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Palace of Ichalkaranji
Manchester City of Maharashtra
Ichalkaranji city
Ichalkaranji city
Location in Maharashtra, India
Ichalkaranji city
Ichalkaranji city
Ichalkaranji (India)
Coordinates: 16°42′N 74°28′E / 16.7°N 74.47°E / 16.7; 74.47
Country India
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyIchalkaranji Municipal Corporation
 • Total49.84 km2 (19.24 sq mi)
539 m (1,768 ft)
 • Total287,570
 • Rank151
 • Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0230
Vehicle registrationMH-09, MH-51
WebsiteMunicipal Corporation
Lok Sabha constituencyHatkanangale
Vidhan Sabha constituencyIchalkaranji
Civic agencyIchalkaranji Municipal Corporation

Ichalkaranji (pronunciation[it͡səlkəɾəɳd͡ʒiː]) is a city in Kolhapur District, Indian state of Maharashtra, governed by a municipal corporation. It is known for its textile manufacturing industry and "Manchester City of Maharashtra".


Ichalkaranji was a Maratha jhagir situated on the banks of Panchganga River (Marathi: पंचगंगा नदी). It was ruled by a Ghorpade family for two centuries until 1947. The dynasty of Maratha rulers of Ichalkaranji has its origin in the middle of the seventeenth century. At that time, a poor Brahmin widow, by the surname of Joshi, from the coastal Konkan village of Mhapan, near Vengurla, in the present-day Sindhudurg district, moved east over the mountainous Western ghats with her seven-year-old son, Naro Mahadeo, to the village of Kapshi. The Maratha general Santaji Ghorpade, hailed from that village. Naro Mahadeo early took a keen interest in the cavalry horses of the general and one day persuaded a syce to allow him to ride a fiery warhorse to the river to drink water. This stolen ride was observed by the alert Santaji, who roundly scolded the syce, but also began to take a deep interest in the prodigal boy, who rode so well without any formal training. Benefited by the general's personal attention. Naro, in turn, served Santaji loyally and both developed affection for each other. Naro performed heroically and gallantly. As Naro Mahadeo proved his ability, he was promoted and later on was rewarded with tax collecting fiefs (Inams). Out of gratitude to his benefactor, Naro went on to change his surname from Joshi to Ghorpade, which to this day is the surname of the dynasty of rulers of Ichalkaranji.

Venkatrao, the son of Naro Mahadeo married Anubai, the youngest daughter of Balaji Vishwanath Bhat, who very soon became the Prime Minister or Peshwa, of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj. Because of this alliance with the Peshwa family, the rulers of Ichalkaranji came into more and more prominence.

As described by Horace George Franks in the book The Story of Ichalkaranji (1929), there were ups and downs. But the women of the House of Ichalkaranji rulers were always ready to defend and also advance the interests of Ichalkaranji with as much courage and shrewdness as the men. An outstanding example of this is Anubai, the wife of Venkatrao.

Narayanrao Babasaheb was the eighth ruler. He ascended the seat in the year 1892. His rule was marked with progressive measures in all departments of the administration. As a young man, he had a very well-rounded and advanced education, making it a point to select those subjects which would be of special benefit in administrative affairs. In addition, he had traveled far and wide, visiting Java, Malay Peninsula, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Burma. He had also visited England and the Continent three times. He took a keen interest in the cultural as well as material and social welfare of his people. He patronized the study of art and Indian classical music, from basic to the advanced stages, also offering prizes in the art exhibitions at Pune and Mumbai. He established scholarships in several art colleges of Maharashtra and for students going abroad for their professional education. Shrimant Narayanrao Babasaheb was a patron of culture and an enlightened ruler.[1] Narayanrao Babasaheb Ghorpade was responsible for developing the Ichalkaranji City into an industrial town.[2] He was the main source of inspiration for the development of both the decentralized textile industry as well as the co-operative movement. He encouraged Vitthalrao Datar, a young entrepreneur of the town, to install a power loom in 1904. The foresighted ruler gave royal patronage by extending financial assistance as well as free land to the weavers and other enterprising entrepreneurs. During his visit to Denmark and other western countries, the chief had access to the co-operative sector of these countries and was impressed with their success. On his return to India, he vowed to exercise this movement for the benefit of his subjects, to reform the microeconomics of the town for prosperity, growth and Self-sustainability of the society.

Geography and climate

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Ichalkaranji is located at 16°42′N 74°28′E / 16.7°N 74.47°E / 16.7; 74.47.[3] It has an average elevation of 538 metres (1768 ft).

Ichalkaranji (Hatkanangale T.; 16° 40' N; 74° 25' E; p. 27,423; an 8.7 square miles), lies in the Panchganga valley about eighteen miles (29 km) east of Kolhapur and half a mile north of the river. It is six miles (10 km) south-east of Hatkanangale railway station. The town is formed of seven hamlets.

City Summary Numbers
City Area 29.84 km2
Total Length of roads in City 421.78 K.M.
Number of IMC Gardens 5
Number of IMC Cultural Centers 7
Air conditioned Drama Theatre 2
Number of IMC Vegetable Markets 3
Post Offices 5
Telephone Exchange 4
Police station 3
Electrical Sub Station 5
Total Hospitals in IMC area 197
Blood Banks 3
Number of IMC Swmming Pool 2
Sports Stadium 2
Wrestling ground with Stadium 1
IMC Yoga and Gymnasium Center 1
Number of IMC Bio-Medical West Centers 3
Number of IMC Slaughter House 1
Number of IMC Water storage reservoirs 9
Number of IMC water treatment plant 2
Total Number of IMC Buildings 75
Cinema Hall 16
Marriage Hall 35
Total numbers of Spinning Mills 11
Total number of Yarn Sizing Units 150
Number of High-Schools 57
International Schools 3
Number of Colleges 13
Engineering College 3

Civic administration

The civic administration of the city is managed by the Ichalkaranji Municipal Corporation, as per government GR dated on 5 May 2022, which was established as a municipal council in 1904. The municipality oversees the engineering works, health, sanitation, water supply, administration and taxation in the city. It is headed by a Municipal President who is assisted by the municipal chief officer and council members. The city is divided into 65 wards and the council members (also known as councilors) are elected by the citizens of Ichalkaranji every five years. The citizens directly elect the Municipal President. The growth and expansion of the city are managed by the Ichalkaranji Municipal Council which is headed by a municipal chief officer. Its activities include developing new layouts and roads, town planning and land acquisition. The electrical supply to the city is managed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MAHADISCOM).

The citizens of Ichalkaranji elect one representative to the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha through the constituency of Ichalkaranji. The 21 letterboxes have been installed in the city by Mr. Halvankar on 18 July 2010 to communicate with the people of his constituency and address their grievances. He has been receiving numerous complaints and suggestions. In November 2019 the citizens of Ichalkaranji reelected Mr. Prakash Awade as their MLA, to represent them in Vidhan Sabha. Ichalkaranji city, being a part of the larger Hatkanangale Lok Sabha constituency, also elects one member, fermer Mr. Raju Shetti, to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, in office from 2009 to 2019.Currently from 2019, MP is Dhairyasheel Sambhajirao Mane from Shiv Sena.

Politics in the city are dominated by three political parties: the Indian National Congress (INC), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Nationalist Congress Party. City is on the brink of public health and environmental emergency, requiring immediate remedial action.[4]


As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Ichalkaranji in 2011 is 287,570; of which male and female are 149,691 and 137,879 respectively. Although Ichalkaranji city has population of 287,570; its urban / metropolitan population is 325,709 of which 169,870 are males and 155,839 are females. Ichalkaranji has an average Literacy Rate of 85.98%,[5] higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 91%, and female literacy is 66%. In Ichalkaranji, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. According to the 2011 census estimate the population of the city is 287,570, making it the 151st most populous city in India.
The city's population as shown above is excludes newly developed industrial and residential areas, villages that have been annexed by Ichalkaranji (known as part of the city) but having gram panchayat such as Kabnur, Yadrao and Korochi etc. Village Shahapur, Ichalkaranji was included in Ichalkaranji Municipal Council in 1985. Considering this city's metropolitan population is over 3 lakh.[6] Marathi is the official and most spoken language, but Kannada is also spoken natively owing to history of the region. Other spoken languages are Hindi, Bhojpuri, English and Urdu.

Business and economy

Considering the 150 billion sale of the textile products and nominal 20% net profit and 257,572 Population of the city, per capita income of Ichalkaranji is ₹ 416,472, which is one of the highest in the country. Ichalkaranji also ranks among city's with high ownership of consumer products such as home appliances and fast-moving consumer goods.[7][citation needed]


Approximately 40% of new automobile sales in Kolhapur district is from Ichalkaranji Catchment area. Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Hero, Bajaj, Honda and TVS Motor have authorized sales and services centres in Ichalkaranji. Suzuki and Yamaha also have their service centres in Ichalkaranji.

Ichalkaranji is one of the fastest-growing industrial areas in Maharashtra and has even been termed the "Manchester of Maharashtra". Having mixed community from all parts of India this is a cosmopolitan town by true means. The city's economy is driven predominantly by the textile industry.Engineering is the second largest industry in the city. There is much progressive agriculture in the area surrounding the city. Almost all banks in India have a branch in the city. Textile goods manufactured in the city are sold all over India as well as exported to various parts of the world. Traders use Centralized Online Real-time Exchange Core Banking facility for financial transactions. Indian Settlement Systems such as Real-time gross settlement RTGS and National Electronic Funds Transfer NEFT System is also available in almost all branches of banks in the city. Despite all these Bankers clearing house in the city processes approximately 12000 Cheques on each working day. Clearing house is managed by the State Bank of India.[citation needed]CTS clearing has been started. Most of the Insurance and companies in India have offices in the city.

Textile industry

Ichalkaranji, popular as the 'Manchester of Maharashtra', has about 25 spinning units with about 1.25 lakh power looms, 20,000 semi-automatic looms and 9,000 shuttle-less looms to run till December 2018, with a daily turnover of nearly 10 billion (US$130 million).[8] apart from numerous power and hand processing houses. The town produces one crore meter of yarn every day that translates into a business of Rs 45 crore a day. Of the total production, 15 percent is directly exported while another 40 percent is for indirect export after processing. According to locals, over 50,000 weavers depend on their livelihood working in the power looms in town.

The weaver community was overwhelmed by the mention of Ichalkaranji in the Finance Minister's speech and welcomed the cluster which, they say, will help them fare better in the global market.

Before 1980 Ichalkaranji was known for cotton poplin, dhoti, and cotton saris. In the mid-1980s, weavers of the city started producing denim, canvas, chiffon, and fabric for school uniforms (khaki drill). Fabrics such as seersucker, Oxford, herringbone, ripstop, chambray, tweed, and twill made in or around the Ichalkaranji city are used by many domestic and international fashion brands such as Raymond's of India, Armani, Banana Republic, Hugo Boss, and Paul Smith.[9]

The presence of a qualified workforce and the level of technical know-how and easy accessibility to finest weavers of Ichalkaranji for outsourcing and over all good social ambiance were among the factors that influenced Italian textile major Tessitura Monti,[10] Turkish textile maker 'Soktas', Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd (BRFL),[11] Raymond Zambaiti Ltd (A joint venture of Raymond's Ltd and internationally renowned Cotonificio Honegger S.P.A., part of Gruppo Zambaiti),[12] German Menswear brands Liebe, Boys R Bad and Looty[13] etc. while planning investment near Ichalkaranji city.


In 1962 the Deccan Co-operative Spinning Mill Ltd. came into existence in Ichalkaranji, which was the first Co-operative Spinning Mill in Asia.[14] As of 2010 over 20 modern spinning mills this region has become one of the major centre[15] for spinning mills in India. Some of these spinning mills are 100% Export Oriented Units of Cotton Yarn.


Yarn sizing is a preparatory process before the weaving. This process gives strength to yarn. The city has approximately 175 sizing units,
working 24 hours a day, 6 days a week.

Engineering industry

Universal Testing Machine made in Ichalkaranji

Tata Nano small car is very similar to Meera, a small car developed in 1970 by Shankarrao Kulkarni of Ichalkaranji.[16] The city is also known for Fundamental Measuring instrument manufacturing industry. These testing machines are used in engineering and other manufacturing industries, engineering institutes and research institutes for analysis. These measuring instruments are marketed in India as well as in some other countries. Measuring instruments manufactured in city by varies companies include compression testing machines, torsion testing machines, horizontal chain, and rope testing machines, spring testing machine, impact testing machine, Erichsen testing machines, universal testing machines, Rockwell scale hardness tester, Brinell scale hardness tester, and computerized Vickers hardness test.

The city's economy. driven by the engineering goods manufacturing industry (which has been around since the 1950s). Several automotive component manufacturers have the plant's in or around the city, who are vendors for companies such as: Maruti Udyog Ltd, Honda Motorcycle, Bajaj Auto, TVS Suzuki, Kehin Fie, Tata Motors, Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra, MICO. Emmel Vheelers has a manufacturing unit of hybrid three-wheeler, e-motorcycle,[17] high-power scooters, and electric scooters in Ichalkaranji.[18]


The city is surrounded by five sugar refineries. Annually they process over 5000000 metric tons of sugarcane, as of 2009 sugarcane prices of ₹2600 per ton.[19] Sugarcane farmers itself bring in approximately Rs. 13000000000 (13 billion) to the economy of the city's Catchment area. Four out of five sugar mills have Co-generation plants. The oldest of these five sugar mills is Deshbhakta Ratnappa Kumbhar Panchaganga Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd, founded by Dr. Ratnappa Kumbhar, an Indian independence activist who signs the final draft of the Constitution of India. Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd, one of the leading sugar companies in India, has set up a Bagasse based 30 Megawatt Cogeneration power plant in Ichalkaranji.[20]

People and culture

Ichalkaranji is also well known for its cultural activities and has a rich cultural heritage. People from different parts of India live in Ichalkaranji and celebrates their cultural festivals peacefully. Almost all festivals in different religions are celebrated in Ichalkaranj especially Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, and Dasera are the attractions. Also, about 15% population being migrated from Bikaner, Nagour Rajasthan, all the major festivals of Rajasthan like Gan Gour, Teej, Holi are celebrated here with great joy. Other festivals like Ramnavami, Mahesh Navami are celebrated with the large participation of all the communities.

Ichalkaranji is also a home of pandit Balakrishnabuwa Ichalkaranjikar, Pioneer of classical vocal singing in Maharashtra. Born in 1849, Balkrishnabua received his training from Pandit Vasudeobua Joshi, who belonged to the school of Haddu-Hassu Khan. He also received his guidance from Ustad Mahmed Khan, the elder brother of Rahimat Khan and eldest son of Haddu Khan. After his training in Gwalior, Balkrishnabua came to Mumbai and the Miraj. As the climate of Miraj seemed to suit him he desired to settle down there. Balkrishnabua's fame began to draw disciples from surrounding places. His disciples included Gundubua, Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, Mirashi buwa, Anant Manohar Joshi of Aundh, Nilkanthabua Jangam, Vamanbua Chaphekar, his son Annabua Ichalkaranjikar, etc. His style of singing was pure Gwalior of Haddu Hassu Khan vintage. His contribution is remarkable in bringing the Gwalior gharana gayaki to Maharashtra and for popularising it. Pandit Balakrishnabuwa Ichalkaranjikar died in 1926 at the age of 77 years. The city has an art school name after him 'Gayanacharya Pandit Balakrishnabuwa Ichalkaranjikar Sangeet Sadhana Mandal', which is devoted to Indian Classical Music hosts cultural programs throughout the year which helps in spreading cultural awareness amongst Society.

In 1974 the city of Ichalkaranji proudly hosted Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, the conference for literary discussions by Marathi writers. President of this Sahitya Sammelan was Mr.Purushottam Laxman Deshpande. Popularly known by his initials पु. ल. ("Pu. La.") a legendary writer and film and stage actor, music composer, harmonium player, singer, and orator.

The city also is a home for The FIE Foundation, a charitable trust established in 1970, belongs to the 'Fie Group of Industries' in Ichalkaranji. The Chairman of the FIE Group, Shri P. D. Kulkarni, established the 'Fie Foundation' trust to recognize and reward eminent personalities and budding talents in a variety of fields. The awards are generally selected from the following fields: Engineering, Science and Technology, Humanities, Education, Agriculture, Music and Arts, Sports, Literature, Child Artist, and local talents. The highest award conferred is the Rashtrabhushan Award.[21] The awards are given annually in a ceremony held in Ichalkaranji in January or February. A few of the chief guests who have graced the occasion are honorable Ex. Prime minister of India Shri. Chandra Shekhar, Hon'ble Ex. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri. Manohar Joshi, cine actor Dilip Kumar, and industrialist Shri Rahul Bajaj. Some of the 'Rashtrabhushan' awardees are Dr. Raja Ramanna, Ratan Tata, Lata Mangeshkar, T. N. Seshan, Brijmohan Lall Munjal and Kamal Haasan.

Medical Association of Ichalkaranji is a local Medico-Social service organization of qualified and duly registered medical practitioners of all systems of medicines practicing in Ichalkaranji and the outskirts of Ichalkaranji. The main aim of this association is to make available medical treatment either free or at minimum cost by establishing charitable institutes like T.B. Clinic, T.B. Sanitorium, General Hospital, Alliance Hospital, Adhar Kendra and to organize and develop all socio-medical activities and face local problems unitedly. So the Medical Association of Ichalkaranji came into existence in 1975.[22] Activities of association includes, Free Counselling for underprivileged s, Elisa Testing for HIV in concessional rate, Symptomatic Treatment for opportunistic infections, Free Ante-natal ARV treatment to HIV+ve mothers and child, Free T.B. treatment to HIV +ve patients, Free Nirodh (condoms) supply and Social Awareness.

Seva Bharati is also one of the NGOs of the city, established in 1990 the organization works as a project-based NGO. In the year 1989, the birth centenary year of late Hon’ble K. B. Hedgewar, the founder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the idea transpired that some work, related to the service of the underprivileged people should be initiated in the city of Ichalkaranji. This is the inspiration of Seva Bharati, Ichalkaranji and from 1990 Organisation is working in the field of health, education, and related dimensions for the last 20 years. Seva Bharati has been able to spread its SEVA initiatives (service) in Ichalkaranji city itself and surrounding 12 villages, two of which are from Karnataka state.

Activities of Seva Bharati are Dr. Hedgewar Mobile clinic visiting nearby 12 villages, twice a week, treating @ 25000 patients every year. Pathological lab, established in 1993, serving for @ 5000 beneficiaries annually at nominal rates. OPD registering @ 6000 patients per year. Polyclinic having 8 specialist doctors on its panel, each one offering service of checkup and advice once in a week for needy patients. Daycare indoor unit 24-hour ambulance service at subsidized rates. Blood donation camps. Free health camps. Nutritious food for the malnourished children in Lalnagar slum of Ichalkaranji city. Free Child health checkup camps. Rescue and relief work for the victims of earthquakes in Killari (Dist. Latur) in September 1993 and Kutch (Gujarat) in 2001. Relief and rehabilitation work in 2005 and 2006 for the flood-affected people and medical treatment at the time of epidemics in Kolhapur district. Participation in periodic health campaigns like pulse polio, special health checkup camps for women and general checkup camps.

International clubs such as Rotary club, Lions Club organizing humanitarian service projects every year which are beneficial to the community. Sri Ramakrishna Satsang Mandal, Ichalkaranji a branch of Ramakrishna Math, Pune is doing humanitarian service projects such as dispensary and Tuition classes for school going boys from nearby slum area.[23]


Numerous cafes are also spread throughout the city and dine-in options are available at many restaurants. Various Gharghuti Bhojanalya serve typical home-cooked Non-veg Marathi cuisine and street food options are available near the Sunder bag (garden). Usually Poha, sheera, Misal Pav, & upma is the preferred breakfast.[citation needed]


The city has a water supply network in existence since 1873.

Textile Development Cluster : To enhance and improve the infrastructure facilities of the city, Municipal Council along with Ichalkaranji Co-operative Industrial Estate, Laxmi Co-operative Industrial Estate, Parvati Industrial Estate, and DKTE Textile and Engineering Institute have jointly come together and formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) company viz. "Ichalkaranji Textile Development Cluster Limited (ITDC). The individual members will contribute to the extent of about 50% of the project cost and the balance amount would come in from the grant in aid from the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy, Government of India, under the Industrial Infrastructure up-gradation Scheme (IIUS).


Ichalkaranji Textile Development Cluster (ITDC), a company, incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956, is a Special Purpose Vehicle promoted by Ichalkaranji to undertake infrastructure development projects under the IIUS. The main objects of the SPV company are:

Education and research

Ichalkaranji has around 100 High-Schools with 3 international schools, around 20 colleges offering degree-level education in Arts, science, and commerce fields, 3 engineering colleges, 1 technical education institute and 1 research institute in engineering. Most of the schools and colleges are private and public or "municipal schools" (run by the local municipal council). The schooling system mainly offers Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education as well as other boards such as the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) and so on. Marathi is the main language of instruction followed by English and Hindi.[26]

Some of them are :

Engineering research

FIE Research Institute – An advanced stage Research Institute formed to assist the activities of FIE and the surrounding engineering goods manufacturing industry in 1979.[27]

Medical research

Research on non-laparoscopic abdominal hysterectomy has been done by Dr. Vijay Benadikar, MD of the city and he has developed a new modification of the abdominal hysterectomy called "modified mini-Pfannenstiel hysterectomy" (non-laparoscopic). He has done more than 600 such procedures in the last 6–7 years.[30] He has been invited and presented this lecture at:

Media and communication

Mahasatta is the local newspaper of the city, while other Marathi language newspapers such as Sakaal, Pudhari, Loksatta, Lokmat, Kesari, Maharashtra Times, and Saamna are popular. Major English dailies in the city are The Times of India, The Indian Express Business Standard and The Economic Times. Major Hindi dailies in the city Navbharat Times, lokamat samachar (By lokamat group) and Vyapar (Hindi) of Janmabhoomi Group.

Star Maajha, Zee Marathi, Doordarshan Sahyadri, ETV Marathi, and Me Marathi are popular television channels. English and Hindi entertainment and news channels are watched as well. Ichalkaranji has had FM Radio services running for the last few years. Though Radio Tomato (Pudhari Publications). 94.3 MHz, Radio Mirchi (98.3 MHz) tops the popularity rating along with All India Radio FM (102.7 MHz).

Broadband Internet access, provider in the city is DataOne by BSNL Fixed Line telecom services are offered alongside GSM and Code division multiple access (CDMA) mobile services. Cell phone coverage is extensive, and the main service providers are Vodafone Essar, Airtel, BSNL, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, Aircel and Tata Indicom. Recently[when?] a 3G service has been launched by Vodafone Essar, Airtel, BSNL, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, Aircel and Tata Indicom. The work for laying Fibre optics for 4G is in progress.[citation needed]


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Ichalkaranji is well connected by the neighboring cities and national highways by road. MSRTC runs bus service to Sangli and Kolhapur every 15 minutes from Ichalkaranji. The public transport is mainly provided by MSRTC, KSRTC and private buses which serve to all major destinations in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Private bus services are connected to major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Sambhaji Nagar, Nashik , Shirdi, Bangalore, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Solapur, Surat, Ahmedabad, Panjim. MSRTC provides bus service from Ichalkaranji to Kolhapur and Miraj every 15 minutes. Miraj railway junction is also connected to the city via bus services. Even though railway stations and the Kolhapur airport are nearby Ichalkaranji itself is not connected by rail or air.

Nearest railway stations

Nearest airport

Notable people

See also


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