Here are the top 16 tourist attractions to see in Satara:

1. Pratapgad Fort

86 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Pratapgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Situated close to the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar in the district of Satara, the citadel rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground.

2. Thoseghar Falls

2 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

The stunning Thoseghar Falls are located near the village of Thoseghar at a distance of 20 km from the city of Satara in Maharashtra. The Thoseghar Falls are a series of waterfalls with some falls as high as 15-20m, whereas, the highest fall plummeting from a height of 200m.

3. Vajrai Falls

3 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Vajrai falls, also known as Bhambavli Vajrai falls, is at the height of approximately 260 metres. It is located in Western Maharashtra in the district of Satara. The waterfall is the origin of the River Urmodi. The waterfall declines in three steps from a vertical cliff. This fall is chronic and hence never dries up. It flows for the whole of 12 months. The falls are encompassed with rich green mountains and various enchating valleys of flowers. The atmosphere around these falls is pleasing and helps loosen up. The place is quite clean, and hence it is a plastic free zone. For the whole purpose of safety, swimming is prohibited in the base of the fall as also the rock faces are slippery.

4. Sangam Mahuli

4 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Sangam Mahuli and Kshetra Mahuli are two villages that are located at the confluence of the Venna and the Krishna rivers in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Sangam translates to Confluence. Sangam Mahuli is a popular pilgrimage destination in Satara. It is famous for the 18th and 19th-century temples that boast a typical Maratha style of architecture. The village of Kshetra Mahuli is on the other side of River Krishna. It is believed to be the birthplace of Ramshastri Prabhune, a popular political and spiritual advisor of the Peshva period. Sangam Mahuli is a must-visit place for heritage and architecture enthusiasts. Travellers are advised to be careful if visiting the village during the monsoon season. The rivers tend to flood and the entire area can be prohibited on some days.

5. Sajjangad Fort

5 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

The Sajjangad fort is located in the mountainous terrain of the Western Ghats. Being best known as a pilgrimage site, it is one of the protected monuments in West India. This beautiful fort is situated at about 16 kms from the city of Satara. The fort served as a defensive as well as residential construction until it became a monument till date.

6. Ajinkyatara Fort

6 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Raja Bhoj constructed Ajinkyatara Fort on one of the Sahyadri mountains which consist of seven mountain ranges, that was built in the 16th century. The elevation of this fort is 3,300 feet. It was initially named after the son of Aurangzeb, Ajim. The name of this fort was changed from ‘Ajimtara’ to ‘Ajinkyatara’ by Narayan Hari Apte, a Marathi Novelist. It is the most historic places in Maharashtra and one of the best tourist spot in the district of Satara.

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7. Natraj Mandir

82 km
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Natraj Mandir of Satara is located in the state of Maharashtra. As it is a replica of Chidambaram temple in Tamil Nadu (also referred to as Sri Natraj Temple), it is also known by the name Uttara Chidambaram Temple. Natraj, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, is the deity of this site. The temple is located along the national highway 4, which connects the towns of Solapur and Satara, and is one of the most famous religious sites of attraction in the area. The Natraj Mandir was situated way back in the year of 1985 and continues to attract tourists from around the country till date due to its remarkable architecture, and the serene ambience it provides. Renowned sculptor and architect M. S. Ganapathi Sthapthi is credited for the architectural beauty of this temple.

8. Kalyangad Fort

8 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Kalyangad Fort is a citadel situated on the rim of the Nandgiri hill in the mountain ranges of Mahadev, Satara. Silhara King Bhoj II built it. It was then surrendered to King Shivaji in the 16th century, after which Bajirao possessed it. At the end of the last Maratha war, it fell in the hands of General Pritzler in the early 18th century. In 1862, it was characterised to be in a condition as severe as uninhabitable without any supplies or water. It is located at an elevation of 3500 feet. There is a temple of Lord Hanuman in the fort, which is the only thing that is intact in this fort.

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9. Kaas Plateau

21 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Declared as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites of India in 2012, Kaas Plateau in Panchgani is a magical place with landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around. Kaas Plateau is a biodiversity hotspot situated at a mighty altitude of 1200 metres and is a major biodiversity hotspot owing to the many varieties of endemic flowers and butterflies that are found here. Housing about 850 species of beautiful wildflowers, the 1000 hectare area of the plateau is now a reserved forest which is famous for its natural beauty and flora, Kaas Lake and how it turns into a valley of flowers during monsoon. Recently, the place has started gathering a bit of tourist rush and popularity for all the natural treasures that it holds. However, to preserve the virgin charms of this location, the number of visitors have been restricted to 3,000 per day. State Transport buses ply from the parking area to Kaas Plateau and cost INR 10 per person each side.

10. Koyna Dam

42 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

The Koyna Dam is also called the 'lifeline of Maharashtra', and rightfully so! This Dam is truly a lifesaver for the many towns and cities of Maharashtra. This massive structure is spread across 891 square km. Nestled between the Sahyadris in the Western Ghats, Koyna dam is truly blessed with incomparable scenic beauty. The mighty Dam plugs the stream of the Koyna River at the Shivajisagar Lake. It runs for over 50 km and adds charm to every place its runs through. The majestic dense forests, lush green meadows and scintillating waterfalls come together to give this place one of the most serene and pleasing view.

11. Lodwick Point

50 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Lodwick Point which lies 5 km to the west of Mahabaleshwar is a beauty to the eyes. This vantage point provides an unmatched view of Pratapgarh Fort and Elphinstone Point. There is a huge statue of Lord Lodwick situated on the site. People flock in from different parts of the country to witness the amazing statue and to experience the view of the place. There are also some local guides present there who can guide the tourists and provide information about the area.

12. Vasota Fort

12 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Situated at a distance of 56 km from Satara in Maharashtra, Vasota Fort is perched at a height of 1171 m near the village of Bamnoli. Considered to be a popular trekking spot, the fort is also known to be an ideal picnic spot in the region. It is enveloped in dense green forests and aside from the thrilling adventurous activity, you can also enjoy picturesque views of the valley amidst bounteous nature.

13. Chalkewadi Windmill Farms

13 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Located at a distance of around 30 km from Satara and 6 km from Thoseghar Falls, Chalkewadi Windmill Farms is one of the biggest windmill farms in Asia. Owing to the presence of beautiful green hills in the vicinity, the entire region of Chalkewadi has been developed into a tourist area. The windmill sprawls over a 5 km plateau itself and you can spot several other windmills on the adjoining hills. Set amidst stunning hills, red soil and a stunning ambiance, the windmill was originally setup to generate clean energy for Satara and the neighbouring region. But now the picturesque scenery draws a lot of tourists and also the locals to just soak in the serenity of the place.

14. Chandan Fort

610 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

24 kilometres from Satara stand the Chandan-Vandan twin forts, at a height of 3800 feet in the Sahyadri range. These forests are believed to have been made to protect the route that leads to Satara and the kingdom. The Chandan Fort, in particular, is a 3 hour drive up, and has only one entrance. While most of the fort is in good shape, the main gate is in ruins and you can see some of the inscriptions and carvings on the fort. There is also a mosque nearby, as well as a Shiva temple.

15. Bamnoli

1,246 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Located at a distance of around 36 km from Satara in Maharashtra, Bamnoli is a sleepy village mostly known for its scenic beauty and gorgeous landscape. Flanked by the beautiful Shivsagar lake, the hamlet is an escape for all those looking for a break from the chaotic city life. The major attraction of the village is the lake where you can enjoy boating activities or sit down for a quiet picnic.

16. Phaltan

56 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Satara

Phaltan is a town 110km from Pune that is a treasure of Maratha heritage and culture. The quaint city boasts of an experience that is similar to having gone through a time machine. It is also known for serving traditional Maharashtrian thalis that are special to Phaltan.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Satara?

The top sightseeing places in Satara are Pratapgad Fort, Thoseghar Falls, Vajrai Falls, Sangam Mahuli, Sajjangad Fort, Ajinkyatara Fort.
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