Kolhapur is situated along the banks of the river Panchaganga to the east of Sahyadri mountain ranges.  Kolhapur District forms a part of the southwestern Maharashtra. Kolhapur city is District place.  It has Manciple Corporation as governing body. 

        Shri Shahu Chhatrapati and Shri Rajaram Maharaj had worked for the welfare and development of Kolhapur. Foundation of current development of Kolhapur is laid by the temple of Shri Mahalaxmi. 

        Kolhapur is world famous for Mahalaxmi Ambabai Temple, 'Lathor chappals ', Wristling and marathi film productions.   Other places like 'Rankala Lake', NewPalace,  Kaneri Matha attracts people from all over India.

How to Reach

  • It is at Distance of  370 - 420 Km from Capital of state i.e.  Mumbai
    • Air facility available between Mumbai and Kolhapur
    • By train it takes 12 Hours
    • By road It can take 7 to 10 Hours.
  • Distance from Pune : 220  to 235 km (3.5 to 5 Hours by road)
  • Distance from Goa : 250  to 260 km (4 to 5 Hours by road)
  • Distance from Nagpur: 830 (Via Solapur) to 995 Km (Via Pune Aurangabad)
  • Distance from Belgam : 112 Km
  • Distance from Hydrabad: 530 to 550 Km
  • Distance from Bengaluru (Benglore): 600 Km

Kolhapur Location

From place you might know

  • Kolhapur is at 130 to 140 km east of Ratnagiri.
  • Kolhapur is at 50 km away from Sangli
  • Kolhapur is at 45 km away from Nipani
  • Kolhapur is at 210 to 215  km away from Pandharpur
  • Kolhapur is at 280 to 290  km away from Solapur

Local Conveyance 

    Other than your personal vehicle or hired one you can go for-
  • Auto Rickshaw
  • Corporation Buses (KMT)
  • Tanga (Horse Cart)

Tourist Places at Kolhapur

  • Mahalaximi Mandir
  • Rankala Lake and Shalini Palace
  • New Palace
  • Old Palace and Bhavani Mandap
  • Khasbag Maidan (Wrestling)

Tourist Places Nearby Kolhapur

  • Kaneri Math
  • Jotiba
  • Panhala
  • Top Sambhapur  Ganapati

Where to Stay and Eat in Kolhapur

   Kolhapur has good range of Hotels like from Palace Hotel to Modern studios.   Here are few to list..
  • Hotel Shalini Palace
  • Hotel Pearl
  • Hotel Opel
  • Hotel Panchashil
  • Hotel Ayodhya
  • Hotel Cassel
  • Hotel Samrat
  • Hotel Triveni
  • Hotel Victor Palace
  • Hotel Vrushali

    To find more about  Hotels in Kolhapur click here

Industries and Trade


  • Shahupuri
  • Laximipuri

Shopping streets

  • Mahadwar Road
  • Gujari
  • Shoe Lane (Chambhar Oal)
  • Rajaram Puri
  • Lugadi Oal

Show Rooms And Malls

  • Toyato Show Room
  • Riverside Honda
  • SM Ghatage (Hero Honda
  • India Automobile (Bajaj Show room)


  • Remonds
  • Kirloskar
  • Kolhapur Steel
  • Sugar Factories