Satara, founded in the 16th century by the Chhatrapati Shahu, the Raja of Satara; is a city in Maharashtra, India. Satara is most famous for Kas Plateau, also known as Flower Plateau, which is considered as the World Natural Heritage Site. The Plateau is a valley filled with flowers with a variety of species. Thoseghar Waterfalls and Vajrai Waterfall (India's highest waterfall) are the best waterfalls to visit in Satara during the monsoon season i.e. during July and October. Baramotichi Vihir is a stepwell which is famous in the city; it was constructed by Virubhai Bhosale between 1641 and 1646.
Ajinkyatara Fort is located in the Sahyadri Mountains, in Satara. The meaning of Ajinkyatara is 'the Impregnable Star’. Historical wars took place in this fort after the death of Shivaji Maharaja. Sajjangad Fort is another tourist attraction site in the city. 'Sajjangad' means 'Fort of Good'. This fort is the resting place for Sant Ramdasand, and the teaching of Sant Ramdas Dasbodh manuscript is still being taught in various temples across Maharashtra. Religious sites in the city are also famous, for example Natraj Mandir, Panch Ganga temple, Dholya Ganapathi temple and other are few of the temples visited in the city.