Solapur is a beautiful mix of Kannada, Marathi and Telugu culture. The name of Solapur is included in History in golden letters for enjoying freedom 3 days before India got independence. The statues of Mahatma Gandhi and many more freedom fighters stands in a memorial called Hutatma Chowk.
Sholapur lies near the western coasts of Arabian Sea. The temperature remains moderate all round the year, the maximum temperature during summers is up to 36°C and during winter the temperature dwindle between 23°C to 18°C.
The Subtropical climate of the city makes October to March best time to visit Sholapur.
The town has many religious places. Many Hindu saints have hailed from this place and the city is proud of its history.
Many pilgrimage spots are present in and around the district. Pandharpur holds the supreme place among. This revered place of Hindus is famous for saints like Sant Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram. Every year huge festival known as Waari festival is held here and on Kartik or Ashad ekadeshi.
Sholapur has numerous temples especially Jain temples. Siddeshwar Temple, Revansiddeshwar temple, temples in Karmala, Barshi and Mangalwedha; Jain temples Mallikarjuna Temple, Parasnath Temple and the Adinath Temple are the major pilgrim places. The Samadhi of spiritual leader Swami Samarth Maharaja Known as Swami Maharaj Math at Akkalkot, Motibaug tank or Kambar Talao which houses thousands of migratory birds in winter and Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary are the other places that should not be missed.
Solapur has many small and medium scale industries. The unique designs and durable Bedding accessories ('chaddars') have earned fame for Sholapur.