Tick That List: Travel Guide To Panchgani

Most of us have loved the thought of exploring areas around us, and Panchgani has always been on the top 5 things to do around the city. A picturesque hill station in the Satara district of Maharashtra, it has a killer background with a mountain view and a spectacular view of the Western coastal plains. You can go on long walks, treks, or just simply relax here, exploring the natural beauty. Here's a fun list of things to do when you're here.

Things To See

There are a lot of famous points like the Table Land, which is also one of the most recommended places in the town. Covered by hills, Table Land is supposed to be Asia's second largest mountain plateau that is nearly 1,400 metres above sea level. Other places include the Rajpuri caves where legend stays that the Pandavas took shelter here during their exile period. The caves are surrounded by lakes on all sides, and there is a shrine dedicated to Lord Karthikeya, the brother of Lord Ganesh. People also come to Panchgani to visit the Pratapgarh Fort, which is famous in Maratha history.

Check Out: Table Land, Sydney Point, Parsi Point, Lingmala Falls, Morni Fort

Tourist Attractions

Lingmala Falls

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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    Where To Eat

    Of course, Panchgani's close proximity to Mahabeleshwar makes it an attractive tourist spot. Much like Coonoor and Ooty in Tamil Nadu, Panchgani and Mahabeleshwar are sister towns and can be reached in half an hour. Midpoint don't forget to stop at the Mapro Farms to have a king-sized strawberry ice cream (in high demand in the winter season!) We also recommend the veg club sandwich, which is an absolute winner.

    Apart from this, the little town has eateries like Rustom's Strawberry Inn which is famous for berry pulao, chicken farcha, caramel custard or strawberries and cream. You could also visit Rainforest, Food Ville or Kamats (if you like good vegetarian options).

    Check Out: Oregano, M.V. Roach Bakery, Mapro Farm

    Food Stores

    Mapro Garden

    15/1-B, Panchgani Mahabaleshwar Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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    Spend A Night

    We'd totally recommend Zostel in Panchgani, which is made out of shipping containers, has a gorgeous view, free WiFi and will cost you around INR 1,500 per night. If you're looking for budget accommodation, you can check out Rain Forest Villas that has all the modern amenities, Maharashtrian cuisine and a hassle-free holiday experience. It's near Parsi Point, so you're sure to check out one thing to see in the area. Will cost you around INR 2,000 to INR 3,000 for a double sharing room.

    Check Out: Hira Baug Resort, Forest Valley Resort, Ravine Hotels, Saj By The Mountain, Bella Vista Resort

    Places To Shop At

    if you, like us, love to head out to a market you haven't explored, we've got you covered when you go visiting this quaint town. You may want to check out the tribal artwork at Devrai Art Village, which also has a workshop between Thursday and Tuesday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. You may also want to check out Shivaji Circle, which is the marketplace in Panchgani, famous for its leather products. 

    Pro-Tip

    If you're wondering the best way to travel and get here, we can help - 

    By Road: Panchgani is 242 kilometres from Mumbai. Once you end your drive on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, get onto the Mumbai-Bangalore highway.

    By Rail: The nearest railway station is Pune Junction. Buses are readily available to go to Panchgani