(3000 ft) is a hill station at about 230 kms from Mumbai
and 120 kms from Pune. Panchgani is a twin hill-station 20
kms short of Mahabaleshwar (while approaching from Pune).
- Panchgani are traditionally visited for over three
generations during Summers for relaxation and away from
the warm climate of the plains.
has a renowned Shiva temple from which it derives its
name. Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani today is famous for its
Strawberry exports and are getaway resorts
getaway seekers there is go-karting, paragliding, boating
etc. There is Mafco strawberry farm where one can enjoy a
bit of strawberry crush and other fun stuff.
: 230-250 kms from Mumbai and 100-120 kms from Pune
Stay - 1 or 2 nights
: Weekends, Holiday Season are peak
season for Mahabaleshwar. June-Sept is monsoon season and
therefore low season as it rains a lot here.
- Nearest airport is Pune (120 kms), Nearest railhead is Wathar, but Pune is
convenient and by road Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar via Pune (290
kms) or Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar via Mahad (247 kms)
Mahabaleshwar hotels cater to traditional business
community that prefer Pure Veg meals only. Restaurants
also largely reflect this sentiment. Some hotels and
resorts have now realised that Mahabaleshwar also is now
visited by a lot of cosmopolitan corporate individuals and
therefore now started to offer wider variety of choice in
the cuisine especially in Panchgani.
and Panchgani has a few Parsi (Zoarashtrian) owned and
managed heritage hotels that offers charming stay and a
blend of ethnic cuisine (Veg and Non Veg) that is unique
and rarely found elsewhere.
There are adventure oriented
camp options around Panchgani / Mahabaleshwar that could
be interesting for corporate offsites, student groups and
friends / families looking at back to nature adventure