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About kolhapur

Kolhapur is situated on the banks of the Panchganga River in the state of Maharashtra. It is an important pilgrim destination drawing in thousands of people who come to visit the Mahalaxmi Temple of the city. Kolhapur is famous for being the capital of the Maratha film industry and is also renowned as the place where the first Indian feature film - Raja Harishchandra was conceptualized. The city is blessed with amazing archaeological sites, glorious temples, forts, monuments, gardens, lakes, and a rich cultural heritage. Famous for its food and footwear, the Kolhapuri Chappal, jewels and tobacco of Kolhapur are exported to cities all over India and the world.\r\n\r\nWithin the city, there are several places of interest like the New Palace, Rankala Lake, Shivaji University and Temlabai Mandir. Nearby attractions include Panhalgad, Bahubali Jain Temple, Chhatrapati Shahu Museum, etc. Shopping in Kolhapur is a wonderful experience. Apart from the chappals and jewelry, one can pick up textiles, jaggery, artifacts and gift items. Also known as 'Dakshin Kashi,' Kolhapur is one of the most flourishing cities in the Western Ghats of Southern Maharashtra.

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  • Best time to visit kolhapur The winter season is the best time to visit Kolhapur. From November to February the weather becomes extremely ...Read More
  • How to reach kolhapur The Kolhapur Airport is located in Ujlaiwadi. However, this airport is not operational at the moment and so to...Read More
  • Transport In kolhapur Kolhapur Municipal Transport (KMT) operates a large number of buses in the area. They range from luxury buses,...Read More
  • People of kolhapur Kolhapur has around 549,236 residents. Hindus (83.89%) form a majority of the population. Islam is second most...Read More
  • Languages of kolhapur In the state of Maharashtra, the official and most commonly spoken language is Marathi. Off late. English and ...Read More
  • History of kolhapur The city has a rich history dating back to over 300 years. The origin of Kolhapur can be found in Hindu mythol...Read More
  • Culture of kolhapur The ancient city of Kolhapur is famous for its food, footwear, wrestling, jewellery and religious connections....Read More
  • Weather of kolhapur The climate of Kolhapur has a mix of coastal and inland features like the rest of Maharashtra. The temperature...Read More
  • Map of kolhapur Kolhapur is located in South West Maharashtra beside the Panchganga River and is also the headquarters of the ...Read More

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Rankala Lake

Rankala Lake

Water Bodies

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The popular Rankala Lake is among the most famous picnic spots cl...
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Dream World Water Park

Dream World Water Park

Amusement Park

Spend approx 3 hours

Looking for the perfect weekend getaway in Kolhapur? Dream World ...
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Panhala Fort

Panhala Fort

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

Panhala Fort also called Panhalgad is located in 20 km northwest ...
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Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum

Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 1 hour

Shahuji Chhatrapati Museum on the ground floor of the New Palace ...
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Parakh

Parakh

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300

If you are traveling to Kolhapur and want to taste the best of Ko...
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Hotel Karnival

Hotel Karnival

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 650

Located on Kadamwadi Road of Kolhapur, this pretty restaurant off...
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Kasturi

Kasturi

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400

Take a retreat to this quaint restaurant nestled amidst a picture...
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The Wood House

The Wood House

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

Much known for their collection of quintessential Maharashtrian d...
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Vintage Bar

Vintage Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1600

Vintage Bar is a nice place to wine and dine with your special on...
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EDGE Lounge

EDGE Lounge

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Party hard with friends at the fashionable and happening lounge -...
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Poison Restored Lounge Bar N Resto

Poison Restored Lounge Bar N Resto

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 800

For good food and refreshing drinks, head straight to Poison Rest...
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Liquidz Lounge Bar

Liquidz Lounge Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 670

Liquidz Lounge is a nice place to lounge around and have some fun...
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