Panhala is a city and a Hill station Municipal Council (3177 feet above sea level) 18 km northwest of Kolhapur, in Kolhapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Panhala is the smallest city in Maharashtra and is a Municipal Council the city is developing rapidly. The city sprawls in the Panhala fort commands a panoramic view of the valley below. The main historical attraction here is the Panhala fort. There are many places of interest, each with its share of haunting anecdotes.
Climate: Panhala. … The summers are much rainier than the winters in Panhala. This climate is considered to be Aw according to the Koppen-Geiger climate classification. The temperature here averages 23.1 °C. About 1636 mm of precipitation falls annually.
In 1659, after the death of the Bijapur general Afzal Khan, in the ensuing confusion Shivaji Maharaj tookPanhala from Bijapur. In May 1660, to win back the fort from Shivaji, Adil Shah II (1656–1672) of Bijapur sent his army under the command of Siddi Jauhar to lay siege to Panhala.