Sangli Tourism
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Sangli Tourism

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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Sangli is a district in the state of Maharashtra and also one of the popular tourist locations, which is spread over an area of 8,578 sq km. It is surrounded by Vijapur District to the east, Satara and Solapur districts to the north, Ratnagiri District to the west and Kolhapur and Belgaum districts to the south.

The headquarters of the district is the city by the same name, Sangli, which is one of the biggest cities. The name Sangli is derived from the word 'Sangam', which defines its origin as the destination is located at the confluence of Warna and Krishna rivers. Another myth behind the name of the destination is that there were six lanes on the banks of River Krishna; hence, the name provided to this place is Sangli.

Sangli holds a glorious past with rulings of the Maratha Empire and the British. During 1659, Adil Shah lost Miraj and Sangli to Sarnobat Netaji Palkar, a ruler in the clan of Shivaji Maharaj. Known as Kundal till 1801, Sangli was a part of Miraj Jahagir. In the pre-independence period, the royal family of the Patwardhans ruled the city until 1946. After India got her independence, Sangli state was merged into the Republic of India during 1948.

Shri Ganapati Mandir is the prominent tourist attraction of Sangli. Under the ruling period of Rajasaheb of Sangli, Appasaheb Patwardhan started the construction of the temple in 1811, which was completed in 1844. Another historical fact associated with the temple is that Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak held meetings at the temple during the freedom struggle of the country.

The destination is famous for its Marathi drama, which originated here. Lavani is a popular traditional song and a folk dance of Sangli. Besides, Ganesh puja is the main festival celebrated here. Battis Shirala or Nag-panchami festival is also celebrated with numerous competitions among Nag-mandals for the best Cobra snake.

Travelling to Sangli is convenient with the presence of flights, trains and buses. The closest airport to the destination is Kolhapur Airport, which is located at a distance of about 50 km. However, tourists travelling from international destinations can board flights to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.

Sangli Junction and Miraj Junction are the two major railway stations connecting the destination to various towns and cities of the country. State buses are available from cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Aurangabad, Goa, Kolhapur and Hyderabad.

The best time to visit Sangli is during the months of June to October, when the destination attracts thousands of devotees for its famous Nag-panchami festival. Moreover, the weather conditions are also pleasant during these months. 
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Navin varidani

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  • 16 Reviews
  •  81 helpful votes
  •  14328 readers

"Overall, a good experience"

  • 3/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2015
The climate of this city is good but there is lot of travelling and not very good transport in this city. The city and infrastructure needs to be developed. The travellers need to carry warm clothes if they are travelling in the month of January. There is Dmart in this city and had a good shopping experience there.
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Shubhashish Mandal

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  •  5 helpful votes
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"Doctors at your service"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 13, 2014
Sangli is a nice place in the state of maharastra. Well, one thing is for sure, if you somehow get sick, you're not gonna die in Sangli because there's a doctor at every house there and abundant hospitals and nursing homes. A nice peaceful city. Krishna Valley is the best place to visit during the evening. You will love it.
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Nitin Irkhede

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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Not suggested for holiday"

  • Posted Jul 18, 2013
The destination is not so recommended for roaming. I was there for my personal work. So cant suggest you anything here. Only I have visited ganpati temple which was awesome.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: temple ganpati

Activities & things to do: nothing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nothing
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Yogesh acharya Acharya

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  • Lives in Pune
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"To Visit Sangli Ganesh Temple"

  • Posted Jan 15, 2013
The temple is an old version and has huge campus with approx. 7 more temples around there. The temperatures in surrounding areas were quite hot but the temple is clean and the temple was cozy inside.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was very good and Pai Prakash Hotel. The restaurant is near the main road in Sangli.

Activities & things to do: Other than visiting the Ganesh temple, one may travel to Kolhapur which is just 60 kms away from Hotel Pai Prakash.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Car is a better option to reach Sangli. It is approximately 225 kms from Pune. The interior roads are quite good though lot of pot holes make your journey a little tiring.
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puka mhane

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  • Lives in Pune
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"treasure called sangli"

  • Posted Feb 25, 2011
The Sangli city: calm, pleasing city, shree ganesh temple campus and various quotes and info in the temple premises,the river, mainly the places around are of religious/spiritual importance, the city/district in general is very economical, calm

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: a)In Sangli not to miss Bhadang, bhel to eat, PNG for gold(175 yr old gold jeweler)
b)pPaces we visited around: Narsobachi Wadi(dutt devsthan, narsimha sarasvati paaduka sthaan) Bahubali(a jain sthaan on hill)-Jahaj Mandir at the base of the hill were interesting c)Khidrapur-Kopeshwar temple 7th century Hemadpanth Hindu-temple of Lord Shankar. Its superb as large part of original temple structure is still there(a rarity!!! ) in addition to mysterious capabilities of people of ancient times it is a mystery as to whether Khidrapur is in Karnataka or Maharashtra. Google shows it in karnataka.

Activities & things to do: Stopping at farms to eat sugarcane,etc. Eating lots of bhadang, fruits, feeling the energies at spiritual/religious places and at Krishna riverside.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best to have own vehicle places are nearby from Sangli within say 30-45 km radius roads are good, but public transport may not be convenient,
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