Location: Satara District
Satara District is one among 34 Districts of Maharashtra State, India. It belongs to Desh or Paschim Maharashtra Region. Satara District Administrative head quarter is Satara. It is is Located 223 KM North towards State capital Mumbai. Satara District population is 3003922. It is 12 th Largest District in the State by population.
Historical inscriptions as old as 200 BCE indicate the oldest known place in Satara district in Maharashtra is Karad (mentioned as Karhakada). It is also believed that the Pandavas stayed in Wai, then known as ‘Viratnagari’, in the 13th year of exile.
Satara District can be proud of the oldest Rashtrakuta history. The oldest Rashtrakutas are believed to be from ancient Kuntala in the valley of river Krishna. Manank ruled from 350 – 375 C.E. and had built his capital in “Manpur” (now Maan in Satara district). The Vakatakas of Vidarbha, another Rashtrakuta rulers was in conflict with Manank. Subsequently, the Rashtrakutas became feudatories to the Chalukyas and came into prominence under Dantidurga around 753 CE.
Satara district Total population is 3003922 according to census 2011. Males are 1512549 and Females are 1491373 . Literate people are 1987395 among total. Its total area is 10484 sq.km. It is the 12 the largest district in the state by Population. But 11 th Largest District in the state By Area. 121 st Largest District in the Country By Population. 11 th highest District in the State By literacy rate. 94 th highest District in the Country By literacy rate. its literacy Rate is 84.2
Satara has a tropical climate. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature is 24.1 °C in Satara. Precipitation here averages 1094 mm.
District Headquarters Satara is well connected by road. Mahabaleshwar, Mahuli, Mhaswad, Phaltan, Satara, Wai, Karad are the Cities in this district having road connectivity to major towns and remote villages. Satara is about 223 KM by road to Mumbai (Capital of Maharashtra)
Some of the railway stations in district are Satara, Karad, Nira, Lonand, Koregaon, Wathar, Targaon, Rahimatpur …. which connects most of the towns and villages in the District.
Maharashtra State Road Transportation ( MSRTC) runs Busses from Major cities to Towns and Villages in this District.
Place of interest
Khodala, Mahabaleshwar, Mandwa, Panchgani, Satara, Suryamal mountain peak, Mountain Range Wild Camp, Vaitarana Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Mahadev, Connaught Peak, Kihim beach, Mandwa Beach, Kolaba Fort, Serbaug, Rajpuri, Khingar, Sajjangarh Fort, Ajinkyatara Fort, Chandan-Vandan, are the Tourist destinations to Visit.
Temples in Satara District
Mandher Devi Temple , Brahmachaitanya Gondavlekar Maharaj, , Shree Yamai of Aundh , Samartha Ramdas Swami Temple , Shakambari Devi Mandir , Mahaganapati , Panchganga Temple are the famous temple in Satara District.