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About Rankala Lake

The popular Rankala Lake is among the most famous picnic spots close to Kolhapur. Forty-two km from the city, the place offers solace from the hustle and bustle of regular life. It is also referred to as the Marine Drive of Kolhapur because it’s got the similar kind of feel with food vendors selling tasty knick knacks as you sit around the lake. Along with that, there is well-maintained gardens and pathway for the evening strollers, who often throng in groups. You can get a taste of Bhel Puri, Ragda Patis and delicious and spicy as well as healthy snacks like roasted corn. To make the stroll around the lake convenient, the Municipal Corporation has built the Padpath Udyan. The lake is said to be created by the Chhatrapatis of Kolhapur. Most probably, the stone from the deep area of the lake was used in constructing the Mahalaxmi temple in Kolhapur. The lake gets its name from Rank Bhairav, whose temple is situated in the middle of the lake. Surrounded by greenery, the lake also attracts many birds. It’s a perfect place for an early morning walk or an evening stroll.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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