About Kolhapur

Kolhapur: Where Heritage Meets Serenity - Embrace the Magic


Kolhapur Overview

Nestled in the western state of Maharashtra, India, Kolhapur is a captivating city with a rich historical and cultural heritage. Known as the land of magnificent temples, delectable cuisine, and awe-inspiring landscapes, this city offers an enriching experience for all types of travelers. In this comprehensive guide, we will take you on a virtual tour of Kolhapur, highlighting the top places to visit and things to do in this charming destination.


The Majestic Mahalakshmi Temple:

The Mahalakshmi Temple, an architectural marvel, is the crowning jewel of Kolhapur. Dedicated to the Hindu goddess Mahalakshmi, this ancient temple exudes a divine aura that attracts thousands of devotees and tourists alike. The intricately carved black stone structure, adorned with detailed sculptures and vibrant paintings, leaves visitors in awe. Make sure to witness the enchanting Aarti (ritual worship with lamps) at dawn or dusk, a soul-stirring experience that will stay with you forever.


Witness Royalty at the New Palace:

Prepare to be transported back in time as you step into the grandeur of the New Palace, a remarkable piece of architecture showcasing Indo-Saracenic and Rajwada styles. Built in the 19th century, the palace once served as the residence of the royal Bhosale family. Now, it houses a museum that exhibits a splendid collection of artifacts, including weapons, costumes, jewelry, and ancient coins, offering a glimpse into the opulence of the bygone era.


Embrace Serenity at Rankala Lake:

For those seeking tranquility and natural beauty, Rankala Lake is an ideal destination. The lake, surrounded by lush greenery and adorned with blooming lotus flowers, provides a peaceful ambiance perfect for a leisurely stroll or boat ride. It is a favorite spot among locals and tourists for spending quality time with family and friends while relishing the picturesque sunsets.


Explore Panhala Fort:

History enthusiasts and adventure lovers will find Panhala Fort an irresistible destination. Perched atop the Sahyadri mountain range, this ancient fort offers breathtaking panoramic views of the valley below. Steeped in history, it has witnessed several significant battles and is said to have been the residence of the great Maratha ruler, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, for a brief period. Exploring the massive ramparts, ancient wells, and majestic gateways will transport you back in time.


Delight in the Culinary Delicacies:

A visit to Kolhapur is incomplete without savoring its delectable cuisine. The city is renowned for its spicy and flavorful Kolhapuri cuisine, which includes mouthwatering dishes like Tambada Rassa (red mutton curry), Pandhra Rassa (white mutton curry), and Kolhapuri Misal (spicy sprout curry). Be sure to indulge in the local sweets like the delectable Kolhapuri Pandra Rassa, a must-try for food enthusiasts.


Witness the Art of Kolhapuri Chappals:

Kolhapur is famous for its handcrafted Kolhapuri chappals, traditional leather footwear known for their comfort and durability. Visit the local markets to witness skilled artisans at work and purchase these exquisite pieces of craftsmanship as souvenirs or gifts for loved ones.

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People Also Asked

When is the best time to visit Kolhapur?

The ideal time to visit Kolhapur is during the winter months, from November to February when the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing.

How can I reach Kolhapur?

Kolhapur is well-connected by air, rail, and road. The city has its own airport with regular flights from major cities in India. It also has a well-developed railway station and is easily accessible by road.

Are there any accommodation options in Kolhapur?

Yes, Kolhapur offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly lodges, ensuring a comfortable stay for all types of travelers.

Is Kolhapur safe for solo female travelers?

 Yes, Kolhapur is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, like any other place, it is advisable to exercise caution and adhere to standard safety practices while traveling alone.

What are some nearby attractions I can explore from Kolhapur?

There are several interesting places to visit near Kolhapur, including the ancient city of Sangli, the historical town of Miraj, and the picturesque hill station of Amba Ghat.

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Kolhapur Tours Reviews


B.S Venkateswaran

Witness the beautiful Scenic Views

Witness So many scenery view and the beauty of wildlife sanctuary . i enjoyed the jungle safari . If will the memorable memory for me .

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Ratan Dayal

Mesmerising views of the Sanctuary

This was my first wildlife sanctuary In Maharashtra . this wildlife sanctuary is famous for Indian bison .there are 1100+ bison present there . you can also see deers there and also many species of butterflies . Guide was sharing us everything about this sanctuary.

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Kedar Dhepe

Good place

Amazing Place , Must visit place ,everything was well managed by the company and the stay was also comfortable and quite decent.

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Manmohan Sharma

My first Wildlife Experience

My first experience was nice and if we are talking about the service or the facilties provided by the tour company then all the service were amazing from food to stay every thing was well organised and managed . 😍 and the temperature was so cool and foggy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Manoj Bajpai


Amazing environment . The views were enjoyable. and the stay was amazing . Everything was fine which was provided from the company side.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Vijay Sabale

very beautiful natural place

This wildlife sanctuary is in big forest and have lot of wild animals but its only upon your luck if you find them.

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Nikhil Mangave

Excellent forest views

There are no words to say , it was my one of the best thrilling experience and enjoyed alot with my family and kids .🤩🤩🤩😍

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Vishal Chauhan

Trip to Dajipur wildlife sanctuary

We visited this place in the month of May and still it was so cool and visited the dense forest and there was lot of fog in the morning , i only spot 3 bisons and the climate was so refreshing and amazing .

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Anil Prajapati


Great place for stay and to have adventure rides with photography , Radhanagari backwater end there , there are so many bison will be found there.

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Neha sharma

An Amazing Experience

Mostly you will find there Indian bison (gaur) only . by chance if you are lucky then you will find other animals also the best time to visit is October . the arrangements from the company side were amazing .

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