Kolhapur is a city in the state of Maharastra, widely renowned for its Kolhapuri chappals, textiles and traditional jewellery. The city of Kolhapur holds its own charms with its cultures and traditions, which are happily co-existent with modern customs, thereby, giving the city a unique charm, that allure tourists from all corners of the country. There is plenty to see and do in the region. Few of the popular tourists attractions of the region include the Mahalakshmi Temple, New Palace, Rankala Lake, Shivaji University, Temlabai mandir and much more. Once in Kolhapur, tourists should make a point to gorge on the mouth-watering snack called 'misal'.
Kolhapur is the sixth largest city of Maharastra and is also an emerging economic hub of the region and hence, maintains excellent connectivity to various metros of the country. The bus services of the region are also up to mark and offer buses across varied classes ranging from the humble seater buses to the luxurious AC Volvo buses. Bus bookings from Kolhapur are pretty simple and can be easily obtained online on the various tickets booking websites. Both Governement and private tour operators offer regular buses on popular routes like Kolhapur to Mumbai, Kolhapur to Pune, Kolhapur to Bangalore, Kolhapur to Mangalore, Kolhapur to Hubli, Kolhapur to Belgaon.
Goa is one of the major weekend getaways from Kolhapur. Other than that there are plenty of surrounding small towns that offer tourists a glimpse of the region culture and society, like Samangad, Bhudargad, Ajara and Panhala among others.