Nestled in the lap of the majestic Sahyadri ranges, Satara will amaze you with its stunning natural beauty. What makes it even more alluring is the fact that the gorgeous city is as yet untouched by commercial tourism. Blooming with rare species of fauna, that cover the landscapes with colorful floral carpets, the city has a kaleidoscopic feel to it. It has a rich historical legacy, having been ruled over by the Mauryan Empire and the Maratha warrior king Shivaji. Located in the state of Maharashtra, the secluded city of Satara derives its name from the seven mountains surrounding it, as the name means ‘Land of Seven Hills’. Beautiful, quaint and humble, Satara wins you over with its charming simplicity.
Exploding in natural beauty, there are many exquisite sights in Satara. The Kas Plateau is especially delightful to nature lovers. The mountainous surroundings of Satara offer plenty of thrilling opportunities for trekkers and hikers. Formerly the seat of the powerful Maratha rulers, a number of formidable forts are scattered across Satara. The majestic Ajinkyatara fort situated on a hilltop is one of the reminders of Satara’s glorious history. The Sajjangarh Fort, housing the ‘samadhi’ of the Hindu Saint Ramdas, is a site of religious importance.
The iconic 16th century Koteshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a popular shrine. Here, the festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated with much enthusiasm, when pilgrims flock the temple for worship. The other important places of worship, worth visiting are the age-old temples of Devi Mangalai and Lord Hanuman. While in Satara, don’t forget to taste the popular sweet ‘Kandi Pedha’.
When it comes to traveling within the city, there are plenty of local transport options you can choose from. Public bus services run by the government provide an inexpensive way of getting to the important destinations in the city. You can hail auto-rickshaws from the street. Taxis are also available for slightly longer routes within the city. The auto-rickshaws and taxis generally follow a metered fare system. Official rate cards are available with the drivers, as well as online. Cars and other vehicles can be rented through different portals in the city, for sightseeing tours.
On a daily basis there are approximately 109 flights that operate at Pune Airport.IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Satara through train.Satarais one of the most popular train stations in Satara.On an average about 42 trains pass through Satara on a daily basis.Miraj to Satara, Sangli to Satara, Karad to Sataraare some of the most popular routes to Satara with 62, 60, 59 trains weekly respectively.
By road Satara is surrounded by Chiplun, Pune, Sangli-Miraj Kupwad which are 34.69 km, 59.92 km, 67.62 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Satara has a total of 8 hotels.There are 8 hotels in Satara with the popular ones being Rutu Farm Agri Tourism Holiday Homes, Hotel Mahendra Executive, Hotel Shivam Palace, Radhika Palace Hotel etc.