WCE Shilp Chintamani
|Nickname(s): Turmeric City, Wimbledon of Chess or City of Six Lanes|
|Founded by||Harbhat Patwardhan|
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Sangli-Miraj And Kupwad City Municipal Corporation (SMKMC)smkc.gov.in|
|• Mayor||Mrs. Kanchan Kamble|
|• Total||118.18 km2 (45.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Sangli, Maharastra|
|Climate||Dry and Arid (Köppen)|
Sangli (City) pronunciation (help·info) is an important business city in western India which is also district headquarters of Sangli District in the state of Maharashtra, India. Although it is distinguished for production and trade of turmeric, it is also called turmeric city. Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and is the largest market place for turmeric in Asia and houses many sugar factories. The Ganesha Temple of Sangli is a historical landmark of the city and is visited by thousands of pilgrims.
Sangli is also known as Wimbledon of Chess and hosts National Level chess championship every year. Number of world famous chess grand masters have played in various chess tournaments held in Sangli.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Sangli at present
- 4 Princely State of Sangli
- 5 Municipal Corporation
- 6 Turmeric Production and trade
- 7 Sugar Belt
- 8 Krishna Valley Wine Park
- 9 Sangli IT Park
- 10 Emerging Wind Power Hub
- 11 MIDC Industrial areas in Sangli
- 12 Specialised industrial parks and Export zones
- 13 IBM Software Center of Excellence in Sangli
- 14 Travel Information
- 15 Marathi Plays & Theatre and Chess
- 16 Civic administration
- 17 Educational institutes in Sangli
- 18 Famous Personalities
- 19 Climate
- 20 Notable landmarks
- 21 References
Sangli district is located in the western part of Maharashtra. It is bounded by Satara and Solapur districts to the north, Bijapur District to the east, Kolhapur and Belgaum districts to the south, and Ratnagiri district to the west.
Sangli district is situated in the river basins of the Warna and Krishna rivers. The valley of the River Krishna and its tributaries is one of the greenest areas of the country. Other small rivers, such as the Warana and the Panchganga, flow into the River Krishna. Land in the region is best suitable for agriculture.
The physical settings of Sangli district shows a contrast of immense dimensions and reveals a variety of landscapes influenced by relief, climate and vegetation. The climate ranges from the rainiest in the Chandoli (Shirala) region, which has an average annual rainfall of over 4000 mm, to the driest in Atpadi and Jath tehsils where the average annual rainfall is about 500 mm. The vegetal cover too varies from the typical monsoon forest in the western parts to scrub and poor grass in the eastern parts.The Sangli district comes under Deccan plateau geographic region.
The region, known as Kundal (now a small village near Sangli city) in medieval India, was the capital of the Chalukya Empire in 12th century AD. During the time of Shivaji, Sangli, Miraj and surrounding areas were captured from the Mughal Empire. Until 1801, Sangli was included in Miraj Jahagir. Sangli separated from Miraj in 1801, following a family quarrel between Chintamanrao Patwardhan, and his paternal uncle, Gangadharrao Patwardhan, who had succeeded his childless elder brother as the sixth chief of Miraj in 1782. Chintamanrao, a born soldier, commanded the Miraj cavalry in the Maratha armies that served with the British against the Nizam, Tipu Sultan and Dhondia Waugh. When he returned to Miraj in 1800, after his many campaigns, and having reached his majority, he found his uncle unwilling to yield control to him. Disgusted with this state of affairs, the young nephew seized the family idol and left the palace in a huff. In 1801 he established himself at a new capital at Sangli and set about taking control over as much of his patrimony as he was able to. Continuing quarrels and disagreements threatened to cause fighting, until the British Resident at the Peshwa's court decided to settle matter by effecting an agreement in 1812. This Treaty of Pandharpur was formally recognized by the British authorities in 1817, and further augmented by separate treaties with the HEIC in 1819.
Chintamanrao reigned for fifty years, during which he maintained very close relations with the British. His participation in the southern campaigns included a close association with the Duke of Wellington, with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. He served in several other campaigns, even offering to lead contingents to Persia and Afghanistan to fight the company's enemies. However, his interests ranged more widely than mere soldering. He encouraged industry and agriculture, took an interest in religious affairs, and promoted inter-communal and inter-faith understanding, more than a century before it became the norm. He died in 1851, aged seventy five, full of honours and respect.
Dhundirajrao succeeded his father not merely as ruler, but also in continuing the good work begun by his father. However, he took a keener interest in education, building schools, colleges and vocational institutions. This interest extended to the fields of female education and the so-called backward classes, for whom he built special schools. He even promoted education amongst his Muslim subjects, a community who until then were suspicious of modern innovations. Thanks to his efforts in promoting various agricultural enterprises, Sangli is today the centre of the world turmeric trade, has the largest sugar refinery in Asia, and is the most important centre for grape production in India. Alas, despite seven marriages, he only sired two daughters. The succession was left to a distant relative, chosen by the British authorities and adopted by his senior widow.
Vinayakrao Chintamanrao, who succeeded as Chintamanrao Dhundirajrao on adoption, was no less distinguished than his two predecessors. He also reigned for a long period of sixty-four years. During this time he vastly improved the material, educational, spiritual and political development of his people. He promoted industrial and agricultural development on an unprecedented scale, making his little state something of a powerhouse in the area. Educational facilities were expanded in many areas with the establishment of arts, science, engineering and medical collages. Access to capital improved with the foundation of a state bank, which helped poor farmers and fledgling industrialists to raise funds. Representative institutions at local and state level encouraged the growth of democracy. He took an active part in supporting the war effort, in the activities of the Chamber of Princes, the Indian Round Table Conferences in London, and on the committee established to create a federal structure for India. A friend of the British and Gandhi alike, he enthusiastically supported independence and acceded to the Dominion India in 1947, then merged his state with Bombay. Raja Vijaysinhrao Patwardhan succeeded his grandfather in 1965.
The city’s original name was Sahagalli — from the Marathi terms saha (“six”) and galli (“lanes”) describing the early street plan—which later was shortened to Sangli.
Sangli at present
The twin cities, Sangli and Miraj have merged to form the an urban agglomeration.The cities have important education centers offering graduate and post graduate quality education in the areas of arts, science, management, medicine, and engineering. The twin cities offers infrastructure that includes railway junction, affordable housing, public transport, telephone, high speed internet, quality hotels, a multiplex, shopping mall and a state-of-art sports complex.
Sangli is now emerging as one of the largest power generation hubs of India. Reliance Wind Energy (RWE), is setting up 150-MW wind power project worth Rs 900 crore with Suzlon Energy. Suzlon Energy will set up the wind farm in Sangli, one of the known wind zones in the state. Sangli has the largest trading centre for turmeric in Asia. The green city is inside what is called 'Sugar Belt' of Maharashtra. The district has more than thirteen sugar factories, which makes it among the highest sugar-producing districts of India. It also has oil seeds, commodities and fruit market. Sangli is also known for high quality grapes and houses many state and privately owned cold storage facilities. A grape wine park spread over 1.42 km² (350 acres) has been established at Palus, 30 km from Sangli city. A brand new Sangli Food Park, spread across 1.2 km² (300 acres) is under construction at Alkud Mane-Rajuri.
Sangli is also one of the largest grape growing regions in Maharashtra. Government has established Krishna Valley Wine Park 30;km away from Sangli to promote wine industry. Recently, Sangli has come up as a major wind power generation locations in India. Suzlon has set up large wind farms around Sangli city with a capacity to generate over 900 MW of power. Sangli has number of renowned education institutes which includes Walchand College of Engineering (established in 1947), Willingdon College (estaiblished in 1919), City High School (established in 1914) and Sangli High School (established in 1907).
Princely State of Sangli
The Principality of Sangli covered an area of 1112 square miles (2942 square kilometers), and had a population of 226,128 in 1901, while the population of the town itself was 16,829 in that year. In 1911, the state had a revenue estimated at £10,000. Sangli joined the dominion of India on March 8, 1948 and is currently a part of the state of Maharashtra.
Sangli was one of the 11-gun salute princely states of British India, under the Kolhapur-Dekkan Residency in the Bombay Presidency, and later the Deccan States Agency. It was one of the southern Maratha Jagirs. Its territory was widely scattered among other native states and British districts.
The Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad City Municipal Corporation is the local self-government body which looks after the development of the Sangli-Miraj twin cities. Sangli municipal corporation is in South Maharashtra and serves a population of 0.5 million. The corporation has planned and constructed a number of wide roads in the city, thereby reducing traffic density on the crowded streets of Sangli-Miraj.
The municipal corporation has come up with several unique ideas for city beautification, lake development, shopping centers, sanitation, slum eradication and waste management, ideas that have been widely recognized.
Turmeric Production and trade
The country's sole turmeric exchange in Sangli city boasts secrets gained through a centuries-old practice — storing turmeric in pits. These pits stretch far out in the open fields of the villages of Haripur and Sangalwadi. It is possibly the most unusual agricultural commodity-storage system in the country.
After clearing the loose soil covering the pit, it is left open for about two to three hours. One cannot enter the pit until one finds out if there is any oxygen within. To ascertain this, a lantern is lowered into the pit. If the lantern does not go out, it is safe to enter the pit.
It was this ingenious storage system, devised over 200 years ago, that turned Sangli into a major trading centre for turmeric. Raw turmeric sold by farmers is stored in these pits, eighteen to twenty feet (five to six metres) deep, for three to four years. The pits provide the best storage facility for turmeric, as the quality of the commodity remains unchanged. The turmeric hardens and matures while in storage. Today, more than 80% of the turmeric trade in India takes place in Sangli.
The Sangli region is known as the "Sugar Belt of India". This region houses over thirteen large sugar factories. Vasantdada Patil, who served as chief minister of Maharashtra for four terms, started the co-operative movement which helped Maharashtra become the most developed state in India. Most of the sugar factories of the Sangli sugar belt work on the co-operative basis. Vasantdada Sugar Factory near Sangli city was the largest sugar plant in Asia till late 90s.
Krishna Valley Wine Park
The Sangli district has recently entered into wine industry, and has achieved some success in producing classic vintage categories.
Wine producers in Sangli make distinctive, classic wines using imported root stocks. The fertile soil of the Sahyadri hills region, and the long sunny days and dry climate make for an excellent product. The government of Maharashtra has set up a specialized state-of-the-art wine park at Palus, 30 km from Sangli city. This 142 acre (575,000 m²) park, is located at Palus, which produces one of the best-quality grapes in the world.
Krishna Valley Wine Park has an International Quality Wine Institute which has been set up in association with the Bharati Vidyapeeth, a leading university of India. The institute carries out research in wine manufacturing.
Krishna Valley Wine Park of Sangli has been recognized as an Agri-Export Processing Zone by the Indian government.
Sangli Food Park
The park is being planned on a 305 acre (1.2 square kilometre) plot at Mane-Rajuri near Sangli city. Cebeco (India) is the consultant for the project.
The location is best suited for processing grapes, turmeric, mangoes, pomegranates, citrus fruits and custard apple.
Common facilities planned are cold-storage, effluent treatment and social infrastructure.
Sangli IT Park
The city now has an Infotech Park with state-of-the-art facilities waiting for Infotech companies to start operations. Sangli Infotech Park has state-of-the-art modern facilities for software companies. The park is located in an attractive locality surrounded by greenery.In Islampur newly software hub is going to be constructed by Jayant Patil the Rural Developement Minister of Maharashtra. IT companies like Infosys, Patni, CapGemini,Cognizant and much more domestic small companies are ready to locate and some of them have started their construction in Islampur.
Emerging Wind Power Hub
Suzlon, the largest wind power generation company in India has set up a number of electric power generation wind farms in Sangli. Now, Reliance India's largest private sector company is setting up 150 MW wind power project worth 90 Billion Indian rupees in Sangli in partnership with Suzlon. This wind power project will generate 380 million units of electricity per annum and generate employment for thousands of skilled / unskilled youth in Sangli.
With this mega power plant, Sangli finds a place on the global map as a major power generation hub.
MIDC Industrial areas in Sangli
Kupwad-Sangli Industrial Area
Miraj Industrial Area
Vasantdada Industrial Estate
Marathe Industrial Estate
Sanjay Industrial Estate, Madhavnagar.
Islampur Industrial Area
Palus Industrial Area
Kadegaon Industrial Area
Vita Industrial Area
Kavathe mahankal Industrial Area
Shirala or Battis Shirala Industrial Area
Jath Industrial Area
Chitale Dairy Township, Bhilawadi Station
Kirloskar Township, Kirloskarwadi Station
Specialised industrial parks and Export zones
Krishna Valley Wine Park, Palus
Sangli Food Park, Mane-Rajuri
Sangli Infotech Park
Textile Park, Kadegaon
Readymade Garments Park, Vita
IBM Software Center of Excellence in Sangli
Looking at the vast number of engineering colleges located in Sangli region, global IT giant IBM has setup Software Center of Excellence at Vishrambag Sangli which is close to the Sangli InfoTech Park setup by MIDC. This Center of Excellence will help to develop skilled manpower in Sangli and IT companies coming to Sangli InfoTech Park will be able to recruit this manpower at cheaper rates compared to larger Indian cities.
Chamber of Commerce and civic associations
Krishna Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industries, MIDC, Kupwad, Sangli Sangli Chamber of Commerce, Mahavir Nagar, Sangli Sangli Miraj Manufacturers Association, MIDC, Miraj Deccan Manufacturers Association, Madhavnagar Road, Sangli Engineers and Architects Association, Gulmohar Colony, Sangli
Distances from major cities
- Mumbai (Bombay) 390 km.
- Pune 220 km.
- Bangalore 630 km.
- Goa 250 km.
- Hyderabad 480 km.
- Kolhapur 50 km.
- Ichalkaranji 27 km.
- Panvel 342 km.
- Umadi 151 km.
- Belgaum 130 km.
Nearest Airport- Pune 220 km New Airport is proposed by State Government at Kavalapur near sangli.
City Buses are run by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation to various cities, towns and villages around Sangli. They operate services from multiple bus terminals, New and old Central Bus Stand among others. The city is well connected to major cities in the state Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, the Konkan Region, Aurangabad, Satara and other adjoining areas. Private bus operators run services buses to large cities like Mumbai, Pune, Karwar, Surat, Nanded, Aurangabad, Banglore, Ahmednagar, Hyderabad, Solapur, Bijapur, Belgaum etc. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation provides transport to various cities like Bijapur, Gulbarga, Jamkhandi, Belgaum, Hubli, Bagalkot, Bangalore, Mangalore, Udupi etc.
Railway Stations near Sangli city
Main Railway Stations near Sangli city
- SANGLI Railway Station is 4 km from Sangli city center
- MIRAJ Junction Railway Station is 7 km from Sangli city center
Suburban Railway Stations near Sangli city
- Bhilavadi (Central Railway, India)
- Kirloskarwadi (Central Railway, India)
- Takari (Central Railway, India)
- Nandre (Central Railway, India)
- Vishrambag (Central Railway, India)
- Madhavnagar (Central Railway, India)
- Vijaynagar (South Western Railway, India)
- Shedbal (South Western Railway, India)
- Ugar (South Western Railway, India)
- Kudachi (South Western Railway, India)
- Ghatprabha (South Western Railway, India)
- Dhalgaon (Central Railway, India)
- Kavathemahankal (Central Railway, India)
- Jath (Central Railway, India)
- Jaysingpur (Central Railway, India)
Trains available from Sangli
Following are important trains running from Sangli and Miraj junction: All below trains stop at Miraj junction railway station which is 7 km from Sangli city center. For trains stopping only at Miraj junction, the timings of Miraj junction are mentioned. For trains which stop at both Sangli and Miraj junction stations, timings of Sangli railway station are mentioned. Kindly check the Indian railway time table carefully as train numbers and timings are subject to change.
|Sr. No.||Train No. & Name||Arrival||Departure||Source||Destination||Important stations|
|1||12630 Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (Miraj Jn)||16:40||16:45||Delhi||Bangalore||Jhansi, Bhopal, Pune, Belgaum, Hubli, Davangere, Tumkur|
|2||12629 Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (Miraj Jn)||03:15||03:20||Bangalore||Delhi||Tumkur, Davangere, Hubli, Belgaum, Pune, Bhopal, Jhansi|
|3||22686 Chandigarh Bangalore Sampark Kranti Express (Miraj Jn)||16:40||16:45||Chandigarh||Bangalore||Ambala Cantt, Panipat, Delhi, Agra, Bhopal, Pune, Belgaum, Hubli|
|4||22685 Bangalore Chandigarh Sampark Kranti Express (Miraj Jn)||03:15||03:20||Bangalore||Chandigarh||Hubli, Belgaum, Pune, Bhopal, Agra, Delhi, Panipat, Ambala Cantt|
|5||06520 Miraj Bangalore(Yesvantpur) Express (Miraj Jn)||--:--||16:45||Miraj||Bangalore||Belgaum, Dharwad, Hubli, Davangere, Arsikere, Tumkur|
|6||05619 Bangalore(Yesvantpur) Miraj Express (Miraj Jn)||10:15||--:--||Bangalore||Miraj||Tumkur, Arsikere, Davangere, Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum|
|7||2779 Vasco/Hubli - H.Nizamuddin Goa Express||21:58||22:00||Vasco(Goa)/Hubli||H.Nizamuddin(Delhi)||Madgaon/Hubli, Londa, Miraj, Pune, Bhopal, Gwalior, Agra|
|8||2780 H.Nizamuddin - Vasco/Hubli Goa Express||22:28||22:30||H.Nizamuddin(Delhi)||Vasco(Goa)/Hubli||Agra, Gwalior, Bhopal, Pune, Miraj, Londa, Hubli/Madgaon|
|9||11005 Mumbai-Puducherry Chalukya Express||06:12||06:15||Mumbai CST||Pondicherry||Lonavala, Pune, Miraj, Belgaum, Hubli, Bangalore, Katpadi|
|10||11006 Bangalore-Mumbai Chalukya Express||21:00||21:05||Pondicherry||Mumbai CST||Katpadi, Bangalore, Hubli, Belgaum, Miraj, Pune, Lonavala|
|11||11021 Mumbai-Tirunelveli Chalukya Express||06:12||06:15||Mumbai CST||Tirunelveli||Lonavala, Pune, Miraj, Belgaum, Hubli, Bangalore, Salem, Erode, Madurai|
|12||1018 Tirunelveli-Mumbai Chalukya Express||21:00||21:05||Tirunelveli||Mumbai CST||Madurai, Erode, Salem, Bangalore, Hubli, Belgaum, Miraj, Pune, Lonavala|
|13||1011 Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express||06:10||06:12||Mumbai CST||Kolhapur||Dadar, Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune|
|14||1012 Kolhapur-Mumbai Mahalaxmi Express||20:38||20:40||Kolhapur||Mumbai CST||Pune, Lonavala, Kalyan, Dadar|
|15||1097 Pune-Ernakulam Purna Express||04:48||04:50||Pune||Ernakulam (Cochin)||Madgaon, Cannanore, Calicut, Trichur|
|16||1098 Ernakulam-Pune Purna Express||23:03||23:05||Ernakulam (Cochin)||Pune||Trichur, Calicut, Cannanore, Madgaon,|
|17||1035 Mumbai-Mysore Shravati Express||08:33||08:35||Mumbai CST||Mysore||Lonavala, Pune, Belgaum, Hubli,|
|18||1036 Mysore-Mumbai Shravati Express||21:13||21:15||Mysore||Mumbai CST||Hubli, Belgaum, Pune, Lonavala,|
|19||6217 Mysore-Nizamuddin SuvarnaJayanti Exp||10:13||10:15||Mysore||H Nizamuddin (Delhi)||Bangalore, Hubli, Pune, Bhopal, Agra|
|20||6218 Nizamuddin-Mysore SuvarnaJayanti Exp||16:20||16:22||H Nizamuddin(Delhi)||Mysore||Agra, Bhopal, Pune, Hubli, Bangalore|
|21||17318 Mumbai Hubli Express||20:28||20:30||Mumbai||Hubli||Lonavala, Pune, Satara, Karad, Miraj, Belgaum, Londa, Dharwad|
|22||17317 Hubli Mumbai Express||01:00||01:05||Hubli||Mumbai||Dharwad, Londa, Belgaum, Miraj, Satara, Karad, Pune, Lonavala|
|23||6507 Jodhpur-Bangalore Express||10:38||10:40||Jodhpur||Bangalore||Ahmadabad, Baroda, Surat, Pune, Hubli|
|24||6508 Bangalore-Jodhpur Express||13:13||13:15||Bangalore||Jodhpur||Hubli, Pune, Surat, Baroda, Ahmadabad|
|25||6509 Ajmer-Bangalore Express||10:38||10:40||Ajmer||Bangalore||Ahmadabad, Baroda, Surat, Pune, Hubli|
|26||6510 Bangalore-Ajmer Express||13:13||13:15||Bangalore||Ajmer||Hubli, Pune, Surat, Baroda, Ahmadabad|
|27||7383 Kolhapur-Gondia Maharashtra Express||15:35||15:37||Kolhapur||Gondia/ Gorakhpur||Pune, Nagpur, Jabalpur, Allahabad,|
|28||7384 Gondia-Kolhapur Maharashtra Express||11:55||11:57||Gondia/Gorakhpur||Kolhapur||Allahabad, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Pune|
|29||6505 Gandhidham-Bangalore Express||09:28||09:30||Gandhidham||Bangalore||Ahmadabad, Baroda, Surat, Pune, Hubli|
|30||6506 Bangalore-Gandhidham Express||13:01||13:03||Bangalore||Gandhidham||Hubli, Pune, Surat, Baroda, Ahmadabad|
|31||1023 Mumbai-Kolhapur Sahyadri Express||04:12||04:15||Mumbai||Kolhapur||Dadar, Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune|
|32||1024 Kolhapur-Mumbai Sahyadri Express||00:15||00:18||Kolhapur||Mumbai||Pune, Lonavala, Kalyan, Dadar|
|33||1029 Mumbai-Kolhapur Koyna Express||19:30||19:32||Mumbai||Kolhapur||Dadar, Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune|
|34||1030 Kolhapur-Mumbai Koyna Express||09:30||09:32||Kolhapur||Mumbai||Pune, Lonavala, Kalyan, Dadar|
|35||1049 Ahmedabad-Kolhapur Express||13:27||13:30||Ahmedabad||Kolhapur||Nadiad, Vadodara, Surat, Lonavala, Pune|
|36||1050 Kolhapur-Ahmedabad Express||13:57||14:00||Kolhapur||Ahmedabad||Pune, Lonavala, Surat, Vadodara, Nadiad|
|37||1045 Deekshabhoomi Express||00:50||01:00||Kolhapur||Dhanbad||Jabalpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gaya|
|38||1046 Deekshabhoomi Express||20:20||20:30||Dhanbad||Kolhapur||Gaya, Varanasi, Allahabad, Jabalpur|
|39||51429 Miraj Hubli Express (Miraj Jn)||--:--||00:10||Miraj||Hubli||Ghatprabha, Belgaum, Londa, Dharwad|
|40||11048 Hubli Miraj Express (Miraj Jn)||05:15||--:--||Hubli||Miraj||Dharwad, Londa, Belgaum, Ghatprabha|
|41||1053 Kolhapur-Nizamuddin Express||10:17||10:19||Kolhapur||Nizamuddin(Delhi)||Pune, Bhusawal, Bhopal, Gwalior, Agra|
|42||1054 Nizamuddin-Kolhapur Express||16:48||16:50||Nizamuddin(Delhi)||Kolhapur||Agra, Gwalior, Bhopal, Bhusawal, Pune|
|43||51429 Sangli Kolhapur Passenger||--:--||20:35||Sangli||Kolhapur||Vishrambag, Miraj, Jaysingpur, Hatkangale, Rukadi|
|44||51430 Kolhapur Sangli Passenger||20:15||--:--||Kolhapur||Sangli||Rukadi, Hatkangale, Jaysingpur, Miraj, Vishrambag|
|45||51419 Miraj Hubli Passenger||--:--||7:30||Miraj||Hubli||Shedbal, Ghatprabha, Belgaum, Londa, Dharwad|
|46||51420 Hubli Miraj Passenger||20:05||--:--||Hubli||Miraj||Dharwad, Londa, Belgaum, Ghatprabha, Shedbal|
|47||51405 Miraj Castle Rock Passenger||--:--||17:25||Miraj||Castle Rock||Shedbal, Ghatprabha, Gokak Road, Belgaum, Londa|
|48||51406 Castle Rock Miraj Passenger||11:30||--:--||Castle Rock||Miraj||Londa, Belgaum, Gokak Road, Ghatprabha, Shedbal|
|49||51431 Miraj Londa Passenger||--:--||6:10||Miraj||Londa||Shedbal, Ghatprabha, Gokak Road, Belgaum, Londa|
|50||51432 Londa Miraj Passenger||16:25||--:--||Londa||Miraj||Londa, Belgaum, Gokak Road, Ghatprabha, Shedbal|
|51||51461 Miraj Belgaum Passenger||--:--||9:50||Miraj||Londa||Shedbal, Ugar, Ghatprabha, Gokak Road, Belgaum|
|52||51462 Belgaum Miraj Passenger||8:55||--:--||Londa||Miraj||Belgaum, Gokak Road, Ghatprabha, Ugar, Shedbal|
|53||51463 Miraj Belgaum Passenger||--:--||19:25||Miraj||Londa||Shedbal, Ugar, Ghatprabha, Gokak Road, Belgaum|
|54||51464 Belgaum Miraj Passenger||18:00||--:--||Londa||Miraj||Belgaum, Gokak Road, Ghatprabha, Ugar, Shedbal|
|55||11404 Kolhapur Nagpur Express via Pandharpur||13:50||14:10||Kolhapur||Nagpur||Jath, Pandharpur, Kurduwadi, Latur, Parbhani, Akola, Badnera, Wardha|
|56||11403 Nagpur Kolhapur Express via Pandharpur||12:50||13:05||Nagpur||Kolhapur||Wardha, Badnera, Akola, Parbhani, Latur, Kurduwadi, Pandharpur, Jath|
|57||11052 Kolhapur Solapur Express via Pandharpur||1:05||1:20||Kolhapur||Solapur||Dhalgaon, Kavathemahankal, Jath, Sangola, Pandharpur, Kurduwadi|
|58||11051 Solapur Kolhapur Express via Pandharpur||4:55||5:10||Solapur||Kolhapur||Kurduwadi, Pandharpur, Sangola, Jath, Kavathemahankal, Dhalgaon|
|59||11426 Miraj - Parli Vaijnath Passenger||--:--||20:30||Miraj||Parli Vaijnath||Kavathemahankal, Jath, Sangola, Pandharpur, Kurduwadi, Osmanabad, Latur|
|60||11425 Parli Vaijnath - Miraj Passenger||18:20||--:--||Parli Vaijnath||Miraj||Latur, Osmanabad, Kurduwadi, Pandharpur, Sangola, Jath, Kavathemahankal|
|61||22146 Miraj Pandharpur Passenger||--:--||18:25||Miraj||Pandharpur||Dhalgaon, Kavathemahankal, Jath, Sangola|
|62||22145 Pandharpur Miraj Passenger||23:45||--:--||Pandharpur||Miraj||Sangola, Jath, Kavathemahankal, Dhalgaon|
|63||51438 Miraj Kurduwadi Passenger||--:--||6:05||Miraj||Kurduwadi||Dhalgaon, Kavathemahankal, Jath, Sangola, Pandharpur|
|64||51437 Kurduwadi Miraj Passenger||15:30||--:--||Kurduwadi||Miraj||Pandharpur, Sangola, Jath, Kavathemahankal, Dhalgaon|
|65||51409 Pune Kolhapur Passenger||17:42||17:45||Pune||Kolhapur||Jejuri, Nira, Satara, Karad, Kirloskarvadi, Bhilawadi, Vishrambag, Miraj, Jaysingpur|
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Marathi Plays & Theatre and Chess
Sangli is famous for Marathi Plays & Theatre. Sangli city is known as Natyapandhari, the birthplace of Marathi drama. The city has a rich cultural influence of Marathi music and drama.
Sangli is also famous for the game "Chess". Sangli has tradition of chess at least of Two centuries.Haripur, nearing village and Sangli itself is the motherland of this game. Dajiba Date, Bandambhat Mehandale was the founder of the game in this area. Baba Bodas, Anna Gadre, Vinayakrao Khadilkar, Gangadharpant Paranjape, Narayanrao Joshi, from Miraj, Panditrao Gadre, Adv. Joshi, Prof. Alukar and even His Majesty Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Kolhapur were the shining stars in the field of chess at that time. The rich as well as ordinary people took interest in the game.
In the year 1942 Late. Rambhau Bhide established southern Maratha Country chess club in the Wada of late. Govindrao Padsalgikar. In 1930. Late. Shrimant Dadasaheb Gadgil, Late Vishnupant Rajwade, Late. Trmmannacharya Padsalgikar founded chess society, Sangli. It arranged some chess Tournaments. In 1935, chess of 10 games was arranged between Late. Sultan khan who was the champion of the British Empire and late. Vinayakrao Khadilkar, the first Indian who had gone abroad for the chess tournaments.From 1922 to1925 chess Tournaments of Southern Maratha Country championship were arranged by late. Dy. Vasudeo Narayan Desai in Sangli Gymkhana. From that time, chess was the game of all common people of Sangli truly. In 1929 Deval Club of Sangli also arranged chess Tournaments. On 23 December 1941, "Nutan Buddhibal Mandal" was founded in memory of late. Vishnu Ramchandra Rajawade by late Bhausaheb Rajwade, late Dajisaheb Dixit, late Sopanrao shingare and Bhaurao Padsalgikar. To canvce and make the game of chess popular, collect the literature of the game, arrange chess Tournaments. Sangli also has a multiplex 'New Pride' near New Pride Hotel and one is being constructed at SFC Mega mall in Sangli.
Currently,Congress party is ruling Sangli-Miraj Municipal Corporation.
Civic officials and government body
- Mayor - Mrs. Kanchan Kamble
- Commissioner - Mr. Deependrasingh Kushwah (Acting)
- Collector - Mr. Deependrasingh Kushwah
- Deputy Mayor - Mr. Prashant Patil (Majalekar)
Educational institutes in Sangli
There are many famous educational institutes, colleges and also the schools which are shaping thousands of children's lives. To name a few are Bharati Vidyapeeth, Bapat Bal Vidya Mandir, M.K. Athavale & Krisha valley which are famous for KG to 5th std studies. Schools like City High School, Pradnya Prabodhini Prashala, Sangli High School, Patwardhan High School & Arwade High School are famous for secondary school studies. Most of the colleges in Sangli are affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. There are renowned colleges like Walchand College of Engineering is famous all over India for engineering studies and it is recently awarded autonomous status by AICTE. Wilingdon College is famous for Arts & Science studies, where as Chintamanrao College is famous for Commerce studies. Nowadays few institutes are gaining popularity in management studies. To name a few are Bharati Vidyapeeth & VP institute of Management.
Walchand College of Engineering, Vishrambag, Sangli (Top Tier Autonomous Institute)
Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering & Technology, Ashta (offers Aeronautical Engineering & VLSI Engineering courses)
Padmabhushan Vasantraodada Patil Institute of Technology,Budhgaon
Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Islampur
Sanjay Bhokre College of Engineering, Miraj
Shivganga Trust's Vishweshwarya College of Engineering, Patgaon, Miraj
Nanasaheb Mahadik College of Engineering, Peth Naka
Manajirao Bhosale College of Engineering, Islampur
Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Technology, Palus
Lathe Education Society Polytechnic, MIDC, Kupwad
Government Polytechnic, Miraj
Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture, South Shivaji Nagar, Sangli.
Shree Jaywantrao Bhosale Polytechnic, Killemachindragad.
Government Medical College, Miraj
Gulabrao Patil Homeopathy Medical College, Miraj
Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Wanlesswadi
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Wanlesswadi
Vasantdada Patil Ayurvedic Medical College, Kawalapur
Annasaheb Dange Ayurvedic Medical College, Ashta
Rajarambapu Patil Ayurvedic Medical College, Islampur
Vasantdada Patil Dental College, Kawalapur
Miraj and Sangli together has more than 800 hospitals, density wise it's the highest in Country.
Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management and Rural Development Administration, Rajawada Chowk
Deccan Education Society Institute of Management, Vishrambaug
V.P.Institute of Management Studies & Research, Wanlesswadi, Sangli
Rajarambapu Patil Institute of Management, Islampur
CSM Institute of Management, KWC College
Balwant College, Vita
Institute of Management, Computer and Rural Development, Vasumbe,Tasgaon
Govt. College of Pharmacy, Miraj
Gulabrao Patil College of Pharmacy, Miraj
Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, Sangli
S D Patil Institute of Pharmacy, Islampur
Miraj Medical Center College of Pharmacy, Miraj
Hanmantrao Patil College of Pharmacy (D Pharm),Vita
Willingdon College of Arts & Science, Vishrambaug, Sangli
Chintamanrao College of Commerce, Sangli
Kasturbai Walchand College Arts, Science, & Commerce Sangli
Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture, Sangli
Sangli highscool & junior college, Sangli
SNDT Women's College
Garware Women's College
Patangrao Kadam College, Sangliwadi (formerly known as Bhatrati Vidyapeeth's A.S.C. College, Sangli)
G.A.College of Commerce
Gulabrao Patil B.Ed & D.Ed College
There is YCMOU study center famous in Maharastra course: Journalism & communication
HighSchools Mount Sinai English School, Jai Hind Colony. Vishrambag, Sangli Mount sinai Marathi School, Hanuman Nagar, Near Old Dhamni Naka, Sangli Rani Saraswati Kanyashala Miraj College Vidyamandir Prashala, Miraj LGR Purohit Kanya Prashala, Sangli Arts, Science & Commerce College, Ramanandnagar, Kirloskarwadi Sangli highschool sangli. City highschool sangli. Emmanuel English School Vasantdada patil institute of research and management, sangli- miraj road. H.H.Raja Chintamanrao Patwardhan Highschool sangli Shantiniketan junior college of arts & science Cambridge English Medium School-Gulabrao Patil Trust's, Miraj
Sangli was previously known as Southern Satara. Sangli is birthplace of many legends in social as well as political reformers.
Gopal Ganesh Agarkar was born in Thembu [Small town in Khanapur-Aatpadi constituency].
Balgandharva was born in village called Nagthane in Sangli district.
Legend of singing Asha Bhosale was also born in Sangli..
"Sangit Natakas" (musical plays) are initiated in Sangli. Vishnudas Bhave is known to be father of the Sangit Natakas. Sangli is his birthplace but also work place.
Sangli is home of many politicians.
Famous Politician such as, Yashwantrao Chavan 1st Chief Minister of Mahatrshtra.
Pratik(dada)Patil is Union Coal Minister of State,Government of India,
Madanbahu Patil is President,remaining Maharashtra developement Corporaton,Maharashtra. Pantangrao Kadam Cabinet Minister Forest Minister & Chancellor of Bharti Vidyapeeth.
One of the legends of cricket was born in Sangli named Vijay Hazare.
Cultural and Spiritual Heritage
Sangli is a land of saints, Yogis, tapaswis because of the huge, calm, and holy river Krishna. It is said that once the great national saint Swami Vivekananda also visited Sangli. The land of Sangli has been attracting the devotees and tapaswis for their tapa and sadhana. Some names of the sants in this area are-
Sant shree Tatya Saheb Kotnis Maharaj Mama Maharaj Kelkar Dasram Maharaj Kelkar Shree Hanumandasji Maharaj and many others
|Climate chart (explanation)|
Sangli has a semi-arid climate with three seasons, a hot, dry summer from the middle of February to the middle of June, a monsoon from the middle of June to late October and a mild cool season from early November to early February. The total rainfall is about 22 inches (580 mm). sangli has a chill climate all around winter.summers are dry but not so much dry like in the big metropolitan cities.rain is within its limits.
|Climate data for Sangli|
|Average high °C (°F)||31
|Average low °C (°F)||12
|Precipitation mm (inches)||3.8
|Source: Government of Maharashtra|
- Ganapati Temple of Sangli - Grand temple built by Patwardhan dynasty of Sangli. It is famous for golden idol of Lord Ganesha.
- Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary - It is famous for peacocks and deers.
- Krishna Valley Wine Park, Palus - Grape & Wine tourism spot
- Chandoli National Park - It is declared as Sahyadri Tiger Reserve
- Chandoli Dam & Lake
- Prachitgad Fort - Built by Maratha Emperor Shivaji Maharaj.
- Battis Shirala - Famous for Wild Snakes specially for Cobra.
- Sangameshwar Shiva Temple, Haripur - It is situated on the confluence of River Krishna and river Warna.
- Bagetil Ganesh Temple, Haripur
- Tasgaon Ganesh Temple
- Krishna-Yerla Sangam & Raghunath Swami Anandmurti's Samadhi - Bramhanal
- Shri Banshankari Temple, Banali, Tal-Jath
- Banali village in Jath Tehsil is pure vegetarian village.
- Nagthane village is a Birth Place of Great Marathi drama actor Natasamrat Balgandharv [ Narayan shripad Rajhans (kulkarni)]
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