Weekend Trip to Kolhapur , Maharashtra
Summer 22 to 40°C
Winter 12 to 30°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Mumbai: 388 kilometers / 5 h ,37 m
From Pune: 233 kilometers / 3 h ,28 m
From Hyderabad: 543 kilometers / 9 h ,33 m
Best Time To Visit
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.
How to Reach Kolhapur
The railway station in Kolhapur, Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus, is well-connected to all the major cities in India including Mumbai. You can easily board a train from Mumbai to Kolhapur.
The domestic Airport of Kolhapur is at Ujlaiwadi, which is located at a distance of 13 km from the city center. This airport is connected to the Mumbai International airport and so you can go on-board a flight from both these cities to Kolhapur and from the airport, you can rent a taxi.
Kolhapur is very well-connected to Mumbai by a good network of roads. The most suitable option is to hire a cab from Mumbai. There is also an option of state- owned as well as deluxe luxury bus to go to Kolhapur.
Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus, the railway station in Kolhapur is well-connected to Pune through regular trains. Therefore, you can board a train from Pune to Kolhapur.
The domestic airport of Kolhapur is around 13 km from the city center in Ujlaiwadi. Regular flights ply between Ujlaiwadi and the Pune airport. From the airport, you can hire a taxi.
Kolhapur is very well-connected to Pune by road. Therefore, it is best that you rent a taxi from Pune to Kolhapur. There are also state- owned and deluxe buses to go to Kolhapur.
If you wish to travel from Hyderabad from Kolhapur, Miraj Junction is the best station. This railway station is 53 km away from Kolhapur. You can board a train from Hyderabad Deccan (HYB) to Miraj and from the Miraj station, hire a cab to Kolhapur.
Travelling by hiring a taxi from Hyderabad to Kolhapur can also be a suitable option. If you are looking for a cheaper option, you can travel by bus.