Kagwad is a town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The major urban agglomeration close by is the city of Kolhapur, across the border in Maharashtra, at a distance of 65 km west. The state capital of Bangalore lies at a distance of 606 km south-west. Those riding from Bijapur and headed to Kolhapur can stop by at this town for a snacks break.
Places to Stay
By virtue of its being a small town, Kagwad lacks proper lodging facilities. One will have to travel to Kolhapur in a quest for hotels. Some of the options one can check in to are MTDC Holiday Resort Panhala (Tariff – Rs. 750), Haripriya Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Rajat Executive (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Landmark (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the region is Kannada. Marathi and Hindi are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The place being only a stop for tourists, is not really reputed for its tourist attractions. Kolhapur may offer a few options such as the Siddhagiri Math, New Palace Museum, Chandrakant Mandare Kaladalan and Shree Mahalaxmi Mandir Devasthan Samiti.
How to Get There
Kolhapur airport is the nearest at a distance of 65 km.
The nearest railway station is the Kolhapur Railway Station at a distance of 63 km.
Several top operators ply in the area, including state-run buses. Buses to the area are available from Kolhapur. Bus booking offers at Ticketgoose.com can be availed of when you book your tickets.