Char Bhinti is another important historical place in Satara. Situated on the way to Ajinkyatara Fort, this hill offers a good view of Satara city. While on one side one can see Satara city, on the other side there is Ajinkyatara fort. There are two historical links to this place. Char Bhinti i.e. four walls were constructed by Chhatrapati Pratapsinh Maharaj in 1830. This place is also called as Najar Bangala. This place was constructed to offer a good view of arriaval of Chhatrapati to the family members (ladies) during VijayDashami (Dasara) celebrations.
This place also contains a monument constructed to remember the warriers of great freedom fight of 1857. It remembers Rani Lakshmibai, Tatya Tope, Rango Bapuji Gupte and others. It was constructed on completion of hundred years to the first freedom fight against British (rulers then). This place was renovated during year 2001.
How to Reach?
As this place is on the way to Ajinkyatara Fort, the options to go to Ajinkyatara are also applicable to this. First is from Rajwada (Palace) to Adalatwada and from there to Char Bhinti. Second is the road opposite to Sai temple in Godoli. It comes straight to Char Bhiti. This is better option if you are bringing heavy vehicle.
What to See?
- Char Bhinti
- Hutatma Monument
- Beautiful View of Satara City