(Famous for Ganpati and Ghats)
Wai also known as Wai Phawadi or Dakshin Kashi is a city near Pune, Satara District in the Maharashtra state of India. It is next to the bank of the Krishna River. It is famous for its temples and ghats (banks) on the Krishna River. The famous Dholya Ganapati temple is situated on its Ganapati Ghat.
Wai is one of the important towns in Satara district. It is 88 Kms. from Pune on the way to Panchgani.
This place with heavy rainfall - 701 meter high from the sea level.
There are 7 ghats here:
- Madhi Aali
- Ganpati Aali
On the Brahmanshahi ghat there are 4 temples Chakreshwar, Chimneshwar, Kaunteshwar/Harihareshwar and Kaleshwar. Near Brahmanshahi there are Vitthal and Ganpati temples.
Ramdoh ghat has Rameshwar temple, Ramkund and Chilavali Devi temple. On Gangapuri ghat there is Lord Shiva, Dwarka, Bahiroba, Datta Temple. On Ganpati Aali that there are Ganpati temple. In Dharma puri there are Lord Vishnu temple & Mahalaxmi temple.
Dholya Ganpati temple is one of the prime temples in Maharashtra. The idol of Lord Ganesh is very big - As name suggests- and is situated on the beautiful ghats of river Krishna.
Pandavgadh is very famous fort near Wai that is certainly very difficult to trek from this side. But trekkers usually go to this fort from Bhor side. Other places worth seeing are Palpeshwar Cave, Caves of Harya Ramoshi.
Wai is very famous for it's Pedha-Popularly known as Kandi Pedha.
General Information & Accomdation info on Wai city of Maharashtra