Best foods for-Foodies!  and shopping stuffs for-Shoppers! in Kolhapur

Best foods for-Foodies!  and shopping stuffs for-Shoppers! in Kolhapur

Kolhapur, known as ‘Dakshin Kashi’ is one of the most prosperous and joyous city of India in Southern Maharashtra, Western Ghats. People of Kolhapur are generally referred to as ‘Kolhapuri’ or ‘Kolhapurkar’. The key language is Marathi, we can call it as- ‘Kolhapuri Marathi’. It is situated on the banks of river Panchganga and well-known for the “Mahalakshmi Temple”.
Kolhapur city is famous for Kolhapuri Chappal, Kolhapuri Lavangi Mirchi, Kolhapuri Gur(Gul), Kolhapuri Red and White curry, Kolhapuri Sukhe Mutton (Dry Meat), Kolhapuri Misal, Kolhapuri Saaj, Kolhapuri Pheta, Kolhapuri Dudh Katta. Mahadwar and Shivaji Roads are regarded as good sites to shop. Tourists can discover sound choices for Kolhapuri chappals and other leather goods on Bhausinji Road.
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Shopping Speciality in Kolhapur :

Silver Jewellery Art : Hupari, which is situated just 16-km away from Kolhapur is a place where people are skilled in the art of making Jewellery and show items out of Silver. This traditional business has expanded throughout the Maharashtra State and notably through entire India, Nepal, Belgium, Romania and America.

What to Buy? :

1. Kolhapuri chappals for all, from adults to children.
2. Kolhapuri jaggery (gul) for all, as a substitute to sugar.
3. Kolhapuri kakavi (liquid jaggery) for all.
4. Kolhapuri Masalas and ready to serve gravies, preparations.
5. Kolhapuri Saaj a special jewellery item.

1. Kolhapuri Chappals :


Kolhapuri Chappals are world famous. There are three major varieties of Kolhapuri Chappals 1) Kolhapuri 2) Kapashi 3) Dongari. First type of chappals is made in Kolhapur. These Chappals are made from processed leather.

Best places to buy : Mahadwar Road, Shivaji Road and Bahaunsingji Road.

2. Kolhapuri Sarees :


Kolhapur is popular for its cotton textiles, in particular Kolhapuri sarees.Traditional Maharashtrian sarees from Kolhapur have made it big in the Indian bridal-wear market. Saraswati Saree Depot in Gandhinagar (Kolhapur) is one of the famous places to buy sarees. They have the widest collection of gorgeous-looking vibrant cotton sarees.

3. Saaj-The necklace :


Kolhapur is famous for its special type of necklace called Kolhapur saaj. This jewellery is very much special for Maharashtrian women. Har and malas, mohanmal, chapla haar, kolhapuri saaj, pohehar and putali haar are the jewelleries that are made in Kolhapur. The best place to buy the Kolhapuri Saaj necklace and other antique jewellery is at Karekar Jewelers in Rajarampuri area.

Address :
2029, B Ward, ram Galli, Mangalwar Peth
Pincode-416012. Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Telephone: (0231)2646776

4. Kolhapuri Pheta :


Pheta i.e. Turban is a specialty in Kolhapur. Wearing a Turban is high respect. It is a customary honor to guest who comes from other place is welcomed by the offering him to wear the traditional Turban. The Turban is a cloth off 3.5 to 6 meters long and 1 meters wide cotton or silk cloth. It is the specific Saffron color is most choice for Kolhapuri Turban.

5. Kolhapuri Masala :


It is a special type of masala prepared by Kolhapurkar and is a mixture of chillies onion, garlic, and other spices. visiting Kolhapur you can purchase a variety of Kolhapuri Masala from the local shop in the market.

Some of the famous Kolhapuri Delicacies :

Kolhapur is known for its special cuisine characterized by its use of chili. The delicacies made of red meat in Kolhapuri style are also popular. Tambda rassa and Pandhara rassa are two delicious gravies served here. Misal pav and batata vada are popular snacks served here. People of Kolhapur love to show their hospitality by serving variety of kolhapuri dishes in their traditional “PAHUNCHAR”.


1. Kolhapuri Misal Pav :

Kolhapuri Misal is one of the famous dishes of Kolhapur. Once in Kolhapur, you should never miss out on “MISAL”, which is famous maharashtrian snack. Authentic misal can be tasted only in Kolhapur, because outside Kolhapur, in many places in Maharashtra, people only add lot of oil and red chilly and serve it as “kolhapuri misal”.

2. Batata Vada Pav :

The kolhapuri vada pav is as bigger sized batata vada served with typical bread slice with chutney and fried green chillies.

3. Mutton dishes :

Kolhapur is known for non-vegetarian meal. Tambda Rassa is a mutton soup generally hot and spicy, red in colour , while Pandhara Rassa is Mutton soup prepared by using white coconut milk and hot spices without chilly. Kolhapuri mutton masala and Mutton sukke (dry) are tender pieces of lamb meat cooked in a traditional way with special kolhapuri chutneys and masalas.

4. Kolhapuri Bhel :

Tongue teasing , mouthwatering bhel is made from puffed rice, farsan and is a great evening time snack. Mostly served in roadside eateries also available near Keshavrao Bhosale Hall & Rankala Chowpati.

Where to eat authentic Kolhapuri food

1. Padma Guest House :

One can try out the regional food here. Good options for non-vegetarians are available, like the Mutton Locha or the Mutton Achari.

Address : Near Padma Talkies, Laxmipuri Area, Kolhapur 416002, India

Phone : 8805051000

2. Hotel Pahunchar Kolhapur :

Address : Mahalaxmi nagar, Rajarampuri, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416001

Phone : 09422049497

Hours : 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 7:00-11:00 pm

3. Phadatare Misal Kendra :

Address : Shivaji Udyam nagar,Ambadi road, Kolhapur.

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