6 Hindu Temples in Kolhapur that you should visit - With photos & details

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6 Hindu Temples to explore in Kolhapur

Kolhapur city is situated on the banks of the Panchganga river and is surrounded by  Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is a city known for its historical forts, temples and royal places of erstwhile royals. It is famous for the Indian handcrafted leather slippers the kolhapuri chappals and its unique local jewelry a special type of necklace called Kolhapuri Saaj.

Ambabai TempleMaharastra State Highway 116 Dewale Maharashtra 416001 Republic of, Maharashtra 414003, India

Ambabai is mentioned in many Puranas. The idol of the Devi is made of precious stone, weighing about 40 Kgs. It contains mater mixed with Hirak bits. This throws light on its ancientness. This temple is located in the heart of Kolhapur.

Bhavani MandapBhavani Mandap, C Ward, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416002

It is a historical building and heritage site in the central walled portion of the city of Kolhapur. Bhavani Mandap is a famous building and the abode of the goddess Tulja Bhavani who is known as a guest in the city of Kolhapur, which is considered to be the city of her elder sister Mahalaxmi, whose temple the city is popular for. Bhavani Mandap is built according to the architectural style of the British Empire. An era of the Maratha dynasty, with relics of the royal era is found displayed here

Gagan Gad, GaganbawadaSH 115, Maharashtra 416101, India

Gagangad is a fort situated in Gaganbawada tehsil of Kolhapur district. It was built in 1190. The surroundings of Gagangad offers you the most scenic views of mighty mountain ranges of Western Ghats. Each season the view will be different and magnificent. The misty mountains and lush green hills of Gaganbawada are treated to the eyes.

Kaneri Math, Kolhapur, Maharashtrakaneri, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416234, India

Also known as the Sidagiri Gramjivan museum is a sculpture museum situated at Srikhsethra  Siddagiri Math. This museum showcases different aspects of Gramjivan. This initiative was the dream of  Mahatma Gandhi and was created through the vision and efforts of the Siddhagiri Gurukul Foundation.

Shree Jotiba DevasthanJyotiba Dongar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416001, India

This is a holy site of Hinduism near Wadi Ratnagiri. The deity of the temple is known by the same name, and is held by the locals to be an Incarnation of three gods Brahma,VIshnu, Mahesha.

Shree Mahalaxmi MandirMahadwar Rd, B Ward, C Ward, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416012, India

First built in the 7th century by the Chalukya empire. Unlike most Hindu shrines which face north or east, the deity here faces west. There is a small open window on the western wall, through which the light of the setting sun falls on the face of the shrine for three days around the 21st of each March and September.