Kolhapur, India

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
Temperature:23°C- 40°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Kolhapur

Rankala Lake:
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.

Mahalaxmi Temple:
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.

New Palace:
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:
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.

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Beautiful Sights of Kolhapur