Kolhapur is situated in the southwest part of the state of Maharashtra. It was a 19 gun zalute princely state ruled by the Bhosale Chhatrapatis of the Maratha Empire. During 940–1212 CE, it was the capital of the Shilahara dynasty of Kolhapur.

Kolhapur is known for 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.

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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