Satara City Of Seven Stars – Heritage, Waterfalls, Biodiversity & Lakes

Landscape view of Satara, Maharashtra
Landscape view of Satara

Satara City Landscape.

Satara City is surrounded by seven hills. The Seven hills defining the boundaries of this small town in Maharashtra give it its name – Satara. Metaphorically, it was also the capital city of Maratha’s for a long time, making it a star among the cities of the state. It is one of the important Tourist Places in Maharashtra.

Sajjangad hill view Satara, Maharashtra
View of Sajjangad fort

Sajjangad Fort

Sajjangad – one of the seven hills, is popular with the tourists. When our auto driver was driving us towards this hill, he kept telling us that you have to climb 200-300 steps to go on top. While I could see a winding road going to the top of the hill. When we reached there it turned out that both of us were right in our own way. The winding road that I saw from a distance becomes a broad stairway that one has to climb on foot. It is lined with various Ganesh idols from various villages around. I guess it acts as a motivational force for the climbers. We did not go to the top where Samadhi of Swami Ramdas is. He is believed to have come here at the request of Shivaji Maharaj.

The view from the staircase is beautiful as you see the valleys formed by the other hills around. Sajjangad is obviously a name from the Mughal era. The original name of the place is Aswalya derived from an ancient sage Asvalayana Rishi‘s name, who is supposed to have meditated here.

Windmills view Satara, Mharashtra
Satara Windmills


Windmills can be seen all around the Satara hills. Giant fans moving on their own, generating power for us. Water bodies interspersing the many small hills is a typical landscape of Satara city. The tour guides will take you to a point where you can see the windmills very close by and you will find yourself surrounded by them.

View of the lake supplying water to Satara, Maharashtra
Lake view Satara


At places, you can see the small waterfalls falling on the face of the hill. People stop by to admire them. At other places, the water bodies play hide and seek with the hills and your eyes join the game.

view of Satara city from the hills at dusk
Satara city view at dusk from the hills

At dusk when the city lights up, the view from the hill top changes. The inhabited areas shine amidst the hills engulfed by darkness like a shining bowl. It is lovely to see how at different points in time the different landscapes get highlighted.

View of valley at Satara, Maharashtra
Valley view of Satara


As we moved on the roads leading to Windmills, Thoseghar falls, Kaas and Sajjangad, there was no way to miss the hues of green color spread on the various valleys, with animals grazing in some of them, flower beds on another. Explore the above places to visit in Satara during your tour.

A lovely small town of Maharashtra with Kaas as its crowning glory… Satara is an ideal weekend getaway from Mumbai & Pune.

Recommend you to read following Travel Blog on places to visit in Maharashtra.

  1. Kaas Plateau – a Valley of Flowers.
  2. Thoseghar Waterfall.
  3. Amboli Ghat – Kingdom of Waterfalls  in Western Ghats.
  4. Kailash Cave aka Cave no 16 at Ellora.
  5. Various facets of Kolhapur.
  6. Guarding the Konkan Coast – Sindhudurg.


  1. I have been to Satara once and it was a great experience. When it comes to art and history, Satara has a rich heritage. I had a great time reading about your experience and picture are really amazing. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  2. Hi,

    Nice article about Satara. We are planning to visit Satara during Sept 2015. Can you please recommend any lodge/hotels for family to stay at Satara for a day or two.

  3. You have great article at all. Your explanation making me interesting. It is all going to the point of object so peoples easy to understand and reading your article. We have plan to visit India but not sure this year or next year. I catch your wonder blog. Thank for sharing and make many peoples inspiring to visit.

  4. Wow !! Breathtaking !! Belong to satara but have missed out by virtue if being out for many years !! Plan to get the kids this summer and expose them to our beauty !! The pictures are gorgeous !! When will the kaas valley be in full bloom ?