Sunsets and Stargazing: Here's 'Wai' You Should Visit THIS Town, Just 4 Hours from Mumbai
As the rains are finally pouring over Maharashtra, it is the perfect time to plan a short monsoon getaway from Mumbai, isn't it? Now, there are a lot of the usual options such as Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, and Lonavala. But how about ditching the regulars this time around, to opt for an offbeat destination? We suggest you head to Wai! Why? Let's find out.
Enthralling sunsets and fun boat-rides
Located at the foothills of Panchgani, this picturesque town has lakes, forts, sunset points, caves, and a lot more. You can also indulge in some adventure sport and camping in Wai, as well.
Pandavgad Fort, and Table Land (Asia's second longest mountain plateau) in Wai are tourist favorites, when it comes to soaking in the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views. Furthermore, there is the tranquil Dhom Dam, where visitors can indulge in some peaceful picnicking and a fun boat ride.
Stargazing at Harrisons Folly, Historical Wai Caves
Another great camping site in Wai, Harrisons Folly offers panoramic views of the valley. And when the sun goes down, it works as the perfect spot for stargazing. And guess what? There is no shortage of food stalls around the location, for you to savour some of the local delicacies.
After a night under the starry skies, you can head to the historically-significant Wai Caves to dig into the past. Here, you're surely to be mesmerized by the brilliance of ancient craftsmanship.
Lastly, Wai is also home to spiritual places like Kashi Vishweswar Temple and Dholya Ganpati Ghat, which shows why the town is known as the 'Varanasi of the South'.
How to travel from Mumbai to Wai?
Seated at a distance of 231 km and approximately 4 hours away, the fastest way to reach Wai from Mumbai is to take a cab or hop on your personal vehicle. If you're looking for a budget option, you can also board a bus, which will take a little over 5 hours.
Alternatively, you can also take a train from Mumbai to Pune, and then hail a cab to Wai. No matter which of these travel options you choose, you will be delighted to discover the serene town of Wai.
Monsoons are here and Wai would be a lot greener right now, compared to the other seasons. So, give your buddies a call, pack your bags, and head for a relaxing short trip to Wai. As for us, we'll probably already be there, stargazing at Harrisons Folly. And you can thanks us when we meet!