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Solapur is a city and a municipal corporation in South Wastern Maharashtra, India near the Karnataka border and is the administrative headquarters of Solapur District.The name Solapur is combination of two words “Sola” and “Pur”. “Sola” means sixteen and “Pur” means village. This is relevant since Solapur is considered to include sixteen villages. 


Solapur is one of the four districts that form the region of Western Maharashtra (the other three districts are Satara, Kolhapur and Sangli. It is the fourth largest district in Maharashtra in terms of land area (behind Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur) and seventh largest in terms of population.


Solapur is a melting pot with a confluence of Kannada, Telugu and Marathi cultures. It is an important junction on the north-south railway line. Solapur is a city with an array of small and medium scale industries.

Solapur is famous within the country as well as outside for its many textile industries, towels and Solapur chaddars. The bedding accessories commonly known as "chaddars" have become famous in the mind of people chiefly because of the unique designs and high quality. Weaving is a popular occupation here and people belonging to Padmashali community are mainly dependent on weaving for their livelihood.

The major attraction of Solapur is the Siddheshwar Temple and it is situated in the middle of a lake. Solapur has many Jain temples named after the Jain Tirthankaras like Parasnath temple, Mallikarjuna temple and Adinath temple. The Revansiddeshwar temple and famous Bhuikot fort are other temples worth a visit. Another tourist attraction is the Samadhi of Swami Samarth Maharaja of Akkalkot

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Solapur is a city and a municipal corporation in South Wastern Maharashtra, India near the Karnataka border and is the administrative headquarters of Solapur District.The name Solapur is combination of two words "Sola" and "Pur". "Sola" means sixteen and "Pur" means village. This is relevant since Solapur is considered to include sixteen villages. --

Hotels near Solapur

Tripur Sundari Hotel

Hotel Tripur Sundari is a centrally located Hotel in Solapur (Maharashtra, India) .


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Hotel City Park

Hotel City Park is a 3-star centrally located Hotel in Solapur (Maharashtra, India) having 26 rooms.


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Hotel Surya Executive

Hotel Surya Executive is within the easy reach of the center of Solapur,Maharashtra, India, the nearest airport and its major attractions. Hotel Surya Executive is known for its comfort and affordable hotel rooms .


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