Panhala is a village and taluk from the Kolhapur District of Maharashtra. More than 50 village panchayats come under the jurisdiction of Panhala. The cities nearest to Panhala are Kolhapur (2 km), Uchgaon (4 km) and Ichalkaranji (26 km). Panhala straddles the border between Sangli and Kolhapur districts. The people of Panhala are a friendly, peace-loving folk.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Panhala, nearby Kolhapur offers a number of good budget hotel options. These include Hotel Pearl (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Hotel Vijay Raj (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above).
The official language of Panhala is Marathi.
The important festivals of Panhala are the Hindu festivals of Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra, Sri Rama Navami and others.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Panhala. Kolhapur city is about 1 km from Panhala bus stand. Sangli, a rich religious town is about 45 km away from Panhala. Sindhudurg (89 km) and Belgaum (107 km) are also near Panhala and important places of tourist interest.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Panhala is Kolhapur Airport. The airport is located about 11 km away from the area.
Kolhapur Railway Station (4 km) connects Panhala to the rest of Maharashtra and beyond on the Western Railway Line. Trains to several places in the state halt here.
There are daily bus services to Surat, Pune and other places. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Konduskar SR Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels, VRL Travels, Datta Krupa Travels, Gogte Travels and others. Ticketgoose.com often gives out bus ticket coupons for its customers.