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Khasbhag Maidan, Kolhapur


The Khasbhag Maidan is a conventional wrestling ground by nature, and is popular to be the only kind in India to have a seating capacity of close to 30,000 spectators.

Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj built this place during his reign for the purpose of practicing the traditional art of Kushti. Interestingly, Halagi, an instrumental form of music, was employred to boost the wrestlers.

If you happen to visit Kolhapur during the period of October, this is one experience you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

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