Solapur is situated along the border of Karnataka state. And the main languages spoken here are Marathi and Kannada. The city is situated on the Deccan plateau and enjoys moderate and dry climate for most of the year. The ancient temples and lakes in Solapur are also a wonderful place to visit. The Siddheshwar Temple is an ancient temple and is visited by an average of 35 lakh devotees in a year. Solapur is one of the four districts that make up the region of Western Maharashtra. (The other three districts are Satara Kolhapur and Sangli) It is one of the cities of Maharashtra which is situated near the borders with Karnataka. It is the fourth largest district of Maharashtra. The main deity of the city is Shri Siddheshwar. Solapur district was ruled by various dynasties such as Andharashtra, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Yadav, Kalachuri and Bahmanio.
It is believed that Solapur is made up of two words Sola which means sixteen and Pur means village. The present city was spread over sixteen villages, Adilpur, Chapaldev, Ahmedpur, Fatehpur, Kalajapur, Jamadarwadi, Khaderpur, Muhammadpur, Khandravki, Ranapur, Shikarpur, Sandalpur, Solapur, Sonalgi, Sonapur and Vaidakwadi. Some popular tourist destinations in Solapur are Akkalkot Temple, Siddheshwar Temple and Lake, Nanaji Wildlife Sanctuary, Maldhok Bird Sanctuary, Solapur Fort and Sambhaji.
It is a city which has small and medium scale industries, is famous for textile industries Cotton is a major center of mills and electricity. Solapur also produces tobacco. The city also produces tanning, carpentry, wool weaving, oil mills, rope, bamboo. , Pottery and leather work are known. If you are in this city, shopping for clothes and gourd is a must.
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