Kolhapur famous as a divine destination – residence of Shri Mahalaxmi (Ambabai). One among the ‘Shaktipeethas’, Kolhapur attracts the pilgrims of the world. They visit Kolhapur to pray goddess Ambabai (Mahalaxmi) for a peaceful & healthy life. It is considered that the darshan of Shri. Balaji of Tirumala is incomplete without visiting goddess Mahalaxmi of Kolhapur.
Panhala is 20 km from Kolhapur. Dotted with ancient fortifications and buildings that have witnessed the ups and downs of the Maratha Empire, Panhala is an enchanting hill station of Maharashtra, which is located at an altitude of 977.2m. This place is famous for its historic importance as well as its scenic beauty. Panhala has fresh landscapes and an ideal getaway from urban hustling-bustling. Built between 1178-1209 AD, Panhala Fort is the largest of all Deccan forts. Average temperature is 250 C.v
Vishalgad is 76 km northwest of Kolhapur. Vishalgad fort has Amriteshwar Temple, Takmak Tok, Sati Vrindavan and the dargah or tomb of Hazrat Malikdhyan Baba. The name Vishalgad itself connotes grandeur and magnificence.
It is situated on the hills that divide the region into two parts viz Amba Ghat and Anaskura ghat. Since it is placed on the border of the hilly portion of Sahyadri ranges and the konkan region, it got great political significance in the historical times. It was regarded as a 'Watch tower' for both regions.
Bhudargad fort is located about 50 km south of Kolhapur. This fort is situated on a huge vertical rock amidst mountain ranges. The fort was built by king Bhoj of the Shilahar family. Some remains of the fortification, the Dudhsagar lake, two Shiva temples, and a Bhairav temple are nearby attractions.
Paargad is situated to the south of Kolhapur, which is 28 km from Chandgad. This place is a peaceful and greenery area. The scenery of the fort is so charming with its dense forest. The fort has an exquisite bronze statue of Shivaji and a temple of Bhagawati Bhawani. One of the major attractions of this fort is its serene environment and lush green surroundings. Apart from this, it is also known for housing a wonderful bronze statue of Shivaji and a temple of Bhagawati Bhawani.
Dajipur Bison Sanctuary
The jungle resort of Dajipur is situated on the border of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts. Surrounded by rugged mountains and dense forests, this secluded little place is completely cut-off from human habitat. Home to bison, wild deer, chital, gawa and many more spectacular wild animals and birds. The location of Djipur is such that it is completely reclusive from human habitation. This raises the exotic beauty of the place. A pleasure trip in the locality of the Gagangiri Maharaja's Math creates a pleasing expedition.
Snuggling coyly, in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills, Amboli at an altitude of 690 m is the last mountain resort before the coastal highlands settle, with a sigh, to form flat beaches.
Visit numerous view points for a pleasant view of the lush hills and fertile plain. Seaview Point offers a rare view of the land all the way to the golden Konkan coast. You can spend hours angling for a fish at Hiranya Keshi or picnic at Nagatta Falls, Mahadev Gad and Narayan Gad.