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Kolhapur

Maharashtra | India
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Kolhapur is categorised as Pilgrimage / Business and Transit


Mahalaxmi Temple
Kaneri Math - Photo Courtesy Priya Pasad
Kaneri Math - Photo Courtesy Priya Pasad
Siddhagiri Museum
Kent Club
Jyotiba Temple

Reasons to Visit
  • Kolhapur is situated 4 hours South of Pune on the banks of Panchganga River.
  • Kolhapur is a transit stay option while on the Pune - Goa / Pune - Bangalore route.
  • Kolhapur is home to Mahalaxmi temple, a Shaktipeetha Temple and renowned regional pilgrimage centre.
  • Kolhapur is the base point to visit Jyotiba Temple and Narsobawadi Temple
  • Kolhapur is access point to visit nearby monsoon destinations of Panhala, Ambaghat and Gangabawada.
Recommendations
  • Destinations for Transit stay on NH-04 Mumbai - Bangalore highway"Kolhapur (380+ kms from Mumbai) is a convenient stopover on NH-04 for guests to Bangalore and for guests opting NH-04 and NH-04A combination to Goa. Guests in transit also popularly visit Mahalaxmi Temple in Kolhapur before moving on. "
  • Jain Pilgrimages of Maharashtra"Kumbhoj area in Kolhapur (35 kms) is renowned for the Jain Tirtha known as Bahubali and visited for the Jahaj Temple (A Jain temple in shape of the Ship)."
  • Shaktipeetha Temples in West and Central India"Kolhapur is home to Mahalaxmi Temple, one of the Shakti Peetha temples and one of the most visited temples in Maharashtra. Kolhapur is visited as a standalone pilgrimage and as part of Maharashtra Pilgrimage itinerary combining it with Solapur and other pilgrimages."
  • Airports and Access Points in Maharashtra"Kolhapur Railway Station (C Shahumaharaj Railway Station) offers convenient access point to visit Mahalaxmi, Narsobawadi and Jyotiba temples and also from where hillside getaways of Panhala, Amba Ghat and Gaganbawda can be accessed."
  • Most Visited Pilgrim destinations in Maharashtra"Kolhapur is home to Mahalaxmi Temple (a Shaktipeetha Site) and from where renowned local pilgrimages Jyotiba (17 kms) and Narsobawadi (50 kms) can be visited. Kolhapur is also from where 11 Maruti Temple circuit can be approached."
  • Industrial Townships of Maharashtra"Kolhapur lies on Mumbai - Pune Bangalore Route and is a textile manufacturing hub and particularly known for the Kolhapuri chappal, a hand-crafted buffalo leather slipper that is locally tanned using vegetable dyes. Kolhapur is also home to 300+ foundries. "
Access Information

Kolhapur has 5 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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5 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Kolhapur

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Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)2

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Getaway

  • Kolhapur Pilgrim Escape (1 Nights)

Short Break

  • Best of Coastal Maharahstra with Kolhapur (6 Nights)
  • Three and a half Shakti Peethas in Maharashtra (4 Nights)

Holiday

  • Maharashtra Pilgrimage Itinerary (7 Nights)
  • Maharashtra Pilgrimage Itinerary with Ashtavinayak (9 Nights)

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Kolhapur has 9 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day visit Kolhapur Temple with Narsobawadi and backRs. 4343
Day visit Kolhapur Temple with Panhala Fort and backRs. 2112
Day visit Kolhapur TemplesRs. 2112

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Pune and Drop to KolhapurRs. 9417

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Kolhapur Railway Station and Amba GhatRs. 3051
Pickup/Drop between Kolhapur Railway Station and GaganbawdaRs. 2817
Pickup/Drop between Kolhapur Railway Station and Hotel in KolhapurRs. 1409
Pickup/Drop between Kolhapur Railway Station and PanhalaRs. 2112
Pickup/Drop between Solapur Railway Station and KolhapurRs. 5280

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Experience

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Day Visit to Fratelli VineyardRs. 1000

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Destination Ideas

  • 11 Maruti Temples - Lord Hanuman Temple Circuit in Maharashtra
  • Deccan Odyssey - Luxury Train Experience
  • Kolhapur Pilgrimage
  • Three and a half Shakti Peeth of Goddess Shakti in Maharashtra

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Mahalaxmi Temple is an Ancient Devi Temple and one of the Shaktipeetha temple and prime reason for guests visiting Kolhapur.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha
    1
    A popular amusement park and entertainment centre for families that includes snow world. Its one of a kind centre in Kolhapur.
    Theme Parks
    Snow World, Amusement Park
    10
    A Wax Museum on the outskirts of Kolhapur. Very popular with guests and offers good experience. Photography is prohibited inside.
    Museum
    Wax Museum
    12
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kaneri Math is a popular Lord Shiva pilgrimage near Kolhapur. It is believed that a Shivling was installed by a Lingayat Priest in the 14th century. The math is set on a hill having a sprawling area. There is a wax museum setup that This showcases different aspects of village life.
    Temple or Holy Place, Museum
    Lord Shiva, Wax Museum
    10
    Jyotiba Temple is a local pilgrim centre near Kolhapur. The deity is incarnation of three gods: Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha. Jyotiba is set on height and is well visited all through the year.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other
    17
    Panhala Fort (2700+ ft asl) is the Prime attraction of Panhala offering excellent views. Panhala fort was built between 1178 and 1209 CE. It is one of the largest forts in the Deccan, with a perimeter of 14 kms. There are temples devoted to Sambhaji II, Someshwar and Ambabai in addition to the Mahakali temple inside the fort. The Ambabai temple is where King Shivaji would make offerings before embarking on major expeditions.
    Heritage Site
    Fort
    23
    Narsobawadi also known as Narsobachi Wadi is a Hindu temple near Kolhapur and Sangli. Narsobawadi is temple of Shri Narasimha Saraswati who is believed to be the Purna Avatar of Lord Dattatreya.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Dattatreya
    50
    Shree Kshetra Audumbar is a popular shrine of Lord Dattatraya built in honor of Shree Narasimha Saraswati who is believed to be the second incarnation of Lord Dattatraya
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Dattatreya
    53
    The Gagangiri Ashram at Gaganbawada is where Gagangiri Maharaj meditated. The area is green and peaceful.
    Institute
    Spirituality
    55

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Kolhapur,Maharashtra,India

January
33°C / 18°C
February
35°C / 20°C
March
38°C / 22°C
April
39°C / 23°C
May
38°C / 23°C
June
27°C / 22°C
July
27°C / 22°C
August
26°C / 21°C
September
28°C / 21°C
October
30°C / 20°C
November
31°C / 18°C
December
32°C / 18°C

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Kolhapur
Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Town CentreIn and around town centre from where Mahalaxmi Temple and other areas are accessible.Business/Pilgrimage4
JyotibaOn a hill top at 17 kms from Kolhapur where Jyotiba Temple, a significant local pilgrim centre is located.Getaway/Pilgrimage-
Sadale Madale18 kms from Kolhapur at 2500 ft asl and abotu 550 ft above the city where Kent Club, a getaway resort and recreation club is locatedGetaway/Pilgrimage-
Nearest Airport in Kolhapur
  • Belgaum Airport ( IXG ) , Belgaum-110 Kms
Railway Stations in Kolhapur
  • C Shahumaharaj Terminus ( KOP ), Kolhapur
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