When to Go in Panchgani

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Panchgani when to go is question many tourists often wonder about. Panchgani Hill Station is a jewel of a place nestled just 16 km outside of Mahabaleshwar in India. This serene town sits upon the Krishna River and is an area renowned for its natural beauty. Surrounded by mountains, Panchgani is a quiet place to just relax.

Panchgani Hill Station is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year. With temperatures between 20 C and 35 C, it is mild and pleasant all year long. September to May, however, is the peak time of year for a visit to this delightful place. You can enjoy a long pony ride or just look at the view and be cool and comfortable, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With abundant wildlife and places to take a long easy hike, there is always something to do or to explore. You can also head out to Tapola and enjoy the abundance of water sports available, such as water scooters and speed boats that can be rented during the mild weather.


The monsoons come to Panchgani between June and October, making this time of year a rather wet time to visit. Panchgani Hill Station, however, really only gets a moderate soaking when compared to other places.

During September, it’s a little cold in the hill station. People come from all over to celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi during this time. This 10-day festival celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is the elephant-headed god of good fortune, prosperity and wisdom. Visitors should carry a warm stole or a light sweater there during the festival.

People who are overwhelmed with the culture may visit the place in October. It’s the beginning of winters during this time. Visitors can experience light showers during the season and should carry light woolen clothes as well. People mainly visit here in this season due to the major festival, Deepavali, which is also celebrated in October. The festival is a 5-day festival of lights. During Deepavali small clay pots of oil are lit by celebrants to show the triumph of good over evil within each of them. When all of the lamps are lit by the faithful, Panchgani Hill Station is aglow.


Winter for Panchgani Hill Station comes between December and February with slightly cooler temperatures at around 16 C.  This is a nice cool time to walk the many trails in and around town or take a pony for a long ride along the banks of the Krishna River.


The Strawberry Festival which comes in March is a wonderful time to be at Panchgani Hill Station, especially if you like strawberries. You can enjoy everything strawberry that one can think of at the festival, even strawberry pizza.

Panchgani Hill Station is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year. Whether you come to enjoy one of the festivals or just for the cool quiet scenery along the Krishna River, Panchgani Hill Station will not disappoint.

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