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Approx. 230 km from Mumbai, Wai has THESE 7 destinations for you to explore after the pandemic!

Wai is linked with mythology and innumerable temples, whose tales will amuse you.

Nestled amidst the scenic Sahyadri Ranges, some 230 km away from Mumbai, is Wai- a popular town with mythological links and innumerable temples. Some refer to this town as Viraatnagri, for it is believed that this was the Kingdom of King Viraat where the Pandavas stayed during their exile. The topography of this town will appeal to the cinephile in you as well, for a number of Bollywood blockbusters have been shot here. However, if you are still wondering 'Why Wai?', then have a look at this list of 7 places that add to the quintessential charms of this hill station and plan your weekend getaway, whenever the pandemic permits!

Sydney Point

The best views come after the hardest of the climbs- this phrase stands true for all the tourists making a stop at Sydney Point. An indulging spot for adventure aficionados, this viewpoint overlooks the scenery of Krishna Valley and is believed to be one of the most placid places in Wai.

Wai Caves

An interconnected labyrinth of approximately 9 caves, Wai Caves are associated with Buddhism, however, now a few of these have been converted into Shiva temples. Architecture buffs should definitely take their time while visiting these archaic caves that follow rules opined in the Vastu Shastra.

Pandavgad Fort

Erected at a height of more than 40,00 ft above sea level, Pandavgad Fort is believed to have been constructed in the memory of a Sanskrit poet. Made using black stones, this fifteenth-century monument is encompassed by rare and local flora which adds to the fascination of trekkers hiking this route.

Nana Phadnavis Wada

One of the most well-preserved buildings of the town, Nana Phadnavis Wada is a large quadrangular mansion that was once home to the Peshwas. The floor plan includes a ghat and a temple along with the main structure which is typical of the architecture style practised during the era of Peshwas.

Table Land

Believed to be Asia's second-longest mountain plateau, the Table Land offers a panoramic view for opacarophiles. Further, the vast stretch of land is set against clear skies which make stargazing at night a thrilling adventure and other activities, such as horse riding and camping, can also be pursued here.

Dholya Ganapati Temple

One of the oldest temples of this hill station, Dholya Ganapati Temple is a seventeenth-century temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This temple gets its name from the size of the idol (approximately 10 feet in height and 8 ft in width) placed within its chambers as 'Dholya' means huge.

Dhom Dam

Dhom Dam makes for the perfect place to plan a picnic owing to its picturesque location and expansive scenery of sparkling water of the River Krishna. Further, visitors can also indulge in an adrenaline rush with activities such as boating while they imbibe the captivating beauty of this destination.

Knock Knock

If you are looking to remove yourself from the din of city life, then Wai is the perfect place to unwind your mind over a weekend. So chalk out your post-pandemic itinerary for a perfectly thought-out adventure amidst verdant hues with this listicle. Also, don't forget to observe covid safety protocols, if you are planning a visit before the pandemic has been completely eradicated!

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