Location: Sangli District
Sangli District is a district of Maharashtra State in west-central India. Sangli City is the district headquarters. The district is 24.51% urban. Sangli and Miraj are the largest cities. The industrial town of Kirloskarwadi is also located in the Sangli District. Industrialist Laxmanrao Kirloskar started his first factory here. It is known as the sugar bowl of India due to its high sugarcane productivity. Sangli District is one of the most fertile and highly developed districts in Maharashtra. The District is very popular as a political powerhouse in the state. Sangli District has provided many popular politicians and bureaucrats until now. Sangli has a rich history and cultural heritage. People often refer to Sangli District as the Heaven of Farmers.
The climate in Sangli is referred to as a local steppe climate. There is little rainfall throughout the year. The climate here is classified as BSh by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature is 25.4 °C in Sangli. The average annual rainfall is 637 mm.
The district of Sangli is a recent creation, being made as late as 1949. It was then known as South Satara and it has been renamed as Sangli since 1961. It is partly made up of a few talukas which once formed part of the old Satara District and parts of the States and jahagirs belonging to Patvardhans, and Dafles which came to be merged during the post-independence period. Kundal, the region around Sangli, was the capital of the Chalukyas. Kundal was an ancient village, around 1,600 years old. Kaundanyapur (its old name) was a part of Karnataka. Pulakeshin I chose Vatapi (Badami in Karnataka) as his capital. Kendal was home to freedom fighters like Krantisigha Nana Patil, Shyamrao Lad, Captain Ramchandra Lad, G.D. Lad, Shankar Jangam, and Housabai Jangam. Narsinhpur, an ancient village is also in Sangli district. Laxmi-Narsinh Ancient Temple is there from around A.D.1100–1200 period. Sant Namdeo, Sidheshwar Maharaj, Tatya Tope were used to stay in the village in ancient period. This village history is also found in “GURU CHARITRA”. Sangli district also has Indias second oldest industrial township as Kirloskarwadi.
District Headquarters Sangli is well connected by road. Sangli, Miraj, Tasgaon, Uran Islampur, Vita are the Cities in this district having road connectivity to major towns and remote villages. Sangli is about 352 KM by road to Mumbai( Capital of Maharashtra )
Sangli has the major railway station Sangli connecting to most of the Important Cities and railway station in India.
Some of the railway stations in district are Miraj Jn, Jayasingpur, Takari, Kirloskarvadi, Bhilavdi, Vijayanagar, Bhavani Nagar, Vishrambag …. which connects most of the towns and villages in the District.
Maharashtra State Road Transportation ( MSRTC) runs Busses from Major cities to Towns and Villages in this District.
Place of Interest
ISKCON Aravade, Sri Radha Gopal Temple,
Dandoba Hills Forest Preserve.