My next destination was an old building with a rich and interesting history, Narsobawadi Kolhapur. Though there are lots of places to visit in Kolhapur and this particular city is laden with old historical places and buildings, I learnt that these monuments have been here from the ancient times and draw lots of tourists every year. Narsobawadi is located in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. The place is commonly recognized as the “Narsobachi Wadi”. It is rich in archaeological significance and is believed to exist for more than 700 years. The place is named so because of the presence of Narasimha Saraswati and was the purna incarnation of Dattatreya. According to Shripada Shri Vallabha, this is the second incarnation of Dattatreya.
The place is situated about 3 kilometres from Shirol Tahashil, which is within the city itself. It is connected via train and bus from different places in Maharashtra and this makes it easier to travel to this part of the state. Local transportation facilities, which include auto rickshaws and buses, take you to this famous place from Miraj, and it is around 16 kilometres. Even there are state transport buses from Kolhapur, which is at a distance of around 52 kilometres and Sangli, which is around 20 kilometres away. The nearest railway station is Miraj and it is situated at 15 kilometres from the place. You can reach the place via auto rickshaw or bus. In-between I had stopped for some photography that would help me in remembering the place.
The Narsobawadi Kolhapur is quite famous and because of the rich archaeological sources, travellers from all around the world visit the place. The foods are also quite famous and this makes it quite an interesting trip. There are lots of routes to come to this place such as the one taken by me from Kolhapur – Kurundwad – Narsobawadi. The others are Miraj – Shirol – Narsobawadi and Nipani – Kurundwad – Narsobawadi. Separate state transport buses are available and you can take one as per your own convenience. The place is around fifty kilometres from Kolhapur, and after visiting this place, I moved towards Jyotiba temple Kolhapur, which is on the other side of the city.