Well known as the land of magnificent temples, Kolhapur is set in the lap of the beautiful Sahyadri mountain ranges. This destination is archaeologically beautiful and culturally gifted. The city houses temples, heritage monuments, forts, lakes and gardens. Mahalakshmi Temple which is located in the heart of Kolhapur is a major tourist attraction. The temple dates back to the 7th century. Millions of pilgrims visit the temple every year to seek the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi.
There are many famous monuments around the city which are visited by a number of tourists every year. All the forts and palaces make us have a glimpse of the historic times. Also, a visit to any of the monuments takes us through the ancient royal culture and lifestyle. Some famous attractions of the city include Vishalgarh Fort, Rankala Lake, Maharaja Palace, Radhanagari Dam, Khasbagh Maidan and Gagangiri Maharaj Math.