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Best Things To Do in Satara

Satara is the old capital of the Maratha Empire of the 17th century, which gives it a weighty significance of being a rich historical site in Maharashtra. The name of the city is taken from the seven hills surrounding the city (Satara) providing with numerous tourist destinations and trekking sites. The seven hills bordering this magnificent city in Maharashtra are Ajinkyatara, Sajjangad, Yawateshwar, Jarandeshwar, NakdichaDongar, KitlichaDongar, and PedhyachaBhairoba.

 River Krishna and River Venna's meeting point is close to this city giving it a picturesque backdrop. Because of the best things to do in Satara and around it, tourists from both Pune and Mumbai flock here on weekends to replenish their system with a wholesome short trip. Due to its location, Satara’s climate is a major crowd puller, and when combined with the lush landscape around, the city produces some of the amazing tourist destinations hard to miss.

 The infamous indentation of Satara known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ in the Kaas Plateau and is just 25km from Satara.It is looked upon as one of the major attractions. The valley got its name from the numerous wildflowers. Apart from these natural charmers, there are forts and palaces that bring the city’s architectural creativity in the limelight.

Mumbai mainly accesses Satara such that you could easily avail the train or the bus route. Since Satara and Mumbai are well connected, the availability of renting cars and trains are in abundance and people do not face any issues visiting here. Maybe this is the reason why people so frequently flock here whenever they manage the tiniest time span for an escape.

 The best things to do in Satara are countless, yet one must never miss the chance to trek and camp in at least any one of the hills here.

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Pratapgarh Fort

Looking for some beautiful historical places? Pratapgarh Fort is one of the best Satara tourist places that you mustn’t miss. Well, the fort is completely suitable for clicking stunning pictures and photographs.

Pratapgarh fort is quite nearby Mahabaleshwar, as being one of the most popular hilltops in Maharashtra. Astounding valleys, lakes and the entire city is visible from hill top of Pratapgad Fort.If you want to visit Pratapgarh Fort, then Monsoon would be the right season for you. It gives a mesmerizing pleasant feel of fresh rains, beautiful clouds, and the cold weather.

Location: Poladpur Mahabaleshwar Road, Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: None.

Shivsagar Lake

Shivsagar Lake, being one of the most beautiful regions in the Satara district offers a peaceful and calm spot to spend an entire day. You can even choose these lakesides as your one-day picnic spot. Cool water here, is quite clean and fresh.

If you love water sports, then Shivsagar Lake has got boat rides for you. Also, ensure that you are choosing for speed boating, as it feels completely different as if you are entering another world. Fresh greenery, quiet ambiance, and an enthusiastic cool breeze are what impresses the tourists here.

Location: Near Bamnoli, Satara.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

Lingamala Falls

Lingamala is another breathtaking waterfall situated in the Mahabaleshwar region of Maharashtra state. It is the most awe-inspiring falls that you must never miss visiting. The falls is situated just behind Lingamala forest bungalow.

If you are looking for a serene and a calm place for ultimate peace of mind, then Lingamala falls is an awesome pick for you. From the hilltop of Lingamala falls, you can also enjoy Dhobi Falls along with Chinaman’s falls.

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra.

Timings: 8 AM to 4.30 PM

Entry fee: INR 15 per person.


If you are looking for some water fun in Satara, Thoseghar waterfalls is what you should never lose here. Being the most popular waterfall, it is one of the highest falls in India, and also the most visited fall in Maharashtra.

Thosegarh falls in Monsoon season is the most serene and calm location to relax. This waterfalls are all surrounded by greenery, that passes a pleasant and fresh air throughout the spot.

: Thoseghar, Satara, Maharashtra.

: 8 AM to 5 PM

Entry fee
INR 10

Mayani Bird Sanctuary

If you are in Satara for some adventure, then Mayani Bird Sanctuary is the right pick where you must step in. It is one of the popular Satara Tourist places that you must never miss. Mayani sanctuary has got different species and varieties of birds.

This sanctuary is a perfect getaway for bird enthusiasts around the world. Mayani Bird sanctuary was built during British times when they ruled our country. This particular sanctuary has more than 400 various types of birds and species from various cities and countries.

Location: SH76, Satara, Kankatre, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7 AM to 9 PM

Entry fee:
 INR 15 Per person.

Koynanagar Dam

The Koynanagar dam was constructed and was finished in 1963. This is one such largest and widest dam built after the independence of India. The structure and designs are inspiring awe giving a picturesque view all over the city.

The dam’s spillway has six wide doors which are located in the middle of the river Sivasagar. This strong dam gives full support and a complete backup in controlling the rainstorms and floods, of the entire state. Koynanagar dam has faced and survived plenty of rainstorms and earthquakes. You can visit this dam during any season of the year.

Location: Koynanagar, Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM

Entry fee: None.

Kaas Lake

Kaas Lake, also known as Kaas Talav, a well-known attraction in the city of Satara in the state of Maharashtra. Well, the Kaas lake was built in 1875; is pretty near to the Satara city and nearby to Kaas Plateau too, which makes it a popular destination for tourists.

The altitude of this particular lake is approximately 1060 m, which is mostly above sea level, giving you a adventurous experience. You can even visit the famous temples such as Kasaidevi Temple, Bamnoli, Yewateshwar Temple and Tapola near the city.

Location: Kaas Lake, Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee: INR 100 per person.

Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum

Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum is popularly known as Satara Museum. Well, the museum is unique and one of the attractive places to visit in Satara city, in Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji museum was structured and built in the year 1970.

This museum was constructed to enrich and keep remembering the Maratha culture and the great rulers. Also, this particular museum is primarily segregated into two categories- as Maratha Art Gallery and Exhibition Pieces. You can also take a look over exhibited weapons, costumes, artworks and other materials used by Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Location: Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 10.30 AM to 5 PM

Entry fee: INR 3 per person.

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Traveller Tales From Satara


Vishwamitra Khatri

19 July 2015

Over the 2 days of this camping near Wai village, I along with the other group members had immense fun. There were a lot of interesting activities and as all the group members took active part, the fun...

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Tushar Dubashi

27 March 2019

I badly needed a solo trip for my weekend and found this package online. Nice expperience and highly recommended.


Amish Chopra

13 December 2018

Came here with some of my college mates and we had a pleasant weekend experience here! Though the road was a little difficult to drive in, the place was really comfortable and the Wai lake was located ...


Sumitra Nehru

07 September 2015

The Wai camping was a brilliant experience that I encountered in my life. The camping experience was exquisite and brilliant to say the least. My most favourite aspect was that the camping had a swim w...


Anal Kaur

25 March 2016

Smitten by nature. Yes that's excatly what I can say about this awesome place. Little did we know that our overnight campaing at Kaas Plateau would leave an indelible impact on our minds. This spectacu...


Rajan Mukhopadhyay

13 March 2016

Kaas Plateau Sightseeing, Satara has been an amazing getaway for us. Being in Mumbai, we have a lot of getaway options, but with a couple of friends coming from Pune, we wanted something midway to both...


Esha Trivedi

07 March 2016

Swear, you cannot miss anything on this sojourn. If you want to enjoy the very best of nature, you must hike up to the Kaas plateau and look up to its magical beauty.


Kumuda Patel

23 February 2016

We really enjoyed this a lot and had exciting moments during the hike. In addition to the beautiful views, the arrangements and the service were really warming.


Chaten Kaur

26 January 2016

Maharashtra's own version of valley of flowers! A stay in the stunning environment of peace and serenity that too in comfortable tents. I am so happy!

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Satara

  • Q. What are all the things that can be done in Satara?

    Satara does not exhaust itself of the activities and sightseeing, as being a city of cultural significance it is dotted with temples and forts here and there coupled with beautiful natural landscapes. The best things to do in Satara require taking up a challenge, hence, if you are up for it then try the following:

    • Visit the Chalkewadi Windmill Farm
    • Have a picnic close to the Thoseghar Falls
    • Camp at the Kaas plateau
    • Trek from Bamnoli to Vasota Fort
    • Climb up Sajjangad Fort steps

  • Q. Which are best treks in and around Satara?

    Located at an elevation of 2434 ft. above sea level, Satara is a major attraction of Maharashtra. The city is one of the favorite Indian trekking destinations, which is home to several forts like Mahimangad, Varugad,Vardhangad, and others. Since all the forts here are built on different mountain ranges, it is difficult to visit all of them in a single day. Therefore, at least a 5-day trekking tour must be arranged from Mumbai to Satara. As the best things to do in Satara, check out the following trekking routes:

    • A 90 minute trek to Ajinkyatara mountain
    • A 60-90 min trek to Mahimangad Fort
    • A 90 minute trek to Chandangarh and Vandangad twin forts
    • To Kalyangad Fort
    • A 95 min trek to Varugad Fort
    • To Sajjangad Fort

  • Q. Which are the famous camping sites in Satara?

    It is not hard to find a camping site here at Satara as the city itself is encircled with majestic hills creating some of the best scenic vistas of the country. Camping is one of the best things to do in Satara, as it’s so common that people have come up with unknown camping trails attracting more youngsters and explorers. The following camping sites attract maximum travelers throughout the year:

    • Overnight camping at Kaas plateau
    • Vasota Lake side camping
    • Camping by River Krishna
    • Camping in Kamalgad
    • Camping near Wai village

  • Q. Why is Kass Plateau famous?

    Kaas plateau is one of the most magnificent places to visit in India, which has been tagged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its obvious picturesqueness. The plateau entertains some of the best things to do in Satara and no wonder it is visited throughout the year and especially in the month of September. This is because the ‘Valley of Flowers’ thrives with blooming flowers just when the rain hits, this breathtaking landscape creates a panorama equal to that of the garden of Eden.

    The colorful wild flower is a treat to the sore eyes and a balm to the weary traveler who has come to rest his soul in this beauteous valley.

  • Q. Which are the top sightseeing places in Satara?

    Satara is extremely preferred by tourists as a weekend getaway as it is the best destination nearby that suits solo, friends, and family traveling. Although the best time to visit it is from September to December, the place entertains tourists throughout the year with its attractive locale and stunning sightseeing. The best things to do in Satara include sightseeing as its most prioritized because of the following spots:

    • Chalkewadi Windmill Farms
    • Kaas Plateau
    • Thoseghar Falls
    • Panchgani
    • Koyna Dam
    • Tapola
    • Shivsagar Lake
    • Pratapgad Fort
    • Sajjangarh Fort
    • Ajinkyatara Fort
    • Bogda
    • Bamnoli Village
    • Vasota
    • Pandavgad Fort

  • Q. Which are some famous waterfalls in Satara?

    Satara with its quaint mountainous creations has made way to a few majestic cascades that are a favorite of the travelers. They are an absolute treat to the eyes for the weary travelers after a long day’s trek or when camping nearby. Visiting waterfalls here is possibly the best thing to do in Satara for obvious reasons:

    • Thoseghar Falls
    • Vajrai Falls
    • Lingmala Falls
    • Vajrai Falls
    • Dhobi Waterfall
    • Chinaman's Waterfall