Kolhapur Information

It was the erstwhile capital of an important Maratha state and is dotted with some splendid palaces and royal homes.  Kolhapur is also known as the ‘Dakshina Kasi’, as the temples here are considered amongst the most important in Maharashtra.  The town was also an important centre of arts, wrestling, leather footwear and Marathi film industry.

Ambabai / Temple of Mahalaxmi

This imposing 7th century temple was built by the Chalukyan King Karnadev Ray and is a fine example of Hemadpanti style of architecture.  The main sanctum enshrines an idol of goddess Mahalaxmi, weighing 40kg.  It is believed that the idol has not been created by human hands, but is in natural form, a primeval monolith of uncut diamonds and precious stones.  The shrine attracts a large number of devotees.

New Palace

The palace was built between 1877 to 1884 and is the residence of the royal family of Kolhapur. There is a Clock Tower, gardens, lake, a wrestling ground, small z00, museum and swimming pool around the place.

Old Palace

The 200 year old palace has a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhavani.

Shalini Palace

This modern palace is built in Indo – Saracenic style.

Rankala Lake

It is a popular picnic site.  Other attractions are – Khasbaug Stadium, Ganesh Temple, Kotiterth, Panchganga, Town Hall, Cenotaph, Irwin Museum and Rani’s garden.

Kolhapur Distance Guide

Kolhapur Ahmadnagar 343 Km
Kolhapur Akola 719 Km
Kolhapur Alibag 335 Km
Kolhapur Amaravati 809 Km
Kolhapur Beed 382 Km
Kolhapur Bhandra 1025 Km
Kolhapur Buldana 586 Km
Kolhapur Chandrapur 1038 Km
Kolhapur Dhule 590 Km
Kolhapur Garhchiroli 1040 Km
Kolhapur Jalgaon 612 Km
Kolhapur Jalna 515 Km
Kolhapur Aurangabad 455 Km
Kolhapur Latur 398 Km
Kolhapur Mumbai 419 Km
Kolhapur Nagpur 964 Km
Kolhapur Nanded 519 Km
Kolhapur Nashik 434 Km
Kolhapur Osmanabad 304 Km
Kolhapur Parbhani 497 Km
Kolhapur Pune 225 Km
Kolhapur Ratnagiri 125 Km
Kolhapur Sangli 51 Km
Kolhapur Satara 119 Km
Kolhapur Sindhudurg 168 Km
Kolhapur Solapur 248 Km
Kolhapur Thane 376 Km
Kolhapur Wardha 810 Km
Kolhapur Yavatmal 743 Km