19 Facts About Kolhapur


Kolhapur is known as `Dakshin Kashi' or Kashi of the South because of its spiritual history and the antiquity of its shrine Mahalaxmi, better known as Ambabai.

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Kolhapur committed numerous crimes until the goddess returned after the hundred years were over and killed him for his sins.

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Kolhapur was the site of intense confrontation between the Western Chalukya Empire and Rajadhiraja Chola and his younger brother Rajendra Chola II of the Chola empire.

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State of Kolhapur was established by Tarabai in 1707 in the midst of a succession dispute over the Maratha crown.

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Kolhapur is mentioned in the Devi Gita, the final chapter of the Devi-Bhagavata Purana, a text of Shaktism.

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Kolhapur's climate is a blend of coastal and inland elements common to Maharashtra.

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Summer in Kolhapur is comparatively cooler, but much more humid, than neighbouring inland cities.

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Kolhapur has one of the highest Human Development Index ratings among Indian districts, at 0.

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Kolhapur has a higher per capita domestic product than the state's average.

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Kolhapur is an industrial city with approximately 300 foundries generating exports with a value of 15 billion rupees per year.

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Kolhapur has two more industrial areas, Gokul-Shirgaon MIDC and Shiroli MIDC.

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Kolhapur plays host to many film festivals, including the Kolhapur International Film Festival.

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Kolhapur cuisine includes soup-like curries called Pandhara Rassa and Tambda Rassa which are served as a part of a Thali.

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Kolhapur has a long history of kushti and has produced many wrestlers.

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Since then, Kolhapur's wrestling culture has been dominated by various Taleems like Gangavesh taleem, Shahupuri taleem, Motibag taleem, etc.

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Kolhapur is located on National Highway 4 and National Highway 204.

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The CBS of Kolhapur is the busiest bus stand in western Maharashtra with more than 50,000 commutators a day.

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Nearest international airports to Kolhapur are Pune International Airport and Goa International Airport.

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Kolhapur has educational institutions for engineering, medicine, management studies, pharmaceutical sciences and agriculture.

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