This place is famous as a Centre for Jains. The city is located on major road and rail routes
between Mumbai and Hyderabad, with a branch line to Bijapur and Gadag. Solapur developed as a
commercial centre for cotton and other agricultural produce.Solapur is known for its historical,
religious, industrial and commercial importance. Ground Fort, Siddheshwar Temple, Mallikarjuna
Temple, Parasnath Temple, Adinath Temple, Masjids, Churches and Agyari are the attractions of this
Akkalkot Temple is one of the most visited places in Solapur and was built in the memory of
Shri Samarth Maharaj. The temple complex houses an ancient tree of Banyan which is the most
important attraction of this temple. Akkalkot Temple is an amalgamation of five temples which
are situated in close proximity to each other. This temple is blessed with a beautiful
architecture and comprises of around 97 pillars. The journey from Solapur to Akkalkot temple
takes around 1 hour and is a peaceful experience in its own.
Siddheshwar Temple is situated on the banks of Lake SIddheshwar and is one of the most popular
Shiva temples in the state of Maharashtra. This temple is blessed with a beautiful location in
the midst of a lake and houses some of the most amazing architectural marvels. The entire complex
is built with beautiful marble and houses multiple small temples of various Hindu deities. Shri
Siddheshwar temple hosts one of the biggest fairs of Maharashtra in the month of January and
receives maximum visitors during this month. This temple takes you into a unique state of
salvation and should not be missed on your trip to Solapur.
Pandharpur Temple was built in 1196 and is one of the most magnificent examples of Indian art
and craft in the ancient age. Dedicated to Hindu deities Vithal and Rukmani, this temple is
often regarded as the ‘Kashi’ of Southern India. The principal shrine of this temple is a
majestic five storey structure and is one of the most important Vaishnava shrines of the
country. Pandharpur Temple has river Chandrabhaga on its one end and small hills on the other.
All these features make this temple a major tourist spot and attract a significant number of