268km SE of Mumbai.
Panchgani is situated 20km east of Mahabaleshwar and spread over five
hills. It is a small, quiet town with feel of good old days. The
charming old colonial cottages can be find all around the hill
station. Aptly named ''five lands', Panchgani is a very famous hill
station in Maharashtra. Its a place wherein you can lay back and
isn't much to see at Panchgani but there is a lot to do. You can hire
bicycle and explore around the narrow streets to have innocent fun.
You can sit and have famous
Chanas or Masala Bhuttas or buy some
strawberries for yourself which are grown here in abundance. The best
time to visit Panchagani is from September to May but the going during
monsoons can be fun as trees are greenest during monsoons.
You cab take a road route to Panchgani through NH4 (Mumbai to Surul)