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.