Jaysingpur is a city and municipal council in the Kolhapur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city derives its name from Raja Jaysing, the father of Shrimant Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur, who planned and developed the architecture of the city. Shahu Maharaj laid out Jaysingpur as one of the few "chess board cities" in Maharashtra where roads meet at 90-degree angles.
The city was founded in 1916 and celebrated its centenary in September 2016. Dr. Neeta Abhijeet Mane (MS-ENT) is Jaysingpur's current mayor. The city is famous for having one of the largest tobacco markets in the country, and the city processes tobacco and gutkhas for the surrounding region.
Siddheshwar is the gram daivat (town deity) of Jaysingpur, also known as the deity of Siddheshwar Mandir.
The city also is famous for its newly constructed Siddhivinayak Mandir. Its prime location on the Kolhapur-Shirol highway makes it more easy for the outsiders to visit the temple.
Jaysingpur also has a stadium, known as Dasra Chowk. Though not well-built, but it can hold local matches which are held every year in the month of April-May. Fairs, Festivals, Government Declarations are often held at this stadium.
Jaysingpur is rapidly developing as a major satellite suburb of the Kolhapur region. The city holds a strategic location between Kolhapur, Sangli, Miraj and Ichalkaranji.
Jaysingpur has many educational institutions. Schools in Jaysingpur are either "municipal schools" or private schools run by trusts or individuals, which may receive government financial aid. The schools are affiliated either with the Maharashtra State Board (MSBSHSE), The All-India Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), or the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Marathi semi-English and English are the usual languages of instruction. There are many schools which provide better education facilities at affordable fees. Balwantrao Zele Highschool, being one of the oldest schools holds more than 2500 students studying from First grade to Tenth. Dr. J J Magdum Trust has given a great contribution in making this city a educational hub for the areas nearby. The trust includes 3 schools(CBSE,MS-SSC) and One Medical College, One Diploma-Polytechnic College and One College of Engineering. Postgraduate education in the fields of engineering and medicine is available.
Jaysingpur is an important marketplace for the trading of tobacco and crops like rice and cereals. It is also an automotive industries supply chain hub as many suppliers transport their finished components through Jaysingpur. In addition, many high-tech engineering entrepreneurs have businesses in Jaysingpur.
Jaysingpur has excellent connectivity with a number of major cities. However, much of the road network remains unpaved.
Public transport by bus is provided by MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation). There are also many private buses that provide services to all major destinations in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. MSRTC provides bus services from Jaysingpur to Sangli and the city of Kolhapur every 15 minutes.
Private buses are often a preferred mode of transport due to their wider network and speed. Buses run by private companies are also generally considered more comfortable and reliable, with most offering sleeper and air-conditioned coaches. They are connected to nearby major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Belgaum.
Jaysingpur has a railway station (station code JSP) which is on the Kolhapur–Miraj line of the Central Railway. Miraj Junction railway station is the nearest major station, about 13 km (8.1 mi) away on the Mumbai–Bangalore main line. Miraj Junction has daily connectivity to important cities and is a stop for long-distance trains like Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express, Goa Express, Chalukya Express, Poorna Express, Swarna Jayanti Express, Ajmer Bangalore Express, Jodhpur-Bangalore Express, Gandhidham Bangalore Express and Hubli Express.