Panhala-Jyotiba-Amba Hill Station
4 Nights & 5 Days
Panhala lies on the Sahyadri Mountain Range and is situated in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is about 22 km to the northwest of Kolhapur on the Kolhapur-Ratnagiri road and is at an altitude of 3177 feet above sea level.
Places to Visit in Fort Panhala
Almost all the holiday packages to Panhala include a tour to Ambarkhana. The Ambarkhana was built by the Marathas and it houses the palace, the administrative division and the granary. The granaries were necessary since grain needed to be stored in case of famines and other calamities. You can also take a look at the Teen Darwaja, which are three gates that provide access to the fort. If you are on a tour to Panhala, you can check out Sajja Kothi, which was built by the Mohammedans in 1008 AD. There is a very interesting story related to this fort. Many say that when Siddi Johar, who was a Bijapur general, attacked the fort, Shivaji escaped from the window while Shiva Kashid, in the disguise of Shivaji fought bravely with Siddi Johar.Another place one can visit is the Ambabai temple, where you can pay respect to the Goddess. Sambhaji temple is another place you can visit, which was built in the memory of Sambhaji, as the name itself suggests.There is also the Someshwar tank and Andhar Bav. Do not forget to visit the Nayakini Sajja, at Panhala, It is a great thing to see, to understand the warfare strategy used by the Marathas to deceive their foes. It was located next to one of the corners of the fort to hide the ravine or moat. When the enemies tried to climb over the particular corner, they would fall into the ravine. There are also other places in Panhala that you could visit besides all these wonderful places .
People from all, over the world visit Jotiba. The large numbers of devotees of Jotiba are spread among the states of Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh of India. The number of visitors to Jotiba is increasing day by day.After defeating Kolhasur & other devils; the goddess of health, wealth & prosperity Mahalaxmi (Ambabai) decided to settle in Kolhapur (Karveer). For the complete defense of her empire, she appointed four guards at the four sides of Kolhapur (Karveer). Among these four guards; the most important is Jotiba; to whom Mahalaxmi (Ambabai) appointed at the northern side. Jotiba is even known as Kedareshwar. The almighty; God Jotiba; is the king of southern region; thus known as “Dakkahancha Raja”. In this website; we are going to try our best to publish maximum possible information about Jotiba. The references are from Kedarvijay, Laxmivijay, Karveermahatmya etc. famous & the most authentic literatures available today. Every year on Chaitra Shuddha 11 th i.e. on the occasion of “Ekadashi” thousands of devotees gather on Jotiba hill. They celebrate their joy of visiting god Jotiba by dancing with the huge sticks; known as Sasankathi. During these days after worshiping god Jotiba; and after looking his royal grace; the joy of all the devotees is very hard to describe in words. At least once in your life; you must experience the satisfaction behind visiting Jotiba temple at Wadi Ratnagiri.
About Amba Hill Station
Amba Ghat is a hill station which is very rarely included in the list of hill stations in Maharashtra, but it's a sure visit once. Amba Ghat lies 65-70 kms from Kolhapur on the Kolhapur - Ratnagiri Highway surround by Rainforests and Bison Wildlife Sanctuary.Amba Ghat a treat for bird watchers & nature lovers. The resorts there offer Jungle safari , visit to Emu farm & tea garden & also visit to Pavan Khind . One can also enjoy morning walk in the village near the resort as we did, and it was a experience to remember- typical village houses, Kkacha road, a small school, castles & hens roaming around. Pavan Khind is the same historic gorge Baji Prabhu trapped the chasing Mughal army. It's a must visit place for all as it again remind us of our great history. You will also get to see a very small pond on the way to Pavan Khind from Amba Ghat.
Distance / Traveling Time
- From Mumbai: 456 kilometers / 7 h ,30 m
- From Pune: 282 kilometers / 4 h ,36 m
- Arrive back in Mumbai at 07:55hrs
Day 1: Departure early in the Morning to Kolhapur by A/C Vehicle on arrival in the evening Check in to theHotel . After fresh up visit Mahalaxmi Temple rest of the time is free for rest. O/N at Hotel.
Day 2: After Bf Check out from the hotel and Proceed to Jyotiba take Darshan time is free to explore Jyotiba Fort in the evening return to Panhala Fort on arrival check in to hotel evening is free for rest O/N halt.
Day 3:After Bf proceed for panhala sightseeing in the evening proceed to Amba Hill station on arrival Check into a Resort evening is free for Rest.
Day 4: After Bf proceeds for sightseeing in the evening return back to resort Day is free for exploring hill station on your own O/N halt.
Day 5: After Bf Check out from the hotel and proceeds toward Mumbai.On arrival Drop at Residence/Hotel/Airport/Railway Station.