Satara is a city situated within the district of the same name in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city lies at the convergence of the River Krishna and its tributary; River Venna. Established in the 16th century the city was the seat of the Raja of Satara and it derived its name from Seven-forts (Sat-Tara) which are located close to the city. After Muslim invasion and subsequent decline, Satara remained the seat of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The Marathas never gave up their control and till today, the successors of Chhatrapati Shivaji inhabit Satara albeit not like rulers.
Historical inscriptions indicate the oldest known place in Satara as Karad, which definitely is a must see for history lovers. It is also believed that the Pandavas of Mahabharata fame stayed in Wai, a temple town with mythical links, for some time of their exile. A unique statue of Shivaji stands near a canon at Powai Naka at Kaas Flower plateau which is now a World Natural Heritage site and one of the prime sightseeing places in Satara.
A Satara Tour shows the spread of the city over a slope of the historical fort of Ajinkyatara. The city has secret treasures of historical that are quite inspirational to people. Museums, forts, temples are part of the city’s ancient culture and heritage. Nature walks through flowered hillsides,
in the romantic monsoon or a dreamy visit to misty Panchgani are all major things to do in Satara. The city is perhaps the only travel destination in Maharashtra that treasures bird sanctuaries, lakes, waterfalls, picturesque table land all rolled in one.
The city being situated along the Krishna and Venna Rivers provide fantastic water views along which you may relax amid sylvan surroundings. Forested jungles are yours to explore, home to unknown exotic birds and animals making tourism in Satara blessed and refreshing.
The soil in this Deccan trap region is lava rich and fertile leading to lush agricultural cropping of vegetables and groundnuts. The well drained soil is irrigated by the Rivers Krishna and Koyna. The fresh vegetables form part of delicious Marathi cuisine unique to this region, a must try for those touring Satara and its surroundings. Satara is famous for its sweet, kandhi pedhe too.
Tour My India has a detailed Holiday Guide to Satara to help you explore this unique plateau city which serenely holds in magnificent views of central India. We design detailed itineraries that include popular tourism places in the region so you enjoy a relaxed vacation.