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Satara Tourism

Located in Western Maharashtra, Satara is one of the historical cities of the state and the headquarters of Satara district. The city gets its name from the seven (Saat) hills (Tara) that envelope Satara. This historic site of Maratha Kingdom is located near the confluence of Krishna and its tributary Venna. 

Satara was established in the 16th century and had the honour of being the seat of Chatrapati Shahu, Raja of Satara. It was conquered by Shivaji once in 1663 and after his death, his half-brother, Sambhaji was made the king until the release of Shahu, Shivaji’s son from the Mughals. Chhatrapati Shahu was crowned in 1708 at the Satara fort, and Chhatrapati Shivaji’s descendants continued to live in Satara till date.

The major attractions in Satara are Ajinkyatara fort, and a statue Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj standing near a canon (as opposed to generally seen statue of him riding a horse). Located at about 130 km from Pune, and 270 km from Mumbai, Satara is a great weekend getaway option. As a bonus to a trip to Satara, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani and Kaas Plateau are situated in the vicinity of just 50 km. Do relish some Kandhi Pedha when you happen to be in Satara.

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What is the best time to visit Satara?

Satara has a pleasant climate throughout the year and stays protected from harsh weather by the hills that surround it. The decent summer, winter and the monsoon make Satara one of the ideal cities to travel to. The Highest average temperatures are around April measuring near 36ºC, and the Lowest average temperatures are around the months of December-January at about 11ºC.

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What is the best way to reach Satara?

Satara is connected to all of Maharashtra through Road and rail transport. Satara does not have an airport of its own and depends on the neighbouring cities of Pune and Mumbai for flight connectivity. Transportation in and around the city is more accessible with the help of State run as well as Private run buses, along with Taxis and Auto Rickshaws.
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What are the things to do in Satara?

The top things to do in Satara are Pratapgad Fort, Thoseghar Falls, Vajrai Falls, Sangam Mahuli, Sajjangad Fort, Ajinkyatara Fort. You can see all the places to visit in Satara here

What are the places near Satara?

The top places near to Satara are Panchgani which is 35 km from Satara, Mahabaleshwar which is located 46 km from Satara, Goa which is located 243 km from Satara, Jejuri which is located 66 km from Satara, Lonavala which is located 135 km from Satara

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