Literally referred as the ‘Land of Five Hills’, Panchgani is a charming hill station in the state of Maharashtra in India. Located in the fantastic backdrop of rolling hilly terrains, Panchgani is a popular hill resort dotted with multitude scenic locations to enthrall the visitors. The hill town is perched at an altitude of 1334 meters above sea level and is known for its unpolluted air and serene surroundings which make it a much preferred weekend destination of the Mumbaikers.
Panchgani shares its borders with Bavdhan, Wai and Nagewadi dam in the east, Dhoom Dam in the north, Gureghar in the west and Rajpuri and Khingar in the south. Discovered by the British in the period before Independence, this beautiful town was also a renowned summer resort for them. The entire region of Panchgani is endowed with lush greenery and mind boggling scenic beauty accompanied with pleasant climate and uncontaminated atmosphere that lures a number of visitors to enjoy a refreshing escape away from the maddening of the metro crowd. Here you will also find some of the wonderful cottages built in colonial style of British architecture. With having all the luxurious amenities, these colonial cottages offer a wonderful accommodation for the tourists in perfect seclusion. Thickly canopied with lush vegetation, every nook and corner of this small hill town comforts you with its soothing touch of cool breeze that accompanies you all your way through the region of Panchgani. With blue Krishna River scrolling on one side and the emerald green coastal plains on the other side, Panchgani is a fabulous hill station to enjoy a relaxing vacation in utmost serenity and exquisiteness.
Though the climate of Panchgani is all time favorable for the tourists but the arrival of monsoon downpours adds to the surreal mystical charm of the place and the entire scenario gets dazzled with freshness all around- mesmerizing lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls, winding streams and ethereal beauty of the wet earth. So just come and get soaked!