Tuljapur, a peaceful city settled on the hills Yamunachal on the ranges of the Sahyadri region in Maharashtra near Solapur, is located at an average elevation of about 650 meters above the sea level. It is a marvelous pilgrimage center in the state of Maharashtra. The place has been witnessing regular flow of tourists and pilgrims in the recent years. The town of Tuljapur was earlier known as Chinchpur, the land of tamarind trees. The major attraction of this scenic village is the holy temple dedicated to Goddess Bhavani, one of the forms of Goddess Durga. The village got its name from this temple known as Tulja Bahavani temple. The city is placed at the fag end location of the plateau from where the national highway proceeds to Solapur from Aurangabad.
The scenic and attractive town had received much significance in the past centuries as well. The temple enjoyed a privileged and special position during the period of Bhonsale clan, the clan of Chatrapati Shivaji. It is believed that Goddess Tulja Bhavani was the family deity of the Bhonsale Kingdom.
The dynamic town of Tuljapur is at its best with celebrations and adornments during Navratri period, in which the temple festival offers eye catching festivities. Nearby places with significant tourist values include Akalkot and the temple town of Pandharpur. The fort of Naldurg and the Dharashiv caves are located at close proximity to Tuljapur. Tuljapur visit provide the visitors the praise worthy calmness and purity in mind.
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How To Reach
Nearest airport to Tuljapur is at Pune.
Latur Domestic Airport - 63 km.
Nanded Domestic Airport - 189 km
Nearest Railway station to Tuljapur is at Solapur, at a distance of 45 km away. Solapur is well connected to all major railway stations through broad gauge. Taxi charge is about Rs 700.
State owned Transport buses ply between Tuljapur and the nearest cities. The city is connected to Pune,
Osmanabad (25 km), Mumbai (350 km), Nagpur (560 km) and Solapur
(45 km) by buses.
|Akkalkot (Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj)|