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करवीर वासिनी अंबाबाई मंदिर

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Reviewed 24 December 2018
Mumbai, India
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Mahalakshmi temple visit

We had gone to Mahalakshmi temple in kolhapur. This is one of the famous temple and religious... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Kolhapur. It’s a wonderful city in southern Maharashtra bordering Karnataka. It has got historical, spiritual base. It is often called as Dakshin Kashi. Devotees from all over come to Kolhapur to visit The Mahalakshmi tample and offer their prayers to her, popularly known locally as Ambabai to most of the Kolhapuri people. After visiting Mahalakshmi, one can visit many places in and around Kolhapur. In the city, there is beautiful Rankala lake where you can take a walk alongside or do boating or eat the delicious Bhel. There is New Palace to visit, the Palace itself, surrounding area, the museum within etc are worth visiting. Then there is Shivaji Univeristy, Chandrkant Mandare museum, Town Hall museum, Khas Baug to visit. One can buy the famous Kolhapuri Chappals at Shoe Lane and famous ornament Kolhapuri Saz for wife. Kolhapur is also famous for pailwans (wrestlers) and kolhapuri gur (jaggary). There are many Akhadas where these pailwans are trained in Kushti (wrestling). If one can spare a day or two, there are many places nearby Kolhapur. The places to visit are Fort Panhala for its historic nature, The God Jotiba which is near Panhala, Nrusihwadi (Narsobachi Wadi for local) where famous Datta temple is located, a must visit to Sidhagiri museum where one can see the life of rural India, Dajipur sanctuary for famous for bisons, Radhanagari dam, Fort Vishalgad and famous Pawankhind, the picturesque Gagan Bawada and Amba ghat. Hupari, a small town famous for silver ornaments is located just 22 kilometers from Kolhapur. Ichalkaranji, another town famous for textile industry is 35 km away, often called as Manchester of Maharashtra.
And not forget to taste the Kolhapuri cuisine like Kolhapuri mutton, tambada and pandhara rassa. Your visit is incomplete without these dishes. Also there are few famous joints to have delicious Kolhapuri Misal like Fadatare missal, Bawadyachi missal, Khasbaug missal, Chorage misal where you will get only misal and no any other dish. (One misconception about Kolhapuri dishes is these are very very spicey. Often one can see menu card in other cities and in metros, mentioning veg Kolhapuri or chicken kolhapuri or mutton kolhapuri, that are made very spicy. But the truth is these are not truly kolhapuri taste. You have to visit Kolhapur to taste its authenticity).

Date of experience: May 2013
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