SANGAM MAHULI (15 kms)

Situated at the confluence of the Krishna and Venna rivers, 5km east of Satara, Sangam Mahuli is a group of 18th and 19th century Hindu temples built in a typical Maratha style.Constructed of basalt stone, the Vishveshwara Temple was completed in 1735 and is characterized by towers crowned with fluted dome-like elements. All the domes have figurines of deities moulded in stucco over brickwork. Miniature versions of these elements cluster around the main shafts of the towers, themselves divided into niches.

PATESHWAR TEMPLE (20 kms)

Pateshwar is a village in Satara district of Maharashtra, known for rock-cut caves with shrines of Shiva.Pateshwar has 8 ancient caves and many ancient stone carved deities of Shiva and other deities. The place is known for having more than 1000 Shiva-lings (Also known as Pinds). Most important amongst these is the Maha Shiva Lingam which has intricate carvings. Many of the deities find references in the ancient Hindu Vedas and Puranas.

BARAMOTICHI VIHIR (28 kms)

Baramotichi Vihir is an ancient step well situated near Limb in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is probably the only step well in Maharashtra and also one of the popular places of sightseeing in Satara. Baramotichi Vihir was constructed between 1641 AD and 1646 AD by Sau Virubhai Bhosale. It was meant to be a water source to all the farms around with its 12 moats. From the top, visitors can see a few tiny walls and water channels.

AUNDH MUSEUM (50 kms)

Shri Bhavani Museum in Aundh has 500 miniature paintings of all major schools - Jaipur, Kangra, Mughal, Punjab, Bijapur, Pahadi and Maratha of the period between 15th and 19th century. It is probably the only museum in India, which has such a large collection. Built by the Raja of Aundh, late Bhawanrao Pantpratinidhi in 1938, it is now looked after by the State Government and is the only museum out of the 13 state museums in Maharashtra. Shri Bhavani Museum also has the famous stone created structure of 'Mother and Child' by Henry Moore.