Phaltan is a city in the western Indian state of Maharshtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Satara at a distance of 65 km south-west. Another major urban hub close-by is Pune (113 km north-west). Those willing to take a close look at Marathi culture, cuisines and the surrounding landscape should try this place out.
Places to Stay
The better place to stay while travelling in this region will be 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 area 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
Apart from a few forts such as Varugad, Santoshgad and others, the place does not have places of particular interest for tourists to boast about. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the 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 120 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Satara Railway Station at a distance of 63 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services passing close by. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses from Satara as well as Pune are available for the village. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of online bus ticket booking offers from time to time.