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Once a princely state during the British Raj, Akkalkot is known for its association with Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj - the reincarnation of Lord Dattatreya. Swami Samartha lived here for 22 years at the residence of his disciple Cholappa and attained `Mahasamadhi` in 1878. The `...

Located on the banks of the Indrayani River, Alandi popularly known as Devachi Alandi (God`s place) is known for ‘samadhi’ and a temple of the Saint-poet Dynaeshwar. The temple was built in 1570.  Sant Dynanehswar translated the Bhagwat Geeta in Marathi known as `Dyneshwari` and attained...

Known as  "Udumbravati", in ancient times, Amravati was abondaned by natives due to  famine  in 14th century, and returned back after several years.Chhatrapati Shahoo Maharaj presented Amravati and Badnera to Shri Ranoji Bhosle, in 1722.Britishers conquered Gavilgad fort  on 15th Dec` 1803 and ...

Known for renowned educational institutes like Rural Medical College, Ambajogai was home twon of Freedom fighters Swami Ramanand Tirth & Babasaheb Paranjape who fought against razakars (Nizam regime-Hyderabad).2000 feet above sea level, Ambajogai is one of the devinne 3 & 1/2 `Shakti Peeths` (Place ...

The twelve Jyotirlingas (Self immerged idols of Shiva) are the most important places for Hindu pilgrimages. Amongst five Jyotirlingas present in Maharashtra, Anudha Nagnath in the Hingoli District is the eighth Jyotirlimga is of great significance. Dharma (Pandava) constructed this beautiful temple...

Known for the 6 feet high beautiful, artistic idol of lord  Bahubali identical to the Bahubali of Shravanabelagola (Karnataka) Kumbhoj is the place where Sage Kambhoja of  Ramayana Period lived  on the banks of river Godavari.The idol was installed  in 1156 AD, on  Vaishakh Shukla Dashami,  on...

Famous for the temple of  Baladevi installed by Saint Ramdas gave the name to this place which is positioned on the confluence of the two rivers Mana and Mhais. This also known as the birthplace of Bal Krishnabua, the disciple of Saint Ramdas.Azim Shah, son of Moughal emperor Aurangzeb stayed there...

Shirala is world famous for ‘Naag-Panchami’ - annual Festival of Snakes.Local people catch snakes in the nearby areas in groups of 5-10. Snakes (including the poisonous Indian King Cobra) A few days before the actual festival.Snakes are taken in a huge procession, on the actual day of the festiv...

Bheemashankar is the place where Lord Shiva defeated the demon Tripurasur and due to his sweat river Bhima was originated here. Hence it was known as Bheemashankar. Housing  one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, out of which 5 Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra,this beautiful Shiva temple was built by Na...

Famous for ` Shri Ram Temple`  built on the banks of river  ` Maand ` by Saint Ramdas Swami -(spiritual guru of King Shivaji ),  Chaphal is a historically important small village in Satara district. Chaphal is known  for the Rama Temple and two Maruti Temples installed by Saint Swami Ramdas. On ...

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