Solapur is one of the important districts of Maharashtra State of India. It is located in the southern part of Maharashtra. The district consists of eleven Talukas. The head quarters of North Solapur and South Solapur Taluka is the Solapur city itself.
The famous religious places like Pandharpur and Akkalkot are in Solapur district only. The Bhagwant Mandir of Barshi is well known. Sant Damaji of Mangalwedha is also one of the important personalities of the district. Solapur has its own history. Once it was known as Textile Capital. It was also known as the Labour city in olden days.
Solapur is transport hub connecting Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is well connected by Road and Rail to major districts and cities. The national highways 9, 13 and 211 pass through Solapur city.
One can get down at Solapur to proceed to famous religious place Tuljapur which is just 48 kms from Solapur city but is located in Osmanabad district and even if one wants to proceed towards Bijapur, a famous historical place, 98 kms from Solapur.