Kolhapur Tourism

Kolhapur is a city in the south west corner of Maharashtra, in India. It is under the district with the same name. Kolhapur is mainly famous for Kolhapur SAAJ which is a traditional pattern necklace, Kolhapur Chappal, jaggery and wrestling. The Kolhapuri cuisine is also famous for its spicy foods. The most popular and revered holy site in Kolhapur is the Mahalaxmi Temple. It was built in the 7th century by the Chalukya Kings and was later renovated by Yadavas in the 9th century. Many mythological legends can be heard surrounding the temple thus making it a popular pilgrimage. The Temlabai Temple on the Temlabai hill is also a famous place to visit in Kolhapur. Idols of other Gods and Goddesses of the Hindus are also found on the hill.

New Palace which was the residence of the Great Shahuji Maharaja has been converted to a museum for the tourists. Rankala Lake is another important tourist attraction in the city. While visiting Kolhapur, trip to Panhala fort is a must. Being the fort of the Great Shivaji Maharaj, this fort holds a lot of historical significance. Narsobawadi, Jyotiba Temple, Bahubali are some of the key tourist’s attractions near the Kolhapur city. The nearby hill stations like Amboli and Gaganbawda are also visited by tourists. Kolhapur is well connected by roads and railways with other cities in the state.

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Travel Guide Mahalakshmi Temple
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Mahalakshmi Temple

Mahalakshmi temple, one of the Shakti peeth’s of India is a significant place in the Hindu religion. With the deity of Mahalakshmi seated here eternally, the temple is revered by all. Built in the historic era, with over 1400 years ago, this temple is worth visiting.

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Travel Guide Panhala Fort Kolhapur
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Panhala Fort

One of the largest forts in the Deccan plateau, Panhala Fort is located in the Sahyadri Mountain Range, a place called Panhala in Maharashtra. This fort is known for being a part of the major wars which occurred in Maharashtra.

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Travel Guide Maharajas Palace Kolhapur
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Maharaja's Palace

The Maharaja's palace is located in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, India. The palace is a famous historical and heritage site and has experienced many new additions in its premises, in the recent years.

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Travel Guide Jyotiba Temple Kolhapur
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Jyotiba Temple

The hours of operation of Jyotiba Temple in Kolhapur are from 05:30 am to 10:30 pm and there are no entry fees.

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Travel Guide Rankala Lake Kolhapur
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Rankala Lake

The Rankala Lake in Kolhapur is an ancient lake which was come to existence due to the horrendous earthquake in 9th Century AD.

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Travel Guide Kopeshwar Temple
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Kopeshwar Temple

Well known for its architectural outlook along with an inscription of Indian deities on the wall is something to wonder at. Situated near the riverside of Krishna, it shares the wind of serenity during sunset.

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Travel Guide Siddhagiri Museum Kolhapur
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Siddhagiri Museum

The Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum is wax based Museum is dedicated to the Village life of ancient India and it was established by Mathadhipati H.H. Kadsiddheshwar Swamiji.

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