Kolhapur Tourism

Arts, aristocracy and graciousness. A legacy of valour combined with a culture steeped in spiritualism, education and modernism. Kolhapur with its myriad images emerges as a city with a multi-faceted persona and a rich cultural, historical and mythical past. Ancient texts such as the Padmapurana and the Skandapurana speak in glowing terms of Karveer or Dakshin Kashi which is, in fact modern-day Kolhapur on the banks of river Panchaganga nestling among the Sahyadri ranges.

A journey through the past reveals that Kolhapur has lived through the regimes of various rulers from the mythical past to the modern age. The Hindu era lasted till 1347, followed by the Muslim rule which was from 1347-1700. The magnificent temples of Kolhapur were built during the glorious periods of the Satavahana kings and the Shilaharas. The Marathas controlled this area from 1700 to 1849. In 1849, the British took over and Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj was installed as the ruler of Kolhapur.

Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj's reign lent a progressive spirit to the city and he extended his patronage to theatre, films, music, painting, sculpture, wrestling and crafts. As result, the city has a rich cultural ethos. In 1945, archaeological excavations close to a hill named Brahmagiri on the banks of the river Panchaganga revealed the existence of an ancient town dating back to the Roman times. Today, Kolhapur combines its artistic past with a dynamic present and is a modern, industrial city.

Bahubali kaneri mathvengurlavishalgadhrankala jyotiba-mandir

Places Near by Kolhapur city.

Historical places

  • Panhala Fort
  • Vishalgad, Pavankhind
  • Dajipur Bison Sanctuary
  • New Palace
  • Bhavani Mandap
  • Shalini Palace
  • Town Hall museum
  • Motibag Talim
  • Shivaji University
  • Khasbaug Talim
  • Giroli Tourist Park
  • Barkhi
  • Ramtirth, Ajara
  • Radhanagari Dam
  • Kallamawadi Dam

Places for Entertainment

  • Gandharva Resort and amusement park, Top Sambhapur
  • Dream world water park at Ramanmala
  • Kent Club at Sadale Madale Village
  • Sidhagiri Wax Museum(Gram-Jeevan Museum)at Kaneri
  • Dakkhan Kedar Shri Jyotiba
  • Shivtej water park and museum,panhala

Temples

  • Mahalakshmi Temple
  • Khidrapur (Kopeshwar Shiva Temple)
  • Jyotiba
  • Narsinhwadi
  • Kashi Vishveshwar Temple
  • Bahubali
  • Katyayani Devi
  • Tembalai alias Tryamboli
  • Radha Krishna Temple
  • Kaneri Math
  • Shankaracharya Cloister (Math)
  • Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir

Lakes

  • Rankala lake
  • Kalamba lake

Rivers

  • Panchganga