About Old Fort, Sholapur

The fort that was once in shambles has only recently been restored to its former glory. Despite changing hands so many times, the fort still stands regal and the uniqueness of its stone wall construction tells a story of its past. The compact grounds nearing the fort walls once played host to wrestling matches, that were a source of entertainment back in its glory days. Located near the Siddheshwar Lake at the heart of Solapur, it stands next to an ancient and iconic Shiva temple that dates back many years. Coupled with the fort’s surrounding lush gardens, the scenic setting makes for an attractive picnic spot. A small animal park inside, housing several rabbits, ducks, peacocks and monkeys, amongst some other animals, make this old fort an ideal place for family outings.

Monument Information


Sidheshwar Temple Area, Solapur, Maharashtra 413001

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Pune Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Solapur
  • Nearest Bus Station : PMPML Bus Stop

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 28.4°C Minimum: 22.2°C

    Summer : Maximum: 37.7°C Minimum: 19.9°C

    Winter : Maximum: 28.9°C Minimum: 11.5°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Amenities Available

Contact Details

  • Shri.H.J. Dasare
  • Phone: 9702912607
  • E-mail: circlemum.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax