While in the district of Satara in the state of Maharashtra there are two things one must see. The first is the Chalkewadi windmill farm and the other is the Thoseghar water-fall.

Both these places can be covered in a single day and the best way to get to there is by a private car because the State transport (ST buses) are not reliable to Thoseghar water-fall and the buses do not ply to Chalkewadi windmill.

It is advisable to leave early in the morning for the water-fall since the place attracts a lot of crowd during the day and it is peak hours from 11am to 2pm. One will find it difficult to even manoeuvre to the different points to have a glimpse of the water-fall.

There is only one small dhaba at the entrance of the pathway to the waterfall and this dhaba serves up some really good Maharashtrian food, the missal pav served at this place is really worth a try and keep in mind that if you want to try of their delicious Maharashtrian thali you will have to place an order in advance preferably as you enter in the morning as they only cater on request.

There is a walking path created for people to move around with ease the main water-fall which has a walking path leading to the head of the water-fall attracts a lot of crowd with most people having a dip in the water. It is advisable to be careful since the rocks are mossy and very slippery.

There is also a narrow path just a few meters prior to the view point from where people can detour via a muddy path to the month of the water-fall. It takes about 5 to 7 minutes to reach the mouth of the waterfall. The view from the mouth of the water-fall is splendid and much better and also a lot more peaceful since the lack of walking path barely attracts any crowd down there.

There are also a few larger waterfalls that can be observed from a distance. The best time to visit Thoseghar water-fall is during the monsoon from July to September. As during that period the water-falls are full of life and flow with all their might.

Chalkewadi windmill farm is about a 30 minute drive from the water-fall and is a must visit. It can only be accessed by a private vehicle since no state buses ply in that direction. There is a small pond near the windmill farm. The windmills are stretched all over a 5km plateau and supply electricity to Satara and neighboring places like Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani.

This is another place that is best visited during the monsoon since the overcast conditions makes Chalkewadi windmill farm a very picturesque place, a sight to behold.

One will need at least an hour to spend in this farm. There are no provisions for food on the farm and it is advisable to keep the place clean and avoid littering.

The windmill farm and the water-fall are places that one must visit while on a weekend break in Satara.


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30 Responses

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  2. Pushpa Kamble

    I was very happy to read this post since Satara is my home town and i never expected any travel site to have such a detailed write up about the place. Very well written

  3. Manesh Ray

    You have some really good information about the windmill farm in Satara. The information seems really precise and also helpful. Thanks a lot

  4. Usha Swaminath

    Love the post about this beautiful waterfall and windmill farm. Keep posting such articles very nice 🙂

  5. Vipul Rai

    I am shocked that Maharashtra has so much to offer. A place like this sounds unreal to be found so close to Mumbai. I have to admit that this place is really very beautiful.

  6. Pooja Gawde

    I am planning on driving to Satara with my husband and visiting Kaas plateau and while I was looking for some other place where we can visit I found this. The waterfalls and the windmills look wonderful.

  7. Madhura Bhatt

    This is a really wonderful post. I like how well you have described this place and your pictures complement the place very well. I hope to go visit the place some time when the flowers bloom in kaas this year. thanks for the share 🙂 Take care.

  8. Shika Prasad

    I just wanted to stop by to say that i really like the content on this site. the information is very useful and also very precise. I followed the direction you have mentioned and reached the windmill farm without any hassles. Thanks a lot for the information. :]

  9. Shipra Kumar

    I Love this place that you have written about. I always wanted to visit a windmill farm which is not too far away from home, and since I stay in Pune I think this place is just where I have to be next monsoon. Thanks for helping me make a dream come true. 🙂

  10. Keith

    I would like to see the waterfall at this place and it would surely be great thing.I would also get to click some amazing photographs because i am a huge lover of photography.Thanks for sharing this post and i have enjoyed reading it.

  11. Sam

    I have been to this place and i really enjoyed in that place.I am just amazed at the beauty of that place and i wonder how beautiful the creator of ours looks.Thanks for capturing some of the excellent pics and i have saved some of your pics in my picture collection.Thanks again.

  12. Joe Armstrong

    I am struck by the beauty of this place and i will surely visit this place.I never thought that Satara would be such a nice to visit.Also the windmill farms are something very amazing to check out and i will surely carry my camera to take some cool pics of it.

  13. James

    What an amazing sight you have posted here about Satara, Maharashtra. I have never been to this place and never thought of going too but after looking at the pictures which you have posted and the way you have elaborated the natural beauty, I think I should go there once. Thanks buddy for sharing this post!

  14. Harry

    I am just waiting to visit this place soon and i think this trip will surely fit my budget.I would really visit these places mentioned by Joseph though i have visited them some times.Thanks for sharing this post and it was really useful to me.

  15. Steven cole

    I have been to this place two years back when i visited my friends village which is around 50 km from Satara.After looking at the pics that you shared it looks like all my memories of that place have been awakened.Thanks for sharing this article.

  16. Joseph

    Great information and pictures! I visited Satara District last year and I would like to say it was truly breathtaking locations though you have to be careful about the expenditure. Food is kinda nice and there are many good sight-seeing areas like Mahabaleshwar, Panchagani, Wai, Chilkewadi and many more.

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  17. Steve Netto

    I was not aware that Satara is such a beautiful place to visit.Thanks for sharing this wonderful pics with some amazingly beautiful pics.I always wanted to see windmill farms and i have seen them only in television.Thanks again for sharing this post and i wish to visit this place some day.

  18. Victoria Vaz

    Thanks for sharing such great pics.I was not aware about this place and thanks for sharing this information.After looking at the pics i just feel like visiting this place because the pics which you have shared looks like something outside this world and i enjoyed reading this article.

  19. kevin

    Nice blog to read.I love to read your blog because of your writing style and because you include the right mix of images with text.This makes it so interesting to read.Thanks for sharing this post and i am looking forward for many more posts.

  20. Jack

    I have seen windmill farms in my childhood and i wish that i can see them once again.Thanks for sharing such an informative post about this place and i thoroughly enjoyed reading it.Also the pics that were shared looks amazing.

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  21. Megan Lumb

    I always wanted to see a windmill farm and thanks for sharing something about it.The pics that you have shared look marvelous and i wish i could visit this place someday.I love to capture images on my camera and i just wished that i could capture those windmill from different views.

  22. Nicholas

    Great place to visit.The windmill farm looks awesome.I have never seen such a thing so far and i really wish that i could see this farm.I think it would be great to visit this place with friends and i am hoping that we will visit this place soon.

  23. James

    Nice post.I couldn’t stop looking at the wonderful pics that you have shared in this article.I love exploring new places because it is so exciting and interesting.I have never been to the place you mentioned but it looks quite exciting and i am looking forward to visit this place very soon.thanks for sharing this post and it was quite interesting reading it.

  24. Zvi

    Thanks for sharing this post.The pics look quite cool and it is a good place to hang out with friends.I would love to visit this place and watch the windmill farm because i have not seen such a thing so far.I am looking forward to visit this place soon.

  25. Kishor Patel

    This is a great blog over here. It is written very well and the windmill farm really got my attention. The pictures also that you have clicked just do complete justice to the place. I hope to make here next monsoon. Thanks a lot

  26. Shilpa Yadav

    I love this post, It was really nice and brought back some really good memories of my time in Satara when I had visited this place back in 2005. I’m very happy to see that it looks very much the same as what it was back then when I had gone there. I would love to visit this place again. Thanks a lot for helping me relive my amazing time there.


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