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Sholapur Travel Guide, India

Sholapur is the capital of Sholapur district, in the South Western Maharashtra region of India. Like many major Indian cities, Sholapur is an amazing cultural melting pot. Kannada, Telugu and Marathi people cohabit the city, and have worked together peacefully to build a flourishing industrial city that still keeps in touch with its customs and traditions. Sholapur is famous for its cotton industry, and the locally produced bed-sheets, or chaddars, are known for their beautiful designs and quality. Sholapur is dotted with numerous temples and religious sites which have become important tourist attractions. The city is usually crowded with visitors, both tourists and pilgrims from other parts of India. Undeniably, Sholapur is a perfect example of India’s diversity and exoticness. This Sholapur Travel Guide will give you some useful practical information about this amazing city.

Sholapur Travel Guide - Transport

Sholapur is a transport hub for Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, three major districts. The city is therefore very well connected to other large cities in India. If you’re planning to travel by train, there are frequent and regular services that connect Sholapur to Bombay and Hyderabad. In fact, most trains heading towards the Southern regions of the country stop at Sholapur. Trains are the most popular means of transport in India, and no visit to this country would be complete without getting to know India’s rail transport. If you want to get a taste of the local culture at cheap prices, this Sholapur Travel Guide recommends that you travel by rail. Buses are other fairly good options, although perhaps somewhat less comfortable than trains. If you want to travel by plane, you can only get to Sholapur from Bombay, currently the only available connection. Once you’ve arrived in the city, the best way to get around is by bus, if you have to go longer distances. If you are simply doing some sightseeing, it is recommended that you walk, as local public transport can be quite crowded, especially at rush hours.

Sholapur Travel Guide - Accommodation

India is quite a popular destination with backpackers, mainly due to its low prices. There are many affordable hostels, and even surprisingly cheap hotels with rather good living conditions. However, keep in mind that some hotels don’t quite live up to quality standards despite their good rating. Hotel Pratham is only a few minutes from the railway station, and offers modern facilities and comfortable rooms. Srikamal International hotel offers friendly atmosphere and clean rooms. It is located quite close to the shopping district, and railway station. Hotel Poonam Lodge, located close to the Central City Gardens, has en-suite rooms and relatively good conditions and a good restaurant.

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