Wai is a town in Satara District, in Maharashtra state, India. Located on the Krishna River, Wai was a town of some prominence in the days of the Peshwas. It’s a beautiful hill town with a limited population which is quite nearby to the Krishna River in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Wai is beautifully surrounded by a range of mountains in the Sahyadri region making it a perfect photogenic location for you and your friends. Wai which is around 7.5 metres above the sea level is one of the understated yet beautiful hill stations of Maharashtra.
District: Satara
Population: 36,030 (2011)

Also known as the Dakshin Kashi, Wai is located in Maharashtra and has over 100 ancient and old temples which are nothing short of picturesque.

The place has good connectivity to all the means of transportation.

Things to do– Dholya Ganpati Mandir, Dage Aadipar, Kalubai Mandir amongst others.

There are a number of places to see in the town. The Wai caves which is a combination of nine Buddhist caves which are of the must visit places in the town Wai. There is also a Shiva temple in the caves and one can also see various artifacts on the walls of the caves. Then there is the Dholya Ganpati Mandir located along the Krishna River which is a holy place for the pilgrims. The Dhom and Balakwadi dams about 19km away from Wai. Near the Dhom dam there are temples named Narashima and Dhomeshwar . There are six forts surrounding the Wai town which are the Kindergad, Kamalgad, Pandavgad, Varaitgad and the Vandan-Cahndan forts. One can have a panorama view from these forts of the hills and valleys and experience an awesome nature sightseeing from here. The tourist activities here include taking part in the trekking sports organized near the forts.  3kms from Wai one reaches the Menavli Ghat where there are two temples, one dedicated to Lord Shiva and the other to Lord Vishnu.. One of the tourist spot to be visited is the ‘wada’ of Nana Phadnavis which is beautifully decorated with teak wood. The walls of Wada are decorated by  many paintings of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Ganesha . A grand celebration takes place along the seven ghats of Wai which is organized in the honor of Goddess Krishnabai. Panchgani is one of the most beautifull Hill Station near Wai for Holidays. It has an amazing climate and scenic ambience and have an awesome view of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. There is Tapola Lake with blue colour water and green foliage on all sides. Here the tourists can enjoy boating. The Marpo Gardens the treat to food lovers with the delicious food. All range of accommodations are available here satisfying the needs of the travelers.


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