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Kolhapur Travel Guide

Kolhapur is a significant city situated in the state of Maharashtra. The city has a rich history dating back to 300 years, and is located on the banks of the river Panchganga. The name Kolhapur is.......

Kolhapur is a significant city situated in the state of Maharashtra. The city has a rich history dating back to 300 years, and is located on the banks of the river Panchganga. The name Kolhapur is renowned all over India as well as abroad for its specialties like Kolhapuri Chappal, Kolhapuri food and Kolhapuri gur. As per a myth Kolhapur is named after the wish of a devil named Kolhasur, who was killed by Goddess Mahalakshmi. To know more about each aspect of the city you can go through the travel guide to Kolhapur.

Kolhapur is famous as capital of Maratha film industry and has borne the glory and name as the place where the first feature film in India - Raja Harischandra was conceptualized. The city is popular for the localized version of wrestling known as Kushti and also famous for art and education. Kolhapuri footwear, Kolhapuri jewels and Kolhapuri tobacco are known globally. These products are exported from Kolhapur. A modified version of necklace known as Kolhapuri Saaj is an excellent example of Kolhapur jewel products.

Panhalgad hill station, Irwin Agricultural Museum, Mahalaxmi temple also called Dakshin Kashi and Bahubali Jain temple are few of the nearby Kolhapur attractions. Shopping is a superb experience in Kolhapur. You can get variety of products here at a very reasonable cost. Go through the Kolhapur travel guide and know more about the city.

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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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I want 1 room for 2 adults  and 1 child near St depo, Please suggest some hotels.
Dear Sir, we are only o.5 away from CBS st stand you will gate most reasonable rates from goibibo.
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Does economy non ac with breakfast have ac bcoz it is mentioned in this app that it have air conditioning for this room
Yes they have air condition in rooms, but u have to book for AC, or else they will switch it off from main supply
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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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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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