Well if you travel from Pune or Mumbai to any southwestern coast of India like Goa , Gokarana , Malvan ,Devgad or any other place then you always look for a midway place to stay and relax after so many hours of travel.
Kohlapur is the best midway place in that case where you can stay and relax for some time and then continue your journey .
It is around 234km from Pune and the road condition is excellent as this is a highway which will take only 4:30 hrs to reach Kohlapur.
Route : Pune ->Khandala -> Satara ->Karad-> Kohlapur .
Stay : There are lots of nice places to stay with family or couples.They will provide excellent food services as well.Some of the places where I stayed : Hotel Gokul Kolhapur , Hotel Shree Sai Kolhapur , Treebo Trend Hotel Shiva's .
Food : Well if you are a spicy food lover then you are at perfect place .
In Kohlapur you will get lots of amazing restaurants to eat .Also almost every hotel will provide you the meal which is no doubtfully amazing .In my experience wherever I stayed I got amazing food facility in hotel itself as they have restaurant as well.
Also you can enjoy street food available near Rankala lake .
Places to visit : Mahalakshmi Temple ,Jyotiba Temple,Rankala Lake,Chhatrapati Sahu Museum,Panhala Fort,Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir,Maharaja's Palace and many more.
Do not forgot to go local market shopping and buy famous Kohlapuri chappals for you .