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    Bordered by five hills of Sahyadri, Panchgani is a calm hill town in Satara district. Its balmy weather and soothing silence make it an ideal place to lose yourself in the wonderful wilderness. Probably the best thing you’ll love about this serene place is the view of Krishna river flowing through little farms and hamlets. From the refreshing Mapro Garden and scenic Sydney Point to mysterious Rajpuri Caves and Devrai Art Village that celebrates creativity, there are places to visit in Panchgani that’ll instantly make you fall in love with the hill station.

    Gorgeous places to visit on your trip to Panchgani

    Best time to visit Panchagani

    Panchgani has the most pleasant weather and it doesn’t fluctuate much throughout the year. The temperature ranges between 16 to 18 degrees Celsius. The hill station receives heavy rainfall between June to September. The best time to visit Panchgani is from September to May when cool wind blows, flowers bloom, and the weather is just right for sightseeing.

    While you’re in Panchgani, you can shop for leather goods, wood handicrafts, honey, jams, chikkis etc. Also, don’t forget to pay a visit to Roach and Sons, which is Panchgani’s oldest bakery, founded in 1901.

    1. Table Land Viewpoint

    Best time to visit Table Land, Panchgani: Daytime
    Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
    Entry fee: No charges

    Perched at a dizzying height of 4,550 ft above sea level, Table Land Viewpoint is the highest point in Panchgani. Also, this entire volcanic plateau is Asia’s second longest mountain plateau after Tibetan plateau.  It’s a 6 km of flat laterite rock enclosed by lush hills. The viewpoint offers mesmerizing aerial view of the scenic valleys of Panchgani.


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    2. Sydney Point

    Best time to visit Table Land, Panchgani: Sunset
    Duration of visit: 1 hour
    Entry fee: No charges

    One of the most popular places to visit in Panchgani, Sydney Point is known for offering breathtaking views of the wonderful Krishna Valley, Kamalgad Fort, Dhom Dam, and also the city of Wai. It is basically a hillock which is popular as a viewpoint overlooking the lush green Krishna Valley. The point is named after the then Commander in Chief and senior member of he council, Sir Sidney Beckwarth.

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    3. Dhom Dam

    Best time to visit Table Land, Panchgani: Daytime and evening
    Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
    Entry fee: No charges

    If your Panchgani sightseeing doesn’t include Dhom Dam, you’re certainly missing something important on your trip. A gorgeous spot, located at a distance of 21 km from the main town, it is known all across Mahabaleshwar for its water sports. You can hire a scooter boat or speed boat at the dam area and go sailing on the waters. The dam was built in 1982 to supply water for agricultural and industrial use.

    4. Parsi Point

    Best time to visit Table Land, Panchgani: Daytime and sunset
    Duration of visit: 1 hour
    Entry fee: No charges

    Panchgani is all about views from different points and spots, and Parsi Point is one such place. Offering panoramic view of the Dhom Dam backwaters and the green rolling valleys, this is among the best places to visit in Panchgani in one day. If you’re visiting Panchgani with family, this also make a perfect picnic spot.

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    5. Devrai Art Village

    a statue made in Devrai art village

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    Visting time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Duration of visit: 1 hour

    If you’re an art lover and love collecting or seeing the process of making beautiful handcrafted pieces, Devrai Art Village is one of the best places to visit in Panchgani for you. A non-profit community of artists, the art village connects nature and art. Devrai Art Village also provides a livelihood  to a group of skilled Adivas artists from the naxalite affected areas of Gadchiroli & Chattisgarh. You can choose from a wide range of products made of brass, iron, wood, bamboo, tone, and fabric.

    6. Kate’s Point

    the gorgeous Krishna river amid green valleys

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    Best time to visit Table Land, Panchgani: Daytime and sunset
    Duration of visit: Less than 1 hour
    Entry fee: No charges

    Just like other view points in Panchgani, Kate’s Point or Echo Point also offers stunning view of Dhom Dam and Krishna Valley down below. Situated at a distance of 5 km, the point is named after Kate, the daughter of Sir Sohn Malcom, the man who founded Mahabaleshwar.  One of the most scenic places to visit in Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, it is perfect for a day dedicated to landscape photography.

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    7. Kamalgad Fort

    Kamalgad fort on the top of the mountain

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    Visiting timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Duration of visit: 2 hours
    Entry fee: No charges

    If you want to spend your Panchagni vacation exploring the history and experience the glorious past of the region, you must go to one of the best places to visit in Panchgani hill station: Kamalgad Fort. Holding centuries old secrets, griefs, and stories, the fort attracts many tourists during peak season. Surrounded by steep rocks, this square shaped fort was built during Maratha rule.

    8. Mapro Gardens

    Visiting timings: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
    Entry fee: No charges

    Want to try some organic edibles in Panchgani? Do pay a visit to Mapro Garden. Mapro Garden is not really a garden, but a place where you can get fruit-based products. Surrounded by absolute greenery, the garden has a chocolate factory, a restaurant, a tony nursery, children’s play area, and an outlet selling Mapro products. This is one of the most amazing places to visit in Panchgani in summer.

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    9. Harrison’s Folly

    Best time to visit Table Land, Panchgani: Daytime and sunset
    Duration of visit: 1 hour
    Entry fee: No charges

    A flat barren piece of land, Harrison’s Folly is one of the many view points in Panchgani. This place offers dramatic view of Panchgani one side and Wai on the other side. Also, you get to witness a grand view of Krishna Valley from three sides.

    10. Rajpuri Caves or Karthik Caves

    Rajpuri caves in Panchgani

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    Best time to visit Table Land, Panchgani: Daytime and sunset
    Duration of visit: 1 hour
    Entry fee: No charges

    Rajpuri Caves is not only one of the most exciting places to visit in Panchgani, but also a religious place. The people of Panchgani and nearby town believe that the ancient caves were used for religious rituals by Lord Kartikeya. According to the stories, these caves surrounded by small ponds once provided shelter to Pandvas during their exile. It is also believed that the holy Ganges flows into these ponds, and that’s why people take bath in these water bodies.

    Panchgani is a small wonder in Maharshtra and a marvelous weekend getaway for the people of Pune and Mumbai. While this was our list of some places that can be explored on your trip to the hill town, we would also like you to contribute to the list in the comment section below.  

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