Hon. Mr. Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan (12 March 1913 - 25 November 1984) was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the 5'th Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was a strong Congress leader, co-operative leader, social activist and writer. He was popularly known as Leader of Common People. He advocated social democracy in his speeches and articles and was instrumental in establishing co-operatives in Maharashtra for the betterment of the farmers.
Krishna and Koyana rivers sangam, also known as Pritisangam is a great place to visit in Karad city... At this location, there is a Samadhi of late Yashwantrao Chavan.
Pritisangam is a place where Krishna river and Koyna river meet each other. Both rivers originate from Mahabaleshwar and meet each other at Karad from front. This sangam is very rare in world where two rivers come from front and take a turn and become one river.
There is beautiful natural Ghat nearby sangam and temple of Gramdevi of Karad, Krishnamai. Now there is very good garden and it is most visited tourist spot in Karad.
It is located 56 KM towards South, 13 KM from Karad & 279 KM from Mumbai. Sadashivgad (Hajarmachi) is another famous hill in Karad and is known for the Sadashivgad Fort situated on it. This fort was constructed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and is visited by a large number of tourists daily. Visitors can also visit a Lord Shiva temple, which is very crowded on the every Monday. A fair is also organised in the month of Shravan every year which draws in a lot of devotees there.
Vasantgad is at distance of 13 km from Karad and 47 km from Satara. Vasantgad Fort is an ancient hill fort situated near Talbid village in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is one of the popular trekking places in Maharashtra and also one of the top places of sightseeing in Karad.
Talbid is the base village of Vasantgad Fort and is also the place of Shri Hambirrao Mohite, who was the fourth Commander-in-chief of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This is also the place of Queen Tarabai. One can also see the memorial of Hambirrao Mohite in Talbid.
4 kms from Karad At the distance Agashiv has ancient Buddhist caves. They are around 64. Ancient Buddhist caves are a valuable cultural place for Karad.
On the last Monday of the month of Shravan, thousands of people come to the temple of Lord Shiva on the Agashiv mountain. At the time, they take a glimpse of all these caves. Every year, the number of people visiting these caves is increasing
Pantancha Kot is located in Karad near Krishna Ghat. It is a huge well carved in a huge rock and had beautiful steps going right till the bottom.