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Kolhapur Historical City

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Kolhapur Historical City
 
Panhala

Panhala is situated 20 km. away from the industrial city of Kolhapur. Panhala is a hill resort situated at an altitude of 977.2 m. This fort was built by King Bhoja between 1178-1209.It is the largest of all Deccan forts.

Amboli

It is a hill resort, in the Sahyadri mountains at an altitude of 690 m. This place is surrounded by thick forests and verdant hills and valleys. Nagarta falls and Narayangadh are perfect for picnicking. Quiet and isolated Amboli is perfect for those who really want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Bahubali

In 1935 Celibacy Resort was established and named after the sage Bahubali who mediated here about 300 years before. On this hill, there are ancient temples but the new idol was recently installed here under the auspices of His Holiness.

Khidrapur

Kopeshwar temple at Khidrapur is a treasure-house of beautifully carved sculptures and a rare architectural marvel. There is a semi-circular platform resting on the back of 92 carved stone elephants on which the temple is built.

Kaneri Math

About 500 years ago, Lingayat Priest Kadsiddheshwar developed this math. It is said that in the 14th century Shiva-Pindi was installed by a Lingayat Priest on this high hill. There are two small mandaps out side, with a big Nandi .On Shivratri, devotees from Maharashtra and Karnatak state gather here.

Narasimha Wadi

Narasimha Wadi is 45 km away from Kolhapur. This is situated on the confluence of rivers Krishna and Panchaganga and is renowned for the holy `Padukas' (wooden slippers) of Shree Dattaguru. Shree Narasimha Saraswati who was an incarnation of Shree Dattaguru lived here for 12 years.

Jyotiba

Situated at a height of 3100 feet above sea level. This is 17 km. away from Kolhapur. Jyotiba is supposed to be incarnation of 3 Gods-Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and seer Jamadagni.

Ramteerth

According to a fable, Lord Ram stayed at this place during exile, so the place is named Ramteerth. This place is in Ajra taluka. There is a temple of Shri Rama near the river. An old coffee plantation and an orchard are also the places where you can have a visit.