The district of Satara is located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Spread across an area of almost 10484 square kilometers, the district is bordered by Solapur in the east, class="content-link">Ratnagiri in the west, Pune in the north and Sangli in the south. The Satara District Map clearly shows that the Rivers Krishna and Koyna flow through this place. Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Karad, Wai, Koregaon and, Koyananagar are the chief towns of Satara District.
Ancient inscriptions dating back to 200 BC indicate that Karad is the oldest area of the district. Satara was also part of the Mauryan Empire between 451 to 455 AD. Thereafter it was ruled by the Satvahanas from 550 AD to 750 AD. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji conquered this region in the year 1663. In the year 1848, Satara District was made part of the Bombay Presidency and after India’s independence it became a district of Maharashtra.
Tourist Attractions in Satara District:
Some of the most beautiful places of Maharashtra form part of Satara District, thereby making it one of the prime tourist destinations of the state. Mahabaleshwar, one of the most beautiful class="content-link">hill stations of India, is located in this very district. Besides this, there are several places of interest located in the different cities of the district. The main attractions include:
- Shivaji Museum, Satara Town
- Shri Bhavani Museum, Anudh
- Siddhanath Temple, Mhaswad
- Wai Ganpati Temple
- Ajinkyatra Fort
- Thosegarh Water Fall
- Kas Lake
Getting to Satara District:
Satara District and its towns and talukas are well connected to one another as well with the rest of India by a good network of roads and rail. The Satara District Map points the major roads of the district. There are ample number of trains that come to Satara from different parts of the country on a regular basis. The nearest airport is the Mumbai Airport.
Last Updated on : 25/04/2013