Panchgani is a quite and delightful hill station situated at an altitude of approx. 1335 m and is just 98 kms from Pune in Maharashtra.
Panchgani derives its name from the five hills it is situated on. It is also called �Mecca of Maharashtra' .
The picturesque beauty of this hill station is enchanting and attracts tourists throughout the year. Walk on the lush green paths, with view of River Krishna snaking through beautiful valleys and gentle hills of Panchgani is truly a nature lover's delight.
There are many places in Panchgani that are a must see. One of the most famous places in Panchgani is its Table Land . Situated around 60 mts high, Table Land is a flat stretch of laterite rock and is the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. Many large caves are seen from here, the most popular one being the Devil's Kitchen . It is believed that the Pandavas stayed here for a while and used this place to cook their food.
Parsi Point is also one of the places which is a must see for every tourist in Panchagani. It is actually the windiest point in Panchgani and is situated on the road to Mahableshwar. Another important place is an enjoyable water sports center, Tapola.
Other places that are worth a visit in Panchgani are Bhim Chula, Harrisons valley, Sydney Point, Dhoom Dam, The Lingmala Falls and Rajapuri Caves.