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Akluj is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°53′N 75°1′E / 17.883°N 75.017°E / 17.883; 75.017Coordinates: 17°53′N 75°1′E / 17.883°N 75.017°E / 17.883; 75.017
INDIA (भारत)  India
 • Body Akluj Gram Panchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total 80,000 approx.
Languages - Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 413101
Telephone code area code +912185
Vehicle registration MH-45
Lok Sabha constituency Madha loksabha constituency
Vidhan Sabha constituency Malshiras vidhansabha constituency
Civic agency Akluj Grampanchayat
Climate Mean annual temperature 36°C, Mean annual rainfal 450 mm
Akluj is a town in Solapur district, Maharashtra, India.[1] Akluj was earlier known for its large trade in cotton, which has almost disappeared at present.[2]

Akluj is a town in Solapur district in Maharashtra. It is situated on the bank of River Nira. The town and surrounding area is agriculturally rich. Akluj was Asia's Richest Grampanchyat for some time. Ex Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vijaysinh Mohite–Patil was Ex. Sarpanch of Akluj.

Historical Background[edit]

The name Akluj is believed to be derived from ‘Shri Akalai Devi’ which is Gramadevata of Akluj. In Moghal period it was changed as Asadnagar for some time. We can see the land fort in Akluj. It was built by Yadav king Raja Singhan in the 13th century. Evidence shows that, after Yadavas it was ruled by Mughals and Britishers. Aurangjeb’s Subhedar for south named Bahaddurkhan appointed Shaikh Ali as a chief official of the Akluj fort in 1673 and Ranmastkhan was appointed as a chief Thanedar in 1675. Evidences also shows that in 1679 Dilerkhan and Chhatrpati Sambhaji Maharaj stayed in the fort of Akluj for 4 months. Bajirao Peshwa II was also stayed for three months in this fort, when he was dismissed from Peshwai by Britishers in 1802. When Maharaja Sambhaji was trapped by Mughals in 1689, Mughal Sardar traveled through Akluj. In 1792 Captain Moor, the author of the Hindu Pantheon, described it as " Akhloos, a large respectable town with a well supplied market and with a fort and several handsome buildings and wells ". In 1803 on his march from Shrirangpattam to Pune to reinstate Bajirao II, General Wellesley halted at Akluj from the 13th to the 15th of April. All these incident shows that from the medieval period, Akluj was important and famous as historical place.


Akluj is situated in Malshiras tahasil and 120 km away from Solapur city. It is located on the right bank of Nira River. The height of Akluj is 551 m from the MSL.

The Latitude 17.9000 longitude 75.0333 Altitude (feet) 1581 Lat (DMS) north 17° 53' 60 N Long (DMS) east 75° 1' 60E Altitude (meters) 481


The Akluj is a part of Deccan plateau so its area is flat. In general the climate of Akluj is suitable for farming and is characterized by three seasons namely summer, winter and rainy. The special characteristic of climate of the Akluj is dry except during the monsoon season. The mean annual temperature of Akluj is 36 °C. Month of May is generally hottest (up to 42 °C) month of the year. The mean annual rainfall at Akluj is 450 mm


The current population is approximately 80,000 (2009). The population in 1971 was 40,278 (as per Census 1971).

Nearby Airports[edit]

Nearby Railway Stations[edit]


Akluj’s political atmosphere has always revolved around one prominent family: Mohite-Patil. The late Shri. Shankarao Mohite Patil (Ex. MLA 1952-1972) started with social politics. After him Shri. Vijaysinh Shankarao Mohite Patil, MP. (Loksabha 2014), Ex. Dep. CM, Maharashtra, Ex. Minister PWD, tourism, rural development etc led politics in Solapur district. Both worked on fundamental infrastructure and tried to resolve the major problems such as electricity, roads, sugar industry and irrigation.

List of MLA's from Malshiras Constituency


Akluj has almost all type of well known educational institutions. Which includes, Engineering, Pharmacy, Education (D.Ed & B.Ed), Agri, I.T.I., English medium schools and also colleges of arts, science, Computer, Management, Nursing & commerce educations. Few of them are mentioned below

1. Shankarrao Mohite-Patil Mahavidhyalaya, Malevadi

2. Sadashivrao Mane Vidyalaya (SMV)

3. Green-Fingers English Medium School

4. Sahkar Maharshi Shankarrao Mohite-Patil Institute of Technology and Research (Engineering college)

5. Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil College of Nursing

6. Rajsinh Mohite-Patil Institute of Management Studies

7. Green-fingers College of Computer & Technology

8. Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil English Medium D.Ted College

9. Ratnai college of Agriculture

10. Shankarrao Mohite-Patil English Medium School

11. Maharshi Shankarrao Mohite-Patil Prashala

12. Akluj Night School

13. Shrimati Ratnaprabhadevi Mohite-Patil Home Science

14. College of Pharmacy.(B. Pharmacy & D. Pharmacy)

15. Aklai Vidyalay

Villages/Cities near Akluj[edit]

  • Velapur (11.5 km)
  • Malshiras (13.5 km)
  • Piliv (27.0 km)
  • Indapur (28.5 km)
  • Tembhurni (29.0 km)
  • Natepute (31.0 km)
  • Walchandnagar (35.0 km)
  • Pandharpur (44.0 km)
  • Sangola (60 km)
  • Baramati (75 km)
  • Daund (101 km)
  • Solapur (115.0 km)
  • Pune (170.0 km)


  1. ^ "History brought to life through sculptures in Akluj". Oneindia. 16 June 2008. Archived from the original on September 9, 2011. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Akluj". Solapur district Gazetteer. The Gazetteers Department, Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 2010-08-15.