Koyna Dam is one of the largest dams in Maharashtra located in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. The main purpose of the dam is hydroelectricity with some irrigation in neighboring areas and it is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in India. Nestled between the Sahyadris in the Western Ghats, Koyna dam is truly blessed with incomparable scenic beauty. The catchment area dams the Koyna river and forms the Shivasagar Lake which is approximately 50 km . Koyna dam is located at approx 54km from Satara, 196km from Pune, 339km from Mumbai.
Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and natural World Heritage Site, which is located in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its beautiful landscapes and abundant flora that offers a perfect environment for the mammals to survive. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is home to plethora of wildlife species. The rivers Koyna, Kandati, and Solashi flows through the sanctuary. It also forms the catchment area for the Koyna River, and the Shivsagar reservoir formed by the Koyna Dam. The sanctuary includes eastern and western catchments of the Koyna dam. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is located at approx 83km from Satara, 289km from Mumbai, 146km from Pune.
Mahabaleshwar is the largest hill station in the Sahyadri range located in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. With one of the few evergreen forests of India, it served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj. Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. there are many tourist points and 5 temples to see, with examples of old Indian architecture. There are also natural view points, some named by the British, who went on holidays in these places during the British Raj. Venna Lake in Mahabaleshwar have recorded temperatures between 0 °C-4 °C several times during winters despite being in a tropical area. Because of the low temperatures during that time, frozen dew drops is reported and the areas surrounding the whole lake turns white. Very heavy rainfall is a normal occurrence during monsoons. Mahabaleshwar is one of the must visit places in Maharashtra, India. Mahabaleshwar is located at approx 120km from Pune and 285km from Mumbai.
Panchgani is a famous Scenic hill station Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. The lush green scenery, fresh air and view of the Krishna River are simply breathtaking. The climate here remains stable and pleasant throughout the year making it the one of the must visit place in Maharashtra, India. Panchgani is located at approx 245km form Mumbai, 101km from Pune.
Pratapgad Fort is historical fort located in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. It is one of largest fort in Maharashtra and greatest tourist attractions. This fort is know for site of the Battle of Pratapgad. The place is perfect for sightseeing and the best choice for tourists who love to nature and adventure. The historic battle between Chatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here. Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan's Tomb are major attractions where are situated near the fort. Pratapgad Fort is located at approx 76km form Satara, 20km from Mahabaleshwar, 139km from Pune, 218km from Mumbai.
Venna Lake is beutiful lake located near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, India. The lake was constructed by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, who was Raja of Satara in the year 1942 and is is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra, India. The lake is surrounded by trees on all sides. Tourists can enjoy a boat ride over the lake or a horse ride next to the lake. Mahabaleshwar is located at approx 120km from Pune and 285km from Mumbai.