Just about a couple of hours away from Pune is the historic and culturally important village of Wai which, even though famous, is less explored. And hence, we’ve decided to help you out to find the best of places to eat, stay and tour around at Wai.
Budget Stays, Strawberry Fields & Meals Under INR 100: We Love This Amazing Getaway Near Pune
Stay At This Nawab's Villa
Once owned by the Nawab of Wai, Rock Side Villa is perfect for a gang of 10 where you pay INR 1500 per person for a night. For details on amenities and bookings, click our recommendation here.
Read Original Sanskrit Scripts & Vedas
Outside the famous Dholya Ganpati in a quaint corner is an unusual library, Prajna Pathashala, that hosts rare and original sanskrit texts dating as back as to the Rigveda era! If you’re a history enthusiast, you can easily spend a couple of hours here, browse through the books and read.
The View From The Fort
A small yet important fort of the Maratha Kingdom, Viratgarh fort, which is now found in ruins, offers a breathtaking view of valleys and sahyadris surrounding it.
Visit A Century Old Temple
A eight feet wide and 10 feet tall Ganpati, which is a must visit when in Wai. This temple is centuries old and also has a historic importance. There’s also a small river flowing right besides the temple where you can take a dip if you know to swim as the river is surprisingly clean!
Dig In To A Maharastrian Thali
Wai is a relatively small village and does not have a lot of fancy restaurants. But, we highly recommend you to eat at any of the shacks that you see as their food will be way too delicious than any of the fancy eats! The food on an average at every such food shack will start from INR 100 for a full fledged thali.
Visit The Mapro Garden
Love the faleros and squashes by Mapro? Visit their garden-cum-factory, located on the Wai-Surur road, and spend some time in their strawberry fields and fruit orchards. You can also buy your favourite Mapro products out here.