Out of the Mumbai heat - Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani
Do not miss the strawberry cream with icecream, Strawberry punch, sandwich, pizza, etc. at Mapro garden in Panchgani....
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This is a flat laterite rock structure which is also rated as the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. This is probably the major most attraction in Panchghani. From this vast stretch of land you get specatcular views of the surroundings and also get telescope facilities out here. There are a number of horse takers and tonga drivers who can take you on rides. The rates are a bit high so you have to do a lot of bargaining. There are also a few cave temples around and this place is also popular as a walking path as well as a picnic spot.
A popular name not only among tourists but also among the locals, this is a highly developed hotel in the Bhilar region of the Panchghani suburbs. The hotel is at a very good location and especially very close to the Bhilar bus stand which acts as an USP for it. The nearby attractions can be easily covered such as the Ganpati temple, Strawberry Farm, Jain Temple and the few beautiful waterfalls. The hotel provodes all its guests with two types of room options- executive and deluxe. Other than that they have a 24 hour help desk as well tourist desk, wifi as well as wired internet facilities, regular pest controls and a lot of parking space. The food served is also very good and you get standard traditional cuisine too. The name of the inner restaurant is the rain forest Restaurant and this is also loved by whoever has stayed here.
Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a nature lover's delight. Popular for its stunning beauty, peace and serenity, Panchgani is a favourite weekend spot. A small trek to Sydney Point will offer you picturesque views of the Dhom Dam with the river flowing along the valley. Besides this, Table Land, situated here is the second longest mountain plateau of Asia. For everyone who is interested in history, Devil's Kitchen is a must visit. Located close to Table Land, Devil's Kitchen is said to have been home to the Pandavas of the Mahabharata epic for a while. The Pāndavgad Caves (near Wāi) are also said to be built by them then. Parsi Point is another interesting touristy spot. It is the windiest part of Panchghani and is a part of the road which leads to Mahabaleshwar. The other attractions here include Bhim Chula, Harrison's Valley, Lingmala Point and Rajauri Caves.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Panchgani is from November to June