Chafal is a small village in Patan Taluka of Satara District of Maharashtra State. Chafal is 37 km from District Headquarters Satara and 255 km from state capital Mumbai. This was the place where Guru Swami Ramdas and Shivaji met for the first time. Chafal is the birth place of Swami Ramdas. Of all the 11 Lord Hanuman temples established by Swami Ramdas, four are in Chafal. Cities near Chafal are Karad and Satara.
Places to Stay
Chafal does not have hotels nearby. However, lodging facility is available at Shri Ram Temple, Chafal. Krishna hotel (Tariff – Rs. 501), Hotel Shree Annapurna Prasad (Tariff – Rs. 501) and Hotel Premsagar (Tariff – Rs. 501) are some good budget hotels available in Karad, 14 km from Chafal.
Marathi is the local language of Chafal. Other spoken language is Hindi.
Hanuman Jayanti in April and Ram Navmi in March/ April is the biggest festival celebrated in Chafal every year.
Places of Interest
Shinganvadi (1 km from Chafal), Masur (17 km), Karad (14 km), Umbraj (15 km) and Majgaon (2 km) are some places of interest near Chafal.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Chafal city is Kolhapur Airport located 98 km away from the village.
Masur Railway Station (14 km) and Satara Railway Station (49 km) are the nearest railway stations. Ratnagiri Railway Station is the nearest major railway station, 92 km from Chafal.
For Chafal, there are regular buses from Satara, Karad and Umbraj. Om Sai Tour & Travels, Vihar Travels and Swaroop Tours are some of the best private bus operators that ply on this route. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.