Solapur Tourism

Solapur Tourism

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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
One of the largest cities in the state of Maharashtra, Sholpur is both a city and a district. Solapur along with three other districts namely Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur form the South Western Maharashtra. It is situated near the borders with Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is ancient place with historical and religious importance with Shri Siddharameshwar as its chief deity.

Solapur has a rich history and various dynasties ruled Solapur like Chalukyas, Andhrabhratyas, Yadavas, Rashtrkutas and Bahamanias. The name Solapur is combination of two words “Sola” and “Pur”. “Sola” means sixteen and “Pur” means village. This is relevant since Solapur is considered to include sixteen villages.

There are quite a few places of tourist and religious interest in Solapur. The major attraction of this place is the Siddheshwar Temple and it is situated in the middle of a lake. Solapur has many Jain temples named after the Jain Tirthankaras like Parasnath temple, Mallikarjuna temple and Adinath temple. The Revansiddeshwar temple and famous Bhuikot fort are other temples worth a visit. Another tourist attraction is the Samadhi of Swami Samarth Maharaja of Akkalkot. There are also a number of archeological sites here and nearby areas which are popular among tourists.  

The place is famous within the country as well as outside for its many textile industries, towels and Solapur chaddars. The bedding accessories commonly known as “chaddars” have become famous in the mind of people chiefly because of the unique designs and high quality. Weaving is a popular occupation here and people belonging to Padmashali community are mainly dependent on weaving for their livelihood. Solapur was one of the important places for business as there were large number of cotton mills and power looms. In fact, there were many small and medium scale industries located in this area. But in recent years the place seems to have lost its attraction as an industrial area and many of the industries are shifting elsewhere. In current scenario, agriculture is the main contributors to Solapur’s economy.

Solapur is well connected by road with major cities of the state of Maharashtra as well as the adjoining states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It has air connectivity with Mumbai.

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Nirman Parkar

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  • 9 Reviews
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"Higly developed city with a touch of religion" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I visited this place when I was posted for official purpose over there. Solapur isn't that big and can be covered within a day. There are few places worth visiting like Revan Siddheshwar Temple, Solapur Fort and the local market. Many big brands have made their presence in this city. One can find McD, Woodland, Royal Enfield, provogue and many other brand outlets. It does have cineplexes but they are not that big compared to Mumbai. If you ever want to visit a mall, then people here call Big Bazaar itself as a mall. Places nearby are like Pandharpur, Tuljapur, Bijapur within a radius of 100kms. Do visit this place once.
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Gaurav Kumar

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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
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"A nice quiet city with nice people"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2015
Went here for a work visit and was pleasantly surprised. This is a buzzing city with Walmart soon opening it's mega warehouse there and a buzzing market place. In the main market, there is a Dominos pizza which is very popular with the youth as well as a cinema where a lot of people come to hang out.

The Siddeshwar temple is a sight to see for every person visiting there. The ancient carvings are a sight to see on the temple walls. People here speak Marathi primarily and Hindi although we were surprised to see people conversing in Kannada. Some things never cease to amaze!
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Vikrant Jadhav

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"Solapur - A Pilgrimage city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 11, 2015
Solapur is a very famous city in the state of Maharashtra. The People from the neighbor state Karnataka the Kannadis you will find here. Almost all the solapuris are well versed with kannadi language. The ground nut chutney (Shengdana Chutney) is famous. Nothing to say much about Solapur other than the Solapuri Chaddar. This city is surrounded by the pilgrimage destinations like

1. Pandharpur - Famous for God Vitthal - Rukmini.

2. Tuljapur - Hometown of Goddess Tulja Bhavani. The kul-devi of most of the Marathas. Also the king Chhatrpati Shivaji Maharaj was the follower of Tulja Bhavani. You will come across a story in the history about the Tulja Bhavani gifting a sword to Shivaji Maharaj. Hence the followers of Shivaji Maharaj always get energized by slogan "Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji !!"

3. Akkalkot - A city well known for the Shri Swami Samarth

4. Siddheshwar Temple - Located in the Solapur city is hardly 2 km away from the station. Can be visited anytime in a day.
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Himungshu Kashyapa

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"Awesome City to relax yourself"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 4, 2014
Solapur is a decent and very pleasant city. Solapur is nice place for shopping and is great for weekends. The people are very helpful. The weather is pretty good. Pack yourself lightly and enjoy. One of the reasons to visit solapur is, you can relax yourself as the city is calm and clean, and the things are very cheap. It is a great shopping destination. Must-visits are zoo, cinema halls, fort etc.
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Srinivasan Krishnaswamy

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"Sholapur was good. It has..."

  • Posted Jun 22, 2013
Sholapur was good. It has improved a lot compared to my last trip.(5 years back) Cost also has gone up to considerable extent.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not much sight seeing at sholapur and the weather in summer is quite hot. Shopping was almost like mini bombay.

Activities & things to do: Select a better season to visit Sholapur. probably September may be better.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Be careful with the money in Pandarpur. If you are slightly careless you will be swindled in the name of religion.
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Daya Nanada

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"solapur is a nice palce..."

  • Posted May 28, 2013
solapur is a nice palce every one has to visit it and you have to visit the pandrpur and tuljapur we have enough time to visit all the places

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is not good while sight seeing shopping at solapur is nice

Activities & things to do: plan before u reach the place

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: from solapur to shirdi only one train available
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Vikrant Gurav

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"Good. As Solapur is a..."

  • Posted Apr 5, 2013
Good. As Solapur is a centre to visit nearby holy places like Aaklkot,Tuljapur Gandgapur,Pandharpur and Siddheswar temple.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: famous for Solapur chaddar .
Local food very nice.

Activities & things to do: Visit nearby places .Enjoyed shopping.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: At Pandharpur the local(Pujari etc) at temples give trouble just for money so it feel very bad while having Darshan.
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Pradeep Lohia

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  • Pradeep Lohia
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"my experience"

  • Posted Mar 27, 2013
solapur is business place and in surrounding area ther are some religious places also

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kamat restaurant

Activities & things to do: nothing special

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: can reach by train ,by road
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Raj deo Keshri

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"A City of traditions of India"

  • Posted Feb 5, 2013
A beautiful town with Sugarcane fields around and nearby villages has pakka maintained house. It has controllable pollution and green surroundings. Houses are beautiful and have good schools and colleges.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You can get all maharastrial food fresh. The various international food is also available. The good quality of wine is available. The famous solapur Bed covers & Bed Sheets are attraction. the hand made cloths are available very cheap. Due to its vicinity to Karnataka, the south Indian food is also available in plenty. The various fruits like grapes, banana, orange and chikoo is available very cheap.

The sweet shops sell fresh sweets which have their own taste. The remains of old Solapur Kings can be visited

Activities & things to do: You may visit Maharastrian drama theaters are go to movie or roam around the old city.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The nearest Airport is Pune or Banglore. You can take train from Banglore or Pune. The Bus service is also available from Mumbai and Pune. The Solapur station falls on Mumbai-Madras line
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Shailendra Kherde

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  • Posted Jan 10, 2013
Solapur is a nice place in Maharastra having many holy places around like Tuljapur, Pandharpur.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You can buy posters of god and other puja related things in Pandharpur and Tuljapur.

Activities & things to do: You must visit Tuljapur, Pandharpur and Shree Swami Samarth Math near to Solapur.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can reach solapur by train or bus from Mumbai or Pune. From mumbai its almost a night journey by train.
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