A well-known princely state in pre-independent India, Kolhapur has always been the focal point of devotion and spiritual yearnings for Hindus since centuries for its sacred shrine of ‘Mahalaxmi’. Located amidst beautiful hills on the banks of Panchganga River, the place is rightly known as “Dakshin Kashi” or Kashi of the South. Steeped in history, this place is one of the jewels in the crown of Maharashtra that enchants people in abundance by various landmarks in the city. A travel to Kolhapur will give you glimpses of the historical past and the modern present.
Kolhapur is located amidst beautiful hills on the banks of the Panchganga River in the state of Maharashtra. It is steeped in history as it is one of the Shakti Peethas, mentioned in the Puranas. It is a great place for nature & wildlife enthusiasts as it is surrounded by sanctuaries. A famous craft of the city is the pure leather handmade Kolhapuri slippers worn both by men and women.
It is believed one can either obtain salvation from desires or have them fulfilled here.
Pune is the nearest airport that is connected to all major cities in India.
Kolhapur is a main railway station on the Pune-Miraj-Kolhapur section of the South Central Railway.
Kolhapur is connected by good highways and motorable roads to all places in India.
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