Tourist Attractions in Solapur
Solapur district lies entirely in the Bhima and Seena basins. The district headquarters is said to be Solapur city, which is blessed with religious and historic tourist attractions. The city is one of the most sought after holiday places in Maharashtra owing to the different nature of its popular tourist attractions. Fort Bhuikot is a splendor in itself that needs a special mention here as it is part of the history of the city. Then comes the Motibaug Tank which is yet another place of interest and tourists can enjoy bird watching here. Migratory birds in great number flock here mainly during the winter months. There is a temple close to this tank known as the Revanisiddheshwar Temple. Nannaj – The Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, which is a wildlife reserve, is also nearby.
Popularly known as the Dakshin Kashi of India, Phandharpur is one of the top sightseeing places of Solapur district. It is one of the primary pilgrimage sights in India. Here, devotees offer their prayers for Lord Vitthoba. Huge crowd of devotees gather in this religious place during the festivals of Ashadhi Ekadashi and Kartiki. There are the temples of Goddess Rukmini and God Vithal in Phandarpur.
Solapur district is home to another religious place of importance - Akkalkot. This temple is dedicated to Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj. You must visit the Vatavrikhsa Temple and the Swami’s Math that are part of this temple. Tuljapur also falls under the must see places of this district. Here, Goddess Tulja Bhawani is revered. The Siddheshwar Temple that is located in centre of a lake is a beautiful sight in itself. Solapur, thus is a must visit for the religiously inclined people.
Mallikarjuna Temple, Adinath Temple, Parasnath Jain Temple, the Ground Fort, Hazrat Shah Zahur dargah, Shri Dahigaun Teerth also finds place in the travel guide as best places to visit in Solapur. Other noteworthy tourism places cover Hipparga Lake, Naldurg Fort and Hutatma Garden.
The list of things to do in Solapur is quiet long with tourists enjoying sightseeing, taking up adventurous visit to the sanctuaries, exploring the past of the city in its monuments and forts and of course taking the pleasure of shopping its famous textiles and jewellery items.