Satara

Satara is a city located in the Satara District of Maharashtra state of India, near the confluence of the river Krishna and its tributary, the Venna. The city was established in the 16th century and was the seat of the Raja of Satara, Chhatrapati Shahu. Satara is well known for its sweet: 'Kandi Pedhe'. The city was one of the capitals of the Maratha Empire and was one of the centers of Indian Independence Movement.

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Ajinkyatara hills ( meaning "The Impregnable Star") is a fort on one of the seven mountains surrounding the city of Satara in the Sahayadri Mountains of Maharashtra, India. It is a 16th-century fort that was called "Ajimtara" during Aurangzeb regime and was based on Aurangzeb son's name, Ajim. Marathi novelist Narayan Hari Apte named the fort "Ajinkyatara", when he wrote his first novel on the same name, first published in 1909. Now it also holds the television tower for the city of Satara

The popular Ajinkyatara fort is located at Ajinkyatara Mountain, which is 3,300 feet high. The...

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Baramotichi Vihir
33 kms from Satara city limits
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Baramotichi Vihir is a stepwell situated in the state of Maharashtra. Baramotichi Vihir is located in Satara city limits. The historical landmark is around 33 kms from the Satara city center, or it is an hour drive.

Baramotichi Vihir is an ancient stepwell situated in the Limb village in Satara district of Maharashtra. Baramotichi Vihir was constructed in 1646 AD by Sau Virubhai Bhosale. There are two beautiful carved flowers on either side of the arch and a gallery above. The gallery has entrances on two sides with a small palace on one side. As the spot is one of the major attr...

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Chalkewadi Windmill Farms
31 kms from Satara city limits
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Chalkewadi Windmill Farms is an important tourist attraction near the city of Satara. Located at Chalkewadi, it is situated at a distance of 31 Kms from Satara. This place is renowned for its vast open fields and natural beauty.

Chalkewadi Windmill Farms is located at a distance of 6 Km from the famous Thoseghar Falls and it is one of the largest Windmill Farms in Asia. Chalkewadi Windmill farms were developed with the intention of generating clean and cheap energy. These farms consist of hundreds of windmills stretching all over the adjoining hills. The windmills are stretched ove...

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Chandan Vandan Forts
39 kms from Satara city limits
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Chandan Vandan Fort is one of the twin forts situated in the state of Maharashtra. Chandan Vandan Fort is located at a distance of 39 kms from the Satara city center.

The twin forts, Chandan-Vandan, are located on the main ridge of Sahyadri Ghats. The forts are most favored for trekking and both the forts can be easily trekked. The main entrance gate is in remains. On the base of the fort, Mebub-e-Subhani Dargah, water pond and bastion on the fort are situated. There is also an old Shiva temple. The fort does not contain any vegetation and is an open area. This fort has native ston...

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Char (Chaar) Bhinti, a memorial located in Satara city of Maharashtra, lies within the city limits. Char Bhinti gives a panoramic view of the city of Satara. The place was built in 1830 by Chhatrapati Pratapsinh Maharaj. One can view Satara city from one side whereas on the other side visitors can have a good view of Ajinkyatara Fort.

Char Bhinti, which means 'Four Walls' in the local dialect, can be found midway to Ajinkyatara Fort. The hill on which it is situated offers a good view of Satara city. This place was mainly constructed to offer a good view of the arrival of Chhatrapati...

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Dholya Ganapati Temple is a prestigious site near the city of Satara. Located at Guruwar Peth, it is situated at a distance of 52 kms from Satara, Maharashtra.

Dholya Ganapati Temple, also known as Mahaganapati temple, is located on the banks of the River Krishna in the ancient town of Wai. The temple town of Wai is also called Dakshin Kashi or the Kashi of South as it shares many attributes with the holy shrine of Varanasi (Kashi) in Uttar Pradesh. According to ancient Hindu texts, Wai was named as Virat Nagari during the time of Mahabharata because of its large size. This town co...

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Dhom Dam
86 kms from Satara city limits
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Dhom dam is one of the prominent dams situated in the state of Maharashtra. The Dam is located around around 86 kms from the Satara city center, or it is a 90-minute drive.

Dhom Dam is an astonishing boating point and a home for beautiful water activities. The gravity dam on the Krishna river was constructed for supplying the agriculture and industries. The construction of the dam was completed in 1982. The water of the dam serves the people of Wai, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar and the surrounding villages on its bank. One can hire scooter boats and speedboats from near the dam to enjo...

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Janki Agro Tourism is located at the Borgaon, 12 kms south of Historical Maratha Empire Capital Satara and only 500 meters from Pune-Banglore Highway.

Janki Agro Tourism is developed in 7 acres of land. Being well connected with the road, Janki Farm is the best place to visit for a picnic or an outing from Satara, Pune, Mumbai and adjacent areas. The place is available for the family get-together, school picnics, corporate meetings, marriage and birthday celebrations, religious ceremonies, classical musical events. The customers are served homemade food, prepared with the utmost hyg...

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Jarandeshwar Temple is a prominent temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman in the close proximity of Satara. It is located at a distance of 17 kms from Satara.

Jarandeshwar Temple is devoted to Lord Hanuman. The Hanuman statue of the temple is having a moustache, which is why the temple is popular among the devotees. The legend attached with the place goes like this, according to the mythology when Lord Hanuman picked mountain Himalaya since he was not able to locate Sanjivani Booti (medicine), then while flying to Sri Lanka a small part of that mountain fell down and that part of the hill ...

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Kaas Lake
27.2 kms from Satara city limits
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Built in the year 1875, the Kaas Lake is an artificially created lake surrounded by the dense lush forest of Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats. Located at the Southern side of the Kaas Plateau and in between the Sajjangad fort and the Kanher Dam, the Kaas Lake was made as the main source of drinking and household needs. Situated at a distance of 27. 2 Kms from Satara city, the Kaas lake can be reached in under an hour via the Kaas Road.

The Kaas Lake is built on an elevated land which falls at 1067 meters above the sea level, it was made around one and a half century ago to meet ...

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Kaas Plateau
25.2 kms from Satara city limits
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Kaas Plateau is a hotspot for biodiversity in the Western Ghats of India, also known as at the Valley of Flowers of Maharashtra, the Kaas Plateau is so rich in it's flora that almost 70% of the flowers found in Maharastra are found here only. Kaas Plateau has one of the largest concentration of endemic flowering plants and that has also given it the status of UNSECO Natural World Heritage Site. Inspite of all the fame, the biodiversity of the region is extremely fragile. The Kaas Plateau is situated in the Satara District of Maharashtra and is 25. 2 Kms from Satara City. It can be reached via ...

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Kanher Dam
40 kms from Satara city limits
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Kanher Dam is one of the best dams situated in the state of Maharashtra. Kanher Dam is around 40 kms from the Satara city center.

Kanher Dam is a dam constructed on the banks of river Wenna. It was constructed in 1986 to serve as a key source of power generation. The dam lies in the bosom of nature. The gross water storage capacity of the dam stands at more than 68,000 cubic meters.

Visitors can ideally spend around an hour, on a visit to Kanher Dam. Kanher Dam can be visited during timings 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. There is no entry fee. ...

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Karad Hills
54 kms from Satara city limits
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Karad Hills is a small township in Satara which is situated on the confluence of River Krishna and River Koyna. This particular meeting point is a well known tourist spot known as Preeti Sangam, with an abundant ambience filled with serenity. Buddhist caves near Karad are also a chief tourist attraction site. It is located at a distance of 54 kms from Satara.

Legend says that Karad was where Lord Ram once stopped over and where Sahadeva one of the Pandavas lived. It also has a bit of a Mughal influence, considered to be a meeting point for followers traveling to Haji. The hills are...

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Karad Masjid
42 kms from Satara city limits
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Karad Masjid is a mosque situated in the state of Maharashtra. Karad Masjid is located in Satara city limits. The masjid is around 42 kms from the Satara city centre, or it is an hour drive.

Masjid of Karad is one of the most popular attractions in Satara. Karad Masjid is famous for their architectural works. It is constructed by Sultan Ali Adil Shah of Bijapur and Ibrahim Khan in the year 1580. Tourists can explore the beautiful Minars of 32. 3 metres in height. These minars of the mosque can be viewed from a distance. As the spot is one of the major attraction of Satara, withou...

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Karad Priti Sangam
38 kms from Satara city limits
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Karad - Priti Sangam is one of the best picninc spots situated in the state of Maharashtra. Karad - Priti Sangam is located in Satara limits. The spot is around 38 kms from the Satara city centre.

Pritisangam meaning Confluence of Love. Pritisangam is a station where Krishna river and Koyna river meet each other. Krishna and Koyna rivers originate from Mahabaleshwar and meet each other at Karad from the front. This Sangam is very rare in the world where two rivers come from the front and take a turn and become one river. There is a temple nearby where one can offer worship to god....

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Koteshwar Mandir, Satara
Within Satara city limits

Koteshwar Mandir is a Historic Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva lies around 1. 8 km away from Satara. Lord Shiva along with Lord Vishnu and Brahma forms the holy trinity in Hindu Mythology. Koteshwar Mandir is believed to be built by one of the devotees around 16th century.

Koteshwar Mandir of Satara can be visited during timings 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM. ...

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Koyna Dam is a popular tourist site near the city of Satara. Located in Humbarli, It is situated at a distance of 84 Kms from the Satara District, Maharashtra. It is renowned as an architectural marvel and also because of its natural beauty.

Koyna Dam is one of the largest dams in the state of Maharashtra as well as in India. It is constructed on Koyna River, a major tributary of Krishna River. It is majorly made-up of rubble-concrete. The final construction of the dam was completed in the year 1963. It was one of the topmost civil engineering projects built after the independence ...

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Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
80 kms from Satara city limits
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Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the wildlife parks situated in the state of Maharashtra. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Satara limits. The park is around 80 kms from the Satara city centre.

Declared as a Natural Heritage site, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places to visit in Satara. The Western Ghats covers the Wildlife Sanctuary. It forms the northern portion of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, with Chandoli National Park forming the southern part of the reserve. The wildlife parks has a diverse variety of mammals including the keystone species, Bengal tigers. ...

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Lingmala Falls
54 kms from Satara city limits
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Lingmala Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions near the city of Satara. Located at Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar Road, it is situated at a distance of 54 Kms from Satara, Maharashtra. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Maharashtra and is renowned for its natural beauty.

Lingmala Falls is located at the top of the Venna Valley at an altitude of 1278 metres and is formed by the Venna River. There are actually two waterfalls at the place- one mini waterfall and the main waterfall. The main waterfall falls from a height of 500 feet. There is no way to get into the w...

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Lodwick Point
58 kms from Satara city limits
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Lodwick Point is one of the major tourist attractions near the city of Satara. Located in Mahabaleshwar, It is situated at a distance of 58 Kms from Satara, Maharashtra and can be reached in one and a half hours via the SH-58 by a personal vehicle. It is renowned as high altitude viewpoint and offers a great picturesque view of nature.

Lodwick Point, previously known as Sydney Point, lies at a height of 4087 feet above the sea level. It was rechristened in the memory of General Peter Lodwick. General Lodwick climbed the hill in April 1824 and became the first British Officer to cli...

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Maha Ganapati Temple is one of the best temples situated in the state of Maharashtra. Maha Ganapati Temple is located around 53 kms from the Satara city center.

Also known as Dholya Ganapati temple, Maha Ganapati Temple is located on the banks of river Krishna. The Lord Ganesh idol here is huge and brightly painted and looks very cheerful and happy. After the darshan, there is a tradition of doing parikrama to get his blessings. There is strict security and one is not allowed to take any snaps of Lord Ganesh. This temple is a nice piece of architecture. If anyone is Bollywood buff...

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Mayani Bird Sanctuary
87 kms from Satara city limits
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Mayani Bird Sanctuary is located near Vaduj, Maharashtra. It is an ideal tourist destination for people who like bird watching. Bird watching and hiking is the preferable hobby of many city dwellers. It is located at a distance of 87 kms from Satara.

Mayani Bird Sanctuary is located near the Mayani Dam in Mayani village. This dam was supposedly built by the British. Migratory birds come down from colder countries during winter. Approximately 400 migratory birds were reported in this vicinity. This gives bird watchers a chance to see exotic birds. Flamingos visit this sanctuary in t...

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Natraj Mandir, Satara
19 kms from Satara city limits

Natraj Mandir is one of the best temples situated in the region. The temple is around 19 kms from the Satara city centre.

Natraj Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Uttar Chidambaram of Satara. According to some facts, Kanchi Maha Periyava wanted to build a temple in North after he visited Chidambaram Temple. According to locals, the temple resembles that of a temple in Tamil Nadu. The Kanchi seer to construct a temple in Satara and the place is called as "Uttara Chidambaram," since it is to the north of Chidambaram. The temple is under the direct control of Kan...

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Panchgani also called Paachgani is a famous hill station and municipal council in Satara district in Maharashtra, India. It is renowned for the many premier residential educational institutions. It is located at a distance of 49 kms from Satara.

Scenic Panchgani was discovered by the British during the British Raj as a summer resort, and a superintendent named John Chesson was placed in charge of the hill station in the 1860s. He is credited with planting many plant species from the western world in Panchgani, including silver oak and poinsettia, which have flourished since then in...

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Pandavgad Fort, 4177 feet above sea level, lies four miles north-west of Wai. The fort is conspicuous over a low spur branching east from its southern angle. From a distance it appears a square fortification with natural escarpment of cut black stone. The fort can be reached by a foot-path diverting to the north from Bhoganv, a village 3 miles west of Wai on Wai -Velang State Transport route. It is located at a distance of 53 kms from Satara city.

The approach to the fort is very difficult and at places the path is barely a foot in width with the hill slopes on one side and deep va...

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Pateshwar Temple, Satara
24 kms from Satara city limits
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Pateshwar Temple is one of the best temples situated in the Satara district. Pateshwar Temple is located around 24 kms from the Satara city centre.

Pateshwar Temple is a rock-cut temple in the district of Satara, located to Lord Shiva. The temple was built during the 16th century. Although the temple has started depleting, the statues and intricate carvings are intact. Pateshwar has eight ancient cave temples and many ancient stone carved idols of Lord Shiva and other gods and goddesses too. The temple is said to have 1000 Shivalingas in it. The Shiva temple is inside the premises ...

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The Phutke Tale Ganapathi temple lies around 3. 6 km from Satara. Built in the middle of a beautiful lake called Phutke tale (from which the temple derives its name), the temple is a beautiful amalgamation of natural and architectural beauty.

As the name suggests, the presiding deity of the Phutke Tale Ganapathi temple is Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is one of the prominent gods in Hindu mythology and revered by Hindus around the world. Ganapathi means lord of Ganas or lord of people. The elephant headed god is believed to remove any obstacle. The Hindu god of beginnings is evoked be...

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Pratapgad also called as Pratapgarh is a hill fort which was build in the 16th century by the great Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. At around 24km from Mahabaleshwar, Pratapgad is an ideal place for travellers who love exploring more than just Mahabaleshwar and the city life. The historical importance of this fort for the battle of Pratapgad is infamous among anyone who follows history, this fort is now a popular tourist destination. Located at Poladpur Mahabaleshwar Road, the fort is 76 Kms from Satara.

This mountain fort was a built on a spur to look over the road betwe...

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Rajpuri Caves
54 kms from Satara city limits
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Rajpuri Caves hold religions significance, owing to the belief that these were used for penance and religious rituals by Lord Kartikeya. Surrounded by many water kunds (ponds), these ancient caves are also believed to have sheltered the Pandavas during their exile. Owing to the belief that the holy Ganges also flows into these kunds, devotees have a bath in these water bodies to cure all kinds of diseases and evils.

Most popular attraction of the caves is a temple of 'Lord Kartikeya', son of Lord Shiva. Entrance of the cave contains several stone plates with inscriptions on them. T...

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Rajwada Palace, Satara
Within Satara city limits
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The Rajwada Palace built in the 19th century consists of two adjoining palaces built within a gap of twenty years. The old palace was known as Juna Rajwada and the new palace was known as Nava Rajwada. The Grand structure lies in the heart of the city of Satara. The palace lies around 3. 5 km away from Satara.

The old palace (Juna Rajwada) was built in 1824 by Pratapsingh Maharaj. Pratapsingh Maharaj had constructed other grand structures which includes the Char Bhinti. Twenty years later, his successor Appasaheb built the new palace (Nava Rajwada) in 1844. Appasaheb was adopted by...

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Sajjangad Fort
16.7 kms from Satara city limits
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Sajjangad Fort is an immensely popular tourist destination near the city of Satara. Located in Gajawadi, It is situated at a distance of 16. 7 Kms from Satara. It is renowned for its architecture and epic historical importance.

Sajjangad Fort, literally meaning 'Fort of Good People', is located at an altitude of 914m and has two main gates. Sajjangad is on the hilltop and one has to climb about 300 steps to reach the top. This fort was earlier known by the name of Asvalayana Rishi since he lived here for many years in ancient times. Then it was called Aswalya gad due to the number ...

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Sangam Mahuli and Kshetra Mahuliis are two sacred villages in the state of Maharashtra. Sangam Mahuli and Kshetra Mahuli is located in Satara city limits. The villages are around 21 kms from the Satara city centre.

Also known as Dakshin Kashi, the twin villages are place with very rich cultural and historical background. Shree Kshetra Mahuli is situated at the confluence of rivers Krishna and Venna. In the twin village, there are three major temples of Lord Shiva namely, Vishweshwar, Rameshwar and Sangameshwar. The village on Vishweshwar side is called “Sangam Mahuli” whereas Rame...

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Shikhar Shinganapur Temple is one of the best and most historic temples situated in the state of Maharashtra. Shikhar Shinganapur Temple is located in Satara limits. The temple is around 95 kms from the Satara city centre.

Built around 400 years ago, Shikhar Shingnapur Temple is one of the most famous temples located in Shingnapur. The temple is located on a hill and a good road has been built to access the temple. While the temple appears to be an ancient one, it has had renovations done to it. The main temple has been painted from the outside and one can see some beautiful sculpt...

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Shivsagar Lake, Satara
85 kms from Satara city limits
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Shivsagar lake is a reservoir in Maharashtra on the Koyna river formed due to Koyna dam. There are boat clubs at Tapola and Bamnoli where one can go on a boat ride on this lake. This is huge reservoir produces electricity in 5 stages and a prominent water resource for south Maharashtra. It is located at a distance of 85 kms from Satara.

Everyone will flabbergast when this frame of Shivsagar lake burst upon right in front without a cue. Though the entire drive on the meandering Mahabaleshwar- Bamnoli road is scenic, this vista left everyone surprised. The mint green valleys, and the...

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Shri Bhavani Museum, Aundh
43 kms from Satara city limits
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Shri Bhavani Museum is a gallery situated in the state of Maharashtra. Shri Bhavani Museum is located at a distance of around 43 kms from the Satara city centre.

Shri Bhavani Museum was constructed by Raja of Aundh, late Bhawanrao Pantpratinidhi in 1938. The museum showcases the work of Bhawanrao during his lifetime. Shri Bhavani Museum also has the stone figure of 'Mother and Child' by Henry Moore. The museum has four sections entirely devoted to Western paintings that includes Madonna of the Book by Andrea Del Sarto; a Rembrandt self-portrait, In The Prison Of Aurangzeb by A. H. ...

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Located around 100 m from the city of Satara, the Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum is dedicated to showcase the lives of Shivaji, his family and followers. Shivaji is one of the most prominent figures in the Indian history.

Born into the warrior clan of Bhonsle, he rose from the position of zamindar to Chhatrapati (monarch). Shivajji's father Shahaji Bhosle served the Deccan sultanates as a Maratha general. His mother Jijabai played a major role in Shivaji's life. Dadoji Konddeo, Shahaji Bhosle's jagir administrator was entrusted with Shivaji's military and educational train...

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Siddhanath Temple is one of the prominent temples situated in the Satara region. Siddhanath Temple is located in Satara limits. The temple is around 95 kms from the Satara city centre.

Built around 150 years ago, Siddhant Temple is the most famous temple located in Mhaswad. The temple is located on the banks of river Mahanadi. Siddhanth is considered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The temple houses the idols of Lord Siddhanath and Jogubai which represents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Visitors can ideally spend around an hour, on a visit to the historic Siddhanath ...

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Thoseghar Waterfalls is a scenic tourist spot located in the Konkan region, it is a seasonal waterfall which drops through a series of cascades with a height of 500 meters into a deep gorge. It is a well known and travelled getaway spot during the monsoon season for people from all over Maharashtra and the one's travelling to Satara. Located in Thoseghar at a distance of 28 kms from Satara.

This seasonal waterfall is among the top waterfalls of Maharashtra and one of the many waterfalls in it is among the highest waterfalls of India, the Thoseghar Waterfalls are a very favorable sp...

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Vajrai Falls
42 kms from Satara city limits
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Vajrai Falls is one of the best falls situated in the state of Maharashtra. The temple is around 42 kms from the Satara city center.

Also known as Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall, Vajrai Falls is located in the bosom of Sahyadri ranges. The water falls from a height of 260 metres. It is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India. Using the water of this falls, Urmodi dam project is constructed. The trekking near the dam is adventurous but risky during monsoon.

Visitors can ideally spend around two-three hours, on a visit to Vajrai Falls. Vajrai Falls can be visited during ...

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Vasantagad Fort
42 kms from Satara city limits
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Vasantgad Fort is one of the best forts situated in the state of Maharashtra. The historical landmark is around 42 kms from the Satara city center.

Being one of the sightseeing destinations of Satara, Vasantgad Fort is one of the best tourist and trekking destinations in Maharashtra. Shilhara King Bhoj constructed the fort in the early 17th century. Adil Shah conquered the fort during his reign. However, the fort was conquered by Shivaji Maharaj in 1659 AD. In 1700 AD, Aurangzeb captured this fort and named it as Killa-da-Fateh. The fort was also home of Tarabai. There are few mem...

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Vasota Fort
140 kms from Satara city limits
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Vasota Fort is one of the best forts situated in the region. The historical landmark is around 140 kms from the Satara city center.

Also known as Nandgud Fort, Vasota Fort is one of the forts constructed by Kolhapur Shilahara Chief Bhoja II of Panhala. In 1655, Shivaji Maharaj conquered the fort during the conquest of Javli. He renamed the fort as Vyaghragad because of its difficulties to conquer. In 1818 the British bombarded the fort with heavy artillery, destroying many constructions on Vasota and looted property worth five lakhs. The fort is situated on the banks of Shivasaga...

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Yamai Devi Temple is one of the best temples situated in the state of Maharashtra. The temple is around 24 kms from the Satara city centre.

Yamai Devi temple is shortened form "Ye Mai" of Marathi which means the goddess of Kolhapur. The word Yamai refers to "goddess, please come". The temple is situated on top of the hill. One can reach the temple by climbing stairs or by driving the vehicle. The statue of Devi Mahishasur Mardini Yamai in black stone is almost 2 meters high and is in a cross-legged sitting position. The goddess inside the temple is kuldevata for several Marathi cas...

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