Satara in Brief
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.
The city gets its name from the seven forts (Sat-Tara) which are near the city.
- Satara is well known for its sweet Kandi Pedhe.
- Satara is located at foot of the famous Ajinkyatara fort.
- Satara has a unique statue of Shivaji Maharaj near to hotel Maharaja Regency, at Powai Naka.
- World Famous Kas plateau / Flower plateau, known as World Natural Heritage Destination - Best time to visit in month of September.
- Thoseghar Waterfalls around 20 km west of Satara. It is one of the best monsoon tourist places in theWestern Ghats. Best season to visit between July and October.
- Vajrai Waterfall, India's highest waterfall, around 22 km from Satara.
- Sajjangad, around 15 km from Satara.
- Satara hosts 'Satara Half Hill Marathon' each year. In 2015, they entered the Guinness World Records book for Most People in a Mountain Run (Single Mountain) with 2,618 runners.
- Satara city is known as a Soldier's city.