Kurundwad is a village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kolhapur at a distance of 52 km west. Those taking the longer route by road from Bijapur in Karnataka to Kolhapur can always stop by at the village for refreshments. people willing to explore Maharashtra’s border region with Karnataka can also explore this place.
Places to Stay
By virtue of its being a village, Kurundwad does not have lodging facilities. One will have to travel to Kolhapur 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 Marathi. Hindi is 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 famous for its tourist destinations. Kolhapur may offer a few options such as the Siddhagiri Math, New Palace Museum, Chandrakant Mandare Kaladalan and Shree Mahalaxmi Mandir Devasthan Samiti. The Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary (55 km) is also not very far away.
How to Get There
The Kolhapur airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 53 km.
The nearest railway station is the Sangli Railway Station at a distance of 26 km.
Sangli and Kolhapur are the places from where one can hop on to a state transport bus in order to reach Kurundwad. Private buses are also pretty active in the area. Online bus booking is a rage with travelers these days because several travel websites provide cheap bus ticket booking facility to its customers.