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A Weekend Of Exploring The City In Kolhapur

Located in the state of Maharashtra, Kolhapur is a small city located close to Pune and Maharashtra. Popular known all over for its history, footwear and most especially cuisine, this place packs a wonderful weekend for you. This article talks about a few places you should definitely check out during your visit to Kolhapur.
Ever heard of Kolhapuri chappals, Kolhapuri mirchi, Kolhapuri gur or Kolhapuri cuisine? All of these comes from the place, as the name suggests - Kolhapur. Kolhapur prior to independence was a princely state ruled by the Bhosale royal clan of the Maratha Empire and now is a city playing a great influence in the political scenario of Maharashtra. Kolhapur is a perfect weekend getaway for people from Pune and Mumbai and is frequently visited by people of these two states. Trains from Pune to Kolhapur and the Mumbai to Kolhapur train always comes packed with visitors. Kolhapur is a great destination for couples and families to go on a short trip. Here are some places definitely worth checking out on your visit to this historic city.

Mahalakshmi Temple
One of the main tourist attractions of the city, the majestic Mahalakshmi Temple is one of the six abodes of Shakti (strength). The temple is situated 5 kms away from the city and is alway filled with devotees paying homage and placing their offerings to the temple. Like all temples, this temples carries a myth or belief that one can ‘attain salvation’ or ‘fulfill all desires’ in this temple. Festivals are held regularly in the temple and the temple is decorated extensively during Navratri festival with lights and various decors.

Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum

Also commonly known as the New Palace Museum, the Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum stands in a glorious ebony shade. Made of black polished stone, this museum is considered an architectural piece of art and admired and appreciated by many. The museum exhibits costumes, embroidery, weapons and various other artefacts. From something as precious as Aurangzeb’s sword to things as weird as various stuff animals can all be found in this museum.

Rankala Lake

The site by the lake is one of the most popular hangout places for people in the city or any other visitors for that matter. The view of the beautiful lake brings about a relaxing effect making this a popular hangout spot packed with people especially during weekends. It is a perfect place to go on a picnic with your family. It lies 8 kms from the train station and is a perfect place for a nice picnic with your family.

Kolhapur is approachable by trains from all parts of India. Do not miss a chance to see this historic and rich city which has has so much to offer it visitors in term of its culture, tradition and its much loved and talked about cuisine. Get your train ticket booking done online and get on with your journey and an experience you will never forget.

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