Known as ‘The City of Martyrs’ due to its role in the Indian independence movement, Sholapur has a dry climate with hot summers and cold winters. Between Mumbai and Hyderabad, Sholapur is connected by major road and rail routes. The city has a large number of sugar factories, one of the highest in India. A leading centre of cotton mills and power looms, Sholapur has one of the largest spinning mills in the country. The Science Centre in Kegaon is a very prominent scientific centre in India. The best time to visit Sholapur is in winter, between November and February. The Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple, Bhuikot Fort, Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Parasnath Jain Temple, Ujjani Dam, Pandharpur Temple, Shri Siddheshwar Temple make up for popular tourist destinations in and around Sholapur.
Sholapur has its own aerodrome but commercial flights are not scheduled from the airport presently. The nearest international airport is the Pune Airport and you can travel to Pune easily by road and rail. There are many direct trains to Pune which take around 5-6 hours to reach. By road, you can reach Pune in 4 to 7 hours depending on the mode of transport you avail.
Domestic Airlines with Flights from Sholapur
Indigo, Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet
– with multiple options from Pune, these airlines provide consumers with convenience and affordability. There are both direct and connecting flights and you can reach your destination without any hassle. The common stopover points are Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Nagpur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. It would be better if you do a web check-in before or on the day of travel to avoid standing in long queues at the airport.
International Airlines with Flights from Sholapur
The popular international airlines that have flights from Pune include British Airways
, Etihad, Lufthansa
, Malaysia Airlines
, Singapore Airlines
and Thai Airways. With direct and connecting flights, these airports connect Pune to a wide range of destinations like Beijing, Paris, Singapore, Bangkok, London, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Madrid and Zurich. Most of the international airlines provide comfortable seating facilities with ample leg space, delicious meals and wine to compliment the main course. You can listen to your favourite music, watch classic films and play various games on-board and spend your time pleasurably.
You can easily check flight schedules with the Yatra app which is easy to download on all smartphones. Book cheap air tickets using Yatra’s lowest fare finder
. With Yatra, you can also web check-in
for a seamless traveling experience.