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Kolhapur Travel Guide

Kolhapur is a historical city situated 230 kilometres from Pune on the banks of the Panchganga River in the state of Maharashtra. The city is famous for Kolhapuri chappals, jewellery, wrestling and mouth-watering cuisine.
Tourism in Kolhapur includes forts, palaces, lakes, dams, and ancient temples. The prominent places to visit are Shahu Museum, Mahalaxmi Museum, New Palace, Khushbagh Maidan, Rankala Lake, Shri Bahubali Temple, Radhanagari Dam and Rankala Lake. October to March is considered as the best time to visit. Kolhapuri cuisine is famous for the mutton dishes, Kolhapuri Misal and Kolhapuri Bhel. One should not miss the opportunity to shop in the city. The markets have a wide variety of sarees, Kolhapuri chappals and Kolhapuri masala.
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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Kolhapur
A land of magnificent temples, Kolhapur is a religious pride of Maharashtra. Nestled on the banks of Panchganga River and on the lap of Sahyadri Mountains, Kolhapur is known for the historic Mahalakshmi Temple that focuses on arts, graciousness, culture and spiritualism of the Maratha Empire. Kolhapur witnesses tourist footfall round the year and enjoys good road and rail connectivity with rest of Maharashtra.
 
How to Reach Kolhapur by Air
 
Kolhapur Airport has no commercial airline services and the nearest civil airport is Pune Airport. The airport connects Pune to all major Indian cities by via almost all domestic airlines. On arrival at the airport, passengers can hire a local cab to reach their respective destinations in Kolhapur.
 
How to Reach Kolhapur by Road
 
Kolhapur lies on National Highway 4 which connects the city to Mumbai and Bangalore. It is served by a good number of buses plying from various nearby cities like Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore amongst others. Good road conditions make road travel between Kolhapur and other cities comfortable and convenient.
 
How to Reach Kolhapur by Train
 
Kolhapur Railway Station is around 5 km away from the city centre. Regular train service from places like  Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Tirupati and Satara to Kolhapur contributed to better transportation to Kolhapur. Bus, auto or rickshaw can be availed from the railway station to reach the city centre.

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Which is the best place for Kolhapuri food, especially non veg misal etc?
Dear Madam , We would suggest you Hotel terrace grill For Non Veg and Misal We would suggest you Fadtare Misal, Bavda Misal etc ...  Hotel Mangesh Plaza Team
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What are the specialities of the local cuisine in Kolhapur? Please recommend some good authentic restaurants.
Kolhapur is famous for its Misal, Bhel, Nonveg specially tambda and Pandra Rassa.
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Please suggest a good hotel near Kolhapur bus stand.
Greetings from Hotel Kohinoor Square Hotel Kohinoor Square is the best & Opp. Bus Stand
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We want to stay for 11 days in Dussehra Navaratri time. We require  budget hotels nearby Mahalaxmi temple. Please suggest.
Dear Guest, Greetings !!!!!!! Our Hotel Mangesh Plaza is one the best hotel in Kolhapur. Hotel is just 1 km away from Mahalaxmi Tample.
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I am reaching in the evening and my bus to goa 1:30night this time duration say only having 7 hours what are the places I could see?
Mahalaxmi temple and rankala lake. with have special Kolhapuri mutton thali with white and red mutton rasa.
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