Know About splendid and eventful tour of Kolhapur – Maharashtra city of Goddess Mahalaxmi : Kolhapur Tour and Travel Guide

Kolhapur, the historic city of Goddess Mahalaxmi, is heading for becoming I T city of south Maharashtra. In the ancient times city was known as the south Kashi. According the Indian mythology Mahalaxmi temple of Kolhapur is one among the Shaktipeeths and pilgrimage to Tirupati is considered incomplete without darshan of Goddess Mahalaxmi.

This historic city was associated with great Maratha King Shivaji [Panhala fort] and is famous for Kolhapuri Chapals [Leather footwear], Jaggery and traditional wrestling. Maharashtra government is planning to develop city as pilgrimage center in very near future, a special scheme under the “Tirth Yatra Vikas Aarakhada” is functional.

Kolhapur is part of Luxury train tourism of Maharashtra, a tour offered via luxury train Deccan Odesy. On the industrial horizon city is renowned for the foundry industry, Sugar Factories, Milk Production, Silver ornaments and one gram Gold Jewelry. Besides the Mahalaxmi Temple, Bhavani Mandap, Town Hall, Khas Bagh, Shivaji University and Rankala are the prominent tourist attractions of the city.  To know more and detailed info of tourist attractions of Kolhapur click here.

Kolhapur hotels are renowned world over for the best service and very very affectionate treatment of the staff. There are several typical vegetarian and non vegetarian food recipes such Kolhapuri Misal, Pandhara Rassa, Tambada Rassa, Kolhapuri Mutton, Mutton Pickles etc. which are must to taste on this tour.

Vital Tourist Information : Kolhapur

Location :
Kolhapur city is situated on the banks of river Panchganga in the southern region of Maharashtra and shares state boundaries with Karnataka and Goa State.

Near By City : Pune

State : Maharashtra [India]

Famous as / For :
Mahalaxmi Temple, Traditional Wresting, Silver Ornaments, leather footwear and signatory cuisines.

Weather & Climate :
Climate of Kolhapur city is blend of coastal and inland climate.

Temperature :
At the peak [May] of summers mercury may go beyond 400C, otherwise average temperature remains in between 230C and 350C while in the winter days mercury reads between 140C and 160C.

Best Time to Visit :
Mid September to March is the best time to visit Kolhapur.

Spoken Languages :
Marathi - Hindi - Kanad - English

Dining / Food Facility :
Kolhapur city have many signatory cuisines like Kolhapuri Misal, Tambda & Pandhara Rassa, Kolhapuri Mutton etc. all are spicy but consume less oil. City hotels offers Indian, Continental, Chinese, Gujarati food menus.

Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Kolhapur is famous Silver ornaments and Kolhapuri Chapals. Look forward to Visit Gujari and Chapal Bazar for shopping these.

Travel Tips :
Kolhapur can be the base city for visiting quite unexplored and highly picturesque Kokan region of Maharashtra.

Tourist Spots/Attraction : Tourist Spots : Bhavani Mandap - Chhatrapati Sahu Museum - New Palace - Panhala Fort - Rankala Talav - Town Hall
Religious Places : Binkhambi Ganesh Temple - Mahalaxmi Temple - Narsoba Wadi - Bahubali Jain Temple

How To Reach Kolhapur Maharashtra [India]

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Kolhapur is the last train stop on the south central rail route. Mahalaxmi and Sahyadiri express runs daily for Pune and Mumbai. Most of south Indian cities are connected with Kolhapur by train route via Miraj junction.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
Kolhapur is located on the [NH4 ] Mumbai - Bengaluru highway. Good bus service is there from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa state for getting here.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Kolhapur have airport of own at Ujalewadi, which is under expansion hence presently very limited domestic flights are available.