A city in the western state of Maharashtra, lying in the Panchganga River Basin, Kolhapur
is the headquarters of Kolhapur district. It is located in the Sahyadri Mountains of the Western Ghats, and is located at a distance of 380 kilometres from Mumbai
is connected to some of Indias major cities through the Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus, which provides express services to Pune
, Bengaluru, and New Delhi
. The city enjoys a strategic position on NH-4 and NH-204. It also hosts three state transport bus stands. It has a football stadium, Rajarshi Shahu Stadium, besides Khasbag Wrestling Stadium. The Maharashtra government is making efforts to promote Kolhapur
as a Tier-III information technology hub.
There are numerous apartments in Kolhapur
that have caught the eye of investors, and the citys real estate market is following a steady growth trajectory. Residential property in Kolhapur
mainly comprises plotted developments and independent row houses. The widening of scope for employment, with new job avenues coming up, has led to an increasing influx of people in the city. This, in turn, has fuelled the demand for property. The best property locations in Kolhapur
, Nagala Park
, and Amba
A major attraction of the city is a 85-foot idol of Lord Ganesha at the Chinmaya mission, the Tara Rani equestrian statue, and a bronze statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar at Bindu Chowk. The city hosts educational institutions for engineering, medicine, and agriculture. Besides Shivaji University, Kolhapur
also houses a number of international schools and pre-IAS training centres. Colleges offering courses related to pharmacy, law, and polytechnic are also found here. A few years earlier, the Maharashtra chief minister had announced setting up of a new Film City in Kolhapur
. There also are a number of shopping malls in the city that have improved the lifestyle of people here.