Solapur Attraction

  • Siddheshwar Temple (Solapur)

Shri Siddheshwar is the Gramdaivat of Solapur city. Shri Siddheshwar temple, situated in the middle of a beautiful lake, is the icon of Solapur.The temple was built by a yogi, Shri Siddharameshwar, who was a devotee of Sri Mallikajuna of Srisailam. He obeyed his guru’s order and started his work in Solapur by making this temple.Shri Siddharameshwar had installed 68 Shiva Lingas in total.(1.4km)

  • Vitthal Temple (Pandharpur)

Vitthal temple, Pandharpur is the main centre of worship for Vitthal, believed to be a form of Bhagawan Krishna or Vishnu and his consort Rakhumai. It is the most visited temple in Maharashtra. The Warkaris start marching from their homes to the temple of Pandharpur in groups called Dindi (procession) to reach on Aashadhi Ekadashi and Kartiki Ekadashi. A dip in the holy river Chandrabhaga on whose banks Pandharpur resides, is believed to have power to wash all sins.(75km)

  • Swami Samarth Temple (Akkalkot)

Swami Samarth Maharaj more commonly Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj (also known as Akkalkot Swami Maharaj) of Akkalkot (left the physical body in 1878). He was also lovingly referred to as Swami Samartha or Akkalkot Maharaj by his devotees. Temple was a Bharatiya (Indian) Guru of the Dattatreya tradition (sampradaya), widely respected in indian states of Maharashtra as well as in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with Shripad Shri Vallabha and Narasimha Saraswati. His existence in physical form is dated in the nineteenth century AD.(110km)

  • Dattatrey Temple (Ganagapura)

Ganagapura is a kshetra (place of pilgrimage) associated with Sri Narasimha Saraswati Swami, the second incarnation of Dattatreya. According to the book Shri GuruCharitra, he promised that he would abide forever at Ganagapura. In the morning, he would bathe at the confluence of the Bhima and Amarja rivers. At midday, he would go through the village asking for bhiksha (alms of food), and accept pooja offerings in the form of Nirguna Paduka at the temple.(110km)

  • Bhavanimata Temple (Tuljapur)

Tuljabhavani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhavani. It is located in Tuljapur in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra and is considered as one of the 51 Shakti Pithas. It is situated 45 km from Solapur.The temple was built in 12th century CE.The second among the 'Shaktipeeths' is Tulja Bhavani of Tuljapur. It is the family deity of the Bhosale Royal family, the Yadavs and of countless numbers of families belonging to different castes. The founder of the Maratha kingdom, Shivaji always visited the temple to seek her blessings.(45km)

  • Maldhok Bird Sanctuary (Nannaj)

Maldhok Bird Sanctuary, the abode of Maldhok bird, Sprawling over a vast area of grassy plains, the sanctuary is a popular destination for bird watchers. Mongoose, squirrels and deer are also found in the area. The buses plying along the Solapur-Karmala route run right up to the sanctuar.The great Indian bustard at Nannaj and Karmala was first identified By Mr B.S.Kulkarni in 1972 and with his constant efforts to save the bird had resulted in Dr. Salim Ali visiting Nannaj and starting a research project. Mr Kulkarni wrote exentsively in local newspapers and made people aware of its existence and he is still active in trying to protect the bird and its habitat at Nannaj, near Solapur.(30km)

  • Buikot Fort (Solapur)

Solapur Fort Bhuikot Castle is One of the Popular attractions around Solapur is the Bhuikot Fort. Solapur Fort (Bhuikot Castle) is 14th century fort was built in memory of Hutatma Bagh. The fort also houses a temple, which attracts thousands of visitors. It was built by Bahamani Sultan. Spend a relaxing day with your family or friends at this picturesque locale with its quaint Moat. Solapur Fort is an ancient Muslim fort situated in Solapur, one of the ancient historical and religious places in Maharashtra.(2.2km)

  • Gol-Gumbaz (Bijapur)

Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. The tomb, located in Bijapur, Karnataka in India, was completed in 1656 by the architect Yaqut of Dabul.Gol Gumbaz is a fine piece of Islamic architectural style. The Gol Gumbaz has a floor area of 1700 square meter, a height of 51 meter and diameter of 37 meters with 3 meter thick walls. The construction of this large tomb took around 20 years to complete.(102km)