Satara is a town located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Satara is also a district headquarter. The name is derived from the seven (sat) hills (tara) surrounding the town. The town is 2320 ft. above sea-level near the confluence of the Krishna river and its tributary the Venna 67 mi (about 110 km) south of Pune. An ancient centre of cultural heritage the city has several mythological historical cultural and even political references. Satara was regarded as the celestial abode of great seven sages on the hill fort of Ajinkyatara which was known as Fort of Sapta-Rishi (Seven Sages) and hence the name ‘Satara’ which is derived from the seven (sat) hills (tara) surrounding the town.