Located on the banks of River Panchganga, Kolhapur is one of the important cities of the Maharashtra state. This city has a history that is around 300 years old. This city is also quite popular for Kolhapuri cuisine, Kolhapuri Chappal and
Kolhapuri Gur. Do not miss getting your hands on these items. If the legends are to be believed Kolhapur gets its name from Kolhasur, a demon who was killed by Goddess Mahalaxmi. Placed in the southwestern part of the state, it is the perfect weekend getaway destination from Mumbai and from Pune for those who wish to visit places, which are known for their heritage. Popular as the capital of Maratha film industry, Kolhapur is a welcoming retreat from the hustle-bustle of city life. During your visit to Kolhapur, you can visit the tourist attractions in the city.