Weekend Getaways in India

Weekend Getaway from Mumbai to Wai, Bike Rides

  • Starting Point:

    Mumbai

  • Destination:

    Wai

  • When to Visit:

    Any time of the year

  • Type of Bike Required:

    Any bike in good condition will be ideal for the journey

  • Cuisine:

    Maharashtrian Cuisine

  1. Mumbai - Wahal - Kasar Bhat - Vadkhal - Sukeli - Panchgani - Wai Via NH66

    250kms

    Approx. 7 Hours

  2. Mumbai - Wahal - Kamshet - Khandala - Surur - Wai Via NH48

    234kms

    Approx. 5 Hours

Historical Background

Wai has good old day’s historical events having a resemblance in appearance to its district headquarters Satara. Wai is an old built-up area having a past of over 200 years. The region dates back when the Bijapur line of hereditary rulers of a country Afzal Khan camped at Wai during his campaign in opposition to Shivaji. In a forceful way, he took up residence a large block of flats called Banawdikar Wada and twisted it into a ‘Kutchery’. Banawdikar Wada was the place to be a source of fascination and plots on how to capture or kill Chhatrapati Shivaji, until such time Shivaji killed Afzal Khan at Pratapgad. The Wada as if rooted to the spot exists in Raviwar Peth of Wai. The wada’s main door is constructed of a solid wooden frame, with beautiful pleasing carvings of the former times.

There are many ideal spots to be visited near by the destination like Pandavgad, Nana Phadnavis Wada, Dhom Dam, and many such places. Wai is famous for many architectural temples and historical locations.

A few kilometers away from Wai, a temple of Mandhradevi Kalubai is situated. The temple is 400 years old. Situated on Krishna River, Dhom Dam is also a well known tourist spot in Wai. The greenery and nature here is admired by the tourists. The another spot of attraction to offer for tourists is ‘Pandavgad Fort’. The fort is famous for trekking. ‘Nana Fadnavis Wada’ the home of famous statesman of Maratha Empire, Nana Fadnavis, is also located near Wai. The home is a tourist attraction as it is still maintained in the same condition it was built by the Maratha Minister. Behind the home one can enjoy the beauty of Krishna River and many other temples.


Option 1: Mumbai – Wahal – Kasar Bhat – Vadkhal – Sukeli – Panchgani – Wai

  • Starting point: Kurla (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Ending point: Wai (Maharashtra)
  • Via: NH66
  • Distance: 250 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 7 Hrs

The route crosses via NH66. It also encompasses of Panchgani, another beautiful hill station. One must also visit it for a complete and enjoyable cliff vacation. The riders must drive cautiously on Kasar Bhat stretch of the route, as it consists of sharp turns and twists.


Option 2: Mumbai – Wahal – Kamshet – Khandala – Surur – Wai

  • Starting point: Kurla (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Ending point: Wai (Maharashtra)
  • Via: NH48
  • Distance: 234 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 5 Hrs

The route crosses through NH48. It also passes through the beautiful destination like Khandala. It is also a renowned hill station and a must give visit destination. The rider may require a time span of approximately 5 hours to complete the journey through the following route. The beautiful scenic view of the route will be a treat to the eyes.


Places to Stay

Wai is well-liked and admired by many people as a one-day tourist place and hence has limited freedom of choice to stay. It is beyond the shadow of a doubt and most liked or admired by many people for weekend getaways. Wai has very limited places to stay so tourists for most of the part prefer to stay in Villa or Resort. Very quiet, beautiful places with a natural view through mountains; is a treat to timepiece for gazing the delightful nature view through mountains. There is a resort that offers people exposure to the spectacular deodar forests scattered all around the hilly slope.

Types of Accommodation Available

After reaching Wai one can relax and unwind a little in the hotel room. Get high on camp stay at Wai, which is the excellent campground for those seeking complete solitude in nature. With the scenic and calm view of the entire place, Wai spreads lush greeneries and pleasant ambiance. A location where you can make your stay, have fun doing multiple activities and enjoying the birds-eye view of the entire town that will be in trustworthy of experiencing.

Things to Eat

One of the best Maharashtrian cottage joint to be had on highways leading to Mumbai where cooked food sold by vendors in a street is really traditional, Batata Vada is a specialty of this region. Batata Vada is a specialty of this region. Enjoy a scrumptious meal every time you go there with a platter full of Maharashtrian Non-Veg Thali.

One can also order side dishes like Chicken Curry, Mutton Fry, Fish, Eggs, a bowl full of gravy and serving of rice with onion. Pulao and Biryani are considered to be the most rice dishes of this locality, each region showcasing different varieties. You can also try some more snack items like Chivda Grapes, Samosa, Mung Bhaaji and different kinds of Chaats. Wai has some good restaurants, but they have the most desirable bakeries! You must visit Bakeries on Mazgaon road for yummy cakes and other causing delight bakery treats.

Places to Visit

A not so great or important as the other known one-day tourist place near Pune is the postcard town of Wai. This small town in Sitara district is the first stop during the course of a journey of considerable size and more famous hill stations such as Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar and is a perfect rainy season accompanying the wet monsoon spot near Pune.

Sherbaug

Sherbaug is a set of words specified as theme park and resort in the middle of a naturally formed valley. Playing host to a wide range of activities, it’s in only a short distance away to the hill station of Panchgani. Growing luxuriantly and extremely peaceful, the Sherbaug has activities such as making of clay pottery. The main evoking interest is the park and gardens, with Rosegarden, Cactus garden, and Dinosaur garden. There’s a lot of wildlife here comprising with rabbits, birds, wild turkeys and, on the lake, swans, and ducks.

Parsi Point

Parsi Point at a short distance is close to Sydney point. Parsi Point has taken up residence in high over the Krishna river valley. From here with realms of possibility can view Krishna valley and most of the Dhom Dam. The quintessential spot for a picnic put forward some pleasurable views of the valley and also defined boundaries of Wai.

Best Time to Visit

Anxious or troubled about tourists flocking or closing hours of Wai while the process of making plans for your trip? The most desirable time to visit Wai is from the months of January to March. When you perfectly soak in the practical experience and not worry about the irritating inconvenience. The state of the atmosphere in Wai is expressing approval along with the best of activities happening during this intense time in Wai.

A few kilometers away from Wai, one can find ‘Vairatgad Fort’. The fort’s hill top is a small one and has a Hanuman Temple on top. The next destination ‘Rajapuri caves’ also known as ‘Karthik Caves’ is a tourist spot. These are the bunch of interconnected caves with many historical idols and deep dark narrow lanes.

Hope Bforbiker was helpful in providing some useful information about Wai and the places nearby it.