Sangli About this sound pronunciation is an important business city in western India which is also district headquarters of Sangli District in the state of Maharashtra, India. Although it is distinguished for production and trade of turmeric, it is also called turmeric city. Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and is the largest market place for turmeric in Asia and houses many sugar factories. The Ganesha Temple of Sangli is a historical landmark of the city and is visited by thousands of pilgrims.Sangli is also known as Wimbledon of Chess and hosts National Level chess championship every year. Number of world famous chess grand masters have played in various chess tournaments held in Sangli.