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INFORMATION ABOUT KOLHAPUR
Located on the south of Maharashtra, Kolhapur occupies a total area of 7685 sq km.
With a population of 35, 15, 413, the district has a sex ratio of 949 females for every 1000 male (census 2001).
Kolhapur, a developed agro-industrial region, is known to have a rich reserve of minerals. Rice, jowar and wheat are the commonly grown crops of the district. Also, the small, medium and large scale industries contribute significantly towards the economic advancement of Kolhapur.
Shankaracharya's cloister, Mahalaxmi temple, holy Jotiba hill, Katyani Devi temple, holy place Bahubali, Kaneri cloister, Bhawani mandap, New palace, Shalini palace, Rankara lake are the chief tourist landmarks of Kolhapur.
The growth of district in modern times is fascinating. Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaja is an architect and founder of modern Kolhapur. The district is abundant in natural resources- water, soil, natural vegetation, animal wealth and minerals. As a result, Kolhapur is one of the most agriculturally advanced districts of not only Maharashtra but also India. It is fast becoming an industrialised district as well and already a front runner in agro-based industries. There are two MIDC areas and a newly started SEZ which take Kolhapur to higher panes in terms of Manufacturing and processing various products. Kolhapur District is one of the shining examples in the Co-operative Movement of India. No doubt, the district has the highest per capita income in the Maharashtra State and one of the highest in the country.
A Historical Background can been easily noticed in the culture and the architecture of the city making it an Historical Tourist spot. Also various temples and religious places in and around the city make it an important destination for Religious Tourism. Apart from that Numerous Lakes and River Panchganga add to the beauty of the city thus also attracting Leisure Tourism. Kolhapur also offers quite a lot for adventure seekers, proximity to Hills & Forests gives enough for the rough and tough ones.
The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing
ACCOMODATION/STAY OPTIONS IN KOLHAPUR
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