raina in Hemdapanthi style. Devotees visit this temple to worship the unique idol of lord Shiva where the right part of the idol represents Shiva and the left portion represents Parvati. A piece of stone attached to it represents the s...

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Bhagwant Temple, Barsi
70 kms from Solapur city limits
Architecture

Barsi the headquarters of a taluka of Solapur district in Maharashtra is well known for the Bhagwant temple which is the only temple in India where the deity lord Vishnu is addressed as Bhagwant. It is at a distance of 70 kms from Solapur.

This temple was built in 1245 A. D. in Hemadpanthi style which is a major attraction for many tourists. The four entrances facing the four directions add up to the architectural finesse of those days. The door that opens to the east is the main entrance. The whole temple is made out of stone whereas the forecourt is made of wood. The idol of Lor...

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Darbi Cloth Market, Solapur
Within Solapur city limits
History

Darbi Cloth Market is located in Navi peth, within Solapur city limits. It is situated in the South Kasba of Solapur and is at a walking distance from the city. It is the biggest textile market in Solapur.

Darbi Cloth Market was established in 1956 and is the top player in textile retail selling in the city. This market acts as a one-stop destination for servicing many customers from Solapur and even from outside the city. Due to its long history of good service and the availability of a plethora of options in various categories of clothes, Darbi cloth market has established a firm...

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Ekruk Tank
3 kms from Solapur city limits
WaterNature

Ekruk Tank is the second largest irrigation project of the entire Deccan region. It was established during the reign of British by colonel Fife. This tank is a very good tourist attraction for nature lovers because it adds great scenic beauty to its surroundings. The tank is about 3 kms away from the bus depot of Solapur and has a proper connection with road.

Ekruk Tank is attached to Hipparga lake and the culmination of the tank and the lake is known as Ekruk Hipparga Talao. This tank is the main source of supply of water for the entire district of Solapur.

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Hazrat Shah Zahur Dargah, Solapur
Within Solapur city limits

Hazrat Shah Zahur Dargah is a beautiful mosque devoted to a Muslim Saint called Hazrat Shah. The dargah is located at the Main City, Solapur.

This popular place of Islamic pilgrimage came to be after the Muslim Saint was believed to have performed various miracles. There are many anecdotes which go around the same. Depending on what one looks for in the experience, it is a place of peace for some and a place to celebrate for others. While traveling around the city of Solapur, it is one of the top destinations to visit.

During the Islamic month of Safar, a grand annual f...

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Kaljapur Maruti, Solapur
Within Solapur city limits
History

Kaljapur Maruti is a temple near dufferin chowk in Solapur, Maharashtra. The temple is open to every religion and people come to worship the Indian god of Hanuman. It is located within city limits.

Kaljapur Maruti is an Indian temple which is dedicated to the Indian deity Hanuman which is worshiped for good luck and fortune. Indian rich culture and heritage has the tradition of worshiping god and goddess for luck and fortune in future. Hindu people worship God Hanuman on Tuesdays.

Pilgrims and worshipers can spend their time by singing bhajans, worshiping or by sittin...

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Khandoba Temple locally knows as 'Khandobachi Jejuri' is one of the thirteen temples of the lord Khandoba and is reportedly 500 years old. It is located at a distance of 220 Km via NH-65 from the Solapur district in Maharashtra.

Khandoba temple is located on a small cliff. The entire temple is visible only after climbing 200 steps from the ground. The temple is majorly built out of stone. The temple is divided into two parts: The first part is known as Mandap where devotees gather to perform Bhajan-Aarti and the second part is known as Garbgarah where the grand statue of Lord Khand...

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Mahatma Gandhi Zoo is a place of interest in Soni Nagar, located in the city of Solapur, Maharashtra. The Zoo is open to public throughout the week and offers some exquisite species of animals. It is located within Solapur city-limits.

Mahatma Gandhi Zoo is a national zoo which comes under the category of small zoo. Being a small zoo it is the only in Maharashtra for Asiatic Lion. Other species include dear, sambha, leopard and many beautiful birds such as peacock, pigeons and migratory birds. The zoo has the famous Mediaval Indian Style architecture similar to the Siddheshwara te...

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Mallikarjuna Jain Temple, Solapur
3.6 kms from Solapur city limits
History

Being one of the most famous Hindu temples in Solapur, the Mallikarjuna Temple is place you should visit if you are looking for a satisfying spiritual experience. Located at a distance of 3. 6 kms from the city centre, a lot of private transport is available to get here. The temple is one of the oldest in Solapur and is believed to have been constructed more than 300 years ago. The temple is dedicated to Mallikarjuna, an avatar of Lord Shiva and is believed to be a must visit for all Shiva Devotees. You can easily spend an hour or two admiring the beauty of the place and relaxing in its peacef...

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Naldurg Fort
45 kms from Solapur city limits
ArchitectureNatureWaterHistory

The fort of Naldurg, is a popular historical and architectural monument. It is located in the Marathawada region of Osmanabad city. The fort is 45 kms away from Solapur city center. The name of the fort is given after the King Nalaraja, who built this fort.

The Naldurg fort's architecture is a unique blend of Indo-Islamic styles. It is unique because it is one of a kind among the bevy of forts scattered all across the state of Maharashtra. The peculiar feature of the fort is that it encloses a knoll of basalt rock which extends out into the valley of the Bori River. It homes 114 b...

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Revan Siddeshwar Temple is one of the peaceful and spiritual places to visit in Solapur. It is situated near the Moti Baug and Kambar Talao of Solapur. The temple has idol of saint Siddeshwar, a devotee of lord Shiva and one of the five Acharya of Veerashiva lingayat faith. The temple is sacred to the members of Hindu and Lingayat community. It is very artistic and archaic in architecture.

The idol of the saint is situated at the basement of the chamber of the temple. The temple is also enclosed by beautiful stone chambers. The temple is surrounded by Kambar Talao lake and garden. ...

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Rukmini Mandir, is the main attraction of Pandharpur. It is a popular pilgrim site located in the district of Solapur. Rukmini Mandir is at a distance of 65 km from Solapur city center. The temple is made of lofty walls and huge towers, which are considered as the landmarks to show the importance of the place.

The temple is located at the banks of Changra Bhaga River. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Rukmini, the wife of Lord Krishna. Legend says, the Goddess is in reparation and hence, her husband, Lord Krishna is not found in the shrine with her. When one enters the temple by c...

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The Rupa Bhavani Temple is a historic temple located at a distance of 4 kms from the centre of the Solapur city. The temple is devoted to Bhavani Devi, the Hindu Goddess that protects the town of Solapur as folklore dictates. The temple is about a 150 years old and is made out of stone with beautiful engravings. The Rupabahvani Temple has been the Hindu religious hub of Solapur for more than a century now and continues to be so. The temple is easy to reach with both public and private transport available from the ST stand 2 km away.

The temple was built by Bandoba Pawar, a great de...

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Situated in the heart of Solapur, Sambhaji Lake is a prominent tourist attraction in Solapur.

Also called as Kamar Talab, Sambhaji Lake was initially named after Kamar, the daughter of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. After the Mughals were ousted out of power, the locals renamed it as Sambhaji Lake, in fond memory of the Maratha leader Sambhaji.

Sambhaji Lake boasts of an evergreen ambience. The climate there is moderated by the lake's ecosystem, making it a great place to visit, all round the year. The Pune international airport is well connected to all major cities, mak...

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Shri Dahigaun Teerth
115 kms from Solapur city limits
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Shri Dahigun Teerth is a famous Jain Pilgrimage site. The temple has idol of Bhagwan Mahavir and foot-idols of His Holiness Mahattisagarji Maharaj Saheb which was installed in the year 1889. The idol of Lord Mahavir was installed by Pandit Gunachandraji. The temple is a resemblance of stunning old architecture. It is located at a distance of 115 kms from Solapur.

The idol of Bhagwan Mahavir in padmasana posture is nearly 244cms high and is black in colour. It looks very majestic, serene and wonderful. Ancient oil paintings of Digambar Acharyas are painted on the walls of the temple...

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Siddheshwar Lake, Solapur
7 kms from Solapur city limits
WaterWildlife

Flanked by Bhuikot Fort on one side and adjacent to the Siddheshwar temple, Siddheshwar lake is not only Solapur's biggest attraction, but one of India's very few 'Tirthakshetra'. Home to scores of devotees of Lord Siddheshwar and open to many more, the lake is around 7 kms away from Solapur railway station.

The origin of the Siddheshwar lake is still an open debate. While many argue that the lake was built by Shri Siddheshwar as early as 1180 A. D. , some say that the Sultan of Bahamani built it to accompany the adjacent Bhuikot fort. Either way, the Lake Reformation Committee (LR...

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Located amidst a lake and flanked by Bhuikot fort, such is the beauty of Siddheshwar temple. Siddheshwar Temple is located in Solapur district, Maharashtra. It is within the city limits of Solapur.

The Siddheshawar Temple is sacred to Hindus and members of the Lingayat faith. The temple attains its importance amongst the devotees as the place where Shri Siddheshwar, an incarnation of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, attained Samadhi. In the main courtyard of the temple, there are 68 shiva lingams, which were installed by Lord Siddheshwar as a part of the order by his guru Shri Mallikarjun...

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Solapur Ajoba Ganpati Mandir in Solapur is dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesh. The temple is sought-after in Maharashtra, an adobe for thousands of pilgrims every day. It is located in 430 Shukrawar Peth, Manik intersection in Solapur, precisely it is about 2 kms far from city center via Rupa Bhavani road.

Solapur Ajoba Ganpati Mandir was established in 1885. The temple is a prepossessing construction and boasts a rich history of over 180 years. Construction is done in such a way that all the proceeding in the temple along with the Ganesh idol can be seen from outside. Lokmanya Tilak ...

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Solapur Bhuikot Fort is a historical place, located near the most famous Siddheshwar temple. It is within the Solapur city limits.

Solapur Bhuikot Fort is a must-visit for the heritage lovers. In Marathi, Bhui translates as land while Kot means fort. The history of the fort dates backs to the 14th century when it was built under the rule of Bahamani Dynasty, in the memory of Hutatma Bagh. It was a Mughal fort. As per the historians, Aurangazeb spent quite some time in this fort. Once it was handed over to the Peshwas; Bajirao II also stayed here. Bahamani Sultan built a temple, dedic...

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There are disparate science centres in Maharashtra. But Solapur Science Centre is third largest Science Centre in the whole state. Solapur Science Centre is situated behind Solapur University, Hiraj Road, kengaon, Hiraj in north Solapur. Distance from city Center is about 12 to 15 kms. This museum is best for traversal of the culture, belief and ancient immemorial history of the country.

Solapur Science Centre was constructed in 1994. It is an impressive collection of displays and exhibits. Among the exhibits, it even consists some relics from Indus valley civilization, artwork and m...

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The Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
22 kms from Solapur city limits
Wildlife

As the name suggests, The Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is a wildlife Sanctuary situated in Solapur, famous for the Great Indian Bustard. Established in 1979, it is one of the exclusive places which home the Great Indian Bustard. Deserted, drought-prone yet charmed, the vast grassland attracts migratory birds and homes the Black buck, Jackal, Indian fox and wolves. The sanctuary is 22 Kms from Solapur.

Mr. B. S. Kulkarni discovered this sanctuary in 1972, 7 years after which it was declared as a wildlife reserve with the goal of conserving the species of the Great Indian Bustard w...

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Tuljabhavani temple, located in Tuljapur in Osamanabad district of Maharashtra is a Hindu temple devoted to goddess Bhavani. It was built during 12th century and is considered as one of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Tulja Bhavani of Tuljapur, the second among Shaktipeeths is the Kuldevi of the Bhosale Royal family and many others. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of Maratha kingdom was an ardent devotee of Tulja Bhavani and was gifted a 'Bhawani sword' by the goddess herself, which brought success in his various expeditions. It is located at a distance of 46 kms from Solapur.

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Maharashtra's most visited temple, Vithal Temple is located in Pandharpur village of Solapur district. It is the main shrine dedicated to Lord Vithal (believed to be a form of Krishna or Vishnu) and his consort Rakhumai. The temple stands on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River. The entrance provides a view to this river and the tomb of sage Namdev. The temple also houses shrines of Rukmini Devi, Satyabhama Devi, Radhika Devi, Lord Narasimha, Lord Venkateshwara, Hanuman, Garuda, Goddess Mahalakshmi, Nagaraj, and Annapurna Devi. It is located at a distance of 72 kms from Solapur.

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