Kokrud is a small village based in Sangli district of Maharashtra state of India. The village comes under the Western Maharashtra region and is situated 74 km towards west of Sangli. Villages neighbouring Kokrud include Chincholi, Mangrul, Shirala and Rile. Kolhapur, Karad and Uran Islampur are the cities that are close to Kokrud.
Places to Stay
Kokrud is a small place and offers only homestays and lodges to visitors. People visiting Kokrud often stay at Sangli. Some of the budget friendly hotels in Sangli include Jairaj Hotel (Tariff – Rs 1000), Venkatesh Hotel (Tariff – Rs 500) and Harsh Hotel (Tariff - Rs 800).
The official spoken language of Kokrud is Marathi. Kannada and Hindi are also spoken in the region.
Festivals that are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Kokrud include Dussehra (October), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Dahi Handi (August), Holi (March) and Nagapanchami (February).
Places of Interest
Naina Devi Temple is very popular in Kokrud. A large number of devotees visit this temple every year. The other tourist spots around Kokrud include Panhala (25 km), Kolhapur (45 km), Satara (87 Km) and Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary (74 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kokrud is Kolhapur airport. It is located about 46 km from Kokrud.
Kokrud does not have its own railway station. The nearest one is at Shenoli which is approximately 39km away from the village.
There are daily bus services to Karad, Islampur, Shenoli, Sangli and Ratnagiri from Kokrud. Some of the bus operators that offer good service to passengers include Akbar Travels, Rajesh Travels and Sri Mahakali Transport. Ticketgoose.com’s bus booking online service is the best way to buy your bus tickets.