Saturday, April 9, 2011

Panchgani, Near Mahabaleshwar : Introduction, Major Tourist Attractions, Best Time To Visit, How To Reach & Major Hotels of Panchgani

Panchgani is nestled at middle of five hills in the Sahyādri mountain ranges at an altitude of 1334 m, It is just 38 m below Mahabaleshwar. These 38 m translate themselves into a breathtaking 20 kms approach from Mahabaleshwar, that swoops around bends with abandon, offering heart stopping views of the river krishna on one side & the coastal plains on the other. Panchgani is the quintessential hill station, with the Raj stamped indelibly all over it. It can be seen in the old architecture of the old British buildings, the parsi houses, & the boarding schools that have been for a century or more
It is also famous for its boarding schools, its Parsee Bungalows, the fresh air, tasty strawberries and the rich Indians who like to spend some time here. Picturesque Panchgani has served as the background for several films. From Mahabaleshwar, it takes only twenty to twenty-five minutes to reach Panchgani.

Tourist attractions

Sydney Point: This point is situated on a hillock facing the Krishna Valley. One can see from here the glittering waters of the Dhom Dam, and Pāndavgad and Mandhārdeo. Sydney point is about 2 Km from Panchgani Bus stand.
Table Land: This flat large expanse of laterite rock is the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. Some spacious caves including the “Devil's Kitchen” are visible from here.
Parsi Point: This scenic point is situated on the way to Mahabaleshwar, and overlooks the Krishna valley and the blue shiny waters of the Dhom Dam.
Devil's Kitchen: Situated at the south of the table land, the Devil's Kitchen has a mythology associated with it: It is believed that the Pāndavas of the Mahābhārat epic had stayed here for a while. Pāndavgad Caves (near Wāi) are also said to be built by them then.

Panchgani with its pristine natural beauty and rejuvenating oxygen levels boats of a TB Sanatorium. Patients are known to get better faster at Panchgani owing to the pure environs offered at Panchgani.

While in Panchgani during the evenings you may freak out at the food stalls that offer an amazing variety.

Best Time To Visit Panchgani

Panchgani is a pleasant hill resort that does not experience major temperature variations. Though the monsoons are rather heavy. The temperature ranges between sixteen and thirty-five degrees throughout the year. The months from September to May are the best time to visit Panchgani. Panchgani Tourism is at its peak during the winter months.

How To Reach

BY AIR - The airport at Pune is nearest to Panchgani at a distance of 98km.
BY RAIL & ROAD - Pune is a popular railway station for tourists to Panchgani at a distance of 98 km from Panchgani. Though the railway station nearest to happens to be at Wathar. Panchgani is well linked with Mumbai and Pune through road.

Hotels in Panchganni

Heritage Resorts
  • Prospect Hotel
Three Star Hotels
  • Comfort Inn Dhanhills
  • Hotel Ravine
  • Hotel White House
  • IL Palazzo Hotel
Budget Hotels
  • Blue Country Resort
  • Cliff Inn Resort
  • Hotel Millennium Park
  • Pioneer Tents

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1 comment:

anthonydavis said...

It's nice place. It's my favorite place. Picturesque Panchgani has served as the background for several films.

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