Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, famous for its various sunset and sunrise points and scenic valley view. The picturesque backdrop of hills on one side and coastal plains on the other makes for an amazing view. Other than the verdant green valleys, and soothing environment, the red, juicy strawberries are a major attraction of Panchgani.
How to Reach Panchgani
Panchgani is connected to all parts of India through air, rail and road. The nearest airport and railway station to Panchgani is located in Pune, around 100 km away. This is the most convenient option for those travelling from outside Maharashtra. State transport buses ply regularly between Panchgani and nearby cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, etc connecting it to all cities within Maharashtra.
Top Places to visit in Panchgani
Kaas Plateau- One of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of India, known for its natural beauty and flora, Kaas Plateau is a magical place with landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around.
Mahabaleshwar - Less than half an hour away from Panchgani is the city of Mahabaleshwar. Apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers magnificent cascades and majestic peaks. It is among the most sought after weekend getaways from Mumbai.
Table Land- Table Land is a plateau that marks the highest point of Panchgani with a height of 4500 feet above sea level. It is also the second-longest mountain plateau in Asia. It is a famous tourist attraction as it offers a jaw-dropping view of deep valleys and majestic hills. It best visited during the sunrise and sunset.
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Best Time to visit Panchgani
The best time to visit Panchgani is during the winters and the onset of summers between September and April. The weather remains pleasant almost throughout the day making it perfect to explore the hill station and go sightseeing