Aita Men’s Open 2013

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Hotel Ravine invites all Indian Roger Federers & Rafa Nadals to Men’s 75K Tennis Tournament 2013 at Panchgani


Ravine Hotel is once again hosting the Men’s Singles and Doubles Tennis tournament this year and we have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in this event. Since 2003, Hotel Ravine has been successfully holding this event for AITA and now in its 10th year, the event promises to be an exciting affair once again. This tournament attracts the cream of the Indian Tennis world and you can witness some of the best talents from Indian Tennis in action here. You can walk in directly and register with us by Nov 15, but to get the best rooms, booking with us in advance would be a better idea. So call us now at – +91 2168-241060/61/62 and register your name for this exciting tournament.

Once again, the time is here when Hotel Ravine holds this annual Tennis tourney. The tournament has been sanctioned by The All India Tennis Association (AITA) and will be supervised under the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA). Please send in your entries before 15th November to give us the opportunity for making the arrangements for your stay in time.

Tournament details:

  • Total Prize money: Rs. 75,000/-
  • Last date for registering entries: Nov 15, 2013
  • Tournament Starts: Nov 18, 2013
  • Tournament Final: Nov 22, 2013

This unique thing about this tournament is that it is held in the picturesque setting of Panchgani, which lets you plan out the entire week as a family outing as well. Hotel Ravine will be honored to host you and as always will make arrangements that will let the entire family enjoy their stay. With winter about to set in, the weather is amazing right now and there are lotsof beautiful spots for the family to visit throughout Panchgani and in neighboring Mahabaleshwar. Additionally, players and their family can also enjoy various discounts during their stay:

  • 15% discount on room tariff.
  • Waiver of fees for Tennis players using the gym facilities.
  • 15% discount to players and families on Spa Treatment bills exceeding Rs. 1000.

So phone us at +91 2168-241060/61/62 or click here Hotel with tennis court immediately and ensure that you book the best rooms in the house to enjoy your stay.

P.S. As this is the favorite place to stay for the Bollywood film fraternity while shooting in the scenic surroundings of Panchgani and nearby Wai, you will most probably have glamorous company during your stay here and during the tournament!


Neelakurinji blooms every 12 year in Panchgani

Flora of Panchgani
Neelakurinji at panchgani

Panchgani hills are always an amazing sight – hundreds of thousands of spectators visit this place to witness the magical beauty of nature. But, this year, there is one more reason to visit the lovely hills of Panchgani. And that’s the blossoming of Neelakurinji flowers.

Panchgani is blessed with a rich variety of flora and fauna, but it is best known for Neelakurinji. The breathtaking slopes of the hills get blanketed by these purple-blue wild-flowers, adding yet more alluring charm to the sounds and sights of Panchgani. Visitors to Panchgani in the coming months can enjoy this marvelous sight, which is bound to leave an everlasting memory about this fascinating hill station, which is nestled in the middle of 5 hills in the Sahyadri mountain ranges.

Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana), belonging to the genus ‘Strobilanthes’ is a shrub that grows abundantly in the Panchgani area. The genus has about 300 species, of which at least 46 can be found in India. The flowers are light blue in the early phase of blooming and turn purplish blue when mature.

 The purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji blossom in profusion, once in 12 years.

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Blossoming after 12 years.

Although the blossoming cycle of Neelakurinji ranges from 1-16 years; since 1800, it has been flowering once in every 12 years. The flowering season starts somewhere between August and November and peaks in late September or early October. What triggers the massive flowering in every 12 years is not known. The mass flowering once in 12 years and the subsequent death of the shrubs is the subject of folklore in the hills of Panchgani.

The Neelakurinji flower and the associated mountainous landscape where it blooms were used in classical Tamil literature as a symbol for the union of lovers. The famous poetic fragment from the Kuruntokai “Red Earth and Pouring Rain” also has a reference to this flower.

With these flowers blossoming in huge quantities, there will be rock bees and common hill bees visiting the place in large numbers, which means that immense quantities of honey will be available. It is believed that the honey collected from the Neelakurinji blossoms is the sweetest.

While in Panchgani, you can make yourself comfortable at the Hotel Ravine. It is equipped with all modern amenities and has elegantly furnished rooms, offering an enchanting view of the lush green hills and valleys of Panchgani, now carpeted in purple with Neelakurinji blooms. The hotel offers 2 person rooms, 4 person rooms specially designed for families with kids and Executive Suites complete with bathtub for those who want a super-luxurious experience!

For people in Panchgani, the blooming of Neelakurinji is a reminder of their lives having passed another twelve years. For those from far off places, it is a rare opportunity to witness the lovely flowers covering the hills in a blanket of blue. The next flowering could be in the year 2018, next in 2030 and so on. That’s why; right NOW is the perfect time to be in Panchgani. Plan your visit to this holiday destination soon, to capture the flowers picturesquely carpeting the entire hillside in purple blossoms.

Tourist Places Around Panchgani – 5 interesting places very few know about!

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Panchgani, a hill-station situated in the state of Maharashtra is a preferred option for spending summers, especially for people staying in nearby cities such as Pune and Mumbai, owing to the proximity. Ask a local guide about tourist places around Panchgani that must not be missed and he will certainly mention spots such as Table Land, Sydney Point, Devil’s Kitchen and Parsi Point. These are indeed a great sight, however there are some other locations too, which are equally spectacular and not yet discovered by many. Every week We will list a Place which is not so famous but is a must visit if  you are an offtrack traveler. We are covering off-track places that are not that well known yet offer breathtaking views for those who love such places. We will add one new place every week to  Tourist places around Panchgani  – 

Off-Track Place number 1.

The Krishnadevi Mandir:

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Krishna devi mandir

One of the most serene and beautiful places in Panchgani, the Krishnadevi Mandir is a very beautiful rock temple. Marginalized due to the more popular Panchganga and Mahabaleshwar Temples, this temple is often overlooked in preference to the others. The Archaeological Survey of India has demarcated this as a protected monument. This means that the nearby areas cannot be commercially exploited, thus restricting all the shops and hawkers that crowd around the other temples. This has proved to be a boon in disguise as the vicinity of the temple remains uncluttered and retains its serenity.

Constructed 300 years ago, the name Krishnadevi was given in reference to the river Krishna. The temple offers an extremely beautiful view of the Krishna valley, below. This temple was built by a family of Brahmans known as Anagala who were based in Satara. The construction is given a theater-like appearance with one side having the temple and the other two sides enclosing the temple courtyard.

The North Side of the temple is the most important aspect of this Mandir. It has 5 orifices from which water flows out. These are said to be the origins of the Five Rivers; Krishna, Koyna, Yenna, Gayatri and Savitri. These rivers flow individually for a short span and then converge into one stream. The stream comes out of a cow’s mouth (Gaumukh). The cow is supposed to be one of the holiest animals in Hindu beliefs and hence it has been used as the symbol of origin for these rivers.

The combined stream is collected in a holy tank, which is used by worshippers to take a dip in. Two important rivers, Bhagirathi and Saraswati, also flow along the side of this tank and add to the sanctity of the place. The main water tank spills into another smaller tank, and the water then flows off to form the starting point of the various rivers that are the main source of water supply for the huge land mass and population in Maharashtra. Fortunately, remaining free from commercialization, not many people come here and it usually remains a clean and pure tank of water. (Hopefully you too will maintain its cleanliness by avoiding indulging in any bathing or swimming activities there).

This place is for people who enjoy silence, peace and calm. A few minutes of meditation or even just sitting in the enclosure for a few minutes will give you tremendous peace. Ensure that you take water and eatables, as you will not find anything in its vicinity. Trekking shoes should be ideally worn, especially in the rains as the rocky steps can become slippery to navigate.

Once again, we request you to maintain cleanliness and not litter the place with garbage, so that generations to come can enjoy this beautiful temple. The whole concept of monuments and temples revolves around treasuring the true gifts of nature, like water and rivers, by giving them the status of a God as they give life to the world. Hence, whatever belief systems you belong to, just for this wonderful philosophy we should try and treasure such monuments.

We hope you enjoy this exquisite place and that you will share your amazing memories with us through your photos and comments.

Off-Track Place number 2.

Menavali Wada:

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Bol-bacchan shoot at Menavli wada

Menavali is a village in Wai. ‘Wada’ is a Marathi word which means mansion. Menavali Wada was constructed by Nana Fadnavis, a Maratha statesman belonging to the Peshwa era. It was created on the banks of the river Krishna in 1780’s. He built the royal mansion together with 2 temples, one devoted to Lord Shiva and the other to Lord Vishnu.

Formerly, simple stone steps sliding into a river, the ghats developed in a complex arrangement of terraces having independent areas for various activities like washing, bathing, filling water, conducting religious rites, etc. Temples were customarily made on ghats.

The Peshwa period saw excellent architectural arrangements of a Wada-like residence, ghat on a water body along with a temple. Menavali Wada is among those rare spots where such a combination is conserved intact.

Now under the care of Nana’s progeny, the Wada is in fairly good shape. You must see this colossal house which has all the trademarks of a classic Wada of ancient times. When you go down the steps and turn right, you can see a breath-taking sight of the mighty Pandavgad fort at a distance.

Numerous Bollywood movies have been filmed here. An ancient tree having a huge trunk and a platform built around it is present since the time the Wada was made. The tree was shown in Swades, a popular Bollywood movie. Other films that have shot certain scenes with this place as the backdrop include Gangajal, Bol Bachchan, etc. and the upcoming SRK starrer Chennai Express.

Whether you are a history buff, admirer of intricate monuments, religious person, etc. these places in and around Panchgani will capture your attention for sure.

Off-Track Place number 3.

Raireshwar for Maratha History Admirers:

Raireshwar temple

If you are patriotic, grew up on Shivaji tales and are looking for tourist places around Pune, then Raireshwar should be your first stop. It is a town in Bhor taluka of Pune. This place has a 16th century temple in which Shivaji took the crucial ‘Hindavi Swaraj’ vow at 16 years of age, which marked an important event in the history of Maharashtra.

Inside this shrine, you can see a large painting of Shivaji with his friends. Positioned between beautiful hills and forts, the temple is located on a plateau that blossoms with lovely flowers during monsoon, making it the ideal time for visiting. You can go camping too as the villagers help in lodging and food. Don’t forget to eat delicious bhakri with buttermilk, typical Maharashtrian fare.

You may also like to stopover at Jiva Mahale Ghoda Maidan, named after Jiva Mahale, a soldier serving in Shivaji’s army. He played a major role in defeating Afzal Khan and moreover considered to be an important reason why Shivaji could survive the battle. The ground seems to have turned into a horse training base since then.

Off-Track Place number 4.


Fort in Panchgani
kamalgadh fort Panchgani

It is a fort located in Wai. Owing to its altitude of over 4,500 feet above sea level, one can view a magnificent aerial sight of the Dhom dam, dense forests and lush green plant life. It is even believed to have an underground route to Pratapgad, a popular tourist destination.

Reaching Kamalgad is simple. Once you reach Wai, you can hire a car that will take you to a temple. From there, you need to trek for a short distance to reach the fort.  A local folktale is attached to this spot. It appears that a wedding group mysteriously vanished from that place and was later transformed into 3 hills.

The largest hill known as ‘Navra’ which means husband, the smaller one called ‘Navri’ meaning wife and the third termed as ‘Karavali’ denoting the wife’s younger sister who stays for a few days at her sister’s matrimonial house after the wedding. The Ravine Hotel in Panchgani offers an exquisite view of all these hills.

  Off-Track Place number 5.
Wai – The Town of Temples:

Wai village of temples
Dholya Ganpati temple

Located on the banks of Krishna river which has 7 ghats, Wai is a city in the district of Satara in Maharashtra. The beautiful town has many temples dedicated to different Hindu deities. One of them is the Dholya Ganpati temple situated along the river. This prime temple was constructed by Raja Bhoja of the Shilahar Empire in 1762 to guard the city.

Carved out of monolith, the Ganpati idol was sanctified in 1769. The name Dholya (huge or fat in Marathi) signifies the massive size of the Ganpati idol, which is about 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The temple also has a spacious hall in the front.

Another temple that Ganpati devotees must visit in Wai is the Dhundi Vinayak Mandir. It is around 900 years old and was popular during the reign of Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire. The temple is made from hard stone, whereas the self-created Ganpati statue is around 90cms tall. When a wedding takes place, the idol is worshiped first, before the other rituals.

Those living in Pune can conveniently drive down on any weekend to Wai since Pune to Satara takes less than 2 hours and another 1 hour to reach Wai. From Panchgani, you can reach this divine temple city in just 20 minutes.

The perfect road trip – list of places to visit during Monsoon in India

Monsoon is the most awaited season for everybody in India. It brings respite from the heat and most importantly, it is a significant period for farmers to grow their crops. Rains also serve as a wonderful excuse to undertake short leisure holidays to nearby places. So take out your car, bike or catch a local bus to one of this places

Monsoon in India:

Monsoon in Maharashtra
Western Ghats

The monsoon season in India generally begins from mid-June and lasts till September. During this season, one can also visit the rain forests. You can spot varied types of animals and birds in such forests, including endangered species such as clouded leopard, Indian bison, hornbills, etc.

Rain forests in India are located in the Assam valley, the lower regions in the states of Meghalaya, Mizoram, in addition to the Western Ghats. They play a vital role in stabilizing the climate, maintaining the water cycle and generating large amounts of rainfall.

Rains Begin Early in Maharashtra:

Rains in Maharashtra
Maharashtra in monsoon

In some states such as Maharashtra, monsoon may commence from the first week of June itself. Whether you are staying in the capital city of Mumbai or in other cities like Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, etc. the entire state of Maharashtra in monsoon is a delight to visit.

People staying in Mumbai, regarded as the most populous city in the nation often take breaks during this season. These leisure trips are easy to plan, since the city enjoys close proximity to some wonderful hill-stations, which can be reached in a span of 3-4 hours by road.

If you are planning a sojourn and looking for fun places to visit in monsoon, here’s a peep into some locations that will provide you the much-needed change from your routine life:


bhandardara in rains
places to visit in monsoon

Around 4 hours away from Mumbai, Bandardhara is popular for its lakes, dams and waterfalls. Water discharged from the dam forms several rivulets running down the part that is situated at the base of the dam.

You can take a nice walk along the lake shore and enjoy the scenic view with greenery all around. Avid trekkers can try climbing up the 400 year old Ratnagad Fort.





Lonavala is amongst the most highly visited monsoon places in Maharashtra. Stationed between Mumbai and Pune, Mumbai residents can take the super-fast expressway and reach this spot in less than 3 hours. Once the rains descend, Lonavala turns lush with greenery, an added enjoment over the lovely chilly weather.

Popular tourist spots include Tiger’s Point, Bhushi Dam, Rajmachi Point, Duke’s Nose and Tungarli Lake, etc.

Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani:

panchgani in momsoon
amazing panchgani

A hill-station situated in the Western Ghats, you can reach Panchgani in just 5 hours from Mumbai. It is not just a perfect honeymoon spot but several families also travel to this place during monsoons. Don’t miss the Venna Lake, a major sightseeing attraction. Trees surround this picturesque lake from all sides.

Another scenic wonder in Panchgani is the Lingmala waterfalls, which is a marvelous sight for sore eyes. Water descends from the top of a steep cliff and drops right into the Venna Lake. The glittering water falling down from an unbelievable height of 600 feet transcends you to a completely different world.

You can opt for a boat ride, go horse-riding and then relish the local food offered by tiny eateries near the lake. Situated at an altitude of 4500 feet over sea level. Table-Land is a famous tourist attraction in this vacationer’s paradise enfolded by hills.

Tourists seeking budget hotels options in Panchgani should have a look at the Ravine hotel, which provides top-class accommodation at reasonable tariffs. The rooms of the hotel offer spectacular views of the beautiful valley and the mountains.

Instead of sitting by your window and gazing at the rains, pack a few clothes, take your car keys or rent a car and visit Panchgani for a thoroughly enjoyable experience this monsoon. Don’t forget your camera to capture the special rainy moments forever!

Live map updates of Paragliding in pune – panchgani

Are you a Paragliding lover who loves to fly but doesn’t have any idea if the place you selected to enjoy your passion of flying is safe of not??

To help you and other enthusiasts seeking to fly, we have attached the paragliding map shown above.
• It will help you select the location from where you want to fly.
• You can also refer to Wind Speeds, Directions, Altitude, clouds and all such important parameters simultaneously.
• Confirm if the spot you selected to fly from is favorable or not. You can also check live updates of your paragliding spot easily with this map.

Quick tips about this map

• Yellow Smile:)   Site is favorable to fly.
• Red Sad Face:(   Site conditions are currently not favorable for flying.
• Silver ? mark  ?  Current info is not available for that place as local station has not updated its weather report.
• Blue  balloons:    A safe landing place.

We are sure that this map will be helpful to you in your paragliding flights in and around Pune and Panchgani area when you visit us, or even wherever you are located or plan to paraglide!

Panchgani – Things to Know About the Hill Station

Beautiful Mornings, 
Cool and Clam Breeze,
Breath Taking Views,
Hotel with Tennis Court
Fun in the Pool
Best Spa Treatments
Paragliding in Valley


Lush flora… Breathtaking valleys… Soaring peaks… If you want to experience all of these at one place, Panchgani is your destination! Its a pinnacle of greenery; the perfect blend of breathtaking nature with a mix of old-world charm and modernity. This scenic Maharashtra hill station was discovered by the British during the British Raj and was quite popular even among then, as a summer resort.

Panchgani is about 19 km from Mahabaleshwar and is closeted from all sides by 5 hills and this is the fact from which it derived its name Panch-gani; ‘Panch’ meaning five and ‘Gani’ meaning hills.

This place is also close to the cities, Mumbai and Pune. If you are planning to drive from Pune, you should reach Panchgani within 1 ½ to 2 hours. It is less than 100 KM from Pune. But, looking at the kilometer reading is really not required as you will anyway know you are nearing the place as the aroma of fresh strawberries start mesmerizing your special senses. The fresh strawberries of Panchgani are one of the reasons for the boost Mahabaleshwar tourism has witnessed continuously decades after decades.

Panchgani is centered on a sort of a strawberry concept. This place offers you plenty of options for strawberry products – jams, pulps, juices, extracts and concentrates are just few of them. That is why, it is also known as a haven for tourists hungry for strawberry delicacies.

And there’s more;

A volcanic plateau, popularly known as the Table Land, tops the five hills that surround Panchgani. This is the second highest plateau in Asia – the Tibetan plateau being the first one – and has been attracting tourists from all over the world. From here, one can have a clear view of some spacious caves including the ‘Devil’s Kitchen’.

Sydney Point, another tourist attraction at Panchgani, is situated on a hillock that faces the Krishna Valley. This is the best place to have a dazzling view of the clean glittering waters of the Pāndavgad Dhom Dam and Mandhārdeo.

Any description of Panchgani cannot be complete without the mention of the Parsi Point and the Devil’s Kitchen. Parsi Point situated on the way to Mahabaleshwar overlooks the blue shiny waters of the Dhom Dam and the Krishna valley.

Devil’s Kitchen holds a lot of importance in Hindu mythology. Situated at the south of the table land, the Devil’s Kitchen is believed to be the place where the Pāndavas of the Mahābhārat epic stayed for a while. Pāndavgad Caves are also believed to be built by them during their stay here.

Panchgani is also a hot favorite of those who love to indulge in adventure sports. In fact, Pune, which is very close to Panchgani, has become a renowned name for paragliding training and institutions across the world. This sports activity is open to all throughout the year, except during the monsoon. It offers joyous paragliding experience with all facilities for enthusiastic travelers. For trained individuals, Panchgani offers several paragliding sites with perfect lift and landing sites, thanks to the Western Ghats. That is why Panchgani is considered an unofficial headquarters of paragliding in Pune and Maharashtra.

While in Panchgani, one cannot miss the exclusive strawberry therapy at the Ravine hotel. Nothing can be more relaxing than spa treatments at this 3-star hotel. You will come out looking better, feeling more relaxed and energetic like never before with its special rich cream body scrub and facial massage that has all the goodness of fresh strawberries.


Now, all this is too tempting to give a miss. So, get ready to enjoy the cool, crisp breeze of mountain air at Panchgani. Amidst the calm and serene topography of this hill station, you will forget all your stresses and tensions and get the real unwinding experience. No wonder, this place is called the Switzerland of Maharashtra.

Budget Birthday Party for Girls

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Whether your daughter is turning 1 or 18, as parents you always want to make sure that every birthday of your precious girl is cherished. However, making these events memorable doesn’t necessarily mean spending loads of money. Birthday parties can be a hit even if you have a tight budget to stick to.

Right from the initial stage of selecting a venue, sending out birthday invitations, to the food, decor  etc. given below are some amazing birthday party ideas for girls which are economical yet classy:

Choosing a Location:
Deciding on a venue is a prime task and moreover daunting too, since venues come at a high price. What if you were aware of some cool places available free of cost? Take a good look at these free birthday party venues which are apt for all age groups:

  • Your own house, lawn or backyard is a great option for hosting parties.
  • Homes of relatives or close friends.
  • If you are member of a club that has a pool, you can throw a neat pool party with sufficient supervision.
  • Public parks are a favored spot by several families looking to hold birthday bashes. You can put up tents or place tables for a nominal fee.
  • Beach or lake with a picturesque view.

You can also look at beautiful places such as Ravine Hotel, which will indeed charge you certain amounts for your party but then they give you that fantastic party venue that will never be forgotten.

Decide an Apt Theme & Create Invites:
Although you’ll find a plethora of themes, it’s best to select one as per what your little girl’s likes. Work on a cartoon based theme if she’s a 5 year old Disney lover or a pop-star idea for teenage girls who are Beyoncé or Rihanna fans.
In case you wish to surprise her, listed below are some birthday themes for girls that are popular:

  • Princess themed celebration is a wonderful option. You can make a tiara with crystals to add to the birthday costume worn by your girl. Pastel colored cutlery is easily available and can be used later too.
  • Art and craft themes are inexpensive and a hit too wherein kids can make sketches and take them home. You may also reward the child with the best painting.
  • If you are organizing a party at the park, a Tinkerbell or woodland fairy theme would be a unique option.
  • Make sure all the activities such as games are centered on the theme that you choose. Don’t forget to play some peppy music to liven up the atmosphere.

Next up are the birthday invitations which need to be designed as per the selected theme. Do-it-yourself (DIY) invites are a big rage currently. They allow you to be innovative by giving your party an individual style and furthermore, cost lesser than standard invitations available in stores.

Take the help of family members, neighbors or friends to create them. Also, send them out at least 10-15 days in advance so that you know the number of people coming and accordingly make necessary preparations.

Cake and Food Arrangements:
Try making a cake yourself instead of ordering an expensive one from a cake shop. With so many food blogs, you are sure to get numerous tips and ideas on baking. Ensure that you sprinkle loads of candies and other edible decorations on top to make it look visually appealing.
Don’t fuss too much over the food. It’s more about enjoying the party and making her feel special. Keep it simple with some appetizers like nachos, hot-dogs  sandwiches, macaroni & cheese, nuggets with dips, pizzas, etc. which are easy to cook and low on expenses. Fresh fruit concoctions are quick to make and serve as great drinks. As for desserts, you already have the lip-smacking cake!
Birthdays are special occasions to shower all the love and attention on your daughter. And with these terrific yet cost-effective ideas for birthday parties, your princess will certainly cherish all her celebrations that make her a year older.

A Special Note
The Ravine Hotel Panchgani serves as a great venue for both outdoor terrace parties as well as indoor parties. The location is beautiful and overlooks the Dhom Dam valley, making your choice of party venue and instant hit with both the kids as well as their parents. Inquire about our rates today and we shall make you a good deal.

Tennis tournaments 2013

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Time for Kids to Gear Up for the Panchgani Tennis Tournament

With the French Open slated to begin on May 26 this year, tennis lovers of all ages will be glued to their television sets. But before this major tennis tournament commences, there is another event involving this exciting sport that is going to be held at the Ravine hotel, Panchgani and is exclusively meant for kids less than 14 years of age.

Tennis – A popular game since 1880s:

It was the British who introduced this sport to India around the 1880s and since then it has gained immense popularity. Tennis in India enjoys a large following and moreover players from our country have achieved worldwide recognition and won prestigious grand slams such as Wimbledon, Australian Open, etc.

Individuals who are keen to learn tennis as a hobby or pursue it as a career can make use of the tennis clubs in different cities across India. These associations have tennis courts inside their premises where you can practice the sport. Although most clubs require you to enroll as members and pay a fee, there are a few clubs that let you engage in the game for free.

Be a Part of the Tennis Game at Ravine hotel:

This resort is a preferred option for individuals keen on a summer retreat but few are aware of the fact that this hotel, overlooking the beautiful valleys of Panchgani, is one of the rare hotels with tennis courts in India, offering state-of-the-art facilities.

Ravine hotel is organizing a Super Series Tennis Tournament along with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) for children below 14 years. The 5-day event gives youngsters an opportunity to exhibit their talent and win prizes galore. Families accompanying the kids can cheer for them whilst appreciating the breath-taking view of the valley.

Affiliation with MSLTA:

Ravine Hotel is associated with the esteemed MSLTA. This organization, based out of Mumbai is the sole governing federation concerning tennis and conducts major tennis tournaments across Maharashtra, of state, national and global ranking.

Apart from developing and propagating the sport, they also have their own training facilities and organize coaching camps at the centre. Officials of the hotel and MSLTA ensure that the games played in the contest are on a fair basis and in accordance with the rules.

Earmark these Dates in your Calendar:

The Super Series Tennis Tournament will begin with qualifying sign-in games starting from 3rd May from 12-2 pm. They will be followed by a main draw sign-in held on 4th and 5th May respectively. The main draw matches shall commence from 6th May onwards. The contest will end on 10th May. All the matches shall be played at the Ravine hotel tennis courts.

Make your bookings in advance to avoid any unnecessary hassles. And don’t forget to check in from the social media application Foursquare from your cell phone when you reach. This simple process which barely takes a minute entitles you to some cool gifts and special offers.

For teens, there couldn’t be a better way of spending their summer vacations. They can participate in the event as well as stay at the Ravine hotel with their family to enjoy the wonderful hospitality it provides.

Parents should also encourage their children to take part in such competitions, which help to hone their skills. Who knows, one of them could turn out to be the next Mahesh Bhupathi or Sania Mirza representing India at international levels and making the nation proud!