A land of magnificent temples, Kolhapur is a religious pride of Maharashtra. Nestled on the banks of Panchganga River and on the lap of Sahyadri Mountains, Kolhapur is known for the historic Mahalakshmi Temple that focuses on arts, graciousness, culture and spiritualism of the Maratha Empire. Kolhapur witnesses tourist footfall round the year and enjoys good road and rail connectivity with the rest of Maharashtra
Kolhapur Railway Station is in heart of the city. Regular train service from places like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Ajamer, Nagpur, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Tirupati and Satara to Kolhapur contributed to better transportation to Kolhapur. Bus, auto or rickshaw can be availed from the railway station to reach at respective destinations in Kolhapur.
Kolhapur lies on National Highway 4 which connects the city to Mumbai and Bengaluru. It is served by a good number of buses plying from various nearby cities like Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru amongst others. Good road conditions make road travel between Kolhapur and other cities comfortable and convenient.
Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj Airport is a regional airport in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. It is situated at Ujlaiwadi, 9 km South-East from Kolhapur city. The airport connects Kohlapur to all major Indian cities including Ahmedabad, Tirupati, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Nagpur and Hyderabad. There are also indirect flights available from Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh, etc. On arrival at the airport, passengers can hire a local cab to reach their respective destinations in Kolhapur.