Panchgani lies at the
distance of 16 km from Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in Maharashtra and 265
km from Mumbai.
Climatic conditions :
Panchgani enjoys the pleasant climate throughout the year. In summers the
maximum temperature reaches to 35 degrees while in winters the temperature
falls down to the 16 degrees.
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Best Time to visit :
October to May
How to reach :
Pune is the closest airport (98
kilometers). The road from Panchgani connects to the cities like Mumbai and
amidst the five hills, Panchgani is the best of eco holidays destinations in
India. It lies at an altitude of 1334 meters. Panchgani derives its name
from the five hills that surrounds it. 'Panch' means five and 'gani' means
settlement. It is also popularly known as the 'Mecca of Maharashtra'.
This picturesque hill station is most popular among the tourists from the
nearby cities providing a relaxing and salubrious atmosphere away from
scorching heat and dust of the cities. In the earlier times it was the
favorite summer holiday destination for the Britishers and wealthy Parsi
families. The most convenient way to reach Panchgani is to drive from Pune,
the nearest city that can be accessible by air and rail.
Tourists Activities :
Fruitful Walks :
Tourists can walk through the lovely wooded landscape and enjoy the beauty
of the coastal plains at its best, witness the Krishna Valley and watch the
serenity of the from the distance. The magnificent sights of the surrounding
hills seems to mesmerize you till the bottom of your heart. Have a look at
the old British buildings and the Parsi houses.
Poni Ride :
You can even enjoy the enchanting beauty of Panchgani, by taking a poni
ride through the pristine oak forests. The small ride through the small
hemlets,and farms can never fail to enchant you. Enjoy the lush greenery of
the forests and the exotic view of the valleys on the way. You can even hire
the bicycles and taxis to take a sightseeing tour of Panchgani.
Water Sports :
The most exciting destination to visit at Panchgani is Tapola, where you
can enjoy the numerous water sports activities. Take a ride on scooter boats
and speed boats. Apart from that you can enjoy eating strawberries with
cream, served at various joint on the Panchgani Mahabaleshwar road.
Tourists Attractions :
Table land :
Located at the height of 69 meters, Table land, large flat expanse of
laterite rock is the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. Tourists can
explore some of the most spectacular caves found here. The most interesting
among them all is the Devil's Kitchen. It is also a famous shooting point.
Parsi Point :
Situated just a kilometter away from the Panchgani town is the Parsi point,
which offers the spell bounding views of the Krishna valley and the
backwaters of the Dhom Dam.
Sydney Point :
The Sidney Point enchants its tourists with the scenic beauty, situated on
the small hill rock, which faces the Krishna valley. It provides you the
breathtaking views of the Pandevagarh and Mandardevi hills.
Lingmala Falls :
Lingmala falls are situated on the Mahabaleshwar Pune road. The falls are
the favorite picnic spot among the tourists. You can also make a visit to
the forest bungalow of Lingmala, which is located nearby.
Rajapuri Caves :
Not more than at the distance of 10 kilometer from Panchgani, are the
religious Rajapuri caves. They holds the special significance among the
Hindus because of the temple in the region dedicated to the Lord Karthikeya
(Son of Lord Shiva).