Panchgani is a quite essential residential hill station. It can be seen in the architecture of the old British buildings, the Parsi houses and the boarding schools that have been around for a century or more.Panchgani derives its name from five hills around it and is situated at an altitude of 1334m, it is just38m.below Mahabaleshwar.These 38m.translate themselves into a breathtaking 18km.approach, that swoops around bends with abandon, offering heart stopping views of the River Krishna on one side and the coastal plains on the other side. The drive between the two towns is breathtaking. Famous for its flowers like Buttercups, pimpernel etc., during the months of August-September, sights on the hill slopes of this place are spell bounding.Panchgani is one of the rare places that does not crowd anyone, yet in its own unhurried way deeply touches every visitor.
ORIENTATION : It is situated in the Western Ghat and is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune.