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Panhala, Maharashtra
Panhala Panhala situated at an altitude of 977.2m is a fascinating hill station with a rich historical heritage. Dotted with ancient fortifications and buildings that have witnessed the rise and fall of the Maratha Empire, Panhala is an enchanting place. Peaceful beyond imagination, free from pollution, and scenic enough to overwhelm your senses.

Main Attractions of Panhala

Dajipur Bison Sanctuary : The Dajipur Bison Sanctuary is situated on the border of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts near the backwaters of the Radhanagari dam. Rugged mountains and thick forests abundant in wildlife surround this jungle resort.

Kolhapur Jewellery : The Jewellery from Kolhapur is beautifully crafted with delicate embossing and workmanship. People from Kolhapur have not gone too far from the traditional jewellery patterns of the Marathas and Peshwas.

Kolhapuri Chappals : Kolhapur is well known for its textiles and cottons, but it is of course most famous for its hand-made leather sandals or chappals. Kolhapuri chappals are popular throughout the world for their simple styles, quality of leather and design. This place offers mesmerizing views of the nearby valleys. The land is an ideal trekking destination too.

Koyna Reservoir : The Koyna region includes parts of Mahabaleshwar, the Koyna Lake and around Satara. This region has excellent forest cover and the range from Mahabaleshwar to Jungli on the western edge of the Koyna Lake is a less frequented area. There are many passes and a lot of unknown trails, which can challenge even a seasoned trekker. The ferries on the Koyna Lake are an enjoyable way of approaching the forts on its western edge.

Shahaji Chhatrapati Museum : The New Palace in Kolhapur houses the Shahaji Chhatrapati Museum- a weird array of the former Maharaja's possessions, who recently died in 1983. British architect Charles Mant designed the New Palace in 1881 in the Indo-Sarcenic style.

Vengurla-Malvan : Vengurla is situated in the Southern part of the Maharashtra coastline. Its famous for its long stretch of shimmering sand, lined with thick cashew, coconut, jackfruit and mango groves.

Vijaydurg - Sindhudurg :Vijayadurg and Sindhudurg were naval-bases during the reign Great Chattrapati Shivaji. Both these places gained importance because of their picturesque beaches.

General Information

Location : Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
Speciality : Radhanagari Sanctuary, Jyotiba Hill And Various Temples.


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