Around 250 kms away from Mumbai (110 kms from Pune), there’s a small town where the sky is clear blue and vast green hiils till as far as you can see. Located 50 kms from Satara, Phaltan was once a Maratha Princely state of British India ruled by the Nimbalkars, descendants of Naik Nimbaji Nimbalkar. The first wife of Shivaji, Sai Bai belonged to Phaltan.
The drive to Phaltan, although a bit bumpy, is made pleasant with pristine lakes and acres and acres of sugarcane farms, the main crop of the region. On my recent weekend trip (hosted by Jakson Inns), I drove around the length and breadth of Phaltan and the surrounding region only to be enamoured by the sheer beauty of Maharashtra.
Things to do in and around Phaltan
Windmill Farm in Pusegaon
Around 45 minutes drive away from Phaltan, exists one of the most dream-like places in Maharashtra. The windmill farms of Pusegaon can be one of the most romantic destinations in India. There’re huge windmills till as far as eyes can see on top of the hills, clear sky, light breeze and the most spectacular sunset. You can pack some food and drinks and have a little picnic here. If you’re staying with Jakson Inns they’ll arrange a cute picnic basket for you.
There were more than 200 windmills in the region producing enough electricity to supply to the whole Phaltan area.
Maharashtra is gorgeous and I am at one of the magical spots right now. The windmill farm in Pusegaon near Satara is majestic. These windmills provide electricity to the entire Phaltan region. I hope that the state government realises that putting in money to build roads in these areas and to promote tourism will be a far better idea than building a goddamn statue in the middle of the sea. . @jaksoninns #Phaltan #JaksonInns #Pusegaon #Maharashtra #Sahyadri #Satara #travel #travelocal #wanderlust #weekendgetaway #beautiful #windmills #traveler #willtravelforfood #roadtrip #india #incredibleindia