Possessing a humble poise in its demeanor despite the legendary tales that speak of a glorious past, Miraj charms you with its simplicity. From its sleepy, old neighborhoods and marketplaces to its slowly emerging modernized face, every facet of this ancient city emits a composed harmony that instantly wins you over
The mellifluous rhythms of classical music reverberate through the very essence of the city, upholding its age-old traditions. Dating back to the 9th century, this illustrious city has witnessed the splendid victories as well as the rueful defeats of many powerful rulers, including the Bahamanis, Marathas, Mughals and Peshwas.Located in the ‘desh’ province of southern Maharashtra, as a part of the twin cities of Sangli-Miraj, it continues to fascinate travelers even today.The revered musical tradition of Miraj is its crowning glory. The city has contributed numerous invaluable artists to the field of music and performing arts. Visit one of the local theaters in the city to enjoy several enthralling performances of Hindustani Classical music. Miraj is also popular as a prominent supplier of classical music instruments such as sitar, sarod and tanpura. A visit to one of the local manufacturers of these instruments will give you a glimpse of the traditional skill and techniques used in their making.The Khwaja Meer Sahib Dargah is an important site of religious and historical importance in Miraj. Built more than 500 years ago, this holy site is an inseparable part of the city’s culture. The annual festival of Urus celebrated here is attended by Muslim as well as Hindu devotees. The celebrations include performances paying ode to the musical tradition of Miraj.The government operated city buses link the major areas in the city and also connect it to the twin city of Sangli. Auto-rickshaws can be easily hired from any part of the city and are convenient means of traveling within Miraj. Tourists can avail of the services of the several car rentals in the city to hire a private taxi or car. This is the best way of moving around if you are visiting the city for sightseeing.Avoid traveling out alone at night as the city is least active at this time and may not be safe for travelers.Miraj experiences very hot and humid summers, making it uncomfortable for tourists to roam around
Miraj is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Belgaum at a distance of 107kms.
Airports: Belgaum Airport
There is no regular trains to Miraj from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Sangli which is located at a distance of 7kms.
Railway Station(s): Sangli