Popularly known as Karhatak, Karad is a municipal corporation and a major tourist attraction, which is located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Nestled at the confluence of Krishna River and Koyna River popularly known as Preeti Sangam,
Karad is popularly known as Dakshin Kashi. There is a popular legend that Lord Ram stepped his feet on this land and it was home of Sahadeva, one of the five Pandavas. Buddhist caves that lie near the Karad are the major attractions. Other popular places include Devi Krishnamai Temple and Devi Koynamai Temple. Several sugar factories dot the length and breadth of this city and therefore it is known as the Sugar Bowl of India. Mashru and Himroo are the famous handicrafts that belong to this region.