Top Things To Do In Panchgani & Best Time To Visit

Nestled within five majestic hills, Panchgani offers a plethora of things to do for romantics, adventure enthusiasts & family audiences due to it's perfect weather amidst serene views. Overlooking the Sahyadri mountains, this quaint hill station can be easily accessed by Mumbai & Pune. Moreover, from strawberry picking to paragliding, one can plan a fun itinerary for all age groups. Here are top things to do in Panchgani & best time to visit. 

The Beautiful Panchgani During Monsoons

Enjoy Sweet Sugarcane Juice At Wai:

How about starting fun enroute to soak in the holiday vibes? Lush sugarcane fields beckon travelers as soon as you enter Wai, a picturesque destination, located at foothills of Mahabaleshwar. Stop for a glass of freshly pressed sugarcane juice to take a break from driving. Sip the unadulterated goodness while enjoying calming winds. In addition, one can also shop for freshly ground turmeric powder, spices & other local goodies.

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Relish Lunch At Terrarium Themed Restaurant:

Located in Wai, enroute to Panchgani, Forest Veg Treat serves delicious food surrounded by lovely terrariums. 

Forest Veg Treat Restaurant At Panchgani

We stopped for lunch at this restaurant & enjoyed a hearty meal of palak paneer, dal tadka, hot rotis & ghee rice. Furthermore, the place is huge, airy, well laid out & the service effective. 

Terrariums At Forest Veg Treat Restaurant, Panchgani

After lunch, we enjoyed a beautiful tour of terrariums of all sizes. Besides, if you wish to buy a terrarium, prices start from Inr 4000. Undoubtedly, one of the best veg restaurant in Wai & a great pit stop.

Soak In The Views At Parsi Point, Panchgani:

A famous viewpoint to sight the calming Dhom dam backwaters along with the majestic Krishna valley. Without a doubt, the captive scenic beauty of this point offers many photo opportunities to nature lovers, romantics & tourists. 

Views From Parsi Point, Panchgani

Enjoy the views as you savor hot tea made by local tea shops. Indeed an unmissable destination Parsi point is a fun destination for the entire family.

Enjoy Fresh Strawberry Cream:

If you visit Panchgani during the strawberry season, make it a point to relish delicious strawberry cream. It should be noted that although this delicacy is served by many- small restaurants, local vendors, luxury resorts the best flavors can be enjoyed at places like Mapro garden, Rainforest restaurant & more. 

As a matter of fact, rainforest café is considered as one of the most romantic places in Panchgani to enjoy delicious food whilst cocooned in scenic views

Table Land, Panchgani:

How about soaking in breadth taking views while standing on the highest point of Panchgani? Located at the height of 4500 feet above sea level, table land offers mesmerizing valley views during sunrise & sunset. As a matter of fact, it's one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar area. We visited an hour before sunset, enjoyed a horse cart ride followed by piping hot tea at a local shop. Table Land has no entry fees, however one has to pay INR 30 parking fees. Moreover, be wary of horse owners as they bicker constantly amongst themselves for rides. 

Plan a Family Visit To Mapro Gardens:

Your visit to this beautiful destination is incomplete without enjoying an outing to Mapro Gardens. Along with ample parking space, this destination houses a restaurant, bakery that sells fresh breads, a strawberry farm to buy fresh strawberries, plant nursery, children's play area & chocolate factory. Apart from this, a retail outlet sells Mapro products at discounted prices. However, do note that the place is very crowded over weekends.  

Visit Dhom Dam Backwaters:

Travel a small distance to Krishna River located near Wai to escape everyday cacophony. Dhom Dam was built around 1976 on the Krishna river & offers tourists a serene spot amidst hillocks. As a matter of fact, tourists can also indulge in activities like camping, boating, adventure sports depending on weather conditions. To plan a trip to Dhom Dam backwaters at Wai, read our previous article It is also one of the beautiful hidden places in panchgani

Velocity Amusement Park:

Want to indulge in some adrenaline rush? Head over to Velocity amusement park at Panchgani. From outdoor games like Go Karting, Zip Line, Drop Point & more to indoor games like air hockey, this amusement park indulges all age groups. 

Outdoor Rides At Velocity Amusement Park, Panchgani

Take a break from joyful rides and indulge in some delicious beverages & food served in the premises. Additionally, the park charges no entry fee & one pays per rides partaken.

Arthur's Seat Point, Mahabaleshwar:

Although located in Mahabaleshwar, this tourist hotspot should feature on your top things to do in Panchgani list. In fact, it is also known as "Queen of the Points" & is located at a height of approx. 1300 m. Furthermore, this point is great to view the contrast amongst the Deccan & Konkan territories. 

Arthur's Seat At Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar

Visitors can enjoy six points in the nearby vicinity like Arthur's seat point, Echo point, Hunter point, Tiger spring point & more. However, be wary of monkeys roaming the vicinity.

Panchgani best time to visit:

An all year round destination, winters are the best time to visit Panchgani. Moreover, just after the monsoons is also a good time as the entire landscape is lush green. Plan a trip to this beautiful hill station between the months of September till May. 

Panchgani Distance From Mumbai & Pune:

Panchgani is located a a comfortable distance of approx. 244 kms from Mumbai. Moreover, it takes up till 6 hours via the Bengaluru-Mumbai highway to travel from Mumbai.

Comparatively, from Pune it takes roughly 2.5 hours t cover the distance of 101 kms. 


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