Kolhapuri Saaj It is a special type of neckless which is very popular with Maharastrian Women. The 'saaj' is designed in all over Maharashtra but the Kolhapuri Saaj is famous.
The sugarcane produced in fertile land of Kolhapur is rich in Sugar grain and the colourbody proportion is less compared to other areas. So while preparing jaggery, the coloured impurity is easily removed to maximum extent. The traditional jaggery blenders are specialised in the blending it to light red-brown colour as required. This light coloured and rich in sweetness jaggery is very famous. The place where jaggery is made is called Gurahla. There is a tradition to have dinners in this Gurahlas and ofcourse the menu is Kolhapuri Mutton and Rassa.
'Kusti,' wrestling is popular game at Kolhapur. Some of the Kings were themselves good wrestlers. Almost every week Kusti festivals were arranged here in their period. That time Kusti festivals were in open ground preparing temperory 'Kusti Houda,' special platform for Kusti. It was King Shahu, being himself a good wrestler was thinking to have permanent stadium for Kusti festival. When he was on Europe tour he saw famous stadium 'Callocium' at Rome and decided to build such stadium at Kolhapur. After returning from tour he constructed the Khasbaug Maidan style of 'Callocium' of Rome. Khasbaug Kusti Maidan is Unique in India. Over 60000 people can see the Kusti at the central Houda clearly without any disturbance. Separate platform is there for Royal family on eastside of the Houda.