How to reach
By Air: Nearest airport is Belgaum from where buses and trains to Kolhapur are available.
By Train: Kolhapur is connected to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune by rail. Once there, city centre can then be reached from the station by bus, cab or auto-rickshaw ride.
By Road: Kolhapur is about 450 kms to the south of Mumbai. From Mumbai or Bengaluru, it is an 8-10 hour journey, 5 from Pune. Direct buses to Kolhapur, both private and state transport, are available.
Places to visit
Taleem: Motibag, Shahapuri, Gangavesh and New Motibag are the most famous taleems. Prior permission is required for photography.
Temples: The Mahalaxmi temple that draws lakhs of pilgrims every year.
What to eat
- If you like your food hot and two-legged(/four), we recommend Kolhapuri tambda rassa, pandhara rassa and roasted mutton.
- Grab a pair of Kolhapuri chappals.
Other things to do
- Watch a performance of mardani khel – an ancient martial art form.