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Phaltan is a town, a taluka and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The town is about 59km north-east of the city of Satara and about 110 km from Pune.HistoryPhaltan State along with Wathar was one of the non-salute Maratha princely states of British India, under the central division of the Bombay Presidency, under the states of the Kolhapur-Dekkan Residency, Satara Agency and later the Deccan States Agency. It was one of the Satara Jahagirs. The state measured 397 square miles (1,028 km²) in area. According to the 1901 census, the population showed a decrease of 31% in the decade at 45,739. The population of the town itself was 9,512 in that year. In 1901, the state enjoyed revenue estimated at £13,000- and paid a tribute to the British Raj of £640. Its flag was a rectangular bicolor, orange over green.The Hindu ruling family was descended from Naik Nimbaji Nimbalkar (1284–1291), a Maratha who received a grant from a Mughal emperor in the 17th century. The ruler had the title of Raja, or Naik Nimbalkar. The first wife, SaiBai, of 17th century emperor Shivaji was from Phaltan. Major HH Raja Bahadur Shrimant Malojirao Mudhojirao Nanasaheb Naik Nimbalkar IV was the last Ruler of Phaltan.Currenty the present king of phaltan is Shri Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar and the throne will soon succeed to the prince Shri Aniket Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, Wathar also known as the brother of Phaltan Is ruled by Shri Jetendra Kumar Naik Nimbalkar which will succeed to the prince, Shri Satyajit Naik Nimbalkar and then to the youngest male member of the Royal Family Shri Suryaditya Naik Nimbalkar, The Royal Naik Nimbalkar family is one of the most reputed and respected royals in the world and has properties and assets in billionsPhaltan is in Satara District. Our India trip itinerary planning site combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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