Gadhinglaj is a town in the Kolhapur district in the south-western corner of Maharashtra. It is located on the banks of the river Hiranyakeshi. It is the Taluka (Tehsil) headquarters of Gadhinglaj Taluka and a subdivision headquarters of the Gadhinglaj Subdivision of the Kolhapur District. Gadhinglaj's major businesses are trade, sugar production, and red chilli production. The city is also known for its production of kolhapuri chappal (hand-crafted leather slippers).Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Gadhinglaj. Some of them are Hotel Annpurna, Hotel Avdhoot Darshan, Hotel Surya, and Hotel Jani Palace.Language
The official language of Gadhinglaj is Marathi.Events
The important festivals of Gadhinglaj are the Gudhi Padava-which is held every year in the month of (March – April), Nariyal Poornima-which is held every year in the month of August, Parsi New Year-which is held every year in the month of August – September, Bhaubeej, Jiviti Puja, and Maharashtra Day.Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Gadhinglaj. Some of the places include Shendri Lake, River Hiranyakeshi, Samangarh (The hill fort), Kalbhairav Temple, The Samangad grant, and Nakshatra Garden.How to Get There
The nearest airport to Gadhinglaj is the Kolhapur Airport. It is located about 55 km away from the town.
Gadhinglaj is well connected with Mumbai. There are several express trains from Gadhinglaj to Mumbai.
There are daily bus services from Gadhinglaj to Mahabaleshwar, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, and Shirdi. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Shanti Travels, Fast Travels, Rahi Travels, and Shree Raj Travels. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking
, especially during the festive season.