Arrival in Kolhapur, a city
with highest per capita income
in Maharashtra has many peculiarities.
From food to clothing , from
sports to history Kolhapur has
its own style. Transfer to hotel.
After freshen up we shall proceed
for pre organized visit to Industry
/ educational site / Lecture
by an eminent personality. Post
Lunch we continue with the second
visit / site. In the evening
we visit the famous land mark
of Kolhapur - Shri Mahalakshmi
Temple, one of the Shakti Peethas
listed in various puranas of
Hinduism. According to these
writings, a Shakti Peetha is
a place associated with Shakti,
the goddess of power. The temple
belongs architecturally to the
Kannada Chalukya Empire and
may have been first built in
700 AD. O/N Kolhapur.
Today we shall visit Kolhapur
rural market as a part of education
curriculum. And we shall try
to find out why Kolhapur lends
its name to many common products
such as Kolhapuri chappal ,
Kolhapuri lavangi mirchi, Kolhapuri
gur and Veg Kolhapuri.
We shall also taste the Kolhapur’s
famous Kolhapuri Misal. Non
veg lovers can have feast of
meat preparations called Tambada
Rassa (Red Curry) and Pandhara
Rassa (White Curry) and also
Suke Mutton (Dry Meat). Kolhapur
tour is incomplete with out
a visit to New Palace It was
constructed during 1877-1884.
Being an excelent specimen of
architecture build in black,
Post lunch we leave for Panhala,
situated 20 km from the industrial
city of Kolhapur. Panhala is
a charming hill resort Situated
at an altitude of 977.2 m. It
was built by King Bhoja between
1178-1209 and is the largest
of all Deccan forts. O/N Panhala.
After breakfast we start our
day with walking tour of Panhala
Fort, visiting some important
sights like Ambarkhana fort,
Sajja Kothi, and Someshwar tank.
Post lunch we leave for Kolhapur
railway station for our journey
to home town.
Industries in Kolhapur :
M. Mohite’s Industries,
S. B. Reshellers Ltd. Co–operative
Sugar Factories at Kagal, Indo
count Industries. URO Textile