Kolhapur in Maharashtra has a rich history and was once ruled by the great Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj. The city is well known for its traditional art, culture, and food, which can be explored on a one day Pune to Kolhapur sightseeing tour.
The town has plenty to offer to its tourists. From religious shrines to wildlife reserves, you can cherish the wide variety of sightseeing spots in Kolhapur. You can witness the rich legacy of the erstwhile Marathas in the imperial monuments.
On your one day Pune to Kolhapur sightseeing tour by private cab, you can enjoy a historical tour of the spice capital of Maharashtra. Depending upon your interests, you may Indulge in adventure sports or visit museums. Purchase the local handicrafts and be awed by the agro and industrial developments. Also, you can try authentic Kolhapuri food.
Book a private cab from Pune and cover the distance of 233 km at your own pace. You will reach Kolhapur in around 4.5 to 5 hours. The 4-laned cemented road makes your trip comfortable. Visiting Kolhapur by private cab allows you to explore a new city, bond with your friends and family, and rejuvenate.
Highlights of Pune to Kolhapur Tour by Cab
- Full-day Kolhapur tour from Pune
- Duration: 8 to 12 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Pune Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Jyotiba Temple, Shri Mahalaxmi Temple, Old & New Palace Museum, and Kanheri Math.
Package Price for 1 Day Pune to Kolhapur Sightseeing by Cab
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Good to know
- Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Pune
- Cab for Kolhapur sightseeing from Pune as per the above Itinerary
What’s not included
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Kolhapur
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Driver Allowance
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation at Kolhapur
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
What to Expect on your Kolhapur Trip from Pune
We will begin the one day Kolhapur sightseeing tour from Pune with a pick-up from your accommodation. Our first stop will be Shri Mahalaxmi Temple, where you can seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. It is a Hindu shrine that was built by Chalukya rulers between the 6th to 8th centuries and is popular among tourists and locals alike.
After that, we will pay a mandatory visit to Jyotiba Temple. The temple is situated on a hillock known as the Chatriparvat and is surrounded by lush green mountains. You must offer prayers to the presiding deity at this temple after visiting the Shri Mahalaxmi Temple. You can also enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the region.
Old & New Palace Museum is the perfect destination for history buffs on this same day trip. It houses an extensive collection of artifacts belonging to the royal family of Kolhapur. You can explore the region’s history at the location.
You can dive deeper into history at the Kanheri Math before winding up the trip. It is an ancient monastery that is believed to have been founded by the great Shri Niramay Kadsiddheshwar. The Math has been well-preserved and is a popular tourist destination in Kolhapur. At the end of the one day Pune to Kolhapur sightseeing tour we will drive you back to Pune. We will drop you at your doorstep.
Itinerary of One Day Pune to Kolhapur Trip
Pickup from your Hotel in Pune at 6:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Jyotiba Temple||110 minutes|
|2||Shri Mahalaxmi Temple||40 minutes|
|3||Old & New Palace Museum||50 minutes|
|4||Kanheri Math||40 minutes|
Drop back at your Hotel in Pune by 9:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Kolhapur listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Pune to Kolhapur city tour by private car.
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Places to visit in and around Kolhapur in one day by private car from Pune
Go on an exhilarating journey from Pune to Kolhapur for a day as we unveil the captivating tapestry of destinations waiting to leave an indelible mark on your heart. From the majestic Maharashtrian architecture of the New Palace to the sacred serenity of the Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur beckons with an irresistible blend of heritage and spirituality.
As the aroma of spicy Kolhapuri cuisine wafts through the air, you’ll discover a city that weaves history, culture, and cuisine into a tapestry of emotions, making it the perfect one-day getaway from Pune. Here is the some of the best tourist places to visit in one day in Kolhapur:
1. Shri Mahalaxmi Temple
Locally worshipped as Ambabai, Shri Mahalaxmi Temple is a significant Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. It is one of the 6 abodes of Shakti and a must visit place on this one day trip from Pune by private taxi.
The Chalukya rulers in the 7th century constructed it out of black stone. The 3 feet deity is carved out of a single stone and you may have to wait in a long queue to behold the Goddess. It is assumed that by visiting this temple you can achieve moksha. You can spend time admiring the amazing architecture and serenity. You can buy pooja items from the lined-up shops.
- Must See / Things to Do: Pray to the presiding deity.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
2. Jyotiba Temple
Built by Ranoji Shinde in 1738, Jyotiba Temple is a popular Hindu shrine. Legend says, Lord Jyotirba is an incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, the shine of 12 suns, and a portion of Sage Jamdgani’s wrath. After visiting the Mahalaxmi Temple, it is mandatory to visit this temple.
Perched at 3124 m, you have to climb 100 steps to reach the charming temple. It is made from fine black basalt stone. You can marvel at the elegant interiors and the constantly Gulal-laden temple. During the Hindu months of Chaitra and Vaishakha, on full moon nights, the annual festivals are magnificently celebrated.
- Must See / Things to Do: Seek blessings of the almighty and enjoy the panoramic views.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 4:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
3. Old & New Palace Museum
Constructed in 1877-84, the Old & New Palace Museum has been the residence of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj. Made of black polished stone, it depicts an intriguing architectural style. Inside the newly constructed building, you can perceive the massive old structure. The current heirs of Shivaji Maharaj still stay in the old palace.
The museum on the ground floor exhibits exceptional artifacts and pictures belonging to Maharaja and his family. Equipment of huntsmen, weapons like revolvers, guns, cannons, swords, pistols, and zoological specimens are displayed. Don’t wait! Secure your spot for an exciting one-day trip from Pune to Kolhapur to visit the Museum and make it a day to treasure.
- Must See / Things to Do: Explore the rich Maratha history.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Entry Fee: INR 18 per person
4. Kanheri Math
Popular as the Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum, Kanheri Math portrays village life with wax and cement statues. It is a sculpture museum surrounded by lush greenery and idyllic spots. Suitable for all ages, it is a highly recommended tourist attraction. Along with the Shiva Temple, it is located in Shri Kshetra Siddhagiri Math.
Marvel at the elaborate murals and the mesmerizing artwork. You can comfortably spend 2-3 hours exploring the place. Watch all the shows and stroll around the park. For some fun, visit the horror room garden which contains statues, a museum, and a mirror house. The place is well-maintained with adequate refreshments. Don’t miss the chance to explore Kanheri Math on your Kolhapur one-day journey by cab – a place of great importance and allure.
- Must See / Things to Do: Spend quality time with your loved ones.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Entry Fee: INR 120 per person if visiting the museum
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Things to Do on your Pune to Kolhapur Tour by Car
Kolhapur is a hub of Maharashtrian culture and heritage. From hiking and trekking to bird watching and wildlife safaris, there is something for everyone in Kolhapur. You can experience the same while shopping and eating across the city on your one day Pune to Kolhapur sightseeing tour by private car.
What to Shop during your One Day Pune to Kolhapur Sightseeing Trip by Car?
Kolhapur is a shopper’s paradise as a trip to Kolhapur is incomplete without shopping for local specialties. From traditional Kolhapuri chappals to Kolhapuri sarees, there is a wide range of products to choose from.
Purchase the famous handwoven Kolhapuri Chappals, made from leather and wood. These comfortable and stylish sandals are available in a variety of colors and designs.
Kolhapuri sarees are another must-shop item on your Kolhapur one day trip from Pune. These beautiful sarees are available in a variety of colors and designs, making them perfect for any occasion.
You can also buy Kolhapuri Saaj, a unique necklace, and Thusi, a choker-type jewelry with tiny gold beads. Obtain food items like Kolhapuri jaggery, Kolhapuri Petha, and Kolhapuri Masala from the local markets.
Do not forget to purchase spices like dry red chili, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, cloves, and cardamom while shopping in Kolhapur. You will also find a variety of pickles, chutneys, and papads in the local markets.
What to Eat during your Full Day Kolhapur Sightseeing Tour from Pune by Taxi?
The city is famous for its cuisine, which is a blend of Marathi and Konkani culinary traditions. Kolhapur is also known for its spicy food, which is often made with chili peppers, garlic, and ginger.
Influenced by an eclectic mix of Gujrati, Marathi, Brahman, Marwadis, and Islamic communities, Kolhapuri cuisine is delectable. On this one day tour you can try lip-smacking non-vegetarian dishes and gorge on mouth-watering vegetarian delicacies.
Some of the most popular dishes in Kolhapur include chana masala (a chickpea curry), kadhi (a yogurt-based soup), and rice. Kanda Bhajiya, Missal Pav, and Batata Vada served with green chutney are popular snacks. Kolhapur is also home to a number of sweets and snacks, such as shrikhand (a sweetened yogurt dish) and jalebi (a type of fried dough).
When it comes to drinks, Kolhapur is best known for its coffee, which is typically made with chicory. Other popular beverages in the city include buttermilk and coconut water.
Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Pune to Kolhapur city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Kolhapur same day trip from Pune, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Kolhapur as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Pune cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.
Kolhapur is located near Pune and is a perfect destination for a refreshing full day getaway. Offering a stunning mix of activities to enjoy and places to visit, Kolhapur is a great place for travelers with varying interests. From exploring the ancient temples to indulging in some retail therapy at the local markets, there is something for everyone in Kolhapur.
One day Pune to Kolhapur sightseeing tour by private car is the best way to experience the city without any hassle. You can enjoy the serenity and experience the best of Maharashtra at your own pace.