Satara

Satara district in Maharashtra is a captivating destination that offers a perfect blend of history, spirituality, and natural beauty. Explore the majestic hill station of Mahabaleshwar, renowned for its lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic viewpoints that offer breathtaking vistas of the surrounding valleys. Dive into the region’s rich cultural heritage at ancient sites like the iconic Kaas Plateau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning array of wildflowers that carpet the landscape during monsoon season. For adventure enthusiasts, Satara district offers thrilling opportunities for trekking and hiking amidst the rugged terrain of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. Don’t miss the chance to visit the historic Pratapgad Fort, where tales of Maratha valor come to life amidst the ruins and ramparts. And for a tranquil escape, unwind by the serene waters of the serene Koyna and Krishna rivers, where you can indulge in boating or simply soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you. With its diverse attractions and scenic landscapes, Satara district promises an enriching and unforgettable experience for every traveler.

Travel Essentials

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Weather

23 - 38°C

Ideal Duration

2 - 3 days

Best Time

October to March

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Top Attractions

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Pateshwar temple

Pateshwar temple, located near Degaon about half an hour away from Satara, this 16th- century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva stands dilapidated yet maintains its intricate carvings in good condition.

Kshetra mahuli Sangam

Sangam Mahuli and Kshetra Mahuli are popular pilgrimage places to visit in Satara. The other side of the river Krishna is called Kshetra Mahuli. These villages were earlier part of the Aundh Princely State.

Ajinkyatara fort

Kshetra Mahuli was the birthplace of Ramshastri Prabhune. Ajinkyatara Fort, situated atop Ajinkyatara Mountain at an altitude of 3,300 feet, offers a panoramic view of Satara City. Among the top places to visit in Satara, Ajinkyatara Fort was built by Raja Bhoj of the Shilhara dynasty.

Chidambaram natraja mandir

Chidambaram Natraja Mandir in Satara is a manifestation of Lord Shiva performing the Tandava dance. The foundation for the temple was laid in 1981. Samanna, a resident of Satara, gifted the land for building the temple. The funding was provided by the state governments of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

Pratapgad fort

Pratapgad Fort is located 15 km (10 miles) from Poladpur and 23 km (15 miles) west of Mahabaleshwar, a popular hill station in Maharashtra. The fort stands 1,080 meters (3,543 feet) above sea level and is built on a spur that overlooks the road between the villages of Par and Kinesvar.

Thoseghar waterfall

Thoseghar Waterfall is a scenic spot located near the small village of Thoseghar, 20 km from Satara city, at the edge of the Konkan region in Western India. There are a series of waterfalls, some of them 15 to 20 meters and one approximately 200 meters in height.

Vasota fort

Situated in dense forests surrounded by the river Koyna is the fort of Vasota, which according to the 'Dnyaneshwari' means a resting place. This fort is also known by the name of Vyaghragad.

Kaas pathar

Kaas Pathar is situated 25 kilometers west of Satara city in Maharashtra. It is a biodiversity hotspot known for various types of seasonal wildflowers that bloom and numerous species of endemic butterflies that appear annually in the months of August and September.

Dholya Ganpati

Dholya Ganpati Mandir is a popular Hindu temple located in the town of Wai in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is worshipped as Dholya Ganpati. It is one of the oldest and most revered temples in the region and is believed to have been built during the Peshwa era.

Lodwick point

Lodwick Point is situated on the outskirts of Mahabaleshwar. It gets its name from General Peter Lodwick, who was the first British man to visit the area. Standing at about 4,000 feet above sea level, Lodwick Point offers unmatched views of the Pratapgad Fort.

How to Reach

By Air

Lohegaon Airport is located at a distance of 123 km from Satara and can be reached by buses and taxis available near the airport. It takes approximately 2 hours and 44 minutes to make the journey to Satara. Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport is located at a distance of about 264 km from Satara, and is a four and a half hours’ journey via road.

By Train

Situated on the Pune-Miraj line, the Satara Railway Station is well connected to other Indian cities. Regular trains from Mumbai and Pune are also available to reach Satara.

By Road

Satara has a functional bus stand. You also have the option of availing Volvo/reclining seat/sleeper buses. Private operators providing bus services. Apart from private buses, MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) offer regular and frequent bus services to Satara from Mumbai and Pune. The area is also well connected to other neighbouring cities by public buses.
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