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Ambarkhana Fort

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Panhala Fort

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Panhala Fort

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Panhala Fort

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Panhala Fort

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Panhala Fort

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Panhala Fort

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Jyotiba temple

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Jyotiba Temple

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Jyotiba temple

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Jyotiba Temple

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Jyotiba Temple

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Jyotiba Temple

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Jyotiba temple

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Jyotiba Temple

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30th Dec 17

Panhala Fort

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Panhala Fort

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30th Dec 17

nice location

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Sajja Kothi

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Sharad kamath

Sharad kamath3.6/5

4 reviews

Good place to relax during hot weather

It is a hill station. Typically cooler during summer. Worth visiting once to check out the fort and places around. It will take about an hour or two to check the fort. Take a tour guide along with you else you will not know the history or the details. You can't walk around like some of the other forts so take your vehicle with you.

Hrushy  Desai

Hrushy Desai5.0/5

2 reviews

Amazing place

It's another most beautiful place from the Western ghat of Maharashtra in the district of Kolhapur. I must say it's the place for all season it's very nice and pleasant climate with serene environment. Climate is very good and sunrise and sunset it looks very pretty and most important thing is due to panhala fort it looks more beautiful than any other

Panhala Overview

Panhala is one of the beautiful cities located in the Kolhapur District of Maharashtra. Panhala is the smallest city of the state. Often referred to as Municipal Council, the city is located inside the fort, which offers a beautiful view of the valley. Panhala is spread over an area of 390 acres and is situated at an altitude of 977.2 metres.

The history of the destination dates back to 1191-92, the evidence of which lies in a copper plate found in Satara. It depicts that Panhala was the seat of Silahara Bhoja Raja II. Panhala was also ruled by the Adil Shahi Dynasty of Bijapur in 1489. Moreover, the inscriptions founded in the Panhala Fort refer to the reign of Ibrahim Adil Shah.

Lined up with ancient buildings and ruins, the city had witnessed the rise and fall of the Maratha Empire. Until 1782, the fort was under the Maratha Empire, and during 1827 it was conquered by the British rulers.

Located at a height of 400 metres, the fort is the largest among all the Deccan forts in India. Constructed between 1178 and 1209, the fort was ruled by many rulers including Yadavas, Sambhaji, Aurangzeb and Kashi Ranganath Sarpotdar.

It is also believed that apart from the childhood homes, the fort is the only place where Shivaji spent more than 500 days of his life. Panhala Fort is the most popular attraction of the destination, which is built within a circumference of 7.30 km.

Marathi is the most prominent language and is widely spoken here. Apart from this, Hindi and English are also popular languages spoken by people. Famous for its tradition and culture, Ganesha Chaturthi is a major festival in Panhala.

To reach this heritage city, tourists can board flights to Kolhapur Airport, which is the closest airport. It is located in the Kolhapur District at a distance of about 32 km from Panhala Fort.

The nearest railhead is Kolhapur Railway Station, which is situated about 20 km from the destination. Located on the south central railway line, the railway station is well connected with numerous cities and towns of the country. State owned buses operate on frequent intervals that connect Panhala with adjoining towns and cities.

Panhala can be visited throughout the year except during the months of July and August.

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Panhala, Maharashtra

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Panhala, Maharashtra
Panhala, Maharashtra

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Panhala, Maharashtra
Panhala, Maharashtra

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Manan Patil

Panhala, Maharashtra
Panhala, Maharashtra

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Manan Patil

Panhala, Maharashtra

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