Organised By Deccan Sports Club
Panhala Hill Half Marathon
PHHM is organized by Deccan Sports Club (DSC) in Panhala District Kolhapur 20 km from the city, The race will begin from Fort International School located near waghbil panhala. Participants will enjoy the scenic beauty also explore the historical monuments along with the course. The race will end at Fort international school itself.
The race has 3 categories 5Km, 11Km, 21.1Km.
Why should you race at PHHM?
Panhala Fort is one of tourist attraction of India. The fort speaks of ancient Indian heritage and also the grand reign of Martha King Shrimant Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale. The race will take place in the last week of August which marks the monsoon when the climate is pleasant, cool and foggy (20-22 degree Celsius). participants will enjoy scenic hills around the ghat to panhala along with exploring the history of panhala at the event.
History of Panhala (Kolhapur)
Panhala fort (also known as Panhalgad, Pahala, and Panalla (literal meaning"the home of serpents") is located in Karveer taluka, 20 kilometers northwest of Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is strategically located looking over a pass in the Sahyadri mountain range which was a major trade route from Bijapur in the interior of Maharashtra to the coastal areas. Due to its strategic location, it was the center of several skirmishes in the Deccan involving the Marathas, the Mughals, and the British East India Company being the Battle Of PawanKhind. Here, the Queen regent of Kolhapur state, Tarabai, spent her formative years. Panhala is the only fort where shivaji spent more than 500 days .