Mahabaleshwar Excursions

Panchgani


Panchgani in Mahabaleshwar

The beautiful hill station of Panchgani is at an altitude of 1334 meter and is the perfect getaway for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Hill Resorts in India offers online booking for hotel accommodation and tour or travel packages to Panchgani, so you can inquire about a suitable holiday package for yourself and enjoy a great time in Panchgani, Maharashtra.

Location

The beautiful Panchgani is 16kms from Mahabaleshwar. It is situated in the Western Ghat and is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune.

Sites to Visit

If you are on a tour of Panchgani, try exploring the town, riding on the back of a pony. You can ride through little villages and farms and imagine yourself touring the countryside, quite like Don Quixote. On a serious note though, if you really wish to see the scenic beauty, then pony ride is a good option or else you can take a taxi or rent a bicycle. Do not forget to check out the enchanting River Krishna while you are there.

Panchgani is quite famous for good educational institutes. There are some of the best boarding schools in this beautiful hill station. Panchgani has many old buildings of the colonial era and Parsi houses that are worth a look.

While you are on your tour to Panchgani, do not forget to try delicious local food at the food stalls, which offer a wide array of dishes.

How to Reach

The airport closest to Panchgani is in Pune, and is at a distance of 98kms form the hill station. The railway station is at Pune, which is about 98kms from Panchgani. The closest railway station to Panchgani is close to Wathar.

By road, one can easily reach Panchgani, since it is well linked to Pune and Mumbai.

Best time to visit

Panchgani has a pleasant weather all through the year. Though the monsoons in Panchgani see a lot of rain. The best time to visit Panchgani, is from September to May.


 Activities


Boating

Facilities are available at the venna lake with pedal and rowboats. Tapola on the backwaters of the koyna dam with the facility of speddboat's an ideal getaway for children and adults alike.

Cycling

Cycles are available on hire but cyclers have to careful while moving around especially because of the steep descends and sharp corners. Cycling is fun around lush greenery.

Horse riding

Horse and ponies are available at various points even some hotels arrange at the hotel itself. Venna lake has plenty of horses and a ride along the venna lake on red soil is really photogenic.

Go-Karting

Again near the venna lake and saj resort and suman raj resort at metgutad on the way to panchgani from mahabaleshwar. Nice tracks and thrill in fresh air.

Bee keeping center

An educational tour since 1947 to the local bee-keeping center provides a fascinating insight to the honeybee rearing and honey collection process a live demonstration open as per government timings.

Wheat Rust Research center

Started in 1949 during the british regime is the only of its type in India studying the various wheat disease and remedies is an excellent insight the geographic and the fauna , floral information about the hill station with glass houses to exhibit rare flora of this plateau.

Gardens and Parks

The Pratapsingh Park managed by the maharashtra forest department near the lake is an excellent place for picnics and a pleasant forest garden overlooking the lake. The makharia garden on the panchgani road is also a small get away for couples and children.

Clubs

The local rotary club, Lions club are very active organizations in the town and visitors are welcome to attend their local meets as per the code of conduct of the clubs & prior intimations.


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