Description of the accommodation
'Laxmi- Taste and Rest', A Budget hotel nestled in the lap of western ghats, near panchgani, Wai.
Located on the Krishna River, Wai was a town of some prominence in the days of the Peshwas. Two important Maratha Brahmin queens were born into families in this tiny town: Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi (Tambe family) and Rani Gopikabai, wife of Nanasaheb Peshwa (Raste family).
Wai has the epithetic name "Dakshin Kashi". Wai is known in Maharashtra for its ghats on the banks of the Krishna River and its temples, especially the "Dholya Ganapati" temple on the "Ganapati Ghat".
Pandavas established Viratnagari at the site of the future city of Wai in the 1700s. With more than 100 temples, it is also called Dakshin Kaashi. The 17th century warlord Afzal Khan (general), representing Ali Adil Shah II of the Bijapur Sultanate, is said to have made his first halt here on his way to the fort of insurgent Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. A cache of 105 guns, swords and other weapons were found in Wai around 2005.