SANGLI city is located in the Indian state of Maharashtra on the banks of river Krishna, nearly 400 kilometers southeast of Mumbai. This region lies in the Deccan plateau. 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 green city is inside what is called 'Sugar Belt' of Maharashtra.
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’.