Mhaswad is a small village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Satara at a distance of 88 km west. Those with a keen desire to explore Marathi culture, landscape and temples can visit this place. Motorists can also stop by here as it comes mid-way as one approaches Solapur from Satara.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay while travelling in this area is Satara, which has a lot of budget-friendly hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying are Sagar Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Nisarg Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sairaja Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Shreeman (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the region is Marathi.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The village on its own does not have places of particular interest for tourists. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Satara the Kas Plateau (classified as a World Heritage Site), Bamnoli Lake, Ajinkyatara Fort, Sajjangad Fort, Natraj Mandir, Thoseghar Waterfalls, Vajrai Waterfalls among others.
How to Get There
Pune International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 210 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Satara Railway Station at a distance of 81 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses from Satara as well as Pune are available for the village. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.