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Rendering to the Hindu myth, the city got its name after the demon Kolhasura, who was slayed by the Goddess Mahalakshmi to salvage people from his atrocities. However, the demon's last wish to the goddess was to name the town after him, which was duly honored. Often touted as the lesser visited city in Maharashtra's otherwise bubbling hill stations and tourist destinations. Kolhapur serves as the halt-point for visiting other places in the region. Nestled peacefully in the lap of the Sahyadri Hills, Kolhapur is popularly known as the "city of palaces and gardens".

This historic city is now an important industrial hub with the production of specialised textile products and artifacts. Kolhapur is renowned for its footwear, jewellery, art and education. Kolhapuri saaz is a specialised ornament made in this place. The city is also home to the Marathi film industry. Panhala Fort, Mahalakshmi Temple, Rankala Lake and the Town Hall Museum are some of the must-visit places in the city. The area around Mahalakshmi Temple retains its old world charm. The Old Palace is a traffic-free zone and be accessed by a monumental gateway. The best time to visit Kolhapur is in August, when the city plays host to the Hindu festival of Naag Panchami. The celebrations are organised in tandem with the ones held in Pune. Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri are also celebrated with much fanfare and fervour here. When visiting Kohlapur, do take out time for neighbouring places of Mumbai, Pune and Goa.

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Omkar Aradwad
Omkar Aradwad
A city with lot of history
Jun 29 2014
Here you can fine Mahalaxmi godess temple.There are also famous historic palaces.There is famous Rankala Lake situated in Kolhapur.Here you can find delicious food to eat.The hotel facilities is also good.Kolhapuri chappal are famous all over world.
Sanjay Singhania
Sanjay Singhania
Nice place for food
Jun 22 2014
Currently i am living here its a nice place here are many tourist places like rankala, mahalaxmi temple and main thing is don't forget to eat misal pav and kolhapuri chicken.......