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Solapur,The Textile City Of Maharashtra 

Introduction 
Solapur is beautiful city which is located in the south-eastern region of Indian state of Maharashtra. It is an important center of textile industries and is world famous for its towels and globes. The city of Solapur is also known as Textile city. Solapur is also famous for being the leading manufacturer of beedis in Maharashtra because of it being a leader in the production of tobacco. It is a wonderful place blessed with breathtaking sceneries and serene spots. It is among the top five largest districts in Maharashtra as per the area covered by the region and features itself in the top ten district list in the state as far as the population is concerned. The city of Solapur is recognized for the textile business and has a lot mills and power looms producing cloth. The bed sheets and towels of Solapur are very famous and are exported worldwide. It is also well known for medical facilities. Solapur is well connected to rest of India by Road and Rail. It is also an important junction situated on north -south railway to most cities and districts. It is also array of small scale and large scale industries. It is also exporter in terms of Grapes, Sugar and Pomegranates. Apart from this, Solapur has a numerous tourist attractions are Yevati Lake, Siddeshwar Temple, Hipparga Lake which attracts tourists from all over the country.

History 
Nashik has mythological, historical, social and cultural importance. The city of Nashik is situated on the banks of the Godavari River and making it one of the holiest places for Hindus all over the world. Nashik has a rich historical past, as the mythology has it that Lord Rama, the King of Ayodhya, made Nashik his abode during his 14 years in exile. At the same place Lord Laxman by the wish of Lord Rama and cut the nose of Shurpnakha and thus this city was named as Nashik. In Kritayuga, Nashik was Trikantak, Janasthana in Dwaparyuga and later in Kuliyuga it became Navashikh or Nashik. Renowed poets like Valmiki, Kalidas and Bhavabhooti have paid rich tributes here. Nashik in 150 BC was beleived to be the country's largets market place. From 1487 A.D, this province came under the rule of Mughals and was known as Gulchanabad. It was also home of Emperor Akbar and he has written at length about Nashik in Ein-e-Akbari. It was also known as the Land of the brave during the regime of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Tourism 
Nashik is an important tourist destination of Maharashtra. There are a number of tourist attractions in Nashik, which are visited by thousands of tourists every year. These include the Kala Ram Mandir, Trimbakeshwar and Nandurmadmeshwar. The Kala Ram temple was built by Odhekar, a Maratha vassal of the Peshwas. This temple is made only of black stones. Great processions are held in the temple on Ram Navami, Dusshera and Chaitra Padwa. Trimbakeshwar is one of the 12 jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. Locals believe anybody visiting the temple will gain salvation. Apart from these temples, there are many other sightseeing places in Nashik to capture your eyes.

Places to visit 

Shree Ved Temple
Shree Ved Temple is one of the most famous temple located in Nashik. The Ved Temple was built with the aim of studying Indian culture and Ved and Puranas. The temple is the example of modern interiors with Italian Marble.

Kumbhmela
Kumbmela is an major tourist attraction. Kumbhmela celebrates festival of festivals! The massive event has its own story behind it. The meeting of Gods and demons was held so as to obtain amrit, the sweet nectar of immortality from the Milky Ocean.

Coin Museum
Coin Museum is a most visited place in Nashik. The Indian Institute of analysis in Numismatic Studies Established in 1980 and situated within the scenic surroundings of Anjneri Hill is one in all its types in Asia.

Pandav Caves
Pandav Caves is also another tourist attraction in Nashik. These caves were built by Jain Kings and are 2000 years old. The engravings inside the gumpha are believed to be of Pandavas of 17th Century and thus these caves are named as Pandav Caves

Trimbakeshwar Temple
Trimbakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra.

Area 14,845 kmĀ²
Population 4315527
Language Marathi, Kannada, Hindi
Pin Code 413001

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