(Last Updated on : 11/03/2014)
The twin cities of Sangli and Miraj are located in Maharashtra, nearly 400 kilometres from southeast of Mumbai. Sangli is the administrative headquarters of Sangli district. The city has the largest production of turmeric in Asia. The green city is inside what is called 'Sugar Belt' of Maharashtra. It has more than 30 sugar factories, which makes it amongst the highest sugar-producing districts of India. Sangli is also well known for its high quality grapes and houses many state and privately owned cold storage facilities. The city derives its name from 'Saha Galli' (six lanes in Marathi). Sangli city is known as Natyapandhari, the birthplace of Marathi drama. It has a historic Ganapati Temple built in the 18th century by ruling Patwardhan dynasty of Sangli, appointed by Peshwas of Pune. The temple attracts thousands of devotees year round. The twin cities, Sangli and Miraj have merged to form the largest urban agglomeration in Southern Maharashtra. The cities are a site of important education centre, offering a host of courses in fields of arts, science, management etc. It is also one of the emerging largest power generation hubs of India.
Shri Ganpati Devasthan
: Built in the 18th century, Ganapati Devasthan has many reasons for the people of Sangli to be extremely faithful.
Tasgaon Ganesh Temple
: The Tasgaon Ganesh Temple is exclusive in its architecture from the very essence.