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Kolhapur Travel guide

Kolhapur City Guide

Kolhapur is famous for being a centre of Art, education, industry and sports, particularly wrestling. Here the wresling is called as "Kusti" and wreslers are known as "Malla".

Kolhapur is located in the south-west of Indian state of Maharashtra, is an ancient city that has been famous from long time as a center of art, food, textile, footwear and spices in India. The Kolhapur city is also associated for contributing few common names like Kolhapuri Chappal, Kolhapuri lavangi Mirchi (chilly) and Kolhapuri Gur (Jaggery). According to the religious evidences, Kolhapur name refers to a demon Kolhasur who was killed by Goddess Lakshmi and to fulfill the last wish of the demon, Kolhapur was settled. Textiles, mining and growing cash crops like sugarcane are the main elements of its economy. Being abundant in natural resources like water, soil, natural vegetation, animal wealth and minerals, it is today amongst the most advanced cities in Maharashtra.

Kolhapur is also known by the name of 'Dakshin Kashi', the city is regarded as the seat of Goddess Mahalaxmi. Infact, the Mahalakshmi Temple sited in Kohlapur is one of the Shaktipeeths mentioned in Indian mythology. The city has been witness to a royal past and has been under the rule of a number of empires in the medieval times.

Entertainment At Kolhapur
Boating at Rankala Lake : Rankala is a scenic lake that boasts of serene and tranquil environs. Here you can enjoy boating in paddle boats & rowing boats with your family.

Khasbag Maidan : Kolhapur is very famous for traditional wrestling sports known as Kushti. Rajashri Shahu Khasbag Maidan is a very famous kushti ground located in the heart of Kolhapur city. The Maidan ground is very big and can accommodate more than 25,000 spectators.

Go Kart Racing : Mohite's racing track is a national grade go-kart racing track better known as circuit 09. Its is one of the huge and awesome racing tracks in India which houses a training academy. Located approx. 10 km from city on hupri-tamgaon road.
Parvati multiplex : Parvati multiplex is located in the heart of the city in udyamnagar and is the only multiplex in the city with 3 wide screens. You can enjoy the latest Bollywood, Hollywood and even regional Marathi films in this multiplex.

Dreamworld water park : Kolhapur has a huge water park for all those water game lovers. Dreamworld water park located in Kasaba Bavada area has water entertainments like slides, wave pool, rain dance floor, lazy river, umbrella.etc. Open on all week days between 11am to 5pm.

Gandharva Resort : A perfect venue for a family treat with traditional Rajasthani folk dance, dashing cars, dance floor , etc. A pure vegetarian entertainment venue perfect to spend an evening with variety of snacks to enjoy. Located on Pune Kolhapur highway, 10 km drive from city. Kent Club

Located at sadale madale, where you can enjoy variety of games like Billiards, Golf, Fibre boating, Cycling, Carrom, Chess, Table-tennis, Volley ball, Skating, Computer Games, Gymnasium and many more. There are plenty of games-snow slides, snow vehicles, wooden horse-drawn sleighs, basket ball, volleyball that you will enjoy. Get a taste of spine-chilling experiences at Kent Club's Horror World.

Best Time To Visit Kolhapur
Kolhapur is situated in the western part of Maharashtra with a bit higher altitude and hilly. So, the overall climate of the area is cool. But during summer, it tends to be warm and dry. June to September monsoon season in Kolhapur. Things to see
Chhatrapati Sahu Museum
The Town Hall Museum
Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir

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