Panchgani, a favourite hill station among the tourists, is a hill station in Satara district in the state of Maharashtra. Situated in the middle of five hills in the Sahyadri range, and as such its name, is a majestic hill station that allures tourists for its natural beauty.
Brits spent their summers at this place during their regime due to its pleasant atmosphere. This hill town is placed at an altitude of over 4000 feet and and famous for various sunrise or sunset view points. It is very close to Mahabaleshwar which is like a twin city to Panchgani. Panchgani is 100 km away from Pune and around 250 km from Mumbai.
It’s known for the Table Land, a huge volcanic plateau which stands at an elevation of 1387 feet. Lookouts like Sydney Point and Parsi Point offer views of Dhom Dam lake and Kamalgad Fort. To the southeast, the Rajpuri Caves are surrounded by sacred ponds and contain a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Kartikeya.
With beautiful colonial period cottages, Green forests, fresh air, woody areas and also premier educational institutions added with cool ambience make the place a perfect retreat for those who seek to lose in the vibes of nature. The added attraction is the Krishna which is flowing near to the township.
The temperature in Panchgani is around 12 degree C during the winter and sometimes reaches 34 degree C during the summer; however the humidity level is very low.