Sangli district is a
district of Maharashtra state in west-central India.
Sangli city is the
district headquarters. The district is 24.51% urban.Sangli and
the biggest cities in district. 
industrial town of Kirloskarwadi is also located in the Sangli District.
started his first factory here. Kirloskarwadi is said
to be one of the most beautiful industrial towns in India.
the region around Sangli (now village near Sangli
up to 40 km) was the capital of the Chalukyas
. Kundal is a pilgrimage centre for the
. Every year,
thousands ofJains visit this place. The palace built by the
. As per the inscriptions the
Kundal was ancient village, it is 1600 years old. Kaundanyapur
(old name), It was a part of Karnataka (present day Karad) province
rule by the Chalukyas.
There is a
temple built in the memory of Maharaja Jaising. Pulakesi I chose Vatapi (Badami in Karnataka) as his Capital.
Kundal is surrounded by hills, including Zari Parshwanath
(the water from trough cascadesnear the idol of Mahaveer
), has two caves which house theidol of
and the images of Ram, Sita
. Samav Sharan
(large open space on top
of another hill)is considered holy by the Jains
, they believe that Mahaveer
gave sermons to his followers here.
Bijapur prant including the district of Sangli came to be known as
the Adil Sahi kingdom. As the Patvardhans have been closely
associated with the history of the Marathas during the post-Panipat
period and as they figured during the subsequent British rule as
rulers or jagirdars of small principalities such as Sangli, Miraj
and Tasganv in this district, it is convenient at this stage to
follow the later history of the district along with the family
history of the Patvardhans. The founder of this family was one Har
or Hari Bhatt bin Ballam Bhatt, a native of the village of Kotavda
in the Ratnagiri district.
This man, after distinguishing himself by a long series of
devotional austerities, was appointed upadhya or family priest to
Naro Mahadev, chief of Icalkaranji in the Kolhapur State. On the
occasion of the marriage of this chief's son to the daughter of
Bajaji Visvanath, the first Pesava, in 1713. Har Bhatt was brought
to the notice of the Pesava, and his sons Govind and Ramcandra were
ere long taken into the service of the latter. A third son Trimbak
obtained service with the Raja of Akkalkot. After the death of
Balaji Pant Pesava, Har Bhatt's family continued to enjoy the
favour of his successors, and Govindrav with his son Gopalrav took
an active part in the events of Balaji Bajirav's reign. In 1759
Gopalrav distinguished himself in certain opera-lions against the
Nawab of Saonur, half of whose territory was surrendered to the
Pesava who subsequently gave a part of it as jahagir to Rastes and
Sangli District is located in the western part of Maharashtra.
bounded by Satara and Solapur districts to
the north, Bijapur
District, Karnataka to the east, Kolhapur and Belgaum, Karnataka 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
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
Land in the region is best suitable for
A village in Sangli district
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 geaographic region.