Panchgani, located in Satara district of Maharashtra state, was discovered by the British during the British rule and since the hill station had a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year it was chosen as the summer resort of the British. At that time this place did not have a name, however it had five villages namely Dhandeghar, Godavli, Amral, Khingar, and Taighat surrounding it. Thus superintendent John Cesson surveyed the hills and finally named it Panchgani.
Panchgani is famous for its boarding schools and strawberry farms. This place attracts thousands of tourists especially from Pune and Mumbai.
To make it easier for you, here are 5 best attraction points in Panchgani which you should definitely put on your itenary.
Parsi Point – Its on the way to Mahabaleshwar (another amazing hill station) and gives you a memorable view of the Krishna Valley.
Table Land – Its the second longest mountain plateau in Asia and has been a favorite location for Indian Movies so give it a visit.
Devil’s Kitchen – Situated at the south of Table land this place has a mythological association wherein the Pandavas from the Mahabharata Epic are believed to have stayed here for a while.
Mapro Garden – Its situated on the curvaceous road between Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar.
Visiting these places is fun itself however you can double your fun by trying out the various adventure sports that have been developed at various points.
Have a great time at Panchgani!