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Places to See Near Kolhapur

Panhala is 20 km from Kolhapur. Dotted with ancient fortifications and buildings that have witnessed the ups and downs of the Maratha Empire, Panhala is an enchanting hill station of Maharashtra, which is located at an altitude of 977.2m. This place is famous for its historic importance as well as its scenic beauty. Panhala has fresh landscapes and an ideal getaway from urban hustling-bustling. Built between 1178-1209 AD, Panhala Fort is the largest of all Deccan forts. Average temperature is 250 C.

Vishalgad is 76 km northwest of Kolhapur. Vishalgad fort has Amriteshwar Temple, Takmak Tok, Sati Vrindavan and the dargah or tomb of Hazrat Malikdhyan Baba. The name Vishalgad itself connotes grandeur and magnificence.

Bhudargad fort is located about 50 km south of Kolhapur. This fort is situated on a huge vertical rock amidst mountain ranges. It is said to resemble from a distance, the crescent moon in the matted hair of the god Shiva.

Paargad is situated to the south of Kolhapur, which is 28 km from Chandgad. This place is a peaceful and greenery area. The scenery of the fort is so charming with its dense forest. The fort has an exquisite bronze statue of Shivaji and a temple of Bhagawati Bhawani.

Narasimha Wadi
Narasimha Wadi is at a distance of 45 km from Kolhapur. Situating on the banks of rivers Krishna and Panchaganga, this holy place is well known for holy padukas or slippers of Dattaguru (an incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh).

Giroli Tourist Park
The restaurant in the park offers delectable food from Kolhapur, Goa, karnataka and the Konkan region. One may take rest here after enjoying visiting the tropical flora and fauna, the wild cry of the peacock, the chirp of the forest birds. The tourists can plan for visits to Panhala, Jyotiba, Warnanagar and the carvings of Pohale.

Dajipur Bison Sanctuary
Dajipur is situated on the border of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts. Rugged mountains and dense forests surround this hilly area. This quiet little place is completely cut-off from human blare. Dajipur is home to bison, wild deer, chital, gawa and many more spectacular wild animals and birds. Situating at 1200 metres above the sea level, it is an exciting and beautiful holiday getaway. An excursion in the vicinity to the Gagangiri Maharaj's Math makes a pleasant outing for the tourists. This scenic resort near the backwaters of the Radhanagari Dam is highly recommended for wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts. It is 80 km away from Kolhapur.

Amboli is located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. This hill station is at an altitude of 690m above the sea level. Having dense forests and steep mountains, Amboli is the last hill resort before the coastal plains begin in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri Hills. The hilltop Amboli gives a fine bird's-eye view of the Konkan coast. Colonel Westrop, who was a British political agent, developed Amboli as a hill station after the opening of the Ghat Road from the coastal town of Vengurla, now in southern Maharashtra, to Belgaum.