Resplendent with amazing natural beauty and various picturesque locations, Panchgani is a beautiful hill station in the state of Maharashtra. Panchgani is one of the many hill stations which are the result of the constant search of the British for scenic hill stations with pleasant climate. Its beauty is enhanced by a flat piece of land which is called the ‘table top’. This beautiful hill station of Panchgani is nestled in the middle of the five hills in the Sahyadri mountain ranges and amidst five villages known as Dandeghar, Khingar, Godwali, Amral and Taighat.

People of Panchgani
The major religion followed here is Hinduism, followed by Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. People here prefer wearing traditional attire, but western outfits are equally worn especially by the younger generation.


The five hills surrounding Panchgani are topped by a volcanic plateau, which is the second highest in Asia after the Tibetan Plateau. A must visit location, the Sydney Point, offers grand vistas of Dhom Dam, Kamalgad Fort and the city of Wai. It is truly a nature lover’s delight.

Another major attraction here is the Pratapgad Fort, which is a significant site associated with the legendary Battle of Pratapgad. The structure of the fort is divided into upper and lower fort. The roughly square shaped upper fort was built on the crest of the hill, while the lower fort is placed on the southeastern side which was constructed after the Battle of Pratapgad.

Moving on to the next popular attraction, the Mount Malcom located at Prospect point sits amidst incredible natural beauty and picturesque views. This architectural gem was built to honour British officer John Malcolm, and was named after him. With its typical British Architectural style, the mansion attracts many visitors.

How to reach Panchgani
By Air - The nearest airport to Panchgani is at Pune which is about 100 kms from Panchgani.
By Rail – The nearest railway station is also at Pune. There are regular state transport buses plying and even private transport is easily available to go to Panchgani.
By Road – There are frequent ST buses from Dadar and Mumbai CST to Panchgani.


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