Kavathe Mahankal is a town in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It comes under the Sangli district. The nearest city is Bijapur, across the border in Karnataka, as well as Kolhapur at the distances of 103 km and 91 km respectively. Those intending to drive between Bijapur and Kolhapur can stop by in the town for snacks and refreshments.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, the place lacks proper lodging facilities. One will have to put up in 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
As a stop for tourists, it is not really reputed for its tourist destinations apart from the Mahankali Devi temple. Kolhapur, however, has 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 91 km.
The nearest railway station is the Kolhapur Railway Station at a distance of 89 km.
Several top operators ply in the area, including state-run buses. Buses to the area are available from Kolhapur as well as Bijapur. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.