Know about Amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Panhala Unexplored virgin Hill Station in Maharashtra

Historic fort Panhala is upcoming and budding Hill station of south Maharashtra. Panhala fort is closely associated with Maratha King Shivaji who spent more than 500 days here.
Panhala is located about 20 km from the city heart of Kolhapur, abode of Goddess Mahalaxmi and famous for healthy environment and pleasant cool climatic conditions. Panhala is famous for panoramic and awesome view of the valley and nearby religious place Jotiba.
History of Panhala and Maratha Empire runs on the parallel lines till the 1782 the place was the capital of Maratha Empire. This was 1844 when the place went under the control of British rulers.
Panhala is quite different from the other popular hill stations of the country. This is a small township around & inside the fort. Maharashtra tourism department is working on developing facilities of a hill station here. All we can say that with refreshing cool atmosphere, fascinating spectacular views of valleys around and most importantly very high scope for trekking Panhala is unexplored and virgin hill station in Maharashtra.
At local level trekking tours are arranged on annual basis for the school students and this is making Panhala popular as the ideal & heaven for the trekking lovers.


Vital Tourist Information : Panhala

Location :
Panhala fort hill resort is located in south Maharashtra hardly 20 km from the Kolhapur the city of Goddess Mahalaxmi at the altitude of 3177 feet.


Mountain Range : Sahyadri Range


Altitude : 960 meters


Near By City : Kolhapur


State : Maharashtra [India]


Region : Western India


Famous as / For :
Heaven of Trekkers
Historic Panhala Fort - associated with Shivaji


Weather & Climate :
Panhala have charming pleasant weather during the winters and mild cold climate in summers. July - September is the rainy season here.


Temperature :
Summer: Max 40°C Min 22°C
Winter : Max. 33°C Min 12°C


Tourist Season :
October to December months are the peak of tourist season for the Panhala tourism.


Spoken Languages :
Marathi - Hindi - Gujarati - Sindhi - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
Kolhapur is world famous for Kolhapuri Chapal [leather footwear] and Silver Ornaments [Kolhapuri Saz]. Gujari and Chapal lane are the places for shopping these products for Panhala tour souvenir.


Fair & Festivals :
Kolhapur is famous for the typical celebration style. Kolhapur Ganesh, is the traditional celebration of Ganesh festival held in August/ September is world renowned celebration of Kolhapur.


Must Visit Places :
Ambarkhana - Ambabai Temple - Nayakini Sajja - Pavankhind - Sajja Kothi - Tabak Udyan


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tourist Attractions of Kolhapur :
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 Panhala Maharashtra [India]


Basic Travel Info :
Panhala is accessible from Kolhapur tourist needs to reach Kolhapur by train/ bus /air journey for Panhala tour. Regular bus service is available between Panhala & Kolhapur. Tourist can also hire a taxi / tourist vehicle .


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
For train journey to Panhala, kolhapur is the 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.