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» Panchgani - Queen of Hill Stations ...

Panchgani Hill Station Panchgani famed for its magnificent spatial valleys, winding rivers and scenic mountains is best known as a health resort town. The apparent British influence is indelibly marked in its architecture and ambiance. Located amidst five small hills atop a volcanic plateau it sits at an altitude of 1334 meters and is 285 kms from Mumbai. Offering awe-inspiring views of the river Krishna alongside green coastal plains this picturesque hill resort rejuvenates visitors.
Location: The hill station is located in Satara district in Maharashtra, India in the Western Ghats. Panchgani is close to important cities like Mumbai and Pune. Nestled amidst five hills in the Sahyādri mountain ranges the Krishna River flows nearby.

Devil's Kitchen: Situated at the south of the table land, the Devil's Kitchen is believed to be where the Pandavas - Mahabharata Epic protagonists stayed for some time. Pandavgad Caves near Wai are said to be from that period.
Those looking for short excursions outside Panchgani can visit Wai, Kamalghat Fort, Dolya Ganapati Temple and Kashivishveshwar Temple. Dhom Dam that is 21 kms away is popular for boating. Panchgani remains a surreal destination encapsulated in time where the silver oaks and charming colonial cottages emphasize its sleepy-eyed ambiance. The soothing, balmy climate leaves tourists smitten with its laid back atmosphere.

Shopping: The main market offers items ranging from exquisite handicrafts, hand-made footwear to fruit items. Pick up strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, mulberry, goose berries and other English fruit orchards. Mapros shops all over Panchgani sell fruit crushes, fruit drink concentrates and jams. Don't forget to check out the Budh-Ka-Bazaar for amazing souvenirs.

Leisure Activities: Tapola is where you can enjoy numerous water sports activities like riding water scooter boats and speed boats. Dhom Dam is also popular for boating. Many adventure camps get organized in Panchgani to offer activities like rock climbing, river crossing, rappelling, trekking, horse riding, boating and so on.


To Reach from Mumbai: Panchgani is accessible by road from Mumbai that is at a distance of 258 kms. Panchgani is connected to Poona and Wathar - the nearest railway station, and they are 63 and 28 miles respectively.

 

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Best time to visit:  Panchgani climate is cool, salubrious and comparatively dry all year round. This pleasant hill resort does not experience major temperature variations that remain in the range of 16 and 35 degrees throughout the year. The months from September to May are the best time to visit Panchgani and tourism is at its peak during the winter months.

Hotels:Panchgani has accommodations to suit all kinds of budgets. You may find availability of rooms in hotels and cottages or find lodgings with Maharashtra Tourism Department. It is recommended to make prior bookings as there can be quite a rush in the holiday season. There are popular mid range hotels as also top rated and budget hotels providing regular services.

Panchgani - Fast Facts


Area : 24 sq kms
Altitude : 1334 meters
Temperatures: 16 and 35 degrees Celsius
Languages : Marathi, Hindi, English ,Gujarati
Rainfall : June - September
STD Code : 02168

Hotels In Panchgani

Summer Plaza Resort
Summer Plaza Resort
Summer Plaza Resort has been designed for the most relaxing and luxurious holidays. The beautiful resort with its enchanting 4 acres of green surrounds houses six beautiful villas and 24 super deluxe individual rooms, each designed to provide a rejuvenating holiday experience. ...
  • INR 5,500.00
 
  • USD 120.30
Prospect Hotel
Prospect Hotel
Hotel Prospect is a well-known hotel in Panchgani, set amidst acres of lush green landscaped gardens. It is in the close proximity of main market, yet boasts of peaceful and nature-friendly atmosphere. The hotel is a perfect blend of Victorian architecture and modern conveniences ...
  • INR 1,650.00
 
  • USD 36.08
Blue Country Resort
Blue Country Resort
Velvett Country is a 3 Star Deluxe Resort located at Khandala - 90 kms from Mumbai and 65 kms from Pune which is 11/2 hours drive by car and 21/2 hours journey by train from Mumbai and 45 minutes drive from Pune. Velvett Country is situated at 1850 feet above sea level spread across 6 acres opened in 1991 ...
  • INR 3,360.00
 
  • USD 73.49