ICHALKARANJI – Manchester of Maharashtra

Located along the Panchganga River in Kolhapur District of Western Maharashtra lies, Ichalkaranji, a fast growing industrial city. With a booming textile industry comprising of about 1.25 lakh power looms, 25 spinning units, 175 sizing units with a daily turnover of Rs. 10 billion, it is popularly known as the ‘Manchester of Maharashtra’.

The city’s economy is also driven by the engineering goods manufacturing industry (which has been around since the 1950s). Several automotive component manufacturers have the plant’s in or around the city, who are vendors for companies such as: Maruti Udyog Ltd, Honda Motorcycle, Bajaj Auto, TVS Suzuki, Tata Motors, Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra, MICO.

Today, Ichalkaranji has transformed itself into an industrial hub. It was under the leadership of erstwhile ruler of Ichalkaranji, Shrimant Narayanrao Babasaheb Ghorpade that this transformation took its roots with establishment of the first power loom in the year 1904.


With a geographical advantage of having access to water from Panchganga and Krishna rivers, the fertile lands of Ichalkaranji are ideal for agriculture. Sugarcane farming is a primary source of income for many families residing in and around Ichalkaranji.

The city is surrounded by 5 Sugar refineries, Annually they processes Over 5000000 metric ton of Sugarcane farmers itself bring in approximately Rs. 13 billion to the economy of the city’s catchment area. 4 out of 5 sugar mills have Co-generation plants, thus further making it a hub for electricity generation.

With a per capita income of above Rs. 1 lakh, it is amongst the cities having highest per capita income in the country. Approximately 40% of new automobile sales in Kolhapur district is from Ichalkaranji catchment area. Ichalkaranji also ranks among city’s with high ownership of consumer products such as home appliances and fast-moving consumer goods

Ichalkaranji is situated in proximity to major cities of Kolhapur and Sangli. Furthermore, it is easily accessible by road from Pune-Bangalore National Highway. It is also connected by rail and air through Hatkanangale, Miraj, Kolhapur railway stations and Kolhapur, Belgaum airports. Thus offering seamless connectivity for business, leisure and goods movement.

The Ichalkaranji Catchment area comprises of small villages Kabnoor, Shahapur, Yadrav etc . With a population looking to move into urban Ichalkaranji and growing income, Ichalkaranji offers immense potential for real estate development. There has been a spurt in residential and commercial development over the past decade offering varied options for potential customers to choose from. Over the past few years, this rapidly growing market has caught the eye of investors.

Ichalkaranji is poised to grow YoY due to the ever expanding textile industry, as demand for clothing continues to grow across the world. The growing number of restaurants, fine dining, cafes, multiplexes, sports facilities, Turfs of Ichalkaranji offer all amenities of a large city without the congestion and traffic snarls of the cities. The cultural diversity of the city offers a lively social scene for all age groups of individuals.

₹313 Billion Sale

Sale of the goods and textile industry (2019)

3,30,000 Population

Population of city Metropolitan Region
(As per 2011, Census by Govt of India)

1,00,000 + Per Capita Income

Ichalkaranji has more than 1,00,000 of Per Capita Income

85% + Literacy Rate

Ichalkaranji has more than 85% of Literacy Rate


Ichalkaranji is well connected by the neighboring cities and national highways by road. Public and private buses provide services to all major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nasik, Shirdi, Bangalore, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Solapur, Surat, Ahmedabad, Panjim


Nearest railway stations

Hatkanangale – 7 km

Sangli – 30 km

Miraj – 30 km

Kolhapur – 34 km

jaysingpur – 15 km

Nearest airport

Kolhapur – 22 km (Maharashtra

Belgaum – 110 km (Karnataka)

Huballi – 213 km (Karnataka)

Pune – 250 km (Maharashtra)

Mumbai – 389 km (Maharashtra)

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