Atpadi is an administrative town of the Atpadi Taluka of Sangli District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Atpadi is located north-east of Sangli District and shares borders with the adjacent Solapur and Satara Districts. The town has a taluka administrative office (that is, a Panchayat Samiti local government body), a courthouse, a police station, a government-run primary hospital, various schools and colleges and a theater. Atpadi’s economy is based on the cultivation and sale of agricultural products, with pomegranates and cotton constituting the core of the industry. The town is also home to the Manganga Sahakari Sugar factory, a Pomegranate auction center, and various small-scale industries in fields such as manufacturing, processing, servicing and repairs.
The history of Atpadi before the 15th/16th century is not documented. Some editions of the Stahala Purana mention the town Atpadi but the date of the writing is undocumented. In historic times, Atpadi was part of the Manank Yadav kingdom of Mandesh, ruled from the nearby village of Devapur. In the 16th century, Atapdi was part of the Adilshahi kingdom of Bijapur. Later in the 19th century, it became part of the princely state of Aundh as well as a palace city, hence it was called Atpadi Mahal. After Indian independence and the merging of Aundh into the Republic of India, Atpadi was in Khanapur Taluka in the Satara district till the new district, Sangali, was formed. After the formation of the new district, Atpadi was separated from Khanapur Taluka and made an administrative division (Taluka). Prominent Marathi writers like the late G.D.Madgulkar the late Vyankatesh Madgulkar, the late Shankar Rao Kharat, the late N.S. Inamdar, the late Arun Kamble and the former petroleum minister of India, Ram Naik were from Atpadi.
There is no railway station near to Atpadi in less than 10 km. Pandharpur Rail Way Station (near to Pandharpur) are the Rail way stations reachable from nearby towns. However, Sangli Rail Way Station is major railway station 82 KM near to Atpadi
Vita, Pandharpur are nearby by towns to Atpadi having road connectivity to Atpadi.