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Satara Tourism Guide

Satara district is located in the river basins of the Bhima and Krishna River in the western part of Maharashtra. It is bounded by Pune district to the north, Solapur district to the east, Sangli district to the south and Ratnagiri district to the west. Major tourist places of Satara are Ajinkyatara Fort, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Sajjangad, Kas Pathar, Aundh Museum, Priti Sangam, Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, Thosegar Waterfall, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Mayani Bird Sanctuary and many more. The important pilgrimages of Satara are Mandhardevi Kalubai Temple, Kshetra Mahuli, Mahabaleshwar temple, Nataraj temple and Wai.

Tourist Places (Forts, Historical Places, Heritage Sites, Museums) in Satara

Aundh Museum, Aundh

Established by Balasaheb Maharaj Pantpratinidhi, the museum has more than 8,000 articles, 16,000 books including 3500 handwritten holy books, Indian miniature paintings, Bengali/Western paintings, coeval paintings, ornaments and sculptures. More Information

Sajjangad, Satara

Samarth Ramdas Swami, Guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, took Samadhi at Sajjangad. All belongings of Ramdas Swami are on display at the fort. More Information

Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, Satara

Situated at the centre of the city it is also called Satara Museum. This museum has rich collection of weapons, inscriptions, paintings and textiles of Maratha Empire period. More Information

Ajinkyatara Fort, Satara

Also known as fort of Satara, Ajinkyatara is a fort on one of the seven mountains surrounding the city of Satara in the Sahaydri Mountains. The 16 th century is located at 3300 feet high and visitors can enjoy panoramic view of Satara city. The fort has two gates, bastions, Hanuman temple, Mahadev temple, Mangaladevi temple, ruins of palaces and office of Prasarbharati with its two towers.

Char Bhinti Hutatma Smarak, Satara

Char Bhinti Hutatma Smarak is located on the way to Ajinkyatara and offers good view of Satara city. It was built in the memory of martyrs of the revolt of 1857.

Hill Station in Satara

Mahabaleshwar

Also called as Queen of Hills, Mahabaleshwar is popular for its scenic views of green valleys, cascading waterfalls and pleasing environment. Located at just 240 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Pune with good connectivity, it is one of the most popular hill stations of India. The hill station has a numbers of scenic points for sightseeing, ancient temples, a lovely lake for boating and a number of places in the dense forest for horse riding and trekking. The popular tourist places in Mahabaleshwar are Venna Lake, Wilson Point, Arthur Point, Connaught peak, 3 Monkey Point, Needle Hole Point / Elephant Point, Kate Point, Pratapgad, Mandhardevi Kalubai Temple and Mahabaleshwar temple. Places of tourist interest around Mahabaleshwar are Panchgani, Pratapgad, Tapola, Wai, Koyana Sanctuary and many more. And not to forget strawberry farms and Mapro garden serving strawberry milkshakes and ice creams! Read More

Panchgani

Situated at the height of 1,334 m from sea level, Panchgani offers green landscapes which provides quite, serene and calm ambience away from the hustle bustle of city life. The infrastructure of hill station is well developed with water park and amusement facilities for all ages of tourists. Surrounded by five hills of Sahyadri, Panchgani is all time hill station accessible from Mumbai or Pune. Among the major attractions of Panchgani, Table land and Sherbaug Theme Park attracts most of the visitors for spectacular view, children activities and paragliding. Rajapuri Cave and its Karthikeya Mandir, Bhilar water fall and Parsi Point are nearby tourist spots in Panchgani. And Paragliding, Boating and Mapro Farm of strawberry are to spice up your vacation. Read More

Wildlife and Nature Trails in Satara

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Satara

Koyana wildlife sanctuary covers Eastern and Western catchments of Koyana dam. The sanctuary is well protected by the large extent of Shivasagar reservoir and steep Slopes of Western Ghats on both the sides. The wildlife of the sanctuary includes tigers, panthers, gaurs, sloth bears, sambars, barking deer, mouse deer, dholes, giant squirrels, otters, langoors, pythons and cobras. The famous Vasota trek lies deep in the forests and is located at an elevation of 1,120 m (3,670 foot) above sea level. Read More

Mayani Bird Sanctuary, Satara

Mayani Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located near Vaduj and around 20 km from Vita. The sanctuary is a winter home to a large number and variety of migratory birds such as Flamingos, brahminy ducks, coot, common spoonbills, painted storks, black ibis, etc., Read More

Trekking and Monsoon Spots in Satara

Thosegar Waterfall, Satara

Many tourists visit this place mainly during the rainy season to enjoy scenic beauty of the place. However do not try any adventurous act. Chalkewadi windmill farm is nearby from the waterfall. More Information

Kas Pathar, Satara

This beautiful valley of flower becomes hot tourist attraction during August-September, as this plateau turns into the bed of flowers. UNESCO also declared Kas Pathar as World Heritage Site for bio-diversity of flowers and plants. More Information

Pilgrimages in Satara

Mandhardevi Kalubai Temple, Mandhardev (Mahabaleshwar)

This 400 year old pilgrim is famous among locals for the annual Kalubai Jatra. More Information

Kshetra Mahuli, Satara

Shree Kshetra Mahuli is important pilgrimage of Satara situated near the confluence of river Krishna and Veena. Also called as Dakshin Kashi, Shree Kshetra Mahuli is located at confluence of rivers Krishna and Venna. The temple complex consists of mainly three temples -Vishweshwar, Rameshwar and Sangameshwar dedicated to Lord Shiva. More Information

Mahabaleshwar Temple, Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar temple was built by Chandra Rao More during 16th century in Hemadpanthi style of architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the main shrine is said to be self-originated. This ancient temple is important pilgrimage centre from the periods of Maratha Empire to present times as temple frequently visits by locals and tourist throughout the year. More Information

Wai Pilgrimages, Mahabaleshwar

Also known as Dakshin Kashi, Wai is well known for many temples located on the ghat of Krishna River. Among them, Dholya Ganapati Mandir is prime pilgrim. Kashi Vishweshwar Mandir, Wakeshwar, Bhadreshwar and Sonjai are other important temples. Wai is also famous for Hindi and Marathi film shootings. More Information

Shri Uttar Chidambaram Nataraja Mandir (http://natarajasatara.org)

Also known as Uttara Chidambaram temple, it is located at the holy confluence of rivers Krishna and Venna with 7-8 km from Satara. Shri Uttar Chidambaram Nataraja Mandir was established in the year 1985 and is a replica of Shree Nataraja temple at Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. The Mandir was one of the most cherished desires of Mahaswami Chandra Shekhrendra Swamigal. The temple attracts lakhs of devotees and pilgrims to pay worship to Lord Shri Nataraja,Shri Goddess Shivkamsundari and other deities.

Main Mandapa of the temple is supported by 18 pillars, carved beautifully, again as in the older Chidambaram temple. The temple has a rich and unique 108 Karnas of Nataraja, commonly called the dancing poses of Shiva and Parvati.

Priti Sangam, Karad

Priti Sangam is the confluence point of the Koyna River and the Krishna River which originates at same place in Mahabaleshwar. It is very popular spot for relaxation in Karad city of Satara. The Samadhi of Mr. Yashwantrao Chavan is close to the Preeti Sangam and surrounded by a beautiful garden.

Water Parks and Amusement Centres in Satara

On Wheelz Amusement Park, Panchgani

Eating Spots in Satara

  • Rajpurohit Sweets, Satara

Other Important Tourist Information about Satara

Best Season to Visit Satara: September to March

How to Reach Satara:

Nearest airport is at Pune with 100 km and Mumbai with 200 km. Closet railway station is Satara and Karad. Satara is well connected by road transport to other cities.

Satara District Website: www.satara.nic.in

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