Pachwad is a small rural area in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Satara at a distance of 83 km west. Kolhapur and Sangli are also nearby, at distances of 137 km south and 88 km south respectively. Those with an interest in Marathi culture, temples as well cuisine can try this place out.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay while travelling in this area is Satara city with its 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 neighbouring Satara are 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 191 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Satara Railway Station at a distance of 77 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses from Satara, Sangli as well as Kolhapur pass by this area. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling