Shri Mahalakshmi Temple
The Shri Mahalakshmi Temple of Kolhapur in Maharashtra, India, is one of the Shakti Peethas also called Dakshin Kashi, listed in various puranas of Hinduism. According to these writings, a shakti peetha is a place associated with Shakti, the goddess of power. The Kolhapur peetha is of special religious significance, being one of the six places where it is believed one can either obtain salvation from desires or have them fulfilled. The temple takes its name from Mahalakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, and it is believed that the divine couple reside in the area. The temple belongs, architecturally, to the Kannada Chalukya empire, and may have been first built circa 700 AD.
Location: 3.0 Km from Hotel
Hard to believe but this lake started off as a stone quarry. In the 9th Century AD, an earthquake created a structural shift and underground water flooded the quarry converting it into a natural lake. The lake takes its name from the Rankabhairav temple which is believed to be submerged at the centre of the lake. The circumference of the lake is 4.5 miles. It has a temple in the vicinity with a mammoth sculpture of Nandi- the bull, the vehicle of Lord Shiva.
Location: 4.2 Km from Hotel
Shahuji Chhatrapati Museum
The Museum is housed on the ground floor of the New Palace- the current residence of Shrimant Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur. The museum has on display memorabilia belonging to the Kolhapur rulers which include royal apparel, jewelry, coins, weapons, silver elephant saddles, one of Aurangzeb’s swords. A letter from the British Viceroy and Governor General of India are also a part of the collectibles to be seen. The magnificent Darbar Hall is in the centre of the Palace and the ambience has been recreated to give you a glimpse of Maratha history and its regal splendor.
Location: 2.6 Km from Hotel
Radhanagari Dam, is a gravity dam on Bhogawati river near Radhanagari in State of Maharashtra in India. This is the first ever built dam in India. Dam construction was initiated by visionary Rajarshi Shahu on 18 February 1907. Dam is being used for irrigation as well as hydro-electricity power generation. Dam is located amidst scenic surrounding in the backdrop of thick forest cover. The hydroelectric project produces 10 MW of electricity each year. The dam is a home to some of the most rarest and spectacular birds. The dam has picturesque surroundings and beautiful lush green forests all around make it a pleasure to visit this site
Location: 57.8 Km from Hotel
Gaganbawda can be found within the sahyadri variety as well as traditional western ghats also offers an extremely popular fortification Gagangad close to this. Gaganbawada, although just fifty five kilometres through Kolhapur, is actually no created as well as hilly part of the region. Gaganbawada has got the optimum rainwater throughout wet time of year. Gaganbawada is actually upon tolerance associated with popular Karul Ghat and Bhuibawada Ghat. Gaganbawada is really a gorgeous slope train station, regarding fifty five kilometres through Kolhapur, situated in a elevation of approximately three thousand foot over ocean degree
Location: 57.6 Km from Hotel.
This delightful museum is situated in the Siddhagiri Math in Kaneri, Dist. Kolhapur, 4 kms off the Pune-Bangalore National Highway (AH 17). The Math has a history that dates back to 1200 years and is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. The Math is in sylvan surroundings that have an abundance of flora and some fauna. Great care and deep research has been gone into making this unusual museum. The museum currently spans over 7 acres of land where 80 scenes of village life and around 300 life-size statues of humans and domestic animals are on display in open natural surroundings.
Location: 13.6 Km from Hotel
Sagareshwar Deer Sanctuary
Just go 10ms from Audumber is the first manmade sanctuary in India. Sagareshwar is located.more than 550 deers are been counted during last years census. Along with it, peacocks can be seen easily in their natural habitat. Grounded on 10.87 kms of land,the sanctuary is an attractions such as a shiva temple built in 9th century. Along with shiva temple,laxmi-narayan and vishnuare among the other deities in the same premises. By travelling far 4 kms in the sanctuary, you can visit a summit from where picturesque view of river and forms can be seen.
Location: 62.4 Km from Hotel