Panchgani Hill Station


Only sixteen kms from Mahabaleshwar, the hillstation of Panchgani is lesser known to tourists but no less inviting. Swoops around bends with abandon, offering heart stopping views of the river krishna on one side & the coastal plains on the other. Once strongly recommended for consumptive Britishers, the air here is rich in oxygen content and the water is said to contain traces of hemoglobin boosting iron.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. A key geographical feature is the table topped plateau (panch = five, gani=plateaus) shaped by flattened volcanic rock.
In the evenings it turns into a makeshift fair with ferris wheels, pony rides and a variety of food stalls.Panchgani is often referred to as the 'Mecca of Maharashtra' If you want to enjoy the beauty of the hill Station Panchgani you may go for a pony ride. The ride through the hamlets, farms and ravines with the gorgeous greens and the ravishing river Krishna of Panchgani will surely enchant you.

The beautiful hill station of Panchgani is at an altitude of 1334 meter and is the perfect getaway for a quiet and relaxing holiday.The beautiful Panchgani is 16kms from Mahabaleshwar. It is situated in the Western Ghat and is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune.

At an altitude of 1,334m, it is just 38m below Mahabaleshwar. These 38m translate themselves into a breathtaking 18-km approach, offering heart-stopping views of the River Krishna on one side and the coastal plains on the other. It is far from the noise of Pune and the endless hustle-bustle and pollution of Mumbai metropolis. It is the first hill town one reaches from Mahabaleshwar on the Pune road.

Location info:

Address:16kms from Mahabaleshwar/Located On The Highway To Mahabaleshwar From Pune, Maharashtra.
District: Satara District
Nearest City: Mahabaleshwar
Best time to visit: September to May.


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


Interesting things to do:

Trekking , Photographers can take lots of photos of the place in and around .

Interesting things to Visit:

Table Land is located at an altitude of 60 meters. It is the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. The hills are a formation of laterite rock. They overlook some exquisite caves.

Devil's Kitchen has a legend attached to it. It is believed that Pandavas stayed here for some time and cooked food here.

Sydney Point offers amazing views of Dhom Dam. It also overlooks Pandavgad and Mandhardeo.

Rajapuri Caves are situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from Panchgani. Famous Temple dedicated to Lord Karthikeya is located here.

Finest strawberries in the country are grown here. On local Wednesday market also called "Budh ka bazaar" villagers from neighboring areas gather to sell fruits, vegetables and household items. You can purchase delicious jams, jellies, fruit crushes and honey from this market.

Parsi Point
This windy road situated on the way to Mahableshwar overlooks the Krishna valley and the blue mirror like waters of the Dhom Dam.

Dhom Dam :Dhom Dam water sports is one more amazing attraction for tourists which is 21 kms away from Panchgani. A beautiful boating spot.

Here one can enjoy with Scooter boats and Speed boats. Sporting in Krishna river stream with the beautiful natural surrounding is a wonderful experience in itself.

The Lingmala Falls
Lingmala Falls The Lingmala Falls in Mahabaleshwar can be reached by road. It lies on the Mahabaleshwar-Poona road. The stream here precipitates over the face of steep cliff, unbroken when the torrent is swollen by rain but ordinarily divided by projecting rocks about one third of the way down into thin silver streaks and sprays often circled by rainbows. The forest bungalow of lingmala is also close by.

Rajapuri Caves
About 10 km from the town, the caves have a religious importance as there is a temple of Lord Karthikeya, (Lord Shiva's son) here. A temple of local goddess Ghatjal Devi is also in the area. A small local fair is held at the time of the harvest season.


Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:. Though the railway station nearest to happens to be at Wathar. Panchgani is well linked with Mumbai and Pune through road.
Nearest Airport:The airport at Pune is nearest to Panchgani at a distance of 98km.
Road Transport: Pune is a popular railway station for tourists to Panchgani at a distance of 98 km from Panchgani

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Lingmala
  • Panchgani
  • Ajanta Ellora
  • Goa
  • Gateway Of India
  • Marine Drive.
  • Wilson Point
  • Pratapgad Fort
  • Elphinston Point
  • Lodwick Point
  • Kate's point

Nearest Petrol Pump:


Accommodation is available in the hill station of Panchgani. Hotel run by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation is one of the many better accommodation options at Panchgani

Things to carry:

Carrying water is essential.Carry camera too so that u can take photos of beautiful place.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals at the Nearest city .
Society/Community Phone Number