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If you are a tourist and decide to visit Panchgani in Maharashtra, then one of the most common introductions that you’ll hear about the place would be in the form of the Bollywood movies shot in the region! There is a high chance that if you are in your forties or above, you might even remember the famous Karishma Kapoor – Aamir Khan starer ‘Raja Hindustani’ with its songs filmed in this picturesque destination.

Thanks to the perpetual search of the British for good climate, Panchgani (“five hills,” literally) got discovered as a destination. Soon enough, it soon became one of the most famous destinations in Maharashtra. The quaint hill station is home to many species of plants including silver oak, poinsettia, and strawberries.

At a distance of about 280 km from Mumbai and about a 100 km from Pune, Panchgani rests lazily in the middle of five hills in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. The Krishna River flows nearby. One of the most amazing visual treats here is the unique volcanic plateau called ‘Table Land,’ which is a part of the Deccan Plateau. One of the myths that float around this little town is that the Pandavas of the Mahabharata epic stayed here for a while.

What makes Panchgani even more attractive as a tourist destination is its scenic beauty, its beauty, and the cool climate. Some of the prominent attractions in the city are – Mount Malcolm, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Panchganga Mandir, Wilson Point, Sydney Point, Table Land, Venna Lake, Lingmala Falls, Dhom Dam and Bombay Point. If you’re looking for an unpolluted environment to unwind and relax Panchgani could be just the right choice for you – not to miss the sinfully delicious strawberries, you can afford to have while you are here!

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