Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa.

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17th Dec 2015

Mahalaxmi temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Mahalaxmi temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Bahubali temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Bahubali temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Bahubali temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Bahubali temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Bahubali temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Bahubali temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Bahubali temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

Bahubali temple

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah
Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah
Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. by Riket Shah

DAY 1

Kolhapur was a very sudden trip that happened to me. I took a bus of Ghadge patil at 9 45 pm, the only bus  leaving from Mulund which dropped me at Kolhapur, the next morning at 7 30am. The journey was cozy and the bus was very neat. Unknown to the place, i searched for  good and safe place to stay. 

I found a huge range of hotels near bus stand especially near dabolkar circle like hotel parth, hotel chalukya etc. The costliest was Hotel samrat which would have costed around 2000 bucks. Then there were few hotels with dormitories offering at rs.400.

But the best of the best was hotel tip top dormitory. The manager was very humble. The rooms were attractive with great ambience. It had 6 bathrooms and toilets with cozy beds . It also provided bath kit, mineral water and all out for mosquitoes. Also a Television set to refereshen up. It took care of every need of customers. And guess what  it all came at a charge of rs.200/night.

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. 1/4 by Riket Shah

However, to my bad luck it was full that day and I had to stay in a Dharamshala which was called ruikar dharam shala. It was an old building  with not so attractive looks. However, the rooms were huge and very peaceful. I loved the place and decided to spend my night there.

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. 2/4 by Riket Shah 

After having breakfast at Naik restaurant, only restaurant near bus stand, I left for work.

Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. 3/4 by Riket Shah

  • Mahalaxmi temple

After getting my work done and shahupuri and laxmipuri , I left for the most famous Mahalaxmi temple in Kolhapur. 

From bus stand, one can easily get a bus for temple. I reached the temple at around 7 30pm. The temple was garguantous in size and had multiple entrants. It was a very serene and spiritual place. All the thoughts of the mind comes to the halt at this place. After taking blessings from Godess Mahalaxmi, I relaxed for some time before leaving for next destination which was rankala Lake

 Photo of Visit to less known tourist spot- Kolhapur and a very well known tourist spot- Goa. 4/4 by Riket Shah

  • Rankala Lake

Rankala lake was quite similar to Marine drive of Mumbai. Only difference was that it did not have a chowpatty and stalls were available on streets. After having ground nut with some delcious masalas on it followed by vanilla ice cream , I left for my hotel being tired for the day. 

Places to stay- in kolhapur

1. Hotel Tip top dormitory

(91)-8087007202

Dabholkar Corner, Kolhapur - 416001, Near Dabholkar Corner Signal, Near St Stand

2. Youth hostel Kolhapur

 MaharashtraYOUTH HOSTEL KOLHAPURC/O Shree Gayatri Yatri NiwasShree Mahalaxmi Bhawan,482, A/9, 'E' Ward, Unique Park,Old P.B.Road, Kolhapur -416003, Maharashtra Contact Person: Mr.Rajendra Hari LimayePhone: 9422419800Email: yhaikop@gmail.com TariffDormitory:Rs.150/-,  Non AC Room:Rs.600/-

http://www.yhaindia.org/our-hostels.html 

NOTE: ITS CLOSED DOWN TILL DECEMBER 2015 FOR RENOVATION PURPOSE

3. Srinivasa residency Kolhapur

http://www.kolhapurtourism.org/srinivasa-residency-mtdc-yatri-niwas/

Single Deluxe Room500/-Book NowDouble Deluxe Room700/-Book Now3 Bed900/-Book NowExtra Person100/- 

  • OM Plaza, Konda Lane, Opp. Lakmat Office, Laxmipuri, Kolhapur.

  • Phone:

    91-231-641733

  • Mobile:

    91-9326601733

  • Email:

    dayanand.s.shetty26@gmail.com

4 Mahalaxmi temple

http://mahalaxmidharmashala.com/

Shree Mahalaxmi Dharmashala3007, A, Tarabai Road, Kolhapur - 416012.Phone - 0091 231 2626377.Email: info@mahalaxmidharmashala.com

Tariff : Shree Mahalaxmi Dharmashala provides numerous facilities in a very much affordable cost.

General RoomRs. 220/-for 5 personsSpecial RoomRs. 520/-for 5 personsCommon stayRs. 40/-per person, locker Rs. 5/-Toilet & BathRs. 10/-per personCeremony HallRs. 3000/-Per day

EXPENSES

Bus-650

Ruis dharam shala-300

coffee-15

Rickshaw-25

Restaurant-250

Rick-150

Fruits-65

Total-1440

DAY 2

After finishing work at  bagal chowk and udhyam nagar, I left for Bahubali temple by share auto as there were bus strikes all around. The route goes as follows.

From Bus stand- Sangali phata- Hatkandi- Bahubali temple. It took me 2hrs to reach but the experience was amazing. After heaving a good gujarati lunch I climbed up the hill for reaching Temple which was a 45minutes walk . After Performing darshan, I came down and had a look at staying facilites at kumbh giri. They had delux and super delux cottages. 

Sanjay Patil- 91684 61541( for booking)

I decided to leave for Goa the same day as it would save me another day. So I caught paula travek bus which was expected to leave at 1.55am but got delayed at left at 3am. However, it reached well on time at 730am. 

Expenses

Dorm-rs200

brekfast-rs55

Rick-rs80

Rick-rs72

Dinner-rs90

Kolhapuri chappal-rs500

Misc-rs50

Bus-rs580

T-1630

DAY 3

Reaching Panjim, I called up my regular scooter person Mr. Pramod-98226 86102. He is a very reliable and a helpful guy. Rented a scooter for rs200 and then checked in to youth hostel , Miramar

The hostel is right in front of sea and has a great ground. After having breakfast at hotel Udipi near Panjim bus stand, I left for my work and covered- Mapusa, Panjim, Madgaon and Ponda in a day and took my bus back to Mumbai by vrl travels/

Expenses

Hostel-rs250

Bike-rs200

petrol-rs150

Brekfast-rs95

Lunch-rs170

Misc-150

Bus-530

Cab to Mulund-rs140

T-1795

Total 3 days expense-4835

I started my joruney
It is a historical place and has great temples too
Photo of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India by Riket Shah
Photo of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India by Riket Shah
Photo of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India by Riket Shah
Photo of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India by Riket Shah
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good information bro thank you
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