Panchgani, named after the five majestic Sahyadri hills surrounding it, is a renowned hill station in Satara, Maharashtra. Encompassing scenic beauty along with towering mountains, serene valleys, lush greens, and cascading waterfalls.
Panchgani sits at around 1334 meters above sea level and is a must-visit location if you are looking for a weekend getaway from mundane everyday work-from-home life.
Panchgani is not only a famous for its fabulous views and fun activities, but there are also a lot of bungalows on rent available in Panchgani for sightseeing and almost everything available to cater to the needs of your friends and family.
10 Best Places to Visit in Panchgani:
01. Sydney Point
A minor point right at the start of Panchgani on top of the high land is Sydney Point, from where you can get stunning views of Krishna valley, Kamalgad Fort, the flawless Dhom Dam, and the artfully planned city of Wai, all from a single spot. Sydney Point is best visited during sunrise and sunset.
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02. Kamalgad Fort (Bhelanja or Kattalgad), Nandgane
Go out on an adventurous hike or trek to the magnificent Kamalgad Fort, constructed during the Maratha regime and a well-known tourist attraction. Please take a deep dive into India's rich history by checking it out and learning some incredible stories about the fort, all during an amusing trek.
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3. Mapro Garden, Mahabaleshwar
Mapro Gardens, short for Mahabaleshwar Products, is a known brand that sells delicious fruit-based products is another place that must be explored for fine dining and to delve into exquisite local delicacies. The site is as green as one could hope for, with a charming restaurant, a children's play area, and an exclusive Mapro outlet.
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4. Rajpuri Caves/Karthik Caves, Satara
Rajpuri Caves are of substantial religious importance, surrounded by many holy kunds(ponds), which are believed to get waters from the Holy Ganga River, once a humble abode for the Pandavas and a worship place for Lord Kartikeya. These stories are sure to stimulate your interest in visiting the caverns near Panchgani. If not, the hill-station locales would undoubtedly have enough mythology to pique your interest!
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5. Parsi Point, Panchgani
Seen from the bungalows in Panchgani, the Parsi Point, which is on the way to Mahabaleshwar, is a beautiful spot to get a picturesque view of the Krishna valley and sparkling waters of the Dhom Dam. It is surrounded by lush green mountains and, at a dizzying height, provides some thrilling views for all the adventurers. Pack a picnic basket for yourself and your family, and head to Parsi Point for a beautiful lunch adventure.
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6. Table Land, Panchgani
Table Land is the plateau that marks the highest point in Panchgani at 4500 meters above sea level, following the Tibetan plateau. The 6 km long laterite rock, also known as Table Land Viewpoint, offers jaw-dropping views of deep valleys and lush hills worthy of your social media pictures. An absolute must-visit!
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7. Devrai Art Village, Panchgani
Located very close to Panchgani, the lovely Devrai Art village is a small village popular among tourists for creative artifacts and eloquent craftwork by the hands of skilled native Adivasi tribes. Rather than just sitting in your rented bungalows in the evenings in Panchgani, celebrate creativity and connect with nature through this non-profit initiative.
8. Lingmala Waterfall Point, Bhekavali
Lingmala falls, where water that falls from 500 feet above Panchgani is a natural refreshing waterfall that you cannot ignore during your visit. From here, you can also experience gorgeous Dhobi and Chinaman falls. There are also good bungalows in Panchgani around the falls, so nothing to worry about.
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9.Kaas Plateau, Satara
Kaas Plateau is a beautiful spot with vistas with lakes, flowers, and butterflies all around. It is one of India's UNESCO World Heritage sites, noted for its natural beauty and biodiversity. Not to mention the Bamnoli and Thoseghar waterfalls, which are both beautiful tourist destinations in the vicinity. Indisputably a top priority trip location.
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10. Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar
If you want to get away from the crowds in Panchgani, a boating trip on the beautiful Venna Lake is just what you need. Originally built to cater to the water needs of the locals, over the years, it has transformed into a touristy pleasure site.
These places are within proximity of Panchgani, and it takes only a few hours to reach here from cities like Mumbai and Pune. The bus being the cheapest mode of transport, one can even take four or 2-hour car rides from Mumbai and Pune.
Almost all the places in Panchgani provide affordable staying facilities within a close range, such as bungalows on rent in Panchgani, hotels, and resorts, so nothing to fret over and all the tourist attractions nearby as well.