This beautiful city called Solapur is located in the middle of Mumbai and Hyderabad, in the fragment of South India. Dynasties like Bahamanis, Yadavas, Rashtrakutas and Chalukyas administered Solapur, which acquired its name from ‘Sola’ which denotes ‘Sixteen’ because it is unrolled over sixteen villages. It has around 68 abbeys of Lord Shiva located in different parts of the city. So, here are some mesmerizing tourist spots that you must explore.
1. Bhuikot Fort
This fort is situated on the banks of Nira River at Akluj and is also called as Solapur Fort. It is a footmark of Bahamani dynasty and it’s known for its animal park, where tourists spend leisure time. At the earlier period, it was taken over by Bajirao II and Peshwas. This fort is constructed in an octagonal picturesque locale. It is located within a 2 kilometer (1.2 mile) radius from Solapur and is open during regular timings. You can take auto rickshaws from Solapur railway station to reach this fort.
Address: Sidheshwar Temple Area, Solapur, Maharashtra 413001
Website: Bhuikot Fort
2. Hipparga Lake
Black bucks @ Hipparga lake, Solapur, India. Dec-15.Posted by Anantha Murthy on Sunday, 7 February 2016
The enchanting place called Hipparga Lake is where a species of prepossessing plants and a large number of non-native birds migrate and live. This place is felicitous for photographers and bird watchers, because they get to capture a lot of migratory birds. The blueish color of the water makes the best scenery for nature lovers and it is the main source of water in Solapur City. This place is packed during the winter season from October to March and is mere 3 kilometers (1.8 mi) away from Solapur. Situated in the heart of the city, it is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Address: Solapur, India
Website: Hipparga Lake
3. Kamala Bhavani Temple
Kamala Bhavani Temple is situated in the main part of the Solapur City in Maharashtra State. The Kamala got its name after the name of a maulavi (saint) called ‘Karme-Maula’. Kamala Bhavani Temple is dedicated to the incarnation of Tulija Bhavani Mata. This temple was also under the control of Islamic emperor Nizamshah. The temple is known for the number ‘96’ because it has 96 pillars, 96 windows and 96 steps which lead to the temple’s entrance. The idols of Mahadeo and Ganapati are placed on one side of the Goddess and the idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are placed on the other side. This temple is one of the biggest attractions and the opening hours are 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Kamala Bhavani Temple
Address: Solapur, India
Website: Kamala Bhavani Temple
4. Bhagwant Temple
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This is the only Lord Vishnu temple in India where Shri Vishnu is called by the name of “Bhagwant.” This temple is also known by the name of Barshi. It was built in 1245 AD in the Hemadpanthi style. The idol of Lord Vishnu is in a black stone holding a gadha, chakra and a shankh in his hands. This temple opens its gates at 5.00 am and then Kakadu Arati is done to Lord Vishnu and it remains open till the sun sets.
Address: Mangalwar Peth, Mangire Mala, Barshi, Maharashtra 413401
Website: Bhagwant Temple
Malshiras is a town known for its beauty of nature and it is the nearest town to Solapur City. The famous tourist spot in Malshiras is Hanuman Temple near the canal. It is situated on the border of the Pune Highway and it’s a farmer prone zone, known for its crop production. It has a famous cuisine called jowar with onion and green chilies. This city was called “The Land of Saints” in the 14th-century. Another main tourist spot nearby this area is Pandharpur, and is a heaven for every travel lover.
Address: Malshiras, Solapur, Maharashtra 413107
7. Mohol and Motibaug Tank
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Mohol is the headquarters of the Solapur district. Because of the Nagnath Temple, several tourists visit this place which is situated along the banks of the Bhima River. It is a serene place and is not densely populated. Moti Baug Tank, referred to as Kambar Talao Lake, is a visited spot by bird watchers and nature lovers.
Mohol and Motibaug Tank
Address: Solapur, India
Website: Mohol and Motibaug Tank
8. Nannaji Wild Life Sanctuary
This sanctuary is also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Bustard Sanctuary of Maharashtra, which is prone to drought and a semi-arid land. This is one of the six places in India where you will find almost all Indian species of birds and animals. This place is heaven for photographers, bird lovers, and nature lovers due to the diversity of animals, birds, and plants present in this area. When you will visit here you will learn about the habitat diversity of this land. The sanctuary is open for visitors during regular hours of the day.
Nannaji Wild Life Sanctuary
Address: Nannaj, Maharashtra 413222, India
Website: Nannaji Wild Life Sanctuary
9. Sambaji Lake
This city of Solapur is also known as the city of lakes. The name is derived from Kambar Talav, which was named after Aurangzeb who was the Mughal Emperor. Sambaji Lake is a home for a lot of migratory birds that fly to this lake during the winter season, which makes it a great tourist spot for travelers for photography, and nature lovers also find serenity in the place. The lake is embellished with beautiful pink lotuses.
Address: Kamar Talab, Konark Nagar, Jule, Solapur, Maharashtra 413004
Website: Sambaji Lake
10. Pilgrimage trails to Akkalkot
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Akkalkot is located to the south of Solapur City, situated about 40 kilometers (25 mi) from the main bazaar. Akkalot was ruled by Lord Dattatreya in the 19th-century and it was under the Bhonsale Dynasty. Akkalkot is known for its dealings with Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj and it comes under the lingayat community, where Ancient Methodology Therapy Agnihotra was developed. This historic town offers several pilgrimage tours like Ballappa Math, Shivpuri, Hydra, Kurnur, Mahalaxmi Temple, etc. Akkalkot happens to be one of the best destinations to go on pilgrimage tours. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Pilgrimage trails to Akkalkot
Address: Akkalkot, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
Website: Pilgrimage trails to Akkalkot
Enjoy your vacation in the historic and holy city of Solapur!
This city of Solapur will confer you a spellbinding experience. Its mesmerizing lakes, historic forts, and holy pilgrimages will bring thrill to your vacation. You can visit these places in Solapur, and learn more about the rich culture in the process.
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