Kolhapur Tourism
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Kolhapur Tourism

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5.6/7
699 Ratings & 398 Reviews

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Mayuri Rege
  • Mayuri Rege
  • 2 Reviews

"Karveer city"

  • Posted Jul 9, 2013
Kolhapur also known as karveer holds the temple of mahalaxmi goddess and tuljabhavani goddess.it has a rich tradition of kushti game being practised even today.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Do visit chappal galli for authentic kolhapuri footwear.

Activities & things to do: Visit panhala jyotiba and many more places listed in kolhapur map

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bus or train
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Sameera Samant
  • Sameera Samant
  • Lives in Kolhapur
  • 2 Reviews

"visit to kolhapur"

  • Posted Jun 7, 2013
Actually we went to kolhapur for marriage and we stay there for three days. but the food at opal hotel was very good and service is also good

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Saw mahalaxmi temple and the maharaja palace

Activities & things to do: nothing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We went to kolhapur by road, the roads are very good
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Dinesh  Parab
  • Dinesh Parab
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 77 photos
  • 12 Reviews

"Good Place for short vacation-..."

  • Posted May 14, 2013
Good Place for short vacation- Panhala,Jyotiba, Mahalaksmi temple, Palace at Kolhapur are good locations,

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Very tasty food at almost every restaurant
Jhunaka Bhakari at Panhala was memorable.

Activities & things to do: One can also visit Dutta temple at Narsobawadi and Audumber which are very nearby and holi places
Kaneri Math Museum is very good.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Mumbai By Car Or Train.
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P. Pande
  • P. Pande
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Kolhapur is cool"

  • Posted May 13, 2013
Kolhapur is nice place, it is border to Konkan cool nice hilly jungles with spicy food, there are many small restaurants in Mangalwar peth to taste different types of non-veg food, nearby many of picnic points

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: My favourite restaurants woodland, opel, Waman

Activities & things to do: Enjoy and do anything

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: (Travell warning) avoid overtaking in Kolhapur city
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Nilesh Misal
  • Nilesh Misal
  • Critic
  • 4 Reviews

"Historical city - Kolhapur"

  • Posted May 4, 2013
Kolhapur is a city having historical background. One may visit forts- Vishalgad and Panhala which has rich history of Bajiprabhu Deshpande , a great Sardar of Shivaji.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Must enjoy the feast of Kolhapur mutton.

Activities & things to do: Darshanam of Mahalaxmi should not be missed

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Its aceesible on National highway no 4 and one may travel by car which will help them to visit nearby forts and may also enter into Konkan if visited during Nov to Jan period.
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Umesh S
  • Umesh S
  • Lives in Thane
  • 2 Reviews

"Visit to Kolhapur"

  • Posted Apr 23, 2013
Good Place for short vacation- Panhala,Jyotiba, Mahalaksmi temple, Palace at Kolhapur are good locations,

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Jhunaka Bhakari at Panhala was memorable.

Activities & things to do: Trekking can be the activity for various forts.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Better by car
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Pratik  Joshi
  • Pratik Joshi
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Thane
  • 2 Reviews

"Good place"

  • Posted Apr 10, 2013
Good place for a family holiday Easily accessible from mumbai and pune,, Well connected to southern cities Houses Mahalakshmi Temple the main worshiped place of Maharashtra Panhala fort also a place to visit...

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Bhel and misal

Activities & things to do: Walk in the eve at rankala lake

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train
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Tapankumar Chakravarty
  • Tapankumar Chakravarty
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Thane
  • 5 Reviews

"Tapankumar"

  • Posted Mar 28, 2013
Kolhapur is nice place with so many places of tourist interest a very important religious place with the lovely mahalaxmi temple.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: very tasty food at almost every restaurant, many shopping options especially leather items and the very special kolahpuri chappals. many attractive and interesting tourist spots like the lovely siddhagiri, the maharajas palace and the panhalaghad

Activities & things to do: go sightseeing in kolahpur, one can also visit Dutta temple at Narsobawadi and Audumber which are very nearby and holi places

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: a good place for a short holiday. can be reached by train, road and air very safe travel destinationn
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Anjali  Tawde
  • Anjali Tawde
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"good place to visit"

  • Posted Mar 24, 2013
If you want to visit temples, its a good place to visit.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Visit the was museum

Activities & things to do: Visit the was museum

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: none
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Meena Gupte
  • Meena Gupte
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"best"

  • Posted Mar 23, 2013
Overview of the destination was the best tour experience.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: hotel GANDHARV has a good food taste too.

Activities & things to do: only the best thing was sight seeing and last but not the least the laxmi temple

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: to reach this place its very easy by bar railway bus or travels,
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Kolhapur Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 569 m
  • Pincode: 416001
  • District: Kolhapur
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 0231
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 12 to 30°C
Kolhapur is a city located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It lies to the south of Pune, about 228 km away. Traditionally, the place is famous for its footwear and jewellery. Kolhapuri sandals are a trademark and have originated from this city of India.

Kolhapur is said to have derived its name from a mythological account. Kolhasur was a demon and he was killed by Goddess Mahalakshmi in order to bring relief to people of the region. However, the demon’s dying wish was that the city should be named after him and his wish was granted.

The city also finds a mention in Srimad Bhagwadgita, where it is referred to as an important religious centre. Legend has it that Amoghavarsha, who was a Rasthrakuta king and ruled the city in the 9th century, offered his finger’s sacrifice to Goddess Lakshmi to bring relief to the people from a local calamity. Historically speaking, it was Shilahara dynasty’s capital during the 10th century.

Kolhapur lies at an altitude of 569 metres above sea level. This altitude gives it a cooler climate as compared to other cities in Maharashtra. However, the temperature remains the same throughout the year with no major fluctuations. The average day temperature here is between 25-30° Celsius while the average night temperature ranges from 18-20° Celsius.

The city is home to a number of temples, forts and historical places of significance. Some of the major places of tourist interest in Kolhapur are the Mahalakshmi Temple, Katyani Temple, Vishalgad Fort, the Wax Museum and the New Palace among others.

Kolhapur is also known for its Kolhapuri cuisine, which is characterised by the use of many spices. The red meat preparations of the cuisine are especially well known. Tourists visiting Kolhapur should try local delicacies like misal pav, batata vada and of course its mutton curries. Although majority population of Kolhapur comprises of the Marathas, there are other communities present as well in sizeable proportion. Some of these are the Gujaratis, the Brahmins, the Marwadis and Muslims, which has influenced its cuisine to a large extent. 

Getting around Kolhapur should not be a concern for travellers. Taxis and rickshaws can be used to explore the city. For shopping, tourists ought to buy the famous Kolhapuri chappals, antique jewellery and of course, sarees that are distinct to this region. 

The economy of Kolhapur largely depends on the farming sector while textiles and mining industries come in next. Kolhapur is reputed to be one of the Indian cities with the highest per capita income. It even made it to a list of ‘most number of Mercedes cars’ in a Maharashtrian city, and was placed just below Mumbai. Kolhapur also has a thriving film industry, with a majority of Marathi films being made here each year.  

Kolhapur is well connected to other cities in Maharashtra and neighbouring states by road, rail and air. The city has an airport which has regular flights from cities like Mumbai and Pune. But the best way to reach Kolhapur is by boarding a train or bus from Mumbai or Pune, which takes close to 10 hours and three hours respectively. 

The best time to visit Kolhapur is anytime during the year except during summers and therefore, tourists should avoid visiting the city in April and May. 
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