Within no minutes all five of us were inside the truck in the front seat and the journey towards Wai started. Everybody advised us to spend the night at Wai, and then leave for Panchgani/Mahabaleshwar in the morning with the first bust at 6.30 . We took the advice and got down at Wai . There was a huge local ST bus stop and a couple of lodges. The bust stop was very well lit and already so many people were sleeping on the floor and on the concrete benches. We thought of giving it a try ! We lied down on a concrete bench and within minutes we both passed out into one of the deepest sleeps ever. The journey, the rain and the constant jumping in and out of trucks, buses and tempos had exhausted us.
The idol of Ganesha in this temple is said to have been donated by a generous goldsmith's family based in the region. Devotees complete their long journey by offering prayers at this well-adorned Ganesha temple known for its impressive gateway adorned with intricate work.