There are certain places in the nook and corners of the world which are undiscovered or completely underrated but the amount of history that they hold is tremendous. Among a long list of such places, Phaltan is one of them. Phaltan is a lesser known town situated in the district of Satara. This town is nothing but a breathe of fresh air with locations inherited with scenic beauty, eco-friendly atmosphere and rich architectural heritage. The past of this place has a strong inclination towards historical happenings and yet a fresh feel to it with the new developments.
Here’s a list of top 6 places to mandatorily visit while a trip to Phaltan. Let’s get started :
- Hotel Jackson Inns
Jakson Inns is India’s first three star LEED GREEN platinum rated hotel. Spread across 6 acres of land, the accommodation services offered are vast and with all the latest necessity amenities. The highlight of this place is, as part of its initiative to promote environmentally and culturally friendly tourism, Jakson Hospitality is presently promoting eco & village tourism in the Satara district of Maharashtra. This only proves that besides providing accommodation to tourists, it is also working towards the development of the state it is located in.
- Rajwada Palace
Being a part of the face pace lives, indulging into discovery of historic places is always fun and thrilling. Rajwada Palace, is one of those rare historic buildings preserved in good conditions. The story of this palace bounces back to the time when it was a former residence of the Phaltan royal family. A visit to this place gives all the feels of royalty and the luxuries life that the Phaltan family lived in.
- Thoseghar waterfalls
Waterfalls and monsoon’s have a very direct connection with each other, for obvious reasons of course! Phaltan, being the beauty that it is, offers the very scenic Thoseghar Waterfalls. This waterfall is tucked away in the Sahyadri Hills with 3 waterfalls flowing, two of them being tallest among the lot. The vicinity of this waterfall has enough transport accommodation with varied options of fast food. Thoseghar waterfalls are located in close proximity with Hotel Jackson Inns, so now you know here to stay while a visit to these waterfalls.
- Ajinkya tara fort & Aundh Museum
The birth of every place has a past of its own, especially in Maharashtra. The amount of history attached to every significant place in Maharashtra sure has a fort which is of utter importance. No different with Phaltan. Phaltan has Ajinkyatara fort which is 3,300 feet high giving a magnificent view of the entire Satara city. Along with this remarkable fort, Phaltan has a museum named Aundh, which exhibits some of the rare paintings and sculptures by well known Indian & European artists.
- Pomegranate and Organic farms
Phaltan being one of the fast growing eco-friendly town’s in Maharashtra, the varied farms that it offers leaves you astounded not just by its beauty but the amount of work done and the productive results that they bring in. As a part of the eco-friendly initiative, there are n number of Pomegranate orchids and Organic farms where all the work goes in. For a experience if you wish to have so, a farming visit to nearby all the farms on a bullock cart lets you learn and experience the techniques of farming of Zebra, Gladiola & Rose plantations as well.
- Dining & Windmills
After a good and exciting experience, fine dining gives a day the completeness that it seeks. But how about dining by the windmills? Exciting and once in a lifetime of experience. Phaltan being wonderful that it is, gives a chance to have meal by the huge windmills and giving a glimpse of hundred other gigantic windmills set amidst the adjoining hills and lush green plateaus, making it one of the unforgettable experiences for you.
So, visit Phaltan and all the amazing places in and around it to feel refreshed and rejuvenated!