Top things to do in Kolhapur

Top Choice Museum in Kolhapur

Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum

‘Bizarre’ takes on a whole new meaning at this ‘new’ palace, an Indo-Saracenic behemoth designed by British architect ‘Mad’ Charles Mant for the Kolhapur kings in 1884. The madcap museum is a maze of countless troph…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Kolhapur

Mahalaxmi Mandir

One of Maharashtra’s most important and vibrant places of worship, the Mahalaxmi Temple is dedicated to Amba Bai (Mother Goddess). The temple’s origins date back to AD 10, but much of the present structure is from t…
Top Choice Indian in Kolhapur

Dehaati

The city's Kolhapuri thali specialist. Meals come in a number of mutton variations as well as chicken and veg. The vibrant curries, the spiced-up dhal, the rich aakkha masoor (Kolhapuri-style whole lentil curry), th…
Training Centre in Kolhapur

Motibag Talim Mandal

Kolhapur is famed for the calibre of its Kushti wrestlers and at the Motibag Thalim you can watch young athletes train in an earthen pit. The akhara (training ground) is reached through a low doorway and passage to …
Museum in Kolhapur

Chandrakant Mandare Museum

Dedicated to famed Marathi actor and artist Chandrakant Mandare (1913–2001), this well-maintained gallery houses stills of his movies as well as his fine paintings and sketches, the best of which are the foreign and…
Multicuisine in Kolhapur

Moon Tree Cafe

This trendy, open-air cafe inside Kolhapur's most luxurious hotel is a good retreat, serving Indian dishes alongside a wide variety of international (Thai, Indonesian, Burmese, Jamaican) dishes, including some inter…
Indian in Kolhapur

Chorge Misal

Near Mahalaxmi Temple, this hole-in-the-wall misal (spicy curry made from bean sprouts and pulses) joint has been at it since 1963 and is the spiciest of the city's classic joints. There's no English sign. It's dire…
Historic Building in Kolhapur

Old Palace

In the heart of the old town this palace was once the ruling Chatrapati’s main residence and is still occupied by some of the family. You can enter the building’s front courtyard, but there’s little to see today exc…
Park in Kolhapur

Khasbag Maidan

Professional wrestling bouts are held sporadically between November and May in this small arena a short walk south of Motibag Thalim. It's behind the Palace Theatre.