Things to do in Kolhapur

Kolhapur, famous for its leather industries has been a point of attraction for its Panchganga river as well.

If you are in Kolhapur, do shop for Kolhapuri chappal and jewellery. They are antique of their own.

Here are top things to enjoy if you are in Kolhapur

  1. Panhal Fort
  • 20kms north east of the city
  • most massive location in the country and is the largest one in the Deccan region
  • a major trade route ran within Maharastra from Bijapur to the coasts of Arabian Sea
  • this fort has around 7kms of fortifications along with the full proof protection guaranteed by three double walled gates which are humongous in size
  • dotted with parapets, ramparts and bastions and styled with motifs of different dynasties
  1. Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir
  • a revered Hindu Temple
  • dedicated to Narsinh Saraswati
  • built on the bank of river Krishna
  1. Mahalaxmi Temple
  • built on 7th century by Chalukya rulers
  • dedicated to one of the six abodes of ‘SHAKTI’
  • the temple believed to attain fulfillment and salvation of desires
  • one of the most revered pilgrim sites in India
  1. Kopeshwar Temple
  • dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is situated in Khidrapur area
  • it is built on the bank of river Krishna and the shrine boasts of a beautiful architecture with various intricate carvings on its walls.
  • along with lord Shiva, it has idols of lord Vishnu and Brahma
  1. Rankala Lake
  • marked by its natural beauty and peaceful environment, this lake is a famous tourist attraction
  • it was constructed by Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj and covers an area of 107 hectare
  • along with the beauty of its lake, there is regal beauty of the Shalini Palace and the Padma Raje gardens
  • you can enjoy horseback riding and boating here


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