The main Industrial visit Attraction to Solapur is Kirloskar ferrous industries limited, spread over 74 acres with two lakes and is home to the migratory birds all round the year. The Foundry with an annual capacity of 40000 MT is a major supplier to Mahindras, Toyota, Piaggio, Escorts, TAFE etc. The other leading industries include: Precision Camshafts Limited, Smruthi Organics Limited., CIMCCO, Balaji Amines Ltd., Laxmi Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd. etc. Solapur is the home of Handloom and Powerloom weaving industry which provides employment to a large number of workers, Beedi industry is the second importatnt industry in Solapur. There are 115 units of 29 various beedi factories.
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. Those who are fascinated by history are drawn to the Bhuikot Fort.
Nearby is the shrine of Shri Siddeshwar, the presiding deity of the city. 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.
Sights to See
Solapur’s main attraction is Bhuikot Fort located on the banks of Nira River at Akluj. Also known as Akluj cha Killa, the fort came under the control of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for a brief period. Marathas were able to gain control of the fort. Earlier in bad shape, its lost glory has been restored.
The focal point of any visit to Solapur is the Siddeshwar Temple, the pilgrimage destination of the Sikh religion. Venerated by thousands of devotees who make a trip to this holy place in the state of Maharashtra, the shrine is located in the heart of the city.
Akkalkot (24 km):
Once the centre power of a princely state of the same name, Akkalkot is known forthe samadhi of 19th century saint Shri Swami Samarth, considered to be one of the four incarnations of Dattatreya.
Bijapur (99 km):
With its distinctive domes, elegant medieval mosques and mausoleums and delicate minarets, Bijapur is a city where the past is very much a living part of the present. Aptly called the “Agra of the South” thanks to its profusion of medieval architecture, the city is a famous travel destination of Karnataka.
- Laxmi Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd.
- Kirloskar ferrous industries limited
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
The most important Shaktipeeth of Maharashtra, Tuljapur is famous for the sacred shrine of Goddess Bhavani, the “Kul-Swamini” or founder goddess of Maharashtra. Other important shrines in Tuljapur are the Goumukh, Matangi Nagzari, Bhavani Shankar, Mankavate, Bara-linga, Papanasi and Kalabhairav temples.
Osmanabad (66 km):
If you want to delve deep into the historical past, Osmanabadshould be your port of call for its ancient monuments and archaeological finds. Sights of attraction in and around Osmanabad include the tomb of Hazrat Shamsuddin Gaazi, the Chambhar and Dharashiv caves, the Kalyanswami Math and Shree Ram temple at Thomgaon, the Digambar Jain temple and Samadhi of Shri Shantisagar Maharaj at Kunthgiri.
Pandharpur (74 km):
Located on the banks of river Chandrabhaga, Pandharpur is one of the most sacred destinations in the state. The place is famous for the Shri Vithoba Temple, a fine specimen of the Hemadpanti style of architecture. Also known as Pandhari- Kshetra the shrine is dedicated to the presiding deities of Vithoba and Rukmini or Vitthal Rukmini. On Ashadhi Ekadashi during July-August and Kartikeya Ekadashi during October-November, the shrine is visited by thousands of devotees. Other shrines in Pandharpur are the Lakshmi, Vishnupad, Mallikarjun, Trimbakeshwar, Pundalike, Ambabai, Shri Ram and Namdeo Temples.
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