Named after the five hills located in this region, Panchgani is located in the state of Maharashtra. Counted as one of the major hill stations in India, Panchgani is a beautiful place that draws in thousands of tourists every year. The pleasant climate and the natural beauty of the place have made Panchgani an important holiday retreat. This major tourist destination is properly connected with all modes of transport, thereby making is easily accessible.
You can access the Pune Airport, 98 kilometers away from Panchgani, to get to this amazing place. From the airport, take car or bus to reach Panchgani. Mumbai is located 270 kilometers away from this destination. Wathar is the nearest railhead to Panchgani. Between Mumbai and Panchgani, there are regular bus services. Taxis and cars are also run between these two destinations. Within this small hill town, you can move around in taxis, cycles, foot, rickshaws and even on horse backs.
You can visit Panchgani in Maharashtra at almost every time of the year. But September to May is the best time to visit this hill station. At this point of time, you can enjoy the beauty of this place to the fullest.
During your visit to Panchgani, you will find various beautiful places to see. There are various tour operators, who arrange for the sightseeing tours. You will definitely have a great time moving around this amazing destination and exploring its beauty. Some of the major tourist hotspots include the following:
- Mapro Garden
- Table Land
- Parsi Point
- Sydney Point
- Devil's kitchen
There are ample of things to do in Panchgani. You can try out various adventurous sports and take part in thrilling activities. You can indulge in paragliding and horse riding. Go karting and chilling during your trip to Panchgani.
Shopping is a major activity, which will give you immense pleasure. Go on a shopping spree and pick up various local products both for yourself and your loved ones. The handicrafts and souvenirs can be bought from the local shops. Some of the major buys from the shops of Panchgani are lots of fruit juices and mocktails, candies, Mapro's Strawberry or Litchi Crush, Jam, and honey. Madhusagar Honey, Channa, Kholapuri Chappals and Malas Jam are also the major buy form the shops.