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Coordinates: 16°42′00″N 74°13′60″E 16.7000, 74.2333


Kolhapur is a city situated in the south west corner of Maharashtra, India. The population of Kolhapur city was 4,93,167, as per the 2001 census. Kolhapaur also serves as the headquarters of the Kolhapur District. As is the case in most of the Maharashtra cities, the main language spoken here is Marathi. Kolhapur is situated on the banks of river Panchganga and is the location of the Temple of Mahalakshmi, an Indian Goddess. The city also lends its name to many common products such as Kolhapuri chappal , Kolhapuri lavangi mirchi, Kolhapuri gur and Kolhapuri cuisine. The most famous part of the kolhapuri cuisine is the Red meat preparations called Tambada Rassa and Pandhara Rassa as also Suke Mutton.[1]



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