Panchgani is a hill station in southeast of Mumbai in Maharashtra state. It is renowned for the many premiere residential educational institutions. The temperature in Panchgani is around 12C during the winter and sometimes reaches 34C during the summer, however the humidity level is very low. 

It’s known for the Table Land, a huge volcanic plateau. Lookouts like Sydney Point and Parsi Point offer views of Dhom Dam lake and Kamalgad Fort, used as a prison by the British in the early 19th century. To the southeast, the Rajpuri Caves are surrounded by sacred ponds and contain a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Kartikeya.

Panchgani is one of the princely one, nestling in the middle of the hills of Sahayadri ranges under the Satara district of Indian state Maharashtra. Panchgani named is after these five hills also. Brits spent their summers at this place during their regime due to its pleasant atmosphere. The added attraction is the Krishna which is flowing near to the township.

Marathi and Hindi are the official languages, though English is also popular.

Travel Tips

  • People can visit all through the year. Though the best season to visit is January to May and September to November.
  • Light woollen clothes are must during summer time.
  • Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during all the time.
  • Do not litter the place by depositing plastic and any garbage.
  • Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.
  • Make a dig to the delicacies available in this place.
  • Don’t forget to bargain during the shopping.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Pleasant
  • 34° Max
  • 30° Min
  • 4.0 mm
  • Light clothes
Things to do

Angling and fishing can be done on the river. Trekking, cycling, horse riding is available at this place.

While paragliding is available for the daring hearts also. Shopaholics can buy some collectibles from the markets nearby to keep back a part of this place.

Getting Around

Bicycles, taxis and horses are available to take tourists at the nearby places surrounding the region.

Places to Stay

There are so many hotels of low and mid range available in Panchgani. No reservation cost is needed. A person can avail 24*7 customer service of hotels for any assistance. Traveller can get instant confirmation while booking the hotels.

How to Reach

  • This place does not have its own airport. The nearest one is at Pune which is 98 km away and connected by roads.
  • Watchar is the closest railway station which is connected by limited number of trains only. There is a major railhead at Pune which is connected by trains on regular basis connecting this place with other major metro cities of India.
  • There are public buses and hired cars available from Mumbai via Pune on regular basis to take people at this place.

Surrounding Attractions

Panchgani is surrounded by abundant beauty. Mahabaleshwar is another hotspot which is closest to this township also.

There are dams which can be visited during the stay also. Dhom dam is offering a mystical presence created from the flowy Krishna River. 

There are Sydney point, Kate’s point, Parsi point, Lingmala falls, Devai art village to keep the tourists busy.

Important Numbers

Police: 100 or 02168-240333

Fire: 102

Ambulance: 103

Hospital: 91-2168 240639, 240309

Railway enquiry: 91-20-26126575