The picturesque hill resort of Panchgani stands at an altitude of 1334 m. The quintessential hill resort offers fabulous views of the Krishna valley. The modern hill resort of Panchgani boasts of natural beauty as well as collection renowned educational institutes. The five plateaus that surround Panchgani explain the name Panch(five) gani (plateaus). Panchgani is often referred to as the 'Mecca of Maharashtra'. The natural beauty has been the key reason of Panchgani Tourism.
Panchgani is a pleasant hill resort that does not experience major temperature variations. 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. Panchgani Tourism is at its peak during the winter months.
The hill resort of Panchgani is just sixteen km from another popular hill resort of Maharashtra namely, Mahabaleshwar. Situated in the Western Ghats Panchgani is close to important cities like Mumbai and Pune.
In order to enjoy the natural beauty of the hill resort of Panchgani you may opt 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. Taxis and bicycles are also available for local travel in Panchgani.
Panchgani is dotted with old British buildings and Parsi houses though the most famous are the educational institutes. There are as many as twenty boarding schools in Panchgani. These institutes too have been key factors in promoting Panchgani Tourism.
Panchgani with its pristine natural beauty and rejuvenating oxygen levels boats of a TB Sanatorium. Patients are known to get better faster at Panchgani owing to the pure environs offered at Panchgani.
While in Panchgani during the evenings you may freak out at the food stalls that offer an amazing variety.
By Air - The airport at Pune is nearest to Panchgani at a distance of 98km.
By Rail & Road - Pune is a popular railway station for tourists to Panchgani at a distance of 98 km from Panchgani. Though the railway station nearest to happens to be at Wathar. Panchgani is well linked with Mumbai and Pune through road.