promote tourism and its related activities in Kolhapur.
Kolhapur, the land of magnificent temples, is the religious pride of Maharashtra. Nested in the tranquil laps of the Sahyadri mountain ranges, it is situated on the banks of the river Panchganga. Also termed as a city of palaces and gardens, it is a historic Maratha city, with the Mahalakshmi temple forming the focus. Arts, aristocracy and graciousness, combined with culture stepped in spiritualism, education and modernization.
Founded by Chhatrapati Tarabai, this princely state flourished under the reign of Chhatrapati’s of Kolhapur, especially under the legendry Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj and Rajaram Chhatrapati Maharaj who set a vision and laid the foundation of modern Kolhapur. The crowning glory of the district of Kolhapur is the Ambabai (Mahalakshmi) Temple, where pilgrims in millions come every year to seek her blessings. There is a strong belief after one worships Lord Balaji at Tirupati, offering prayer to goddess Mahalakshmi is essential to complete the pilgrimage.
Kolhapur, known as ‘Dakshin Kashi’ is one of the most prosperous and joyous city of India in Southern Maharashtra in western Ghats. Kolhapur, the town of goddess Mahalakshmi is gifted with an incredible archeological & cultural heritage, magnificent temples, monuments, forts, lakes and gardens. Kolhapur is world famous for Kolhapuri Chappals & Jaggery. Flushed with tourists all around the year ,city is equally famous for special Kolhapuri Misal and Kolhapur Rassa and many more mouth watering delicacies.
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Kolhapur, the town of goddess Mahalakshmi is gifted with an incredible archeological & cultural heritage, magnificent temples, monuments, forts, lakes and gardens
“Kolhapur This small city near Puneis complete package for a 2-3 days family holiday.,Staring from worshipping to GodDess Lakshmi- to panhala fort , siddhagiri museum , kanheri matt. If time persist one can hire ataxi and vist to the spectacular Sindhudurg fort. along kOnkan coastline. .”
“Goddess Mahalakshmi is our Kuldevta, so atleast once a year we try to go to Kolhapur. Right from Childhood till now Kolhapur still looks same, I mean the people are same. The people still don’t hesitate to speak in marathi (In pune and mumbai it seems some people are ashamed to speak in marathi). The climate is good, sometimes its hot, but then in kolhapur we get the Best Icecream, since Milk is in abundance, the quality is good..”
It is a shakhipheet(in 18). We performed abhisekh with panchamrut and saree. It is an excellent experience. But puja can be performed with men only (in pancha only)
Kha-thoo! A low, deep, guttural sound followed like the engine of a truck springing to life after a night in frigid Delhi winter. “Did you see him?” I couldn’t tell if Harsha sounded horrified or [...]