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Maharashtra, India -
Religious Center Of
Kolhapur possesses historical as well as mythological importance. It is known as Dakshin kashi on account of its deity Mahalakshmi or Ambabai. The Ambabai temple was built by the Chalukya King Karnadeve in 634 AD. The Irwin Agricultural Museum of Kolhapur has some old Andhra coins. Bahubali, Jain Pilgrim centre, lies at a distance of 38 km from Kolhapur.
How To Get There:
The railway station is 10 minutes walk west of Bus station, close to the centre of town. The broad-gauge line connects Kolhapur via Miraj with Pune (8 hours), Mumbai (13 hours), Madras and Vasco da Gama. The daily Koyana Express or the Mahalaxmi Express goes all the way to Mumbai, taking 13 hours. The Maharashtra Express zigzags 1220 km through the state to Nagpur. Kolhapur is well connected to all major cities by road. For buses originating in Kolhapur, it is possible to book 24 hours in advance.
There are daily departures for Satara, Bijapur, Mahabaleshwar, Pune, Ratnagiri and Belgaum. There are plenty of private bus companies around the square offering luxury coach services to Goa and other destinations.
Attractions in and around Kolhapur are as follows:
- Ayyappa temple Kanjurmarg
- Badrinath Temple
- Bhimashankar Temple
- Birla Mandir
- Chandi Devi temple
- Dagdusheth ganpathi
- Datta Mandir
- Jagannath Puri
- Kedarnath Temple
- Narasimha Saraswati Swami Dattadeva
- Ranchhodraiji Temple
- Shani Shinganapur
- Shree Krishna
- Sri Venkatesh Devasthanam
Ever imagined how fascinating it would be to pamper oneself by getting treated like the raja maharajas of the golden era of Indian history? Well, one can achieve this experience by opting for India luxury trains voyage. On board one can enjoy the royal facilities and that too traversing through the famous tourist destinations like Kolhapur Mahalaxmi of this colorful country.
The heart winning interiors of hotels in Kolhapur, delicious cuisines, the lavishness and comfort along with the modern conveniences will definitely leave the travelers astonished as this their chance to discover India in the best possible manner.
Some of the Popular Indian luxury trains are mentioned below.
Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels, India's best luxurious train, is also one of the most royal trains around the world. The travel enthusiast must try this journey at least once in a lifetime! The Rajasthan tourism department launched this lavish train in collaboration with the Indian Railways to promise a comfortable visit to the travelers.
The train covers the three most celebrated states of North India, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The train starts its journey from the Capital of India, Delhi proceeding towards Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and finally to Agra before returning back to Delhi.
The onboard facilities include all modern amenities like air-conditioned cabins, barber and parlor facilities, the bar lounge, separate lounge and best dining services. One can choose from Rajasthani, Continental and Chinese food. Khidmatgars- the personal attendants are there for you to serve you in the ethnic Indian manner.
The launch of this luxury train was the collaborative effort of the Indian railways and Ministry of Kolhapur tourism along with the Maharashtra tourism Development Corporation. This train will take travelers on a weeklong tour of the famous Indian states. The journey begins every Wednesday from Mumbai and returns back to it on the 7th day. During this journey you will visit Mumbai, Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad, Sindhudarg, Kolhapur, Tarkarli, Chanrapur, Wardha and Nasik.
The launch of this luxury train was the collaborative effort of the Indian railways and Ministry of Kolhapur tourism along with the Maharashtra tourism Development Corporation. The heart winning interiors of hotels in Kolhapur, delicious cuisines, the lavishness and comfort along with the modern conveniences will definitely leave the travelers astonished as this their chance to discover India in the best possible manner.