The attempt towards Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary Kolhapur happened to me when I was surfing online for the best attraction in and around Kolhapur. It is deeply rooted with magnanimous flora and fauna and evergreen ranges of Sahyadri, which remained an important feature of my travel itinerary. The time came when I could rendezvous it meticulously with complexity. The bio-diverse collection of rare species of birds and animals are intensive and can be observed with great pleasure. My love towards wildlife grew with my age without any basic reason. Being an ancillary of Maharashtra, Kolhapur is served by same respect as that of Mumbai and other cities and districts. The rich art and culture distinguish the place from others. The famous form of dance style, ‘Lavani’ originated from this city as per my knowledge and I loved to see them live.
Now this is my rare feature that when I am at certain place, I hold some pictures of the place that had been left behind. I would like to share some of the recalling moments amidst these flocking animals. I was fortunate enough to reach zoo on time to treasure the ultimate. Animals like Sambar, Leopard, Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, wild dogs, and rare bird species like vultures, eagles, Sand pipers, Doves, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, bee-eater, Wagtails and many more are the pride of the sanctuary that provide some of their arresting features to the visitors of zoo.
Some of them remained opened within the fenced area to be protected and preserved well. The wild oxen are the most gigantic of them all. Some of the rare incidents that I got to observe in the zoo were simply heart melting and I was literary touched by them. It’s better to visit early in the morning as you can observe them doing few activities that are breath taking.
The Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary Kolhapur gave me a gift to be treasured along for long. With a heavy heart and loads of regret, I grabbed some chocolates to content my frequent cravings. I moved ahead with the dreams of Kambar Lake, which describe the city’s tranquillity in its own language of visiting birds that captivate the travellers.
On this 66th Republic Day, let’s get together once again to celebrate at Rajpath..the happiness surges in every heart as the National Flag of our country is hoisted and excellent parades and salute event takes place. The glory of the event is enhanced by the helicopters showering rose petals! Happy Republic Day!
Jyotiba Temple Kolhapur : The Jyotiba Temple of Kolhapur district is a temple dedicated to Joyiba who is the incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha. The Jyotiba temple is 3000 feet above the sea level. We truly enjoyed the visit to the Jyotiba temple. We even clicked several photographs over here. Overall the trip was enjoyable.
Kolhapuri Tambda Rassa : This is Kolhapuri Tambda Rassa. It is one of the most popular dishes of Maharashtra. We decided to check it out. This dish is very spicy but delicious. Soon after the first scoop, I have become a big fan of Kolhapuri dishes! They offer you a very rich and satisfying meal.
The sunrise from my room’s frame was marvelling when my deep-slept senses were rousing with its first rays. It was time to boost with rich breakfast. I dialled the number of the hotel’s restaurant from my room’s intercom to explore the menu card for a sound breakfast. Till the breakfast arrived, I prepared myself to shower, dress and repacked my travelling accessories. Finishing the prompt breakfast served by the hotel’s kitchen, I headed towards the expedition of Shree Chhattrapati Shahu Museum Kolhapur. The receptionist managed a cab for me to take off.
The province rich in folk songs, music, dances, folk tales like Gondal, Lavani, Powada, etc. is the essence of Maharashtra’s vivid and frolicking culture. The most joyous homeland located in the Western Ghats of Southern Maharashtra is also called with the name of ‘Dakshin Kashi’. Besides all these the city is rich in its archives of preserves in the museum. It is the home positioned in the heart of city to display the innumerable costumes, trophies, weapons, and silver elephant encumbers possessed by Kolhapur’s Maharaja Shahji Bhonsle Chhattrapati.
It is a perfect place with storehouse of numerous historic artefacts that are adorable for the one who admire the historical importance of our India, including me. I add every flavour in my travelling life, be it trekking on the mountains, water sporting in the beaches, camping in the hilly terrains or exploring the museum of Kolhapur. Designed by Charles Mant, a British architect, the new palace was the origin of late Maharajas of Maharashtra. The museum depicts the journey of Maharaja Bhonsle from a passionate hunter to a communal agitator through the exhibits of paintings. The massive mansion is constructed of polished black stone with an imposing tower in the middle of eight oblique building, which added elegance to its construction.
I could mark the royalty and dignity of the late Maharaja from his photographs, jewelleries, embroidered items, and many more. By the time I could think of resting a while, it was the time to escape for the other flavour of my travel life, i.e. wildlife at Radhanagari Sanctuary, which is positioned nearby Shree Chhattrapati Shahu Museum Kolhapur.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!