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Things to do in Panchgani

Panchgani – a popular weekend getaway for the residents of Mumbai in Maharashtra -- offers an array of choices for things to do to those who are looking for some relaxing time amidst this genteel hill station town.

Untouched by commercialism Panchgani is a colonial style town where walking around the town, picking strawberries, or having tea in the manicured lawns is the way of life. Sightseeing opportunities in the town includes visiting to its English style boarding schools and old Parsi houses. You can hike across to the Rajpuri Caves or you can visit the Pratapgad Fort – famous for the historic encounter between Chhatrapati Shivaji and Bijapur General Afzal Khan.

Other than sightseeing options if you like to sweat it out then you can choose from activities like trekking, or cycling. Panchgani offers some stunning trekking trails that let you appreciate the natural beauty of this picturesque town. Shoppers can pick up stuff like handicrafts, and Kohlapuri Chappals.

With breathtaking valleys, winding rivers, scenic mountains, and scattered hamlets, Panchgani – provides a laidback and languorous retreat from the chaos of the big city life.

Sightseeing in Panchgani


Explore the colonial side of Panchgani during the sightseeing tour. This place is the archetypal British-in-India hill station, with grand old bungalows and buildings with the Raj stamped all over.

Shopping in Panchgani


Shopping in Panchgani Shopping in Panchgani is all about buying exquisite handicrafts, leather goods, fruit items, bakery products and bags.

Activities in Panchgani


In Panchgani you can indulge in a number of outdoor activities including trekking and biking.

NearBy Places in Panchgani


There are many places to see near Panchgani. Make a trip to Mahabaleshwar that is a mere 16 kms away and is the highest hill station in Western India.

Eating Out in Panchgani


Eating out in Panchgani is a joy in itself as there are numerous restaurants in Panchgani that offer variety of dishes including Gujarati, Parsi and Maharashtrian cuisines, in addition to exotic desserts and ice-creams.

Festivals & Events in Panchgani


Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and the Strawberry festival are the main festivals in Panchgani that are celebrated with great fanfare and enthusiasm.


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