Also known by the name of Sholapur, Solapur is a wonderful place blessed with breathtaking sceneries and serene spots. Solapur is a beautiful city in the South Western region of Maharashtra. It is among the top five largest districts in Maharashtra as per the area covered by the region and features itself in the top ten district list in the state as far as the population is concerned.
Solapur has derived its name from the Hindi word Sola, which means the number sixteen and “pur” means village. Being spread over 16 villages, it is famous as “Solapur”. Solapur Travel Guide offers numerous tourist attractions to its visitors. Bhui-Kot Castle, Siddeshwar Temple, Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple, Hipparga Lake and Yevati Lake are the famous tourist attractions of the city. Shri Siddeshwar is worshipped quite avidly by the people of Solapur and an annual procession called “Nandidhwaj” is carried out with much folk fare on Makar Sakranti in Mid January. The fair is thronged by the millions of people.
Solapur is recognized for the textile business and has a lot mills and power looms producing cloth. The bed sheets and towels of Solapur are very famous and are exported worldwide.
Solapur has a lot of medium to budget accommodation options. Surya International (Behind Bhagavati Theatre), Ajanta Hotel (Mechonocse Chowk), Louts Hotel (South Sadar Bazar), Srikamal International Hotel (Solapur), City Park Hotel (Murarji Peth) and Aishwarya Hotel (Murarji Peth) are the famous medium to budget accommodation options and have all high class facilities like internet, homely food etc.
Solapur hosts a number of festivals. Many Hindu festivals in Solapur are celebrated with grandeur.
Ganesh Festival or Ganesh Chaturthi: This festival is held in the months of August-September and is one of the famous festivals in Solapur. It is celebrated with immense passion.
Navratri: Navratri (Nine Nights), dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga occurs twice every year and is celebrated with much pomp and show in Solapur. During the nine days of the festival nine different forms of the Goddess is worshipped. It is really a wonderful experience to be a part of these festivities in Solapur.
Diwali: One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Solapur is celebrated with great pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.
Holi: The “festival of colours” is indeed celebrated in a very colourful manner in Solapur and is one of the biggest festivals for the natives.” The atmosphere is really charged up during the celebrations.
|Distance Charts to Solapur|
|Pune to Solapur||251 KM||4 hrs.|
|Osmanabad to Solapur||66 KM||1 hrs.|
|Pandharpur to Solapur||72 KM||1 hrs.|