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Head To The Temple Town Of Wai From Mumbai

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Updated: Friday, August 4, 2017, 14:33 [IST]
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Situated at a distance of 35 km from the city of Satara is the pilgrim town of Wai, which is home to more than 100 odd temples. Most of the temples here follow the Hemadpanthi style of architecture, which uses huge stone slabs in its construction without mortar.

Wai was also known as Viraat Nagari, as it is believed that the Pandavas stayed here with King Viraat of Wai during their exile period. The town was then an important place for business and commerce as traders often stopped here on their way to Satara and Kolhapur.

The town is located amidst six forts namely Pandavgad, Kindergad, Kamalgad, Vairatgad and the twin forts of Chandan - Vandan. The forts are considered to be hotspots for trekking enthusiasts and most of them are not completely ruined. Wai also offers one some breathtaking views of the hills and valleys.

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