Wai is a town in Satara District, in Maharashtra state, India. Situated on the Krishna River, Wai was a town of some noticeable quality in the times of the Peshwas. Two essential Maratha Brahmin from decision families had their starting points here: Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi Tambe family and Gopikabai, spouse of Nanasaheb Peshwa Raste family. Peshwas, a word got from the Persian word for "foremost leader", were like a cutting edge head administrator, and served Maharashatra state from 1713 to 1857.
Wai has for quite some time been a social center. Locally noticeable families manufactured a few compositionally noteworthy sanctuaries in Wai. A couple of kilometers from Wai on a slope 4,650 feet above ocean level is the sanctuary of Mandhradevi Kalubai, which is over 400 years of age. In later occasions, about 300 Bollywood and Marathi motion pictures have been shot in Wai. Wai has the epithetic name "Dakshin Kashi" Kashi or Varanasi of the South on account of the city's in excess of 100 sanctuaries.
Wai is known in Maharashtra for its ghats on the banks of the Krishna River and its sanctuaries, particularly the Dholya Ganapati sanctuary on Ganapati Ghat. The seventeenth century warlord Afzal Khan general, speaking to Ali Adil Shah II of the Bijapur Sultanate, is said to have made his first stop here on his way to the post of marahtha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. A store of 105 firearms, swords and different weapons were found in Wai around 2005.