25 Best Places to Visit in Satara 2019 (Photos & Reviews)

Hunting out some best places to visit in Satara? Inevitably, we have got some exotic locations to fill up your heart. Satara is a destination filled with nature’s true magic, a serene spot that will make you fall in love with.

Wrapped up with hearty and cool places like the reviving Thoseghar waterfalls, Shivsagar lakes which completely gives a peace of mind, Kaas plateau, which is very well-known for flora & fauna blossoms, and various heart-warming scenaries completely fills the ambiance with fresh air.

Soulfully blessed with Mother Nature’s touch, Satara tourist places are surrounded by seven mesmerizing hills. The history and tradition is a part of this district’s beauty. The entire region is enclosed by various popular and picturesque locations such as Pratapgarh Fort, Ajinkyatara Fort, and a lot of monumentals, which reminds us of our great kings and queens. So escape the basic vacation spots and head to this quarter!

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.

Kalyangad Fort
This particular fort has a great history, and has been ruled by many top dynasties from our history. Shilahar Dynasties constructed Kalyangad fort, popularly known as Nandgiri Fort from 1178 to 1209. Later, after 1209, the fort was acquired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, which was then ruled by their representatives.

After the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji over Kalyangad fort, Peshwas took over and ruled it over.

Location: Sri 1008 Parshwanath Jain Cave Temple Road, Dhumalwadi, Maharashtra.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM.

Entry fee:
Shikhar Shingnapur
The spot is situated in the Shingnapur slopes of Satara district. It is one of the astonishing and an ancient sanctuary that still stands in the eyes of the visitors. This particular sanctuary was structured and dedicated to Lord Shiva alone. It is one of the eye-warming places to visit in Satara, wherein every one would seamlessly enjoy the beauty of the view. A lot of devotees visit Shikhar Shingnapur temple throughout the year.

Devotees believe that this particular temple has unbelievable forces and powers that gives peace of mind and calmness. Though there are temple timings to be followed, the temple can be visited during any season of the year.

Location: Shikhar Shingnapur, Mungi Ghat, Shingnapur, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee:
Savitri Temple
Savitri temple, another popular religious spot in Satara. Devotees who visit Satara, never miss this particular religious spot. This temple is completely devoted to Goddess Savitri. Along with the idol of Goddess Savitri, you can also worship Goddess Gayathri. But the temple follows a tradition of worshipping Goddess Savitri first and then worshipping Goddess Gayathri.

Well, you can either go on a trek to the temple or book a cab to land in front of the gates of Savitri temple. You have to follow the traditions and also the temple timings too.

: Satara, Maharashtra.

: 7 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee
Ajinkyatara Fort
Quite widely pronounced as the fort of Satara, Ajinkyatara fort is completely visible from any corner of Satara City. Ajinkya fort is the fourth popular capital of Maharashtra which has frequent visitors and tourists as well, which is one of the hills from the seven hills in the region.

This particular fort is the tallest one, being the height of 3,300 feet in the Bamnoli region of the city which was then used by the dynasties to keep an eye on their enemies. Ajinkyatara fort is quite famous for trekking, hiking, and other adventurous activities, even among the locals. Several kings and dynasties have won Ajinkyatara and ruled over it for many years and decades.

Location: Satara City, Maharashtra.

Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM

Entry fee: None.
Char Bhinti
Char Bhinti is the most significant and widely known historical place in the Satara region. King Chhatrapati Pratapsinh built this place in the year 1830. This place was built to keep a watch over the attackers, as the place enables you to watch the entire city of Satara.

Char Bhinti reminds of various freedom fighters and the country’s queens and kings who ruled back then in the 1850s. Later, in 2001 the place was completely renovated and made more attractive for the visitors.

Location: Ajinkyatara Fort Road, Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee:
Rajpuri Caves
Rajpuri Caves is not too far from Panchgani, and hence you can visit the caves here from Panchgani itself. It is 9km away from Panchgani, and it’s located in Satara. These caves are quite popular and one of the religious places to visit in Satara.

It is also popularly believed as Lord Kartikeya used the caves for various holy practices and ceremonies. Even Pandavas stayed here during their exile. It would be pleasant if you can visit Rajpuri Caves during the day time.

Location: Rajapuri, Rajpuri Caves, Panchgani, Maharashtra.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: None.
Chalkewadi Windmill Farms
The Chalkewadi farms are all filled with extreme vitality which gives an mesmerized appearance to the tourists. The windmills and slopes in the farm gives you a pleasant and a cool breeze, you will flow along with the nature. You will see several number of windmills that subsequently connects every hill, which ultimately gives you a sound feel. These astounding farms are a must visit hotspots during the monsoon season.

Ever windmill is ranged up to 5km which supplies an ample amount of power to even other spots such as Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar. These serene farms are one of the most popular and the best
 places to visit in Satara.

Location: Near Thoseghar, Satara.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

Another most popular tourist places in Satara that you must not miss, for its serene and beautiful hill top view. Koynanagar is one of the most visited Satara tourist places in Maharashtra. This location is pretty well-known for its Koyna Dam, as it is constructed over, one of the primary tributaries of river Krishna, adjoining River Koyna.

Entire dam is completely covered by thick and dense green forests which are comes under Sahyadri Range backing Western Ghats. Of course, Western Ghats is one of the most popular destinations for one or two day picnic.

Location: Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee: None.

Kaas Plateau
Kaas Plateau, popularly pronounced as Kaas Pathar, is a deep fiery volcanic reddish soil located in Satara. Kaas Plateau is nearby from Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar; one of the top places to visit in Satara.

It comes under the Sahyadri Subregions. If you are a nature lover, then Kaas Plateau is something that you must not miss. The plateau comes alive to its original form and shines stunning during the late monsoons. Monsoon season from August to October is the best time to visit, a variety of beautiful flowers comes alive, along with the blossoms of flora and fauna in the region.

Location: Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee: INR 50 per person.
Lodwick Point
Lodwick is just another super-cool point in the region of Mahabaleshwar. The location is, in fact, the coolest place and a refreshing spot for all nature lovers. It is pretty good for trekking and other adventurous activities.

Those thrilling forest sounds, fresh breeze along with a beautiful mountainous view is all that we need. The best season to visit this wonderful spot would be between November and January. It wraps you up in nature’s blanket.

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee: None.
Natraj Mandir
Lord Natraj, popularly known for embodying of Lord Shiva, who is known for his Rudra Tandava art of Dance in the Hindu Mythology. The Natraj Temple is solely dedicated to Lord Shiva for his Tandava Performance as Lord Natarajar.

It is one of the most visited places in the city of Satara. It is located across NH44 that ultimately connects Solapur to Satara. The Temple is pretty similar to the Chidambaram temple in Pondicherry, TamilNadu.

Location: Aditya Nagari, Uttam Chidambaram , Satara District, Maharashtra.

Timings: All day

Entry fee:
Dholya Ganpati
Dholya Ganpati temple which is located in the city of Satara; the name itself has various meanings to it. This religious place is situated in Wai, which is an archaic location that was known as Virat Nagari, during Mahabharata.

It is surrounded by seven Ghats- also known as Dakshin Kashi. Lord Ganesha’s Idol in the temple was structured and designed by Shri Ganpatrao Bhikaji Raste in the year 1762. This statue is almost 10 feet in height and broad in 8 feet. Lord Ganesha’s idol is in a sitting position, looking cheerful and gives a positive feeling.

Guruwar Peth, Wai, Satara, Maharashtra.

5 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee
: All day
Yawateshwar Temple
The temple is quite popular for tourists and visitors who visit nearby locations such as Pune, Mahabaleshwar, and Panchgani, etc. The temple is located in the village of Yewateshwar in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is 5km far from Satara city.

This temple is surrounded by fresh, breezy, green and dense forests of Sahyadri Western Ghats. You can also visit Yewateshwar hill which is just nearby Yawateshwar temple. This temple is solely dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Location: Yawateshwar Village, Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM

Entry fee
: None
Koyna Dam

Koyna Dam, being one of the popular Satara tourist places, offers its tourist an exciting experience of nature. It is one of the most famous and the largest Dam in Maharashtra which is nearby both Mumbai and Pune, and that backs up the state on the whole.

Koyna dam is built all across the Koyna River, which is one of the primary tributaries of Krishna River. This particular dam was built after independence. Koyna creates Shivsagar Lake, which is around 50km wide.

Location: Koyna Nagar, Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee
: None.

Satara Fort
Another main attraction and a popular spot in the city of Satara, in Maharashtra. There are many forts in the city, but this is one such well-known fort counted along with Ajinkyatara fort. This Satara fort was created and constructed by Raja Bhoj, during the Shikhar Rules and Dynasty.

Later, in the year 1673, the fort was completely captured and acquired by Chhatrapati Shivaji and later in the year 1700, Aurangzeb got hold of Satara fort.

Location: Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM

Entry fee: None.
Meruling Temple
The Meruling Temple is situated in the Satara city of the Maharashtra state. It is a complete hidden diamond in the mountains of Satara. Meruling temple is one of the most famous religious places to visit in Satara.

You can reach Meruling temple from Anewadi or from Kanher that will drop you to Meruling road. It is completely a visual treat that every visitor must experience. The view from the temple is pretty cool, and it seems so refreshing and inspiring.

Location: Satara, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7 AM to 8 PM

Entry fee: None.
Natskies Observatory

It is another most popular and a large observatory which is quite unique and featured too. One of the main objectives of this particular observatory is to motivate the astronomical education and space science education. Well, this specific observatory can be visited by students of all ages.

There are various astronomical activities that you can experience inside the observatory. Well, in that case, you need to do a pre-book tickets for the entry.

Location: Natventure Camp, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra.

Timings: 10.30 AM to 5 PM

Entry fee
Entry fees vary, in case of astronomical and space science activities, pre-booking is mandatory.

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