WAI - Amazing Maharashtra


WAI, an ancient city, situated on the bank of the Krishna River, is 95 kilometers south of Pune City. Wai, located in the Satara District is known in Maharashtra for its ghats. The ghats on both the banks of the River Krishna are fascinating. There are many temples along both the ghats on the river, of them the temples of Dholya Ganapati, Shree Vishnu and Devi Laxmi are structurally beautiful. WAI is regarded as ‘South Kashi’ or ‘A Town of Temples’ due to the large number of temples and its architecture.

In modern times, Wai, is known for its Sanskrit School (Pradnya Pathshala) and the headquarters of the Board of Marathi Encyclopedia, a gigantic task undertaken by the Government of Maharashtra.

This place is also famous for film shootings. Shooting of many blockbusters like Deool, Gangajal, Dabbang, Omkara, Swadesh, Ishqiya, Singham are shot here.

Places to visit in Wai
Dholya Ganpati Mandir, Kashi Vishweshwar Mandir, Krishna Ghat, Dhom Dam, Wakeshwar, Bhadreshwar

Festivals of Wai
Krushnabai Utsav - celebrated during January-February

Accommodation / Hotels
Rutu Farm # 09822 777551 / 09823 099727 [Tariff : Rs.2500/- to 7000/-]
Hotel Sanai Residency # 02167-222038/39 / 223739 [Tariff : Rs.2500/- to 6500/-]

How to reach WAI
Wai falls en route to Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar

Satara to Wai – 35 Kilometers
Pune to Wai – 95 Kilometers
Mumbai to Wai – 250 Kilometers

Photos WAI

Dholya Ganpati Mandir Wai Satara MaharashtraMenavali Ghat Wai

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