Sangareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
One of the most popular attractions in Sangli, Sangareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 47 kilometers away from the city. It is a man-made sanctuary with a humongous space of 10.87 square kilometers. The sanctuary has 52 species of wild animals such as wild cows, wild goats, rabbits, deer, peacock, jackal, Sambhar, hyenas and foxes. The forest also has many species of insects, birds and reptiles. The wildlife sanctuary offers panoramic views of the Krishna River and the surrounding sugarcane and grape vineyards.
Located on the eastern banks of Krishna River, Ganapati Temple is one of the most popular temples in South Maharashtra. The temple was constructed by Thorle Chintamanrao Patwardhan in 1843. The king also enshrined the idol of Lord Ganesha in the temple. The temple premises cover almost 2 acres and features a platform, a large hall and a ‘Nagarkhana’.
Dandoba Hill Forest Reserve
Just a 25 minute drive from Sangli, Dandoba Hill Forest Reserve is quite rich in terms of flora and fauna. It is home to several historically significant ancient temples and is a popular location for trekking and long hikes. There is an annual marathon race that took place at Dandoba Hill Station.
One of the most popular temples in Sangli, The Sangameshwar Temple is situated in the Haripur Village of Sangli district, at the confluence of River Krishna and River Warna. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and witnesses the influx of a large number of devotees.
Located in the centre of Sangli Town, Sangli Fort has been converted into a revenue and collector’s office. The fort also features a Marathi school, Rajwada Palace and a museum. The court of Sangli district is located opposite to the fort.