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Panchgani Hotels and Travel Guide

Panchgani is known for its colonial charm, lush greenery, boarding schools and educational institutions, and colonial and Parsi architecture. The scenery around Panchgani is a holiday traveller and nature lover's delight. The green walkways, valleys and gentle hills, and the River Krishna rippling alongside offer a scenic walk for a nature ramble.

The beautiful hill station of Panchgani is at an altitude of 1334 meter and is the perfect getaway for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Hill Resorts in India offers online booking for hotel accommodation and tour or travel packages to Panchgani, so you can inquire about a suitable holiday package for yourself and enjoy a great time in Panchgani, Maharashtra

The climate of Panchgani is salubrious, cool and comparatively dry, annual rain fall hardly exceeds 70 inches; average winter temperature hover at 16°C with mean temperatures of 30°C in summer.


Visitors can be assured of a time to remember during a trip to Panchgani. Indeed there cannot be a single dull moment at this enchanting hilly retreat that is something totally out of the world.

Shopping in Panchgani: The Panchgani bazaar is great place to indulge in a novel shopping experience. Located in the town center, the bazaar is a nice place to shop for hand made chappals, curios and souvenirs. It must also be mentioned that Panchgani is famous for its juicy strawberries, a must buy item for visitors.

Streets of Panchgani
Streets of Panchgani

Adventure Sports in Panchgani: Panchgani is a good place to indulge in a number of adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing and cycling. Visitors can also visit the Dhom Dam, located some 21 km away from Panchgani. Besides being a beautiful boating spot, the dam also offers a number of water sporting options like scooter boats and speedboats. Visitors can also indulge in pony rides that are a great way to explore the quiet hill station of Panchgani.

Nearby Excursions from Panchgani: You can visit a number of interesting places around Panchgani like Mahabaleshwar, Hirkani, Temple of Goddess Bhavani, Pratapgarh Fort and the Dargah of Afzal Khan.

Devil's Kitchen: The Devil's Kitchen situated to the south of tableland, is also a place of mythological interest. It is believed that the Pandavas stayed here for a while and used this place to cook their food. There are some legends regarding this, though most of them appear to be mere tall tales. Some people claim that Pandvgadh Caves ( near Wai ) are also built by them and bear their name.

Table Land: Situated around 60 mts high ,this flat large expanse of laterite rock is the second longest mountain plateau in asia.There are some spacious caves that can be seen from here and one of them is Devil's Kitchen.

Sydney Point: This point is situated on a small hillock facing the Krishna Valley .From here one can see the the glittering waters of the Dhom Dam and Pandavgad and Mandhardeo are also easily seen.

Parsi Point: This windy road situated on the way to Mahableshwar overlooks the Krishna valley and the blue mirror like waters of the Dhom Dam.

Dhom Dam: Dhom Dam water sports is one more amazing attraction for tourists which is 21 kms away from Panchgani. A beautiful boating spot. Here one can enjoy with Scooter boats and Speed boats. Sporting in Krishna river stream with the beautiful natural surrounding is a wonderful experience in itself.

By Air - The airport at Pune is nearest to Panchgani at a distance of 98km.

By Rail & Road -
Pune is a popular railway station for tourists to Panchgani at a distance of 98 km from Panchgani. Though the railway station nearest to happens to be at Wathar. Panchgani is well linked with Mumbai and Pune through road.

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