Kolhapur



Kolhapur is the southern most district of Maharashtra. The ancient Kolhapur City serves as the district headquarter. This city is situated in the banks of Panchaganga and is known as 'Dakshin Kashi'. Kolhapur is the seat of Goddess Mahalaxmi. Its one of the Shaktipeeths mentioned in Hindu mythology, as well. Kolhapur is famous in the country for its jaggery, Kolhapur Chappals, silver jewelry and wrestling. This is also one of the most agriculturally advanced districts of India.

Location of Kolhapur



Kolhapur is situated on the Pune- Bangalore National Highway No.4. It is 395 km from Mumbai and 240 km from Pune.

How to Reach



Kolhapur is well connected by air, rail and road. Nearest airport is at Belgaum 105 km from Kolhapur. It is a major railway station of south-central railway and is connected to all the important cities of India. There are State Transport buses regularly from Kolhapur to Mumbai, Panaji, Pune, Satara, Sawantwadi, Solapur and several other places. So, reaching Kolhapur is not a trouble at all.

Weather



This district is temperate in plains and cool in the Western Ghat region. Weather is generally dry in the Eastern parts of Kolhapur. The nights here are generally cool due to the influence of the sea breeze. Kolhapur receives its major rainfall from the south west monsoon winds between the months of June and October.

Major Attractions in Kolhapur



Some of the tourist destinations in Kolhapur are
  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Rankala Lake
  • Kotiteerth Lake
  • Shivaji Vidyapeeth
  • Holi Jotiba Hill
A Trip to Kolhapur can prove to very enriching for those of you who want to learn more on Hindu culture and Indian history.



Last Updated on 24 May 2013





     


     

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