Narsobawadi is a small village located close to
Kolhapur, which attracts tourists in quite a
large number. It is popularly know as Narsobachi Wadi. This place is
situated at the confluence of river Krishna and Panchganga. Narsobawadi
has a great archaeological significance.
Narsobawadi became a pilgrim centre as Shri Dattatreya, in his incarnation known as Narsinh Saraswati lived here for twelve years. Here there is no idol of Shri Dattatreya symbolising his presence. Instead of that his existence is symbolised by his " padukas "(slippers).
Gargoti and Bhudargad Fort are other interesting places.
The Rosary Church and Ramteerth at Ajra are also worth visiting. The dam
over river Bhogavati and a reservoir called Laxmi near Radhanagari, are a
must see. Dajipur sanctuary lies near Radhanagari.
Vadgaon houses the samadhi of the great Maratha General Dhanaji Jadhav. There is a small town nearby called as Hupri, which is very famous for manufacturing silver ornaments.
It is very close to Kolhapur.
Kolhapur has a railway station and by road is well connected with all the
major cities of the Maharashtra. Pune is about 261 kms, and has an
airport. Tourists can get down at Pune airport and take bus to Kolhapur.
They can also hire taxis from Kolhapur to Narsobawadi.
Accommodation is available in the Dharamshalas and Rest houses.