Karad is a city in Satara district in the southern part of Indian state of Maharashtra and it is 305.2 km (189.64 miles) from Mumbai. It lies at the confluence of Koyna River and the Krishna River. The two rivers originate at Mahabaleshwar, which is around 100 km from Karad. They diverge at their origin and travel for about the same distance to meet again in Karad.
It was originally known as “Karhatak”, meaning “Elephant Market”. Karad is also a city of historical importance. According to Mahabharata, Sahadeva one of the Pandavas lived in the city also known to be pious as Lord Rama stepped his feet on this land. Located to the south-west of Karad is Karad Caves.
Karad’s climate is classified as tropical. The summers are much rainier than the winters in Karad. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Aw. The average annual temperature is 25.0 °C in Karad.
Place of Interest
• Karad Priti Sangam, Karad
• Devi Krishnamai Temple, Karad
• Karad Hills, Karad