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Panchgani hill station - Things to Know Before Visiting

B2 / Vally Green Near Summer Plaza, Panchgani, Maharashtra 412803, India

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About Panchgani hill station

This is a famous hill station and municipal council in Satara district. Scenic Panchgani was discovered by the British during the British raj as a summer resort, and a superintendent named John Chesson was placed in charge of the hill station in the 1860s.

Attractions Near Panchgani hill station

Lodwick Point Mahabaleshwar
Lodwick Point Mahabaleshwar17.39km from Panchgani hill station

Lodwick Point is situated about 5 km west of Mahabaleshwar Bus stand. The point was named after General Lodwick, who was the first British officer to climb the hill in April 1824.

Kaas Plateau of Flowers
Kaas Plateau of Flowers22.71km from Panchgani hill station

It is situated high hill plateaus and grasslands turn into a 'valley of flowers' during monsoon season, particularly from August to early October. Kaas plateau is a World Natural Heritage site, part of the Sahyadri Sub-cluster.To control possible damage by tourists, the number of visitors to the plateau has been restricted to 3,000 per day.

Pratapgad Fort
Pratapgad Fort23.09km from Panchgani hill station

This is a large fort located in Satara district. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad. The fort is now a popular tourist destination. This fort is built on a spur which overlooks the road between the villages of Par and Kinesvar.

Vajrai Waterfall
Vajrai Waterfall23.98km from Panchgani hill station

Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall is the tallest waterfall of India. The height of this waterfall is 1840 ft and it falls from a straight cliff having three steps (stages). The water for waterfall comes from the river Urmodi. The lush green mountains and the flowers in nearby flower valley please your senses. The pleasant weather actually relaxes you like anything. But the star attraction of this place is tranquility.

Sinhagad Fort
Sinhagad Fort49.43km from Panchgani hill station

This is a hill fortress located around 35 km southwest of Pune. Some of the information available at this fort suggests that the fort could have been built 2000 years ago. The caves and the carvings in the Kaundinyeshwar temple stand as proofs for the same. The walls and bastions were constructed only at key places. There are two gates to enter the fort, the Kalyan Darwaza and Pune Darwaza which are positioned at the south east and north-east ends respectively.

Raigad Fort
Raigad Fort50.79km from Panchgani hill station

The Raigad Fort is one of the major spots of tourism in Maharashtra. It is a hill fort that is based in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji has made this fort the capital of his empire in the year 1674. The fort is situated at 2700ft above the sea level. It is located in the Shayadri mountain range. There is a long stretch of nearly 1450 steps that leads to the fort.

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Satara district is situated in the river basins of the Bhima and Krishna river. The district of Pune bounds it to the north, Raigad bounds it to the north-west, Solapur the east, Sangli to the south, and Ratnagiri to the west.