Sangli

Sangli is situated in west-central part of India. Sangli District is located in the western part of Maharashtra. It is bounded by Satara and Solapur districts to the north, Bijapur District to the east, Kolhapur and Belgaum districts to the south, and Ratnagiri District to the west. Sangli has total 8 talukas. Sangli, Miraj, Tasgaon, Aatpadi, Kawathemahankal, Vita, Jat, Aashta. The city name Sangli is devised after it's six lanes (Saha -Gallies). Sangli is the administrative headquarters of Sangli District.

Points of Attraction

Tasgaon Ganapati Temple

Ganpati Temple, Haripur Sangmeshwar Temple, Tasgaon Ganapati Temple, Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandoli Wildlife Sanctuary, Dandoba Hills Forest Preserve, Audumbar, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Famous Tasgaon Ganesh Temple, Bagetil Ganapati Temple, Haripur, Mahatma Gandhi Vachnalay.

Transportation

Railway Stations: Sangli, Miraj, Bhilavadi, Kirloskarwadi, Takari all are central railway stations. Mumbai is about 390km from Sangli, Pune 220km, Banglore 630km. Buses are avilable for local transportation. State transport to major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nasik etc. is also available from the Central Bus Stand. Private buses also available from Sangli to Pune with very affordable rates.

Speciality

Irwin Bridge
Sangli is the biggest trade market place for turmeric powder in the entire country, also the Asia's biggest sugar plant is situated here. Today, more than 90% of the turmeric trade in India takes place in Sangli. City is known as 'Sugar Belt' of Maharashtra. The district has more than thirty sugar factories, which makes it among the highest sugar-producing districts of India. It also has oil seeds, commodities and fruit market. Sangli is also known for high quality grapes. Krishna Valley Wine Park of Sangli has been recognized as an Agri-Export Processing Zone by the Indian government.
The city derives its name from "Saha Galli" ("Six Lanes" in Marathi). Sangli city is known as Natyapandhari, the birthplace of Marathi drama. A historic Ganpati temple built in the 18th century by ruling Patwardhan dynasty of Sangli, appointed by Peshwas of Pune. The temple attracts thousands of devotees year around. Sangli is a well known place for its lok kala, cultural activities, Educational facilities and its very own Co-operative principles.
City has educational institutes like Walchand College of Engineering, Padmabhushan Vasantro Patil Institute of Technology Budhgaon, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology Islampur, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Latthe Education Society polytechnic. Government Medical College Miraj, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Wanlesswadi, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Wanlesswadi, Annasaheb Dange Ayurvedic Medical College, Ashta, Rajarambapu Patil Ayurvedic Medical College, Islampur these are some of medical colleges. Miraj and Sangli together has more than 800 hospitals.
Deccan Education Society Institute of Management Vishrambaug, Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management Rajawada Chowk, CSM Institute of Management KWC College these are some of the management colleges. Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, Govt. College of Pharmacy Miraj, Miraj Medical Center College of Pharmacy these are pharmacy colleges. Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College. Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture, SNDT Women's College, Kasturbai Walchand College, Willingdon College, Chintamanrao Commerce College, Garware Women's College, LGR Purohit Kanya Prashala,Rani Saraswati Kanyashala, city high school.