All Bus Operators From Wai to Sawantwadi

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About Wai

Wai

Earlier called the Virat Nagari, Wai is situated on the banks of Krishna River. It has the most beautiful ghats and temples that are worth visiting. Because of its scenic location several Bollywood movies like Chennai Express, Dabbang and Omkara were shot in Wai. Located in Satara district, the Sahyadri Mountains surround this picturesque town. Dholya Ganapati temple is a major attraction of Wai.

Places to Stay
Wai has a number of luxury hotels. However, budget hotels are also available. Some of them include Sapna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Hotel Sheetal (Tariff – Rs.1,000).

Language
The official language of Wai is Marathi. Hindi and English are also spoken in the area.

Events
Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival in Wai.

Places of Interest
Mahabaleshwar about 30 km from Wai is a must-visit place. Panchgani (13 km from the town), Lohare Palpeshwar Caves (5 km) are other places to visit.

How to Get There

Air:
Lohegaon airport about 99 km away is the nearest airport. Mumbai airport (163 km) is another option.

Rail:
Tourists taking the train can come via Satara, which has a railway station. It is about 37 km away.

Bus:
Buses ply regularly from Mumbai, Pune, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. Neeta Tours and Travels is one of the major operators on this route. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites.



About Sawantwadi

Sawantwadi

A town located in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Sawantwadi is often referred to as the ‘gateway to Goa’. Bestowed with nature’s bounty, this picturesque locale is a great stop for tourists looking for a short, scenic getaway. Known for its flourishing woodcraft industry, Sawantwadi is also known for its wooden toys.

Places to Stay
Few notable hotels in Sawantwadi are: Konkan Crown Resort (Tariff – Rs 1800), Shilpagram Holiday Resort (Tariff – Rs 1200) or Saish International (Tariff – Rs 1200).

Language
The official language of Sawantwadi is Konkani. Marathi is also spoken here.

Events
Dusshera-which falls in the month of October or November, and Rakhi or Rakshabandhan are celebrated with much fervour here.

Places of Interest
Some places worth a visit in Sawantwadi include Sawantwadi Palace and the lake in front of the palace – Moti Talao. Also visit the 150-year-old Raghunath Market, which is known for its handicrafts.  The Amboli Hill Station, which is about 29 km from Sawantwadi, is highly recommended.

How to Get There

Air:

The nearest airport is at Dabolim in Goa. It is located about 87 km away from the town.

Rail:

The nearest railway station is the Sawantwadi Road Station, where the Konkan Railway makes a stop.

Bus:

Sawantiwadi is a point of convergence for four roads coming in from different directions. NH-17 goes towards Mumbai, and goes as far down as Kochi in Kerala. The road headed south reaches Panjim, Goa, within an hour’s time.  East-bound roads head towards Belgaum in Karnataka. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include ARC Travels, Hindusthan Travels and Joy Travels. Online bus booking facility is the most convenient way to book your tickets.




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