Kolhapur, a city situated in the state of Maharashtra, attracts its fair share of visitors every year. Apart from the revered Mahalaxmi Temple, the city is also known for its Kolhapuri Chappal, Kolhapuri Lavangi Mirchi (chilli), Kolhapuri Gur (jaggery) and Kolhapuri Cuisine. Most of the tourists like to gather information about the weather of the city, before deciding on the time to visit it. Keeping this in mind, we have devoted a complete article on the climate of the city as well as the best time to reach there.
The climate of Kohlapur comes across as an amusing blend of the coastal
and inland climate of Maharashtra. The summer season in the city is not
too hot and lasts from mid March to mid June. During this time, the
temperature rises to a maximum of 40 deg C. The usual range of maximum
temperature in summers remains between 33 deg C and 35 deg C. The
minimum temperature, on the other hand, hovers from 24 deg C to 26 deg
C. The only problem is that this season presents much more humid
conditions in Kolhapur than the other cities of Maharashtra.
The monsoon season in the city stretches on from June to September. Its
nearness to the Western Ghats ensures that it receives its fare share of
rainfall. During this time, the average temperature ranges around 23 deg
C to 30 deg C. The winter season in Kolhapur starts around November and
lasts till February/mid March. The winters do not offer extremely cold
conditions, with the minimum average temperature remaining in the range
of 14 deg C to 16 deg C. This is also the best time to visit the city,
as it is neither hot, nor too cold.