Panchgani

Package : 2500 To 5000
Duration : 5 To 8 Days
Best time to visit : JAN,FEB,MAR,APR,SEP,OCT,NOV,DEC

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.
 
Guidelines
Covid guidelines to be followed strictly apart from the specific tourist guidelines of different spots
 
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

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FAQ's on Panchgani

What is famous about Panchgani?

Lot of activities to do here, apart from sightseeing. Close proximity to Pune and Mumbai makes it an ideal weekend getaway.

What is not so good about Panchgani?

Does not have its own airport and railway station.

Who should visit Panchgani?

Perfect place weekend trips from Mumbai and Pune. Can be visited by adventure enthusiasts and nature seekers.

What is the best time to visit Panchgani?

Nestled in the middle of the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, Panchgani is a perfect winter destination. Its altitude and the densely vegetated forests on the mountain ranges also make it an apt escape from the scorching summers in Maharashtra. It is, therefore, best visited between October and April. The weather remains pleasant almost throughout the day making it a perfect time to explore the hill station and go sightseeing. The captivating mountain views attract tourists in large numbers. Owing to its location, many resorts and hotels are located amidst nature ensuring a lovely and rejuvenating experience for the tourists. The time between July and September is the Monsoon season in Panchgani. This is when the entire region is covered with lush greenery. The skies are cloudy most of the day, and climate remains damp, misty and cold. This sometimes affects sightseeing, but there is nothing to stop the offbeat travellers and monsoon lovers who often visit Panchgani for its unique charm and beauty.

What is the local food in Panchgani?

Panchgani does not really have a unique local cuisine but is famous for its strawberries. One must definitely try the fruit and maybe even take some home. Other than that, the area, true to the nature of the state, sustains a huge variety in the cuisines available here. One can choose from Gujrati, Parsi, Continental, Chinese, Moghlai, Punjabi, South Indian and Marashtrian menus along with countless options for desserts. Those interested in non-vegetarian delicacies will also find a lot to indulge in from a rich Biryani to various chicken and mutton preparations.

What is the best way to reach Panchgani?

Once you are in Maharashtra, connectivity to Panchgani is not an issue. Even though Panchgani does not have an airport or a railway station, the closest ones are within 100 km radius.

What are the top hotels in Panchgani?

There are 160 in Panchgani which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Panchgani are Pan Hill Hotel, Climb Villas, Vibhuti Villa, Swarnam villa and rhytham vila, Kadam Villa, Chocolate Villa Mahabaleshwar. You can see all the hotels in Panchgani here

What are the things to do in Panchgani?

The top things to do in Panchgani are Kaas Plateau, Table Land, Mahabaleshwar, Kate's Point, Paragliding in Panchgani, Mapro Garden. You can see all the places to visit in Panchgani here

What are the places near Panchgani?

The top places near to Panchgani are Mahabaleshwar which is 14 km from Panchgani, Lavasa which is located 62 km from Panchgani, Pune which is located 67 km from Panchgani, Mumbai which is located 160 km from Panchgani, Goa which is located 269 km from Panchgani

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