Practical Information in Panchgani

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Panchgani is one of the most beautiful hill stations situated in Maharashtra, India. You must gather all the relevant Panchgani practical information regarding the weather, accommodation, and an overview of the place before you decide to visit there. The list below will give you a comprehensive view about Panchgani so that you can make your travel arrangements accordingly.

A Brief Description of Panchgani

At an altitude of 1334 meters above sea level, Panchgani is nestled between 5 hills in Krishna Valley. Located just about 260 km from Mumbai, 97 km from Pune, and about 20 km east of Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani provides you with an opportunity to spend your vacation in an idyllic ambiance far away from the clamour of city life. Panchgani is famous for good educational institutes and a series of some of the best boarding schools in India are located here. Besides, Panchgani has a number of old British structures of the colonial era that are worth seeing.

Pleasant Weather

The weather in Panchgani remains pleasant throughout the year. The best time to visit Panchgani is between September and May. However, you should avoid coming here during the monsoon as Panchgani experiences a heavy downpour then.

Sightseeing Attractions: Table Land

Table land is a large flat expanse of laterite rock which is the second highest volcanic mountain plateau in Asia. The plateau is spread across such a vast space that you need to take horse rides to cover the entire zone. Table land is used as a background for many Hindi films.

Sydney Point

Situated upon a small hillock facing the Krishna Valley, Sidney point presents enchanting views of the valley and the rippling water of Dhom Dam.

Devil's Kitchen

Perched at the south of tableland, Devil’s Kitchen has myths circling round it. It is believed that the Pandava brothers have resided here for a short period and have used the cave to cook their foods.

Dhom Dam

21 kilometres away from Panchgani Dhom Dam attracts tourists with its water sports and boating facilities.

Parsi Point

Located on the way to Mahabaleshwar, this magnificent point offers breathtaking views of the Krishna valley and blue transparent water of the Dhom Dam.

Easy Accomodation

Panchgani has copious accommodation facilities available. Hotels of all kinds are aplenty there. However, if you plan to come during peak seasons like New Year or Christmas, make sure to book your trip a few months in advance. All the bookings can be made online.

 

 

 

 

 

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February 19, 2010 change by schitti
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