Solapur is a city in south Western Maharashtra, India. It lies on the border of Maharastra & Karnataka. Solapur has Marathi, Kannada & Telugu population with Marathi as major language. Solapur, the headquarters of the district of the same name, is one of Maharashtra’s largest cities and a commercial centre for farm produce and handloom and power loom businesses. Solapur is well known for its textile industries often referred as Manchestar of Maharashtra. Solapur chadars and towels are world famous. Those who are fascinated by history are drawn to the Bhuikot Fort.
The chief deity of the city is Shri Siddheshwar. The "Nandidhwaj" procession on Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14th January. An annual fair locally known as 'Gadda yatra' attracts large crowd. For the wildlife lovers, the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is within easy reach. With an array of attractions, Solapur is a convenient base for visiting the pilgrimage centres of Tuljapur, Akkalkot and Pandharpur and other interesting places in the district.
Temperature: Max: 46.C, Min: 10 C
Season: October to March
Languages spoken: Marathi, English and Hindi
STD Code: 0217
How to reach
Air: The nearest airport to Solapur is Pune connected by flights from major cities in India.
Rail: Solapur is a major railway junction connecting several important cities in India.
Road: Solapur is connected by good motorable roads to different places in India. Some of the major cities are Mumbai (412 km), Pune (242 km), Hyderabad (305 km).