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Panchgani

Panchgani

Weather

Panchgani due to its strategic location experiences typical tropical climate with moderate summers and pleasant winter season. The summer months from April to June are hot and dry with temperatures reaching 35 to 40 degrees Celsius. The winter season ranges from October to February bringing adequate sunshine and pleasant climate with temperatures dipping to as low as 10 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rains descend in Panchgani from July to September brining is much relief from the hot summer season and making the city dwell with tourists and travelers from nearby locations of Mumbai and Pune to enjoy the magnificent plateaus and wonderful weather.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Panchgani by road is by far the most preferred route used by majority of the tourists. Regular cab and bus services ply between Mumbai and Panchgani (260 km) and Pune to Panchgani (98 km). Maharashtra State Road Transport and other private operators have a good connectivity from Pune, Satara and Nasik to visit Panchgani.


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By Air:

Panchgani does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport is the one located in Pune at a distance of 98 Kms. The Pune airport is well connected to all big and small cities within India and overseas. Local cabs and buses are freely available from the Pune airport to visit Panchgani.



By Rail:

Panchgani does not have a dedicated railway station and the closest railway station is the one located at Pune at a distance of 45 Kms. Pune station is well connected by Pune and Mumbai with regular train services. Local cabs and buses are available outside the Pune railway station to reach Panchgani.


Overview

The pristine town of Panchgani located in the middle of Sayadhari mountain ranges is one of the most well known tourist destinations of Maharashtra. Located in the Satara district, Panchgani lies at an elevation of 1334 meters above sea level. Discovered by a British officer, John Chesson, Panchgani has been a famous summer resort attracting tourists from all over the world. With its lovely plateaus and lush green Krishna valley, Panchgani offers tourists natural scenic delights with lovely weather making up for a perfect holiday.

 

Away from the hustle and hustle of chaotic urban life, Panchgani offers a perfect backdrop for a tranquil holiday. The hill station attracts a large number of honeymooners’ enjoying the natural bliss of the hill station apart from its serene calmness and historic landmarks. From Table Land mountain plateau to ancient Rajpuri caves and Lord Kartikeya temple, Panchgani makes up for a wonderful weekend holiday resort for nature lovers.

 

Due to its close proximity to Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani receives a large number of tourists all through the year. The annual strawberry festival held in the spring season attracts a large number of tourists. The festival offers a wide range of strawberry based gourmet delights making it a unique festival of the city.

 

The weekly Wednesday bazaar known as Buddha-Ka-Bazaar is a wonderful getaway for shopping enthusiasts. The local shops in Panchgani are famous for their bakery products and strawberry bases jams and shakes. Being a small and serene hill resort, Panchgani does not offer a wide range of accommodation options although a number of British era bungalows are available for rent adding an old world charm to the hill resort. The hill station of Mahabaleshwar located close to Panchgani however offers a wide spectrum of boarding and lodging facilities from budget hotels to elite luxury ones. The tranquil hill station with its moderate climate attracts tourist all through the year. The best time to visit Panchgani is from September to May offering perfect weather conditions to enjoy the natural bliss of this serene hill resort in all its glory