As you would be enjoying your delicious breakfast, Deccan Odyssey would be nearing its next stoppage and this time, it is going to be the city of hidden treasures, Kolhapur. Just after an early lunch, embark on a city tour, which encompasses visits to numerous edifices that are today Kolhapur’s popular tourist attractions.
First in the list would be the New Palace Museum, which is a brilliant architecture of the 19th century. A magnificent structure of basalt and sandstone, the museum is a perfect reminiscent of the bygone rulers of Kolhapur. Then comes the Town Hall Museum, which is a neo-gothic structure of the 19th century. Interesting fact about the museum is that it houses historic remains of the Satavahana period of Indian history.
Kolhapur is widely famous for its handicraft footwears, locally named as ‘Chappals’. Thus, the city tour of Kolhapur would be also about exploring the local markets of Kolhapur. Post that, tea at a special venue which would be accompanied by a vibrant folk show of Lavanya Sandhya.
Then in the evening, head to visit the thousand year old Mahalakshmi temple, dedicated to Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. Being one of the Shakti Peethas (place associated with the Goddess of power) as per various holy books of Hinduism, the temple has great significance.
To make your evening more delightful, you would be escorted to watch a traditional martial arts performance known as ‘Mardani Khel’. This brings the end of Kolhapur city tour, after that return back to the luxuries of Deccan Odyssey. Dinner on board.
Overnight run to Goa.