Pilgrimage

#1 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 2.5 km from Kolhapur Railway Station, Sri Mahalakshmi Temple is a prominent Hindu temple situated in the city of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in India, and among the must include places in Kolhapur Tour Packages.

Sri Mahalakshmi Temple is dedicated to the goddess of wealth, Sri Mahalakshmi, also known as Goddess Ambabai, the guardian deity of Kolhapur who killed demon Kolhasura. Also known as Dakshin Kashi, Shri Mahalakshmi Temple is one of the six abodes of 'Shakti' (Goddess of Power) from where one can attain fulfillment and salvation of desires. The temple was built in the 7th century by Chalukya ruler Karandev. King Gandaraditya of the Shilahara dynasty, built the circumambulation path along with two sanctum sanctorums for Goddess Mahakali and Mahasaraswati in the 11th century CE. It is one of the prominent places to visit in Kolhapur.

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#2 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 2.5 km from Kolhapur Railway Station, Bhavani Mandap is a historical building nestled inside the walled city of Kolhapur. Located near the famous Mahalaxmi Temple, it is one of the popular places of heritage in Maharashtra, and among the top places to visit in Kolhapur.

Bhavani Mandap is one of the biggest and oldest structures in Kolhapur. It was built during the period 1785 to 1800 by then the ruler of Kolhapur, Shivaji Maharaj II. It was constructed according to the architectural style of the British Empire with 14 squares. In about 1813, the Muslim ruler Saadat Khan invaded the palace and a part of it was burnt. After repair, 7 squares survived. Bhavani Mandap used to be the court and palace of Chhatrapati Maharaja in the yesteryears. The king conducted important meetings, litigations, and celebrations inside this building. The place also had living quarters for many of its court officials. As per history, Bhavani Mandap is the very place where Shambhu alias Abasaheb .....

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Museum

#3 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 2.5 km from Kolhapur Railway Station, and 3 km from Sri Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple, New Palace Museum is a heritage museum located on Kasaba Bawada Road in Kolhapur. Also known as Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Museum, it is one of the popular museums in Maharashtra, and among must-visit tourist places in Kolhapur.

The New Palace was constructed in 1877-84 and has been the residence of Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj. It is one of the most famous places to visit as part of Kolhapur packages. The beautiful palace is built in black polished stone and is a marvelous architectural feat. The whole building is eight-angled and has a tower in the middle. The principal south facade presents a double-storeyed range, with Neo-Mughal lobed arches beneath and temple-like columns and brackets above. This scheme is interrupted by trefoil arches capped with curving .....

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Backwaters

#4 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 2 km from Sri Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple, and 4 km from Kolhapur Railway Station, Rankala Lake is a picturesque lake in Kolhapur. Marked by the natural beauty and serene environment, make it one of the must-visit places as part of Kolhapur Tour Packages.

The Rankala Lake was constructed by late Maharajah, Shri Shahu Chhatrapati. It is believed to be linked directly to a well in Panhala Fort which Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is believed to have crossed.

The lake has a circumference of 4.5 miles and a depth of 35 ft. The water of the lake is used mainly for irrigation, and the water is let through a sluice gate in the bound. This gate was operated from a minor type of beautiful structure called 'Rankala Tower'. Near the tower is the Rajghat, a flight of board steps leading to the water. On the northern bank of the lake stands the regal Shalini Palace and on the eastern side & slightly in the lake stands the 'Sandhya-Math'. It is a structure of stone columns .....

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#5 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 14 km from Kolhapur, Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum is a sculpture museum situated at Kaneri in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is a unique project, perhaps the only project in India, and among the interesting places to visit in Kolhapur.

Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum is situated within the campus of Shri Kshetra Siddhagiri Math, which was built around the Moola-Kaadsiddheswar Shiva temple. Also known as Siddhagiri Museum, the museum depicts the self-sufficient village life of the people in Maharashtra, before the invasion of the Mughals with the help of wax and cement statues. This initiative was the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and was created through the vision and efforts of the Siddhagiri Gurukul Foundation.

Sprawling over 7 acres, the museum is surrounded by lush greenery and countryside locales. Every aspect of village life has been depicted in almost 80 scenes that showcase more than 300 statues. Each sculpture is lifelike and represents activities performed .....

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Museum

#6 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 1 km from Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple, and 2 km from Kolhapur Railway Station, Town Hall Museum is a museum situated at Shaniwar Peth, Kolhapur. It is one of the interesting places to visit in Kolhapur.

The Town Hall Museum is situated in a heritage building with elements of neo-Gothic architecture. The building served as an administrative office during the British period and later became home to the diwan of the local monarch, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj. The structure was built along with a bandstand during 1872-76 under the supervision of a British engineer, Charles Mant, and required an investment of 80,000 from the royal treasury. The museum was inaugurated in the year 1945.

The museum was established to preserve the items obtained from excavations at the Brahmapuri Hills in the 1940s that belonged to the Satavahana, and Shilahara-Bahmani periods. Later paintings of renowned local artists were added to the collection in 1953. The collection of the museum .....

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#7 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 20 km from Kolhapur, Jyotiba Temple is a sacred Hindu temple situated near Wadi Ratnagiri in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is one of the revered places of pilgrimage in Maharashtra, and among the top places to visit near Kolhapur.

Standing 3124 feet above sea level, the glorious temple of Jyotiba is dedicated to Lord Jyotiba, who was believed to be an embodiment of three different deities Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar. According to mythology, Jotiba helped Mahalaxmi in her fight with the demons. He founded his kingdom on this mountain. It is believed that this temple should be visited after visiting the Mahalakshmi Temple of Kolhapur.

The Jyotiba temple was made in three different stages. The original temple was established by Navji Saya while the main temple that stands today was built by Ranoji Shinde in 1730 in its place. It is 55 feet in length, 37 feet in width, and 77 feet in height. The second temple of Kedareshwar was constructed by Daulatrao .....

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#8 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 3 km from Kolhapur Railway Station, and 6 km from Sri Mahalakshmi Temple, Temblai Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Vikramnagar locality of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Kolhapur.

Located atop Temblai Hill, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Temblai or Tryamboli. Temblai Devi is a form of Renuka Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple complex has two temples, the bigger temple on the southern end is dedicated to Temblai Devi while the one on the northeastern side is a smaller one dedicated to Yamai Devi. The temple complex has a large idol of Ganpati in the open plateau section on the northeastern side of the temple.

The idol worshiped in Temblabai Temple has four hands and is made of black stone. The goddess idol is placed in a way that its back is turned to the Mahalaxmi Mandir. According to legend, Goddess Renuka is the sister of Mahalaxmi and she actively supported Mahalaxmi in her endeavors to slay .....

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#9 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 2.5 km from Kolhapur Railway Station, Sri Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir is a Hindu temple situated at Shivaji Peth locality of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Situated near Sri Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple, it is one of the revered temples in Kolhapur, and among the must-visit places during your Kolhapur Trip.

Situated at the Sawarkar Marg, Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is believed that the idol of Lord Ganesha enshrined in the temple was discovered while repairing a well. Built-in the year 1882, the temple got its name Binkhambi meaning no pillar as the sanctum sanctorum of the temple has been built without the use of any pillar. Further, it is also believed that the idol was much older than the time of its actual establishment in the temple. The exterior of the temple is adorned with stone carved tortoise along with many other carved structures.

Popular as Joshirao Ganapati Temple among locals, it is thronged by numerous archaeological students .....

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#10 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 40 km from Sangli, and 61 km from Kolhapur, Sri Kopeshwar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated at Khidrapur village in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Located at the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka, it is one of the ancient temples in Maharashtra, and among popular places to visit near Kolhapur.

Built on the banks of River Krishna, Kopeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is one of the must include places in Kolhapur tour. According to archaeologists, the construction of the temple began by Badami Chalukyas in the 7th century AD and remained incomplete for a long time. It was patronized by the Shilahara Kings during the 12th century. Lord Shiva has worshiped here in the form of a Shivalinga as well as a sculpture of his fierce form, Veerbhadra. Legend has .....

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Heritage | Adventure

#11 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 80 km from Kolhapur, and 89 km from Ratnagiri, Vishalgad Fort is an ancient fort situated at Vishalgad village in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is one of the historical forts in Maharashtra, and among the best places to visit near Kolhapur.

Also called Khelna or Khilna by the locals, Vishalgad Fort was one of the important forts of the Maratha empire. According to history, Vishalgad Fort was built in the year 1058 by Shilahara king Marsinh and was initially known as Khilgil. In 1209, the then king of Seuna Yadavas of Devagiri defeated Shilaharas and captured the fort. In 1309, Allauddin Khilji defeated King Ramchandra of the Seuna Yadavas of Devagiri and soon the fort was attached to the Khilji dynasty. Later, the fort was under the rule of the Vijayanagar Empire, and then the Adishlahi dynasty. In 1659, Shivaji captured the fort from Adilshah and renamed the fort 'Vishalgad' which means grand or giant fort.

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Heritage

#12 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 22 km from Kolhapur, Panhala Fort is an ancient fort situated at Panhala town in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Also known as Panhalgad, it is one of the historical forts in Maharashtra, and among the best places to visit near Kolhapur.

Panhala Fort is strategically located looking over a pass in the Sahyadri mountain range which was a major trade route from Bijapur in the interior of Maharashtra to the coastal areas. Due to its strategic location, it was the center of several battles in the Deccan involving the Marathas, the Mughals, and the British East India Company, the most notable being the Battle of Pawan Khind. It is also called the 'Fort of Snakes' as it is zigzagged in shape.

Built between 1178 and 1209 CE, Panhala Fort was one of the 15 forts built by the Shilahara ruler Bhoja II. A copper plate found in Satara shows that Raja Bhoja held court at Panhala from 1191-1192 CE. It was successively held by the Yadava and Bahamani Kings. In 1489 AD, .....

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Heritage

#13 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 4 km from Kolhapur Railway Station, Shalini Palace is a royal palace situated in the city of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Stands on the west bank of the picturesque Rankala Lake, it is one of the heritage buildings in Kolhapur, and among the top places to visit as part of Kolhapur Packages.

Shalini Palace was built in 1931-34 and was named after Princess Shalini Raje, the daughter of Chhatrapati Shahaji II Puar Maharaj and Queen Pramila Raje of Kolhapur. The entire Palace took 4 years to be constructed and costs a whopping INR 8,00,000 to build. The Palace is surrounded by towering palm trees, lush greenery, and lovely gardens.

The Palace is built of intricately carved black stone and Italian marble. Rich decorative wooden doorways fitted with etched Belgian glass bearing the crest of the Maharaja of Kolhapur, add to the regal grandeur. Majestic black stone arches form the verandah and the porch. The stained glass windows and the huge tower clock are restored to .....

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Pilgrimage

#14 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 22 km from Sangli, and 50 km from Kolhapur, Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir is a Hindu temple situated in Narsobawadi near Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Built on the banks of River Krishna, it is one of the prominent places of pilgrimage in Maharashtra, and among the top places to visit near Kolhapur.

Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir is a revered Hindu shrine dedicated to Narsinh Saraswati, an incarnation of Lord Shri Dattatreya. It is popularly known as Narsobachi Wadi or Narasimha Wadi. This holy place is at the confluence of the Krishna and Panchganga rivers. According to history, Sri Nrusinha Saraswati Swami stayed in this area for 12 years and he flourished in this region. Shri Narasimha Saraswati was considered as 'Siddha Purusha' (Perfect, almost Godlike being) with Divine powers of healing physical ailments and alleviating worries of his devotees. The place is sanctified by the visit of many saints including Shree Tembe Swami.

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#15 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 27 km from Sangli, and 50 km from Kolhapur, Audumbar Datta Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Audumbar in Sangli district of Maharashtra. Situated on the banks of River Krishna, it is one of the popular temples to visit near Kolhapur.

Audumbar Datta Temple is built in honor of Narasimha Saraswati Swamy, who is the second incarnation of Dattatreya. His greatness has been extolled in Shree Guru Charitra written by Gangadhar Saraswathi. Also known as Sri Kshetra Audumbar, it is one of the popular temples of Lord Dattatreya in Maharashtra, other being Ganagapur and Narsoba Wadi. This place got the name 'Sri Kshetra Audumbar' due to the abundance of Audumbara trees.

The legend associated with Sri Kshetra Audumbar tells that as per the vision of Lord Dattatreya to Brahmanand Rishi, he discovered this divine sacred place where Datta Avatar Narasimha Saraswati performed Chaturmas Anushtan. Devotees can have Nijaroopa darshan of Swamy padukas in the mandir during .....

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Wildlife

#16 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 55 km from Kolhapur, Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located at Dajipur in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Also known as Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary, it is one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in Maharashtra, and among the must include places in Kolhapur trip for wildlife enthusiasts.

Nestled in the southern end of the Sahyadri hills in the Western Ghats, Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary was the former hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Kolhapur. Among the prime places to visit near Kolhapur, it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in1958 and is the first declared wildlife sanctuary in Maharashtra. In 1985, the Government of Maharashtra expanded the sanctuary by declaring additional areas of forest including the catchment basins of Kalammawadi Reservoir (Rajarshi Shahu .....

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Waterfall

#17 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 35 km from Amboli, 59 km from Belgaum, and 87 km from Kolhapur, Ramtirth Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall situated at Ajara near Kolhapur. It is one of the stunning waterfalls in Maharashtra, and among the must include places in Kolhapur tour.

Formed over River Hiranyakeshi, Ramtirth Waterfall is a natural waterfall popular for its unmatched serenity and beautiful locales. The spot is mostly used for day picnics and to unmind from the hustle-bustle of the city. According to legend, the place is so named because Lord Rama had stayed here during his exile in the forest. It is one of the spectacular Kolhapur places to visit.

The main feature of the waterfall is it never dried. However, the beauty of the waterfall enhances during the monsoons when it is in full swing. Also, .....

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Pilgrimage

#18 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 4 km from Sangli Railway Station, and 47 km from Kolhapur, Sangli Ganapati Temple is a sacred Hindu temple situated at Ganapati Peth locality of Sangli town in Maharashtra. It is one of the prominent temples in Maharashtra, and among the popular places to visit near Kolhapur.

Dedicated to Lord Ganesh, the Sangli Ganapati Temple is situated on the eastern banks of the Krishna River. The construction of the temple started in 1814 by Chintamanrao Patwardhan, the first head of the Sangli, to honor the guarding deity of the Sangli city. The construction of this temple took a period of 30 years and was completed in 1845. The king consecrated the idol of Lord Ganesha in this temple only. In 1952, a red stone arch was erected in front of the Ganesh temple. The rest of the temple was completed during the reign of Chintamani Rao II. Vijay Singh Patwardhan has recently renovated and transformed this temple.

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Wildlife

#19 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 30 km from Karad, 49 km from Sangli, and 64 km from Kolhapur, Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a Deer sanctuary situated at Deorashtre in the Sangli district of Maharashtra. It is one of the prominent sanctuaries in Maharashtra, and among the popular places to visit near Kolhapur.

Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a man-made sanctuary located at the meeting of Kadegaon, Waluva, and Palus tehsils of Sangli district. Covering over an area of 10.87 sq. km, this is an artificially cultivated forest without a perennial supply of water, and most of the wildlife species were artificially introduced. This protected area was previously declared as a forest park, then Sagaroba game reserve in 1980, and thereafter, in 1985, it became Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary when approximately 52 animals were set free in the area.

The sanctuary is forested, but with grassy hill slopes. Large animals found in the sanctuary include several types of deer (Sambar Deer, Blackbucks, .....

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#20 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 15 km from Kolhapur, Chinmay Ganadhish is a Hindu temple located at Toap-Sambhapur, near Kolhapur. Located on the Pune- Bangalore Highway, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Kolhapur.

Located in Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram, Chinmaya Ganadhish is the tallest statue of Hindu god Ganesh in the entire world. The whole structure consists of a 61 feet Ganapati seated on a 24 feet tall Meditation hall. The circular structure has a diameter of about 60 feet and weighs about 800 tonnes. About 24 pillars support the Ganesha idol. Fifty skilled workers, specially called from Shimoga worked hard for about a year to complete the structure. It was unveiled by Parampujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji in 2001.

The idol is seated on a five-headed snake and is made of cement, iron rods, clay, and plaster of Paris. The colossal Ganesh statue has become a magnet for hundreds of travelers, who take a detour off the highway to visit the idol. Every morning worship to .....

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#21 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 28 km from Sangli, and 30 km from Kolhapur, Bahubali Kumbhoj is a Jain Tirth situated in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is one of the popular places of Jain pilgrimage in Maharashtra, and among the must include places in Kolhapur Trip.

Kumbhoj Bahubali is home to Shri Bahubali Bramhcharya & Vidyapeeth. Dedicated to Lord Bahubali, it is an Atishaya Kshetra i.e. place of miracles. According to history, Kumbhoj is an ancient city where ascetic saint Shri Bahubali Maharaj lived almost 250 years ago. The name of the place has been kept as Khambhoj Bahubali in memory of the great saint. After the death of the saint, the place is visited by many notable people such as Muni Shri Prabhachandraji, Muni Shri Kamlakarji, and Shri 108 Shanti Sagarji. In 1937, Chaturmas Vaktavya i.e. the Four Monthly Statement was delivered from here. As per history, it is said that the first holy pilgrimage to the sacred place Shri Sammed Shikharji also began from here.

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#22 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 24 km from Sangli, and 71 km from Kolhapur, Tasgaon Ganapati Temple is a sacred Hindu temple situated at Tasgaon town in the Sangli district of Maharashtra. It is one of the prominent temples in Maharashtra, and among the popular places to visit near Kolhapur.

The Ganesh Temple at Tasgaon is dedicated to the elephant-headed god Ganesh. The construction of a temple was begun in 1779 by Parasuram Bhau Patwardhan who fought against Tipu Sultan and Haider Khan in South Mulukhgiri during the Peshwa period as the Commander-in-Chief of the Marathas, laid the foundation stone of the temple, and was completed by his son Appaji Patwardhan in 1799. The construction of the temple took 20 years. The temple was built by artisans from the Vadar community in Karnataka.

The architecture of the temple resembles South Indian temple construction. It consists of an image−chamber and a hall. An important feature of the Ganesh Temple at Tasgaon is that the gopura is unmatched .....

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City

#23 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 48 km from Panchgani, 54 km from Mahabaleshwar, 129 km from Pune, and 271 km from Mumbai, Satara is a town and district headquarters in Maharashtra. Located near the confluence of the River Krishna, and the River Venna, Satara is one of the must include places in Maharashtra packages, and among the top places to visit near Kolhapur.

Situated at an altitude of 2320 feet, it is a base station to several tourist destinations like Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani. The name of this town has been derived from the seven mountains surrounding the place implying Sat (seven) and Tara (hills). It is surrounded by the Pune district in the north, Solapur district in the east, Sangli district in the south, and Ratnagiri in the west.

Satara is another popular attraction not to miss in a Mahabaleshwar holiday packages. Shivaji, .....

Distance (From Kolhapur): 125 Kms
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Heritage | Beach

#24 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 24 km from Ganpatipule, 134 km from Kolhapur, 196 km from Satara, 198 km from Mahabaleshwar, 308 km from Pune, and 350 km from Mumbai, Ratnagiri is a port city and the headquarters of Ratnagiri district. Situated on the Arabian Sea coast, it is one of the popular destinations for beaches in Maharashtra. Ratnagiri can be visited as part of Mahabaleshwar packages.

Surrounded by beautiful hills of Sahyadri ranges, Ratnagiri is amongst the top Maharashtra places to visit. Ratnagiri was once the administrative capital of Bijapur rulers. It came under the control of Satara kings in 1731 CE, but later the British Empire took over in 1818 CE. A fort was built during the Bijapur dynasty and strengthened in 1670 CE by the Maratha king Shivaji, which is located on a headland near the harbor. Ratnagiri is one of the important .....

Distance (From Kolhapur): 133 Kms
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#25 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 24 km from Ratnagiri, 152 km from Kolhapur, 193 km from Mahabaleshwar, 207 km from Satara, 291 km from Lonavala, 307 km from Pune, and 345 km from Mumbai, Ganpatipule is a small pilgrimage & beach town located in the Ratnagiri district on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra in India. This is one of the top places to visit in Maharashtra and also one of the best places to visit near Pune.

The town is mainly known for its 400 years old temple of Lord Ganapati which is the prime attraction in Ganpatipule tour packages. The idol of Ganesha is believed to be a monolith that was self-incarnated and discovered over 1600 years ago. The Ganesha Temple in Ganpatipule is unique because it is one of the few temples in the country in which the presiding deity faces west. Known as 'Paschim Dwar Devata', it is one of the Ashta Ganapati .....

Distance (From Kolhapur): 154 Kms
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Nature

#26 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 84 km from Ganpatipule, 90 km from Ratnagiri, 107 km from Mahabaleshwar, 125 km from Satara, 163 km from Kolhapur, 238 km from Pune, 259 km from Mumbai, and 303 km from Panjim, Chiplun is a town in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Bang on the Mumbai-Goa highway, it is one of the popular Maharashtra tourist places, and among the prominent places to visit near Kolhapur.

Situated between the Western Ghats, and the Arabian Sea, Chiplun has stunning natural beauty, which includes lush greenery and stunning waterfalls. Chiplun means 'The abode of Lord Parashurama', got its name because of the famous temple it houses. Lies near the source of the Vashishti river, Chiplun is also an industrial town and happens to be one of the must include places in Konkan Tour.

Chiplun was believed to be the first home of the Konkanasth or Chitpavan Brahmans. .....

Distance (From Kolhapur): 167 Kms
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Hill Station

#27 of 27 Places to Visit in Kolhapur

At a distance of 54 km from Satara, 123 km from Pune, 177 km from Kolhapur, 243 km from Mumbai, and 377 km from Panaji, Mahabaleshwar is a scenic hill town in Satara district of Maharashtra. At an altitude of 1,353 m in the Western Ghats, it is one of the popular hill stations in India, and among the top places to visit in Maharashtra.


This pretty hill station is often referred to as the queen of hill stations in Maharashtra. It is one of the popular places to visit near Kolhapur, Pune & Mumbai. It offers a panoramic view of the plains with the imposing sloppy peaks and surrounding woods. Mahabaleshwar constitutes three villages - Malcolm Peth, Old Mahabaleshwar and some part of the Shindola village. Arthur's Seat, Lingmala Waterfall, and Pratapgad Fort are among .....

Distance (From Kolhapur): 188 Kms
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