Solapur is a big city and a leading centre for cotton mills and power looms in India. It is famous for handmade textile, cotton bed sheets, towels and Solapuri chadar. Solapur is a convenient base for visiting the pilgrimage centres of Tuljapur, Akkalkot and Pandharpur.
Major tourist sites in and around Solapur: Siddeshwar Temple, Bhuikot Fort, Markandeya Temple, Shri Shankar Temple, Hipparga Lake, Kambar Lake, Hutatma Gardens, Indra Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi National Zoo, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit is November to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Solapur Junction Train Station. Solapur is well connected by rail to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and other cities in India.
For detailed train timings and other information log on to www.indianrailways.gov.in or https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Nearest airport: Pune International Airport (IATA: PNQ, ICAO: VAPO) is located about 254 km (158 mi) from Solapur.
Buses: Maharastra State transport buses (MSRTC) and private buses ply regularly to Mumbai, Pune and other cities in the state.
By road:The distance from Pune to Solapur is about 254 km (158 mi) via Pune - Solapur Rd/Solapur - Pune Hwy. It takes around 4-5 hours.
The distance from Mumbai to Solapur is about 402 km (250 mi) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy and Pune - Solapur Rd/Solapur - Pune Hwy. It takes around 7-8 hours.
The distance from Hyderabad to Solapur is about 312 km (194 mi) via NH65. It takes around 7 hours.
The distance from Nanded to Solapur is about 253 km (157 mi) via NH361. It takes around 5-6 hours.
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