Rankala Lake Overview

Ranked 3 of 22 sightseeing in Kolhapur

Rankala Lake was built by the Chhatrapati rulers of Kolhapur. It is believed that the lake is directly connected to a well located in the Panhala Fort. Other attractions present near the lake are the chariot of Lord Shiva and a temple with a structure of Nandi (bull).

The Padpath Udyan that is built close to the Rankala Lake offers various recreational facilities like lake side walk. Apart from this, the lake is also well-known among the visitors for different activities like boating and horse riding.

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Rankala Lake

Ronit Gaikwad
26th Dec 17

What travellers are saying about Rankala Lake

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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K Sharma

K Sharma4.3/5

91 reviews

A lake view

This is good to take a breathing and big water body in middle of the city. People come around evening with children as this is kind of park for kids you, may find lot of street eat out here and parking is on the road if you are driving all the way, boating is also available out here.

Dipesh Vora

Dipesh Vora4.3/5

19 reviews

Walk around the lake

Early morning we went around the lake. The walking track is really good. Early morning walk and then to have missal with hot tea. Again to take rounds around the banks of Rankala lake. If the water level isn't high, can have visit of the sanctuary. There is Shiva temple in the lake of very ancient time. Evening walk will also be relaxing.

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.6/5

414 reviews

A Nice Place

Visited this famous spot of Kolhapur lastly in evening. It is popular spot among locals as well as tourist to spend a nice evening. There are so many stall of eatery. There is also a pucca path, a place well maintained by Kolhapur Corporation. There is a Palace also which seems to be closed since last many years. You can visit the lake and be relaxed.

Surabhi Palyal

Surabhi Palyal4.3/5

5 reviews

Amazing view

Rankala Lake offers a lovely view of the sunset, coloured with an amazing view of the lake and the serene beauty of the sky. Boating facilities are also available along with a lot of food stalls for visitors. A must visit during evening if you are in Kolhapur.
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Bharvi Shukla

Bharvi Shukla3.2/5

6 reviews

Rankala Lake - Good hangout location in the heart of Kolhapur

A water body in the heart of the city is certainly an attraction for many. Having experienced the Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad, this place was a bit downer. Nevertheless, it's a nice place to hang out in the evenings, especially if you would want to indulge in some Mumbai Chaat and other assorted items. There is boating option too, if interested. KMC has ensured cleanliness of the place, which is a positive. However, they can do a better job in beautification, defining an entertainment zone, etc. To make the place Happening!

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  • Rankala Lake - Good hangout location in the heart of Kolhapur

Suresh Ramaswamy

Suresh Ramaswamy3.9/5

110 reviews

Lovely lake with boating facilities

The Rankala lake is a big lake in Kolhapur with clean water. Boating facilities are available, there is a park and walkways around the lake. Very good place to spend some morning/evening time for the Kolhapur visitor/resident.

Pankaj Rathi

Pankaj Rathi4.6/5

2 reviews

Fun and boating

Rankala lake is the most beautiful and romantic place in Kolhapur for those who want to spent some activities and quality time with their loved one's. I did boating with my sweetheart and most cool place I have ever had. It is free just pay for boating and different types of boat available. You can choose according to availability and budget.

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Rankala Lake, Kolhapur

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Rankala Lake, Kolhapur
Rankala Lake, Kolhapur

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Bharvi Shukla

Rankala Lake, Kolhapur
Rankala Lake, Kolhapur

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Rankala Lake, Kolhapur