Kolhapur city is situated on the banks of Panchganga river, the city is considered to be the heart of the Maratha Empire, and is famous for its various historical monuments and cultural heritage of Marathi people. The best time to visit the city is during any of the major Hindu festivals like Holi, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vijayadashami and Navratri. Special Kolhapuri chappals and Kolhapuri dishes are worth eating. With its sacred religious and historical sites, it offers an attractive experience for travelers.
Tourism in Kohlapur is marked by diverse colors attracting its source from spirituality, culture, history and nature. Places to visit in Kolhapur include temples, temple forts, palace buildings, gardens and lakes. Some of the important and most visited scenic spots are Sri Mahalakshmi Temple, Shirol taluka and some other important tourist attractions near Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Mahabaleshwar, Solapur. Cultural background art, drama, music is an integral part of its culture in the city.
Kolhapur, the spice capital of Maharashtra, is located on the banks of the Panchganga River in the south-west region of Maharashtra, currently known for Kolhapur Kolhapuri sandals and necklaces that are sold worldwide. The famous Mahalakshmi temple is located here in honor of Goddess Mahalakshmi. Kolhapuri chappals, Kolhapuri jewelery and Kolhapuri dishes are famous all over India. It is a tourist friendly destination. Where there is no problem in coming for accommodation and food. Kolhapur is at its enchanting best on the auspicious occasion of Nag Panchami. Thousands of people worship Sapo by offering milk and rice, the go to Kolhapur is another cultural festival, Rankala Festival organized by the Municipal Corporation. The vanishing of Kolhapur cuisine has to be done in this vibrant city.
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