<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Karad (Devanagari: कराड) is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indianstate 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 then meet again in Karad. The rivers meet exactly headon, thus forming letter "T". Hence their confluence is called 'Preeti Sangam' meaning "Lovely Meeting". It will be of interest to know that their length from originating point to meeting point is almost same. That is unique in the world. 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 Govt. College of Engineering, Govt. College of Pharmacy, KIMS and hotels such as Hotel Sangam.
Karad is located at . It has an average elevation of 566 metres (1856 feet). Karad is located near Agashiva . It has been referred in great epic Mahabharata. It has "Aum" (Devanagari ॐ) shape when viewed aerially.
Karad has strong influence over Politics of Maharashtra, as first Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Honorable Mr. Yashavantrao Chavan, was from Karad who later served as Deputy Prime Minister of India.karad city was recently... Read More