The district’s name comes from the seven hills circling it. It has some of the most known temples and shrines of the state and a great picturesque view. It has been the spiritual destination for various renowned sages such as Gondavelakar Maharaj and has been an essential religious site since ancient times which can be seen in the Pateshwar temple caves.
Sri Brahmachaitanya Gondavalekar Maharaj Temple
It is built in remembrance of the great saint Gondavelakar Maharaj who devoted his life to Lord Rama. This temple is situated in Gondavale in Satara.
Dholya Ganpati Temple
It has a 10 feet high idol of Lord Ganesha and is located in Wai in Satara. It is known for its positivity. The side wall of the temple is built in the shape of a median triangle similar to a fishing boat to protect it from floods showcasing brilliant architecture. The idol is carved out of black stone but painted with saffron hiding its true form.
It consists of 8 ancient caves and a temple complex built in the 16th century dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated around 11km from Satara on the Satara-Kolhapur highway. It has more than one thousand Shiva-Lingas.
It is built as a replica of the original Nataraj temple in Tamil Nadu and is located in Aditya Nagari. It is dedicated to Lord Nataraj who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Shikhar Shingnapur Temple
Located on the Shingnapur slopes in Satara this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known for its sense of peace and calmness. There are two other temples In close proximity to the shrine namely the Amrutesh and Gupta Linga temples. It is also known as the Dakshin Kailash temple and it is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married here.
Nandgiri Shri Parshavnath Digambar Jain Temple
Built in respect of the Jain saint this temple has several semi-submerged parts and is located in Sadashiv Peth in Satara. The Semi submerged sites show a mind-numbing form of creativeness and architecture with beatific aesthetics.