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Pritisangam Karad by Karad Diary

It is a Sangam of Rivers Krishna and Koyana. Most beutiful and surprising thing about this sangam is, both rivers originate from same place i.e. Mahabaleshwar and meet each other at Karad from front. This sangam is very rear in world. Also there is beautifull natural Ghat nearby sangam and temple of Gramdevi of Karad, Krishnamai. Now there is very good garden and its most visited tourist spot in Karad. Yashvantrao Chavan samadhi area.

Railway station of karad (with railway time table of karad railway station+)

Image Karad – 4 km from city Karad has railway station and is onroute from Mumbai to Miraj, Sangli, Kolhapur, and Bangalore (some trains). You can reach Karad from Mumbai or Pune easily by road or rail (Mahalaxmi Express, Koyna Express, Sahyadri Express or Chalukya Express). Nearest railway junction Miraj – 72 km All super-fast trains like the Karnataka Sampark Kranti, Deekshaboomi Express, Rani Chenama Express, Haripriya Express and Miraj Hubli Express stop at Miraj Junction. You can take private cars or MSRTC buses from Miraj to Karad. Travel time from Miraj to Karad is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Railway time tableTowards Miraj No.Train No.Train NameTrain TypeDayDeparture time0111023Mumbai–KolhapurSahyadri Exp.Daily02.55 am0211097Pune–ErnakulamPurna Exp.Sun03.30 am0311011Kolhapur–MumbaiMahalaxmi Exp.Daily04.11 am0411017Dadar–YashwanpurChalukya Exp.Ex. Wed04.55 am0511035Dadar–MysoreSharavati Exp.Wed04.55 am0651441Satara–KolhapurPass.Daily06.38 am0716…

High schools in Karad

Maharashra High School, KaradYashwant High School, KaradVithamata High School, KaradTilak High School, KaradMahatma Gandhi Vidyalay, Vadgoan HaveliKanya Prashala, KaradAnandrao Chavan high School, KaradHoly Family Convent High School, KaradSant Tukaram High School, KaradSaraswati Vidya Mandir, KaradPalkar Highschool, KaradS.M.S English Medium SchoolKrishna School, KaradShaheen High School, Karad (Urdu Medium)Atmaram VidyaMandir, KaradSiddheshawar Vidyalay, Koparde HaveliShri Shivaji Vidyalaya, (Karad, Karve, Masur)

Colleges in Karad

Image Karad has many prestigious Educational Institutes such as Engineering colleges in KaradGovernment Engineering College, KaradDoulatrao Aher College of Engineering, KaradShri Santkrupa College of Engineering, Ghogaoan, KaradDadasaheb Mokashi College of Engineering, Polytechnics colleges in and around Karad CityGovernment Polytechnic College, KaradPramilatai Polytechnic College, KaradDoulatrao Aher Polytechnic College, Karad (Coming Soon)Dadasaheb Mokashi Polytechnic College, Sadashivgad, KaradShivajirao Desai Polytechnic College, Daulatnagar, Patan, KaradShri SanShri Santtkrupa Polytechnic College, Ghogaoan, KaradRamrao Nikam Polytechnic College, Indoli, KaradChatrapati Shahu Polytechnic College, AtitDiploma College of Architecture, Karad Arts, science, and commerce colleges in Karad CityYashwantrao Chavan College of Science, KaradVenutai Chavan Art,Commerce college, KaradSadguru Gadge Maharaj (SGM) Arts, Science, Commerce College, KaradAnandr…
Prithviraj Born : 18 March 1946 (age 67) Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India Political party : Indian National Congress Spouse(s) : Satvasheela Alma mater : BITS, Pilani University of California, Berkeley Prithviraj Chavan (born 17 March 1946) is the 22nd and current Chief Minister of Maharashtra, a state in Western India. A member of the Indian National Congress party, he was chosen by its president Sonia Gandhi to replace Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in 2010, following the latter's involvement in the Adarsh scam. He was previously a member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the India's Parliament) and served as the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office. Early Life Prithviraj Chavan was born to politicians Anandrao alias Dajisaheb Chavan and Premalakaki Chavan. Dajisaheb was a Member of the Lok Sabha from the Karad consitiuency, who served as Minister in the cabinets of Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri an…
Khashaba Dadasaheb Born : January 15, 1926Goleshwar, Karad Taluka, Satara District, Maharashtra, India Died : August 14, 1984 (aged 58) Occupation : Wrestler Olympic medal record : Men's wrestling Competitor for India Bronze 1952 Helsinki Bantamweight Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav or KD Jadhav (15 January 1926 – 14 August 1984), widely known as 'Pocket Dynamo', was independent India's first individual Olympic medalist when he won the freestyle wrestling bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Games. Since 1900 when Norman Pritchard won two silver medals in athletics, India had won gold medals only in field hockey, a team sport. For nearly half a century, his would remain the only individual medal for India at the Olympics until Leander Paes won a bronze in 1996. Hailing from a wrestling background, Jadhav was an ardent fan of sports, mainly wrestling, kabaddi, running, swimming and others. His father, a wrestler himself taught Jadhav about the sport and des…
Yashwantrao Balwantrao Born : 12 March 1913 Devrashtre, British Raj (now India) Died : 25 November 1984 (aged 71) New Delhi, India Political Party : Indian National Congress (Before 1977; 1981–1984) Other Political Affiliations : Indian National Congress-Urs (1977) Janata Party (1977–1978) Indian National Congress-Socialist (1978–1981) Spouse(s) : Venutai Chavan     Alma Mater : University of Mumbai Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan (12 March 1913 – 25 November 1984) was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra after the division of Bombay State and the fifth 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. Early Life Yashwantrao Chavan was born in a Maratha_Hendre Patil family on 12 March 1913 in t…
Proposed Karad
The Satara District is under proposal to be divided and a separate Karad District be carved out of existing Satara district with the inclusion of Karad and Patan as well as talukas of Walwa, Kadegaon and Shirala from neighbouring Sangli district in the proposed Karad district.

History of Karad by Karad Diary

Image It was originally known as "Karhatak", which means elephant market. Karad is a historical city, according to epic Mahabharata, Sahadeva one of the Pandavas lived in the city also known to be pious as Lord Rama stepped his feet on this land. South west of town has Karad Caves. Karad is also known for some Mughal-age architecture like the twin minarets of the Jama Masjid mosque that is located in the heart of the town. It was also meeting point of Haji holy pilgrim "Haj" in the Mughal period (1526–1857). The first capital of the Shilaharas was probably at Karad during the reign of Jatiga-II as known from their copper plate grant of Miraj and Vikramankadevacharita of Bilhana. Hence sometimes they are referred as 'Shilaharas of Karad'. The capital was later shifted to Kolhapur. Among the Silaharas of Kolhapur who ruled over Satara and Belganv districts from 1000 to 1215 A. D., Gonka deserves mention here, as he is described as the Lord of Kar…

About Karad City

Karad is a city in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It lies at the confluence of Koyna River and the Krishna River. The two rivers originate at Mahabaleshwar, which is around 100 km from Karad. They diverge at their origin, and travel for about the same distance to meet again in Karad. The rivers meet exactly headon, thus forming letter "T". Their confluence is called Preeti Sangam, meaning Lovely Meeting. Karad is well known for sugar production and is known as the sugar bowl of Maharashtra owing to the presence of many sugar factories in and around Karad. It has many prestigious Educational Institutes such as Government College of Engineering, Government College of Pharmacy and the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Hotels such as Hotel Sangam. Geography Karad is located at 17.28°N 74.2°E. It has an average elevation of 566 metres (1856 feet). Karad is located near Agashiva 17.237506°N 74.15205°E. It has been referred in great ep… begins started

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