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Kolhapur, the land of magnificent temples, is the religious pride of Maharashtra. Nestled in the tranquil laps of the Sahyadri mountain ranges, it is situated on the banks of the river Panchganga. Also termed as ‘Dakshin Kashi’, it is a historic Maratha city, with the Mahalakshmi Temple forming the focus.
Kolhapur - Places to Visit
Flushed with tourists all around the year, a city is equally famous for special Kolhapuri Misal and Kolhapur Rassa and many more mouthwatering delicacies. With a textile manufacturing sector, the city is widely known for the Kolhapuri Chappal, a handcrafted buffalo leather slipper which is worn by people throughout the country. Apart from this, Kolhapur is also known for hand block printing of textiles, silver jewellery, pottery, wood carving and lacquerware etc. Kolhapur attracts tourists from all over the country throughout the year. The famous tourist places here include the Mahalaxmi Temple which poses extraordinary and beautiful deity of Goddess Mahalaxmi, Rankala Lake which is one of the oldest lakes in Maharashtra, Chhatrapati Sahu Museum which is a combination of Jain, Gujarati and Rajwada style of architecture, Town Hall Museum where old sculptures, filigree work in sandalwood are displayed and Old Palace has a magnificent structure and hosts temple of Goddess Bhawani. Fort Panhala located on the outskirts of the city, offers truly magnificent views of the valley and Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum depicting village life through wax statues are also places of tourist interest in Kolhapur.
accommodation in Kolhapur
While you visit Kolhapur, don’t miss on making reservations at the available budget hotels located in and around Kolhapur. OYO Rooms, India’s Largest Branded Network of Hotels offers a wide range of hotels in Kolhapur under two different categories like Budget and Premium. For the convenience of frequent travellers, there are various OYO hotels near Kolhapur Bus Stand. Apart from this, various budget hotels around Azad Chowk act as a perfect repose for travellers visiting the city to seek peace and tranquillity. OYO Rooms offers comfortable and budget hotels near Mahalaxmi Temple, making it convenient for travellers visiting the beautiful city to participate in the religious sanctity of the temple. OYO Premium hotels on Mahadwar Road provides exclusive deals for a pleasant and affordable accommodation where shopaholics can easily splurge at the markets nearby. Lose yourself in the serenity and charm of this hill station by staying a little longer at the OYO budget hotels in Kolhapur which offers long stay options to its guests. It is an ideal place for those who wish to take a break from the monotonous routine life and look forward to relaxing and rejuvenate themselves. Tourists who are visiting the city for work can stay conveniently at hotels near Kolhapur Railway Station which offers the best deal for a comfortable accommodation. Luxurious hotels with an array of services and amenities in Kolhapur add a cherry to the cake. Stay at OYO to avail the best of services and facilities to enhance your holiday experience.
Events in Kolhapur
Gokul Ashtami: August
Gokul Asthami is celebrated to pay respect to Lord Krishna- a symbol of victory of good over evil. The day is marked by profound spiritual renewal and celebrations. In temples, the festivities commence before the break of dawn and continue past the dusk till midnight. Devotees hold large feasts, perform dance and drama, and decorate the idol of Lord Krishna in colorful altar. Kolhapur celebrates the day with extreme enthusiasm and zeal with a Dahi Handi ritual. Young men come together to form a human pyramid to break the high hanging handi as the crowd cheers on. This is a tribute to the childhood of Lord Krishna who was known to feast on butter. Partake in this lively celebration by booking an OYO in Kolhapur and gather an experience like never before.