The Satara district of Maharashtra is very well known for its forts. Ajinkya Tara Fort Satara, is a fort on one of the seven mountains surrounding the city of Satara in the Sahayadri Mountains of Maharashtra, India. The Ajinkya Tara Fort Satara is located at Ajinkyatara Mountain, which is 3,300 feet high. As the fort is in the higher altitude, visitors can enjoy a magnificent view of the entire Satara city. There are number of water tanks inside the fort for storing water. So, there is no scarcity of water even as the fort is in the higher place.
Viewing the Ajinkyatara Fort Satara from far Yawateshwar hill too is a pleasant experience. Main attractions of this place are hiking, trekking and mountaineering and Hotel Jakson Inns organizes all this for its guests on request. The hotel also offers a guide to the Ajinkya Tara Fort Satara which is located about 1.5 hrs from the Hotel. For the best view, one must start breasting up the hill from the base of Ajinkyatara at around 3.30 pm. The sunset experience is unforgettable and most people trek up the fort in time for sun down. One can also get a fabulous view of Satara city from The Ajinkya Tara Fort Satara which translates into picture perfect frames.
In 1708, Shahu Maharaj won Ajinkyatara & remained with the Marathas till 1818. The Ajinkyatara fort Satara is a major historic place of Maharashtra, and was very vital as one could keep watch of the entire South Maharashtra.
Visitors can also visit the temples of Devi Mangalai, Lord Shankar and Lord Hanuman on the northeast side of the fort. Nandgiri and Chandan-Vandan forts on the east and Jarandeshwar and Yawateshwar hills on the west can also be seen from the fort. Satara is well connected by rail and road with Pune, Sangli, Miraj and Kolhapur. Hence if you are planning a trip to the Ajinkya Tara Fort Satara, Hotel Jakson Inns Phaltan will welcome you with open arms. Come Experience Hospitality at its Best!!