Two and half hours drive from Pune, and 50 kms. from Pachgani Mahabaleswar,  on Pune-Banglore National Highway at Satara stands the magnificent 'Hotel Mahendra Executive'.The hotel, an architectural marvel, stands out amongst the other highway hotels between Mumbai and Satara.The hotel with star grade facilities is open for customers 24 hours. There was a time when Satara had no decent hotels on highway and travelers had to drive all the way to Karad, once left Pune.Thus M/s Sulke  family took up the challenge and constructed the marvelous 'Hotel Mahendra Executive' which opened to the public on 1st Apil 1995. 

Ever since, the hotel had been attracting customers ranging from eminent personalities, company executives, politicians, to highway travelers. The hotel had also become the choice of foreigners traveling on the highway.