Sangli-Maharashtra #XploreBharat!

The journey through incredible India is taking various turns and twists and is arriving to a new state, new city daily! Today, the train has arrived from the magnificent Ajanta and Ellora caves by preetispanorama to Sangli, a small yet serene place in Maharashtra.

Located at the borders of Maharashtra, just alongside Karnataka, Sangli is a small district consisting of various small villages and a more simple kind of lifestyle. More known as the turmeric city of India, this district still holds some primitive feel in it. Consisting of vast pasture lands with more than average fertility in them, most of the area around this city is covered with either forests or farms.

As I entered the city and started my journey towards my Aunt’s place, the lush green open farms provided a beautiful view to my city addicted eyesights. The fresh breeze, the huge roads and huge trees alongside the roads welcomed me with warmth in the weather. The houses here are surprisingly well kept, equipped and spacious. Almost every second home is a multi storied Bunglow with a big garden or verandah on the outer side which is often used as home plantations. I actually had at least six vegetables grown on the home gardens of my aunty during my stay here.

While the city plays a non existent role in most of the maps and books across the country, you’ll be surprised to know that this city offers the best quality and highest quantity of turmeric in world. Apart from it, it also prides in having the biggest sugar factory in Asia. Also, the educational colleges, especially the engineering and medical institutes are ranked as one of the best amongst whole of India!

Though I would recommend a leisure trip to this city to just unwind yourself as you stroll around the green parks or gaze around the pastures of farms and take in the breath of fresh air while you devour their local maharashtrian cuisine, there are also certain places of tourist interest in the city which also strives to have a long history behind them.

The Sangli fort has an incredible history behind its existence. This fort along with having some important government centre in it, also includes a museum in it. The vintage fort expertly generates lots of knowledge of some of the old history period though it’s cravings and museum.

Irwin bridge is another tourist attraction in this city that’s included in the city’s heritage sites. This firm bridge was built during the British rule and connects Sangli to some prominent places nearby.

Dandoba hill is another beautiful part of the city that gives you a refreshing view and experience when here. The view from the hillside, especially during monsoons is magical. You just couldn’t miss the scenic beauty it has when you’re anywhere near sanghli.

Apart from these famous destinations, there are great many temples to visit especially for devotees. The basic lifestyle here, the simplicity and the pure aura of the city, the slow life cycle is another pride of the place. Specially for metropolitan residents like myself, I find immense solace and peace when I visit the city and just love plucking the farm fresh veggies and having a simple meal prepared with it!

Get ready for a cool trip to jodhpur and Jaisalmer with Rohan tomorrow!

This post is a part of the #XploreBharat blog train hosted by #BlogBoosterIndia –
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36 Comments Add yours

  1. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar says:

    Thanks for sharing the interesting details about this place, Saba. I never heard of it before. Turmeric city of India is again a new addition in my GK 🙂 Great post.

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    1. Got to know so many facts about a new place. I have been to satara but missed sanghli…next time surely

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  2. vidhya29 says:

    Wowww! I went there once but was there for a few hours. was not able to explore much! loved the article

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  3. Got to know so many facts about a new place. I have been to satara but missed sanghli…next time surely

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  4. aditi says:

    Loved reading your write-up on Sanghli:)
    Hope to visit the place soon!

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  5. Manas Mukul says:

    Another hidden place to know…great write up Saba. Nice to learn about the Turmeric capital of India.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

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  6. Vijayalakshmi Harish says:

    Unable to view the pics for some reason 😣
    Loved reading about the “turmeric city!”

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  7. I know of Sanghli as the actress Bhagyashree is from there, I think part of a royal family, if I remember right.
    I didn’t know anything apart from that about the Turmeric City, but thanks to your post, I now do.
    Wish I could see the pictures accompanying your post. Unable to view them.

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  8. jayanthi6 says:

    Such beautiful pictures about a beautiful city! Thanks for introducing us to Sangli…

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  9. Wow !, superb post.

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  10. poseinstyle says:

    The fort, lush green view, the museum inside everything looks perfect to make a visit.
    nicely captured
    #poseinstylereads #xplorabharat

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  11. I have been to Maharashtra in my childhood. The grape field is my favorite so far!

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    1. Yes that’s also a beautiful place

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  12. Turmeric city is something totally new to me. I am thrilled to know something new from your post, Saba.

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    1. Thanks you so much

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  13. Prerna Wahi says:

    Turmeric capital of India – Wow. Never heard of it! Superb write-up and I learnt about a new place.

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  14. So much turmeric! I heard a lot about this place during my five years in mumbai and pune, but never realised that it was such a beautiful place. Especially the hills vieww is breath-taking.

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    1. Yes it’s a beautiful place

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  15. Have heard about this place but didn’t know there was so much to do from grape vineyards to turmeric and to sugar factories, this one sure deserves a visit. Thanks for introducing this place to us Saba

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  16. mylittleduniya says:

    I have visited Sangli twice but never been to any of these places. Though had watched a TV show about the turmeric factories. Loved the post and it has changed my next trip’s plan, will go as per the given details this time.

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    1. Sure! It’s a great one.

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  17. shravmusings says:

    Thanks for showing us another hidden gem Sabha

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  18. Sudip Saha says:

    Turmeric City and the beauty of mother nature. Thanks for the virtual tour. Would love to visit it in person.

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  19. eshachaks says:

    Never heard of this place.. Thank you for introducing me to this lovely place. Your description really makes me want to visit this place

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