Popular as ‘Land of Five Hills’, panchgani is an enchanting hill station in Maharashtra that is settled away from crowded cities of Maharashtra. The site was put-up as a summer retreat for the British rulers. Panchghani hills offers salubrious weather round the year and adding on to its beauty is the impeccable scenery making it look more fascinating. The Panchgani hill station is majorly visited by those travelers who want an escape from scorching heat of summers. Located around 1334 meters, Panchghani hills in Maharashtra are not only favored by nature lovers, but, also by history buffs where they get to explore impressive cottages and buildings showcasing Colonial and British styles. Relish pristine Krishna River which follows you until you reach the gorgeous hill station.
The major tourist attraction to visit in Panchgani hills is Table land which is the second highest volcanic plateau in Asia, after Tibetan Plateau. Pandavgad caves and Rajpuri Caves are also worth a visit which is believed to be surrounded by sacred ponds called Kunds and anyone who takes a holy dip in these kunds is unchained from all sins, diseases and evils. Pay a visit to the pious shrine of Lord Karthikeya and offer sincere prayers. Other attractions to visit in Panchgani are Sydney Point, Parsi Point and Devil’s Kitchen and Mapro Garden. Visitors can also get their hands on local handicrafts and other shopping stuff.