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Travel in Kolhapur

Visiting Kolhapur is often an exhilarating expertise because it offers discovering nature, Indian history & culture and spirituality all in one place. Kolhapur offers a mix of everything a holidaymaker would really like. A beautiful climate throughout the year to the convenience in traveling to numerous tourist spots within the Kolhapur city. Local people are well versed with Hindi and English language however Marathi language is normally spoken and understood by majority of the people.

So, while visiting Kolhapur you need to visit the subsequent attractions this town offers:

Tourism in Kolhapur
Mahalaxmi Temple

Religious places in Kolhapur

Also known as the "Kashi" of western India, Kolhapur is well known as a religious and spiritual place where pilgrims of all faiths flock in large numbers during important festivals and events at various temples and religious places throughout the year. Goddess Mahalaxmi is the guardian divinity of Kolhapur.

  • Shri Mahalakshami Temple
  • Jyotiba Temple
  • Kashi Vishveshwar Temple
  • Tryamboli (Temblai)
  • Bahubali Temple
  • Katyani Devi Temple
  • Kopeshwar Temple(Khidrapur)
  • Kaneri Math
  • Shankaracharya Cloister
  • Kolhapur Bible Church
  • Audumbar Temple
  • Narsobawadi Temple

Historical places in Kolhapur

Kolhapur is one of the oldest civilizations of the country. Its cultural history is dated back to 17th century. It has been ruled by various regimes but it was the Maratha dynasty that left their mark on the culture and architecture of the city to great extent. Right from The Great Shivaji Maharaj to Shahuji Maharaj who were known for their great social reforms, all that can be seen and felt in Kolhapur.
  • Bhavani Mandap
  • Panhala Fort
  • Shalini Palace
  • Vishalgad Fort
  • New Palace Fort
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Panchganga Ghat

Lakes and Rivers in Kolhapur

Lakes and Rivers are the lifeline of any prosperous town. Kolhapur is set on the banks of river Panchganga that is one among the foremost vital rivers in this region. There are other rivers and lakes in and around the city which are of religious importance and they also add to the beauty and splendor of the place. A relaxed and a feeling of joy is what you will experience after you pay a visit to these spots.
  • Panchganga Ghat
  • Rankala
  • Narsinhwadi
  • Kotiteertha
Tourism in Kolhapur

Gardens and Parks in Kolhapur

Kolhapur has many parks and gardens that are perfect places for relaxation, entertainment or for a picnic. The Radhanagari wildlife sanctuary and Khasbag wrestling maidan are major tourist attraction. Dream world Fun and Water Park offer lots of enjoyment for the kids and adults. Within Kolhapur city there are 26 public gardens fitted with sports equipment and joyrides the major gardens are listed below.
  • Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khasbag Maidan
  • Rankala garden
  • Mahavir garden
  • Hutatma Park
  • Dreamworld Fun and Water Park

Museums in Kolhapur

Museums in Kolhapur is a must visit place for all those who are fond of ancient history and art. The Siddhagiri Museum is an outdoor museum, representing an entire village with all vocations and The Shahuji Chatrapati museum displays a collection of weapons, art of ancient India.
  • Siddhagiri Gramjivan Wax Museum (Kaneri Math)
  • Shahuji Chhatrapati Museum
  • Town Hall Museum

Hotels in Kolhapur

For both, short and long term stay hotels in Kolhapur are available from budget to high price. Booking can be done online or through a recognized travel agency it is advisable to book in advance kindly browse the list of major hotels in Kolhapur.

  • 5 Star Hotels
    • The Amba Resort
    • Valley View Grand
  • 4 Star Hotels
    • Vrishali Executive Hotel
    • Skylark Hotel
    • Heritage Resort
    • The Jungle Resort
  • 3 Star Hotels
    • Hotel Victor Palace
    • Hotel Maratha Regency 
    • Hotel Raysons Regency
    • Hotel Greenland Elegant
  • Economy Hotels
    • Hotel Check Inn
    • Hotel Haripriya Grand
    • Hotel Ganeshratna Executive
    • Hotel Impression Lodge
    • Hotel Landmmark
    • Hotel Rajpurush
    • Hotel Trishna
    • Hotel Vishnupriya Grand
  • Resorts
    • Gandharva Resorts
    • Kent Club - The Hill Resort

Other nearby locations and sightseeing places in Kolhapur district:

  • Ichalkaranji
  • Shirol
  • Bhudargad
  • Gadhinglaj
  • Kagal
  • Amba Ghat
  • Amboli Waterfall

Tourism office details information and booking counters

The MTDC office is located at a five minute distance from Kolhapur station, on Station road.

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation,
254/B,  Udyog Bhavan, Assembly road, Kolhapur - 416 001.
Tel: (0231) 2652 935.
Fax: 2659 435.

Information related to bookings toll free no: 1800 - 229930
Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Sunday: closed

Travel agents in Kolhapur

  • Central Travels
  • Girikand Travels
  • Ketan Travels
  • Amba Travels
  • Shefali Travels
  • Hari Om Services
  • Travel Master

Local Transport in Kolhapur

Auto-rickshaws are the most common mode of transport along with the bus service run by the municipal corporation. Taxis are also available. Private taxis can be booked from travel agencies in advance.

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