Wai, is a weekend getaway from Pune/Mumbai . This is hidden gem for tourist who are seeking some peace from the hasty life of the city. It is a small town in Satara district of Maharashtra, Located on the banks of Krishna River. This place has so much to offer starting from temples to rivers to lush green beauty to camping to adventures. Wai is the closest to Famous hill stations “Mahabaleshwar” and “Panchgini”.Wai is at the foothills of Panchgini.
How to Reach Wai:
By Road: We started our journey to Wai by Road (Car) with group of friends from Mumbai. It took us almost 4 -5 hours to reach at the destination. The distance between Mumbai to Wai is 230Km. You can also plan a road trip to Wai from Pune distanced at 89Km. You can also go to Wai via Direct buses from Mumbai. There are several travels which run between Mumbai and Wai like Neeta travels, Swami travels etc. It almost takes similar time (4 hours) to reach at the destination.
By Train: There’s no direct train to Wai from Mumbai. Looking for cheapest way to reach Wai from Mumbai? Just get in to Koyna Express which starts from CST Station of Mumbai till Satara. From Satara you can get the local cabs to reach Wai .This will take almost 6 hours to reach at the destination. If you are looking for a fastest way then you can take any trains running between Mumbai – Pune and get a cab from Pune to Wai.
Stay in Wai: As Wai is a small town and one day trip destination, you will have very limited stay options here. We stayed in the Anandvan Resort (http://www.anandvan.co.in/html/welang.html) located in the small village of Wai called Welang. This Resort is an amazingly off beat place to stay with so much of beauty around it. It is located at the back waters of Dhom dam. It has 6 Cottages made with Bamboo & bricks with an outside sitting area which gives amazing views of sahyadri ranges.