Amba ghat - A view of Vishalgad
The location Amba Ghat is quite well known for its beautiful natural surrounding and pleasant cool weather.This is the reason large number of national and international tourists are visiting this tourist centre almost in every season.Its height from sea level is 2100 ft.It is located on Kolhapur-Ratnagiri national highway NH 166 (Old NH 204) and this is the highest spot in Kolhapur district. Region beyond this is Konkan.In April & May daytime temperature of this area is 24 to 28 °c. while at night it 16 to 18 °c. There are a considerable number of places worth visiting and tourists feel a special pleasure of plucking and eating fruits like java plums or rose-apples.
Vishalgad - A Historical Fort
Vishalgad fort is about 1130 metres that is 3630 feet.It was one of the important forts of Shivaji Maharaja and Maratha Empire. The name ‘Vishalgad’ meaning grand fort in Marathi, was given by Shivaji Maharaj after annexing it for the Maratha Empire in 1659.
Ganpatipule, a famous religious centre on 60 kilometers from this place. Sparkling blue waters, endless stretches of golden or silver sand, sun beams dancing through the swaying palms, waves playing with the sand dunes, a cool breeze whispering sweet nothings in your ear. This is the land of Ganpatipule, one of Maharashtra’s almost virgin beaches. Nestled in the greenery is a nearly 4000 year old landmark the Swayambhu Ganpati Temple (Swayambhu means a self-originated idol, Ganapati). It is flooded by thousands of devotees and tourists every year. Ganpatipule, the Lord of the ‘ganas’ or army and “pule” means sand dunes. It is one of the ‘Ashta Ganapatis’ (eight Ganpatis) of India and is known as ‘Paschim Dwar Dewata’ (Western Sentinel God). Ganapatipule is a small village.
Pawas - A Math of Swami Swaroopanand
Pawas, a village with captivating natural beauty. This is a prime spiritual place in Ratnagiri district due to a very long stay of Swami (saint) Swaroopanand. Swami Swaroopanand was a follower of Warkari Sampraday ( Tradition). The real name of Swamiji is Ramchandra but he was popularly and affectionately recognized as “Appa” or “Rambhau” . He born on 15th December 1903 at Pawas. His father’s name was Shri. Vishupant Godbole and mother’s name was Sou. Rakhamabai Godbole. Rambhau (Appa) had his primary education up to fifth standard at Pawas and secondary education at Ratnagiri.
Panhala fort is located in Panhala, 20 kilometres northwest of Kolhapur in Maharashtra, India. It is strategically located looking over a pass in the Sahyadri mountain range which was a major trade route from Bijapur in the interior of Maharashtra to the coastal areas. Due to its strategic location, it was the centre of several skirmishes in the Deccan involving the Marathas, the Mughals and the British East India Company, the most notable being the Battle of Pavan Khind.
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Chandoli National Park & Tiger Reserve - Safari
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A historic temple of lord shiva with too many snakes in and around the temple.