The Picturesque and Cool Summer Retreat at Panchgani
Situated in Satara district of Maharashtra I am Panchgani, an enormously popular hill station in Maharashtra – nestled cozily amongst the five Sahyadri hills. I’m surrounded by five villages and River Krishna flows by me. The five hills Panchgani that surround me are volcanic plateaus, and I am the second highest volcanic plateau in the Asian continent, post the Tibetan Plateau.
As a scenic summer resort of Panchgani Hill Station, I was first discovered in the late 19th century and it was John Chesson, the first superintendent who contributed immensely in my infrastructural development. Presently I have a population of more than 13,000 people, but in the recent times uncontrolled commercial activities have taken a heavy toll on my ecological balance.
As a very popular hill station is western India, I, Panchgani can be reached by road and rail from a number of major cities in the state like Mumbai, Pune, Satara and Mahabaleshwar. As a hill station my temperature stays around 120 C during the winter months, and hardly rises above 350 C during the summers. The monsoon season hits me pretty hard during the months of June to October. Late winter or early spring is perhaps the best time to see me face to face for I am especially at my splendid best during those months.
Apart from being a tourist destination, I am also home to a number of premier residential education institutes in the country and with all my scenic beauty and natural elegance I will continue to be an ever charming destination for nature lovers from all over the world.
Best time to Visit Panchgani
The best time to visit Panchgani Hill Station is after monsoon from October to May. Panchgani is packed with tourists in winter season as it is holiday season for schools and festive time in India.
Weather in Panchgani
Monsoon starts from June to September and Panchgani receives heavy rainfall. In monsoon the temperature is around 30 degree Celsius. After monsoon the temperature in winter goes down around 10 degree Celsius in nights and in day it is around 25 degree Celsius. The winter experiences in the month of October, November, December, January and February. The climate in winder is very cold and pleasant. Summers are hot and dry in Panchgani hill station and starts from March to May. Sometimes extended to mid June. The temperature in summer goes to 35 degree Celsius in day and around 18-20 degree in nights.