"Karad, a town in western Maharashtra is situated along the banks of two rivers, Krishna and Koyna. Karad, originally named Karhatak has its significance because of the wide "Y" (180 degrees) shaped confluence of these two rivers.
Besides being called as the cultural city after Pune, it also is the center stage for education. Karad also takes the pride as the hometown of Maharashtra State's first Chief Minister, Mr. Yashwantrao B. Chavan. A memorial, surrounded by a beautiful park has been built on the banks of Krishna River to commemorate this great leader. "
On the banks of Krishna river, is situated the temple of Devi Krishnamai and on the banks of Koyna river is situated the temple of Devi Koynamai.Karad, in ancient history was under the rule of Aundh Sansthan.
- By Air - International Air Port - Mumbai (350 km)
- Domestic Air Ports - Pune (165 km.), Belgaum (170km), Kolhapur (70km)
- By Rail - Karad is on Mumbai - Kolhapur, Nijamuddin - Hubli and Gondia - Kolhapur & Kurla-Bangalore main lines. Major trains destined for Kolhapur from Mumbai or Pune have stopovers at Karad.
- By Road - Regular Bus services from Mumbai (350km), Pune (162km), Kolhapur (70km), Solapur (240km), Belgaum (170km) and Bijapur (210km) are available. To know the Travel facility click
Karad is located on the NH4. Karad is about 50 Kms. from Satara city on N.H. No. 4 between Satara and Kolhapur.Kolhapur is 70kms from Karad
- Summer temperature: 30-35c
- Winter temperature: 20-25 c
- Average Rainfall: 450 mm
Language : Marathi is the official language of city Besides here English , Hindi & Gujarati also spoken
Local Transport : Karad has a good transport facilities during the city by auto-rikshaws , city-buses
Where to stay: Karad has sevral hotels of different price range as your requirement.
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