Welcome To Panchgani The Switzerland of India
Panchgani is christened based on "Panch" as it is surrounded by five hills of sahyadri, and "Gani" meaning settlement. This all season hill station elevated at 1305 meters above sea level and being an area of 6 sq. km is located 18 km east of Mahabaleshwar and Mahabaleshwar Wai road on the heavy rain and fog. it is also shielded from the east wind by a larger extent of Table-land.
The magnificent scenery of Krishna Valley from West to East with its numerous hamlets, cultivated fields and picturesque view of the backwater of Dhom Dam can be seen along the whole northern ridge of the mountain. The total yearly rainfall.
Today, Mahabaleshwar is a popular holiday resort and honeymoon spot, and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is the site of Mahabaleshwar Temple. Many tourists visit nearby Panchgani. After the construction of a new highway, it is only a five-hour drive from Mumbai. Mahabaleshwar is also known for the honey and strawberries produced here. One can visit strawberry farms to enjoy the real flavour of the fruit. Boats on the Venna lake in Mahabaleshwar. The Venna lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. The lake is surrounded by trees on all sides. A late winter evening boat ride through the slight fog is well appreciated. Tourists can enjoy a boat ride over the lake or a horse ride next to the lake. A number of small eateries line the banks of the lake. The Mahabaleshwar city market and the S.T. bus stand is about 2KM from the lake and makes for a nice walk during the day. Most tour operators include the Venna lake in their tours. Most buses, private vehicles will stop at the Venna lake on their way to Mahabaleshwar on request.
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