Panchgani, ‘place of five hills’, is a most-visited getaway destination from Mumbai and Pune. The hill-station is situated at an altitude of 1,334 m. This is one of the best place to visit as visitors can enjoy coastal plains on one side and hilly terrains on the other. The picturesque backdrop also makes the visitors spellbound. From Mumbai and Pune, Panchgani serves as an amazing getaway for visitors who want to enjoy nature and its setting at the best.
How to Reach Panchgani from Pune
Pune is the nearest railway station to Penchant. Mumbai is well-connected to Pune through railway network. At the railway station, there is local transportation mode available to move easily in and around the city.
Lohegaon Airport (Pune) is the nearest airport that connects flights from Mumbai. At the airport, there are private taxis and cabs available for hire to reach Panchgani.
Panchangi is best to be reached through roadways. If you do not have self conveyance, there are cabs and taxis available for hire in Mumbai to reach Panchgani.
AH 47/NH 4 connects Panchgani and Pune. One can easy reach Panchgani through self-driven vehicle. In addition to this, there also are private taxis and cabs available for hire in Pune. Local bus service is also functional on the route.
Tourist Attractions in Panchgani
In Panchgani, the Rajpuri Caves are regarded as an important religious travel attraction. The caves are adorned with ponds (kunds) in around the vicinity. It is believed by devotees that taking bath in these sacred kunds provides relief from all ailments and evils. Mythological legends also say that Ganga River used to flow in these ponds. In these caves, the main attraction is the temple dedicated to Lord Karthikeya. The temple is built from sand taken from the sand.
Sherbaug is a naturally designed landscape and a picturesque attraction to visit in Panchgani. The valley is a paradise for nature lovers. There also is a beautiful rose garden and a children’s park for the entertainment of kids. The unspoilt tranquility of the valley wins the hearts of the visitors and attracts visitors to enjoy quality time relaxing in the lap of nature.
Lord Karthikeya Temple
Lord Karthikeya Temple is an individual attraction situated at Rajpuri Caves in Panchgani. The temple is devoted to Lord Karthikeya (Lord Muruga, Son of Lord Shiva). In the month of January-February, Thaipooyam festival is celebrated here with great show and grace. The temple is a best place to visit for visitors looking for peaceful and quite destination.