Panhala lies on the Sahyadri Mountain Range and is situated in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is about 22 km to the northwest of Kolhapur on the Kolhapur-Ratnagiri road and is at an altitude of 3177 feet above sea level.
Almost all the holiday packages to Panhala include a tour to Ambarkhana. The Ambarkhana was built by the Marathas and it houses the palace, the administrative division and the granary. The granaries were necessary since grain needed to be stored in case of famines and other calamities. You can also take a look at the Teen Darwaja, which are three gates that provide access to the fort.
If you are on a tour to Panhala, you can check out Sajja Kothi, which was built by the Mohammedans in 1008 AD. There is a very interesting story related to this fort. Many say that when Siddi Johar, who was a Bijapur general, attacked the fort, Shivaji escaped from the window while Shiva Kashid, in the disguise of Shivaji fought bravely with Siddi Johar.Sambhaji temple is another place you can visit, which was built in the memory of Sambhaji, as the name itself suggests.
People from all, over the world visit Jotiba. The large numbers of devotees of Jotiba are spread among the states of Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh of India. The number of visitors to Jotiba is increasing day by day.After defeating Kolhasur & other devils.
Every year on Chaitra Shuddha 11 th i.e. on the occasion of “Ekadashi” thousands of devotees gather on Jotiba hill. They celebrate their joy of visiting god Jotiba by dancing with
the huge sticks; known as Sasankathi. During these days after worshiping god Jotiba; and after looking his royal grace; the joy of all the devotees is very hard to describe in words. At least once in your life; you must experience the satisfaction behind visiting Jotiba temple at Wadi Ratnagiri.
About Amba Hill Station
Amba Ghat is a hill station which is very rarely included in the list of hill stations in Maharashtra, but it's a sure visit once. Amba Ghat lies 65-70 kms from Kolhapur on the Kolhapur - Ratnagiri Highway surround by Rainforests and Bison Wildlife Sanctuary.Amba Ghat a treat for bird watchers & nature lovers. The resorts there offer Jungle safari , visit to Emu farm & tea garden & also visit to Pavan Khind . One can also enjoy morning walk in the village near the resort as we did, and it was a experience to remember- typical village houses, Kkacha road, a small school, castles & hens roaming around. Pavan Khind is the same historic gorge