Solapur is a city located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The name of this city is derived from a Sanskrit word that means sixteen villages. In the previous times, the city was ruled by the various dynasties like Andhtabhartya, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Yadav, and Brahmani. During the rule of these dynasties, the charming Hindu shrines were built as a tribute to the religious figurines of Hinduism.
Solapur is elevated 1500 feet above the sea level and spreads across 180 km. sq. The River Bhima flows through the city and is a major source of water. It shares its boundaries with Ahmadnagar in North, Bijapur in South, Satara in West, and Gulbarga in Southwest. The climate of the city is described as subtropical. It faces humid summers with an average temperature of 40°C. The winter season is a pleasant season as the mercury levels drop down and rest at 13°C on an average. An adequate amount of rainfall is received by the city of Solapur.
There are different tourist places in Solapur. The must-visit places include the names like Pandharpur, Siddheshwar Temple, Umer Dargah, Markandeya Temple, Ujjaini Dam and the shopping malls of the city.