Solapur also known as Sholapur is a popular city cum district in the state of Maharashtra. It is located on the banks of the Sina River and on the rail routes between Mumbai and Hyderabad, with a branch line to Bijapur and Gadag.
The Word Solapur is believed to be derived from "SOLA" meaning sixteen in local language ( Marathi ) & "PUR" meaning village.
Siddeshwara Temple, Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Hipparga Lake, Kambar Lake, Bhui-Kot Fort, etc.
The city of Solapur has developed as a commercial centre for cotton and other agricultural produce. Solapur is a major city of Maharashtra and is an important centre of Jains. Situated in the South Eastern state of India, Maharashtra, the city has some interesting historical monuments and attractions. One can witness many cotton mills and various power loom industries around the district, the Chaddars (which means bed sheet in English) of Solapur are very famous all around India. Their unique design and quality has always been appreciated all around the country.
Solapur is also famous for the Nandidhwaj processions which are held every year during the fair of Makar Sankranti in January. Estimates say that this procession is attended by over a million Hindu devotees every year.
Solapur enjoys a multi-cultural environment as its borders are very near to the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Due to this advantage Solapur has been connected by road to all the major neighboring cities thus making it easy for tourists and businessmen to easily enter and leave the city.
Pune is 275km away.