Ichalkaranji is a town located in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra that is situated on the banks of the River Panchaganga. Ichalkaranji is also called as “Manchester of Maharashtra”.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels available in this region. Some of them are Hotel Signature, Hotel Hirkani, Grand Fortune Hotel, Om Executive AC Deluxe Lodge, Shri Balaji Lodge and others.
Marathi is the official language of Ichalkaranji.
Banganga Festival, Bhaubeej, Elephanta Festival, Ellora Festival, Ganesh Chathurthi, Ganga Dashahara, Gudhi Padwa, Jiviti Puja, Kalidas Festival, Kojagiri Poornima, Maharashtra Day, Nag Panchami, Narali Poornima, Palkhi Festival, Pola Festival, Shivaji Jayanti and Vat Pournima are the important festivals celebrated here apart from Diwali, Eid, Holi and Christmas.
Places of Interest
There are several tourists’ spots in and around Ichalkaranji. Some of them are Ganpati Mandir, Birdev Mandir, Ganeshji Temple, Buddh Samaj Mandir, Bhuwaneshwari Mata Mandir, Om Kaareshwar Temple and Swami Samarth Mandir.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ichalkaranji is the Belgaum (110 km away). Kolhapur Airport (22 km away) is under construction.
The nearest railway stations to Ichalkaranji are Hatkanangale Railway Station (7 km away) and Miraj Railway Station (30 km away).
There are several buses from Ichalkaranji to various cities of India like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and
Solapur. Book your bus tickets online
at ticketgoose.com to have an uninterrupted journey.