Well, many people will not know much about this place, Kolhapur. Kolhapur is a great visiting place in your weekend trip. So if you are planning for a weekend trip to Kolhapur then this article will be a perfect help for you. The place is much underrated when comes to visiting the place. Not many people know about the spots that one can visit this place. but, the truth is that there are many amazing places that you can explore. A place is a place where you can find many temples, forts, historical architecture, and places of interest that will surely be going to amaze you. Once if you find a this place as perfect for your weekend destination then you wil llove to make this as your weekend getaway place or small outing place from your daily hustle bustle life.
Here in this article, we are going to discuss the various modes of transport by how you can reach Kolhapur including railways, roadways, and flights. After that, we are going to discuss where to stay and the hotels available according to your price and budget. Then we will discuss few interesting places in Kolhapur that you must need to visit once you are in Kolhapur. So, mainly in this article, we will cover how to reach Kolhapur from Pune. As from Pune, it is more smooth and easier to enjoy a weekend destination in Kolhapur as the distance is not much more you can reach in a short span of time as well as enjoy in a short time span.
Reaching Kolhapur :
Kolhapur is well connected with railways, road ways and flight let’s discuss the various means of transports.
Kolhapur by train :
The nearest railway station to Kolhapur is C SHAHUMHARAJ T which is just around 2 KM distance from main Kolhapur town. And if you are from Pune and willing to come to Kolhapur via train then there are plenty of trains available from Pune and it will take around 7 hours to 8 hours to reach Kolhapur from Pune via train. The train fare is around 200 INR. You just need to book train tickets in advance for reserving a seat. Always keep in mind to book train ticket in advance to avoid any hassle bustle in your trip plan.
You can visit irctc.com website or can visit to any nearest railway platform for booking your ticket.
Kolhapur by Flight :
Well Kolhapur is not connected with any nearby Airports. To reach Kolhapur via flight you need to reach to Pune Airport or Mumbai Airport. Though Kolhapur has its own airport named Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj Airport which is a functional airport it carries no commercial line flights. If you wish to come visit Kolhapur and you live in any state apart from Pune or Mumbai then you need to book flight to Pune or Mumbai. Booking flights to Pune will be an upper edge because it’s around 240 KM to Kolhapur via road from Pune. And from Pune airport, you can book cabs or taxis to reach.
Kolhapur by roadways :
Pune to kolhapur is around 240 Km in distance via roadways. There are mainly two ways with which you can rech kolhapur from Pune.
You can book bus from Pune to Kolhapur. And bus would take around 5 hours to reach kolhapur from Pune. You can visit any bus booking website like Redbus, yatra, Makemytrip, etc or any local bus service provider to book your bus ticket. Book bus in advance to reserve your seat to avoid any hustle bustle in your journey.
The second option is to book a reliable and affordable cab service. Book Pune to Kolhapur cab for reaching Kolhapur and it would take around 4 hours to reach. Book cab for your Kolhapur journey would be the best because you can travel with your friends, family, and loved ones. And also you can take as many stops as you wish and can enjoy the road trip. You just need to book cabs at an affordable price and with any reliable companies so that you can get cab service at an affordable price. You can visit websites like Gozocabs, MakeMyTrip for your cab bookings. Gozocabs offers Pune to Kolhapur cab service with Just @2500 INR.
Staying in Kolhapur :
Well, this is the second most important aspect in any travel planning. After reaching with your favorite mode of transport and according to your budget you need a place according to your budget and a good place to stay.
there are many hotels you can choose to stay. The hotels range starts from @1000 INR and goes up. You can expect a 2 star hotels at low price segment and you can expect a 5 star hotel in higher pricing. Well you can visit online hotels booking websites like Fabhotel, OYO, MakeMyTrip for booking hotels as per your choice. We would like to tell you to book hotels from any online hotel booking website so that you may not need to pay more if you are going to find hotels once you reach there.
Few Places of interest in Kolhapur :
Well here we will briefly discuss about top 5 places you must visit in Kolhapur.
- Bhavani Mandap – This is a place of Godess Tulja Bhavani, and people and devotees over the year comes to visit this holy places. The place was also palace and court of Chhatrapati Maharaj. So people also visit this place for its hostorical importance.
- New Palace Museum – This muesum was used to be residence of Shrimant Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj. This is a must to visit place in Kolhapur.
- Rankala Lake – The beautiful lake is also called as Marine Drive of Kolhapur. And you can spend some time relaxing on the side of this lake with your friends, family and loved ones.
- Kopeshwar Temple – The stone temple was built on 12th century by Shilahara King Gandaraditya. And it worships Lord Shiva.
- Panhala Fort – The 7 KM wide spread fort was build by Raja Bhoja on 1178 and 1209. the fort is situated at a height of 3177 feet above sea level.