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The city holds historic importance and is deeply entrenched with spirituality, education and modernization. Also known by a name Dakshin Kashi, the city is one of the most prosperous and peaceful states of the nation, is stationed in the southern side in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city was discovered by Chhatrapati Tarabaiand was flourished under the reign of Chhatrapati’s of Kolhapur, in the reign of revered Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj and Rajaram Chhatrapati Maharaj who set a vision and laid the establishment of this contemporary city of Kolhapur. The ultimate glory of the district of Kolhapur is the Ambabai, lso known as Mahalakshmi Temple, which is frequented by the millions of pilgrims every year to seek Her blessings. It is believed that after one worships Lord Balaji at Tirupati, he should pay a visit to this very temple to offer prayer to goddess Mahalakshmi as to complete the pilgrimage.
Kolhapur is also world famous for “Kolhapuri Chappals”, sarees, jewelry and Jaggery.

Kolhapur travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Kolhapur tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Western India.

General facts about Kolhapur
Location: Western India
Language: English, Hindi and Marathi
Climate: Tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir, Maharajas Palace
Ideal Time to Visit: September to March

Tourist sightseeing in Kolhapur
The city of Kolhapur holds many tourist places to visit and has many attractions. The city is famous for its religious trait and also holds historical importance in the history of India. The popular tourist attractions are the ancient Mahalaxmi Temple, which is famous for its religious importance as well as its architecture and carvings on it. There are other major attractions as well such as Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir, Maharajas Palace also called the New Palace, Chhatrapati Sahu Museum, Kopeshwar Temple, Rankala Lake, Radhanagari Dam, Gagangiri Maharaj Math and Jyotiba Temple.

Other attractions situated in the close vicinity to the city are Bhudargad, Sai Baba Temple, Gadhinglaj and Kagal, Dudhsagar Lake, Bhairav temple, Shiva temples are some of the popular tourist places located in close vicinity.

Climate of Kolhapur
The climate of Kolhapur is tropical one. Here summers are really hot, especially the months of April and May with quite moderate winters, stating the winter season as the time to travel and visit the city. The best time to travel in the city is in the months from September till March.

How to reach Kolhapur

Kolhapur by Air: The city owns an airport, which connects it to the other cities of the country. Also there are regular flights plying from Pune and Mumbai.

Kolhapur by Rail: The city also possesses a railhead which enables it to be connected with the other cities of the nation.

Kolhapur by Road: Kolhapur has a well developed network of roadways.

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