Kolhapur is one of the must-visit destinations in Maharashtra. The city has once witnessed a royal era and features a number of historical monuments. Located on southernmost part of Maharashtra, Kolhapur is also known as Dakshin Kashi.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Rankala Lake is a charming lake enjoying a serene and tranquil atmosphere. This is a man-made lake, which was constructed by Maharaja Shri Shahu Chhatrapati during his sovereignty.
This is a popular temple of Kolhapur dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi. The temple is popular due to being one of the Shakti Peethas of India and greatly regard by the people of Maharashtra.
Now known as Chhatrapati Sahu Museum, New Palace is a royal property that been designed like local Rajwada style blending Jain and Hindu influences.
Town Hall Museum:
The museum displays the items that were unearthed during the Brahmagiri excavations. The main collection of this museum features pottery, bronze artifacts, old coins of the region, filigree work in sandalwood and ivory, various artifacts and antiques.
Old Palace is a splendid structure, which is adorned with amazing porch and stonework. In the premises of the palace, a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhawani is situated.
Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir:
Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple is one of the major attractions of the city. The temple is constructed without a single pillar and this is unique thing about the temple.