Solapur is a
wonderful city of India that can become an excellent tourist
center with the help of the local people in creating the
right Solapur tourism environment. This is because there are
many places worth visiting and making Solapur a tourist
center; but are not that famous or well known to potential
The Siddheswar temple is indeed a temple worth visiting, with it
being situated in the middle of a lake, and covered with
water. This is one of the most picturesque landmarks of
Solapur. Another place
worth visiting is the Fort
Bhuikot; which unfortunately, requires attention from the
The Motibaug Tank, or Kambar Talao is a great bird watching center
with the many migratory birds found flocking here in winter.
This tank was first filled with white and pink lotuses; but
with the SMC cleaning it, the face of the tank was brought
down. However there are still lotuses blooming there now to
add to the beauty of the place.
The Revansiddheswar temple is an old temple in Solapur; which if
clubbed with the nearby sanctuary and Motibaug can make a
wonderful international bird park. Nanaj is also referred to
as the Great
Indian Bustard, and was
identified in 1971 by B.S. Kulkarni. With the right
development of staying amenities and roads, this will
increase Solapur tourism.
There is an uninterrupted supply of water in Ekrukh Hipparga Talao.
This is a talao which supplies water to Solapur. Pandharpur
is called the Dakshin Kashi of India, and is the abode of
Lord Vittal. It is
situates about sixty
kilometers from Solapur, and is one of the most revered
deity of Maharashtrians. Most pilgrims visit this temple
during the Ashadi Ekadashi.
Tuljapur is found about forty kilometers from Solapur where you the
goddess of the masses, Amba Bhavani Mata is worshipped by
lakhs of people. One of the most worshipped swamiji of
Swami Samarth Maharaj of
Akkalkot. This is why many people visit this Samadhi seeking
blessings from the swami.
Gangapur is a spiritual place situated in Karnataka, close to
Solapur. Ramlingeshwar mandir is about 70 km to the north of
Solapur and is a picnic spot with its beautiful surrounding
nature. The Golgumaj
is found in Vijapur,
about 100 km from Solapur. This is a historic town, with the
many forts found here.
The lingam found in Kudal Sangam is unique and not found anywhere
else. It is located on the banks of river Bhima and Sina.,
and has the oldest Hemad Panthi mandir. The waterfalls in
Nar and Madhi,
near Naldurg fort which is 45
km from Solapur is a tourist spot worth visiting in Solapur
too. With so many places to visit, Solapur tourism truly has
potential with the right motivation.