Panchgani is the most popular hill station southeast of Mumbai in India’s Maharashtra state. It is enclosed by the 5 hills from which it has derived its name. It is a fabulous spectacle of old British and Parsi homes. The prime landscape of Panchgani is the view of the river Krishna from the Table Land a famous flat mountain range.
Best Time To Visit:
September to May months is the best time to visit Panchgani.
- Venna Lake
- Table Land
- Dhom Dam
- Lodwick Point
- Kamalgad Fort
- Sydney Point
- Pratapgad Fort
- Connaught Peak
- Lord Karthikeya Temple
PLACES AROUND PANCHGANI
Sydney Point – This point is situated on a small hillock or knoll facing the Krishna Valley. Sydney Point treats its visitors to some ridiculous views of the Dhom Dam and the scenic hills of Pandavgarh and Mandardevi.
Parsi Point – A famous picnic site located on the Mahabaleshwar road in the town of Panchgani, Parsi Point tenders wonderful sights of beautiful Dhom Dam backwaters and the green beauty which is breathtaking.
Devil’s Kitchen – A cave located on the south side of the popular Tableland, Devil’s Kitchen is declared to be the place where the Pandavas of Mahabharata fame once cooked their food.
Lingmala Falls – It is just 6 km away from the Mahabaleshwar bus stand, and visitor can take a bus or also hire a cab from there to reach your destination. It lies on the Mahabaleshwar-Poona road.
Table Land – Located on the east side of City, the Table Land stands at an impressive height of 60 meters. This large flat area of laterite rock is the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. Some large caves can be seen from here.
Venna Lake – A ridiculous tourist destination, Venna Lake is located at a distance of 20 Kms from Panchgani and is another popular place for visitors. The lake offers startling activities such as boating and fishing to enjoy the beautiful pleasure of the surroundings. It is stated that Shri Appasaheb Maharaj built Venna Lake in the year 1842. Moreover, its mini train is another famous attraction.
Pratapgad Fort – A historical destination, Pratapgad Fort is located at a distance of 40 Kms from the city of Panchgani and is considered to be one of the very famous forts in the Maratha history. This fort reminds of the ancient Maratha relics and is a beautiful destination to visit. The Maratha chief Chhatrapati Shivaji constructed it in the year 1656.
Facts about Panchgani Hill Station
Famous as: Scenic hill station
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi
Best Season: Winter; Between September to May
Weather: Tropical; stays moderately cool in winter and very hot in the summer
Altitude: 1293 m
STD code: 02168
Restaurants in Panchgani
- Hill top Ice Cream
- Lucky Restaurant
- Hotel Malas Dining
- Purohit Lunch Home