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Sholapur also referred to by its local name Solapur is a city that lies in the border region of its state Maharashtra and other states Karnataka and Telangana. Hence, this city is also considered as a connector among three main metropolitan cities of the country that is Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

Situated in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, this place is renowned for being the home of the largest spinning mill in Asia. This region is also known for its large number of monasteries as this city was considered as one of the prime spiritual centres for the Jain community of the country. Owing to such inheritance of the culture of the past, Solapur represents a touch of the older tradition that we get to learn about in the history books. This city is also regarded as the hub of Asia’s finest tobacco, which attracts tourists from all across the world.

Only about 450 kilometres away from Mumbai, many opt for a weekend getaway by taking a short trip to Solapur. Those who are looking for a road trip can also do so with the help of a car rental service in Solapur. A weekend’s trip to this city can be a perfect break for several from the perils of daily life in the city.

Popular places to visit while planning a trip to Solapur

The primary reason why Solapur is considered by many as the ideal location for a weekend’s getaway is due to the fact that individuals from various sections of our society can come to visit this place. Since the expenses towards travel, food and lodging are quite low compared to other cities, people from all stages of the socio-economic strata can afford to plan a trip in this sacred city.

There are several places to visit in the city for those who have to come to visit Solapur for a short trip as well, they are –

  • Shri Siddheshwar Temple

Regarded as one of the most sacred Lord Shiva temples in the country, many devotees flock to this part of our country to visit this holy temple. Situated amidst a lake, art lovers also come to see this temple to experience the beauty of spell bounding architectural specimens.

  • Solapur Fort

Many consider the Solapur Fort as a must-visit when you are visiting this sacred city. The Fort which was built by the Mughals in the 14th century still stands tall in Solapur and is surrounded by a well-maintained garden where tourists are allowed to do picnics in the day time.

  • Akkalkot Swami Maharaj Temple

This temple is also visited by many devotees during their trips in the city of Solapur. The temple is renowned for a century-old banyan tree which still stands strong along with the whole temple courtyard.

Other than these locations, another place to visit during your trips in the city of Solapur is the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary.  This bird sanctuary got its name as one of its residents in the mighty Indian bustard. Many come to see this place to watch Eurasian reptiles and birds.

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