Know about Amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Panchgani Hill Station in Maharashtra, India

Panchgani one of most scenic hill station of India is on the lesser known hill resorts of Maharashtra just because its location close to more popular hill station Mahabaleshwar.
Tourists often consider Panchgani travel as part of Mahabaleshwar tour. Panchgani is home of second longest mountain plateau in Asia. View of River Krishna snaking through beautiful Krishna valley is the true feast for the mountain lovers.
Besides being the well known center for health oriented mountain travel Panchgani is also famous residential schools.
Panchgani is a historic place, during the British rule the place was used as the summer resort but this was 1860, when John Chesson, who was in charge of the place, started plantation of species like silver oak and poinsettia, as the result of his efforts, Panchgani become famous as Hill Station. Yet another interesting thing about the city is that climate here remains pleasant throughout the year so since the time of British rule Panchgani is also favorite among the retired person who prefer the place for the purpose of post retirement residence.


Vital Tourist Information : Panchgani

Location :
Hill resort Panchgani is located hardly 15 km from the popular hill station Mahabaleshwar in the Maharashtra state.


Mountain Range : Sahyadiri Hills


Altitude : 1335 Meter


Near By City : Mahabaleshwar


State : Maharashtra [India]


Region : Western India


Famous as / For :
Home of second longest mountain plateau in Asia
City of Boarding [Residential] Schools
View of River Krishna snaking through beautiful Krishna valley


Weather & Climate :
Panchgani have delightful refreshing climate through out the year though the place is among the highest rainfall region of Maharashtra.


Temperature :
Summer : Max. 38° C Min. 22°C
Winter : Max. 32°C Min.12°C


Tourist Season :
September to May months are the best time for the pleasure trip to Panchgani. March to May is the peak tourists season.


Spoken Languages :
Marathi - Hindi - Gujarati - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
Panchgani is famous for rich production of Strawberries, Gooseberries and Raspberries crops. Jams, Marmalades, Leather Goods, Handicrafts etc are the products purchased by the tourists for taking back home as the Panchgani tour souvenir.


Trekking/Excursions :
For the adventure lover tourist Panchgani offers facility of Paragliding, though this casts around Rs. 1000 but still this is a life time experience.


Fair & Festivals :
Thaipooyam festival at temple of Lord Karthikeya [ son of Lord Shiva] located at Rajpuri Caves is the yet another charming tourist attraction of Panchgani tour.


Travel Tips :
Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar are two closely located hill resorts so clubbing the tour is the best travel option.


Must Visit Places :
Devil's Kitchen - Parsi Point - Table Land [second longest mountain plateau in Asia] - Tapola water sports center


How To Reach Panchgani Maharashtra [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
On train journey routes Panchgani / Mahabaleshwar is accessible from Wathar, Stara Road and Pune Railway stations, Pune is more convenient due to better connectivity and frequency of trains.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
For the road journey to Panchgani frequent and regular bus service offered by state road transport corporation is available. Tourists also have option of hiring a taxi / tourist vehicle from Pune, Satara, Kolhapur etc.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Pune is the nearest airport for air travel to Panchgani.