Panchagni is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra located at an elevation of 1334m above sea level. It is on the river side of Shayadri ranges thus escaping the heavy rain and fog. Panchgani, literally stands for the place of five hills, is a famous hill station in Maharashtra. Panchgani is a vivacious scenic culture holidays destination and its beauty manifolds with the backdrop of craggy terrains at one side and coastal plains at the other side. This holiday destination had been utilized by the British officials as their summertime resort.
Tourist Attraction of Panchgani
Parsi Point: This point gives the most beautiful view around the Krishna Valley. The point is so named as it was a favourite spot for the Parsi community.
The Lingmala Falls
Tableland: Tableland is the highest part of Panchgani at an elevation of 4550 feet above sea level. You can view some caves from here, one of them being Devil’s Kitchen. It is a place visited by many tourists as it provides many forms of entertainment like horse riding, mini trains and merry go rounds.
Devil’s Kitchen: Devil’s Kitchen is situated south of the tableland and is believed that the Pandavas stayed here for a while and used this place for cooking.
Dhoom Dham: Dhoom Dam is a major tourist attraction for tourists about 21kms away from Panchgani. It is a beautiful boating spot.
In Panchgani you can indulge in a number of activities including trekking and cycling. A number of trekking trails in the region allow you to explore this lovely hill station at your own pace and at the same time this is the best way to really appreciate the picturesque landscape surrounding you.
Hotels, inspection bungalows, private cottages, guest houses, etc. are available to suit all budgets. Panchgani abounds in family holiday resorts. One can get excellent discounts on accommodation via package tours.
Climate : 16 degrees in winter, 30 degrees in summer
Best Time to visit : September to May avoid monsoon session.
How to reach Panchgani hill station
By Air: Pune (98 kms) is the nearest airport; Mumbai-Pune connectivity is excellent.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Wathar. However, Pune is a more preferable option as it boasts of better road transport connectivity to the Panchgani hill station.
By Road: Panchagani hill station is well connected to all the important cities in the region.