Kolhapur, with a strong historical and cultural background is one of the most developed cities of Maharashtra. It is amongst the famous tourist destinations in the state. The city has several important places to see, which include holy places, forts and palace, museums and a wildlife sanctuary as well.
There are many religious and sacred placed to visit in Kohlapur. which make for some popular tourist attractions in the city One of the most important temples here is Shri Mahalakshmi Temple, which is one of the Shakti Peethas. Koppeshwar Mandir is another religious place that is popular amongst locals as well as tourist.The shrine is said to be an architectural wonder. Apart from it, Jyotiba Temple near Wadi Ratnagiri, Audumbar, Shri Bahubali Bramhcharya and Vidyapeeth, and Khidrapur are equally popular shrines of Kohlapur Kolhapur is a rich treasure chest of history as the city is dotted with with forts and
palaces The New Palace where still Shreemant Shahu Maharaj stays, was constructed in 1877-1884 and is located by the Bahvani Mandap-Kasaba Bavda Road. Fort Panhala was built by the Shilahara rulers of Kolhapur. The famous Shalini Palace, named after Shrimant Shalini Raje, is yet another important place to visit. Other top sightseeing places of Kohlapur are Radhanagari, which is a Wildlife Sanctuary and then there is the famous Town Hall Museum and Siddhagiri Museum. For nature lovers, there is Rankala Lake which of course adds to the beauty of Kolhapur and make it one of the most sought after holiday places in Maharashtra
The travel guide of Kohlapur is helpful to plan and choose the places that one wish to visit. Along with visiting different places, among other things to do for tourists in Kohlapur is shopping for kohlapuri chappals, spices, attires and jewellery.