Panchgani is one of the best hill stations amongst most places near Mumbai/Pune. Along with the nearby Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani is considered one of the "must-visit" hill stations in Maharashtra and tourists from nearby metros of Mumbai, Pune and other parts of Maharashtra, India as well as abroad throng this place to relax and rejuvenate their senses. It has generally been in the shadow of its more famous neighbor, Mahabaleshwar, yet it has its own tourist influx and often it is very difficult to find empty Hotels in Panchgani. The Krishna River, which cuts a meandering course through the smaller valleys below, keeps the valleys lush green through the year. The local municipal government declares it to be the "Switzerland of India" and Panchgani's beauty definitely gives this statement authenticity (maybe just the absence of snow). It is breathtaking to view the various hamlets and small villages waking at the crack of dawn and cultivating the numerous paddy fields on the plains below.
Of all the resorts near Mumbai, the resorts in Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar are the most in demand due their nearness to hubs such as Mumbai and Pune and their breathable distances away from the routine work and nosy phone calls. Nestled in the Western Ghats with picturesque views of the green valleys and azure water bodies, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani resorts give eyefuls of glorious nature to capture and store as memories for a lifetime. An added bonus of booking resorts in Mahabaleshwar or Panchgani is that they are set smack bang in the middle of famous tourist attractions, both in Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar.
Very near Mumbai and Pune, Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar draw in huge crowds not just during peak tourist season but also almost all year round. The lush greenery, the untouched valleys, the azure waterfalls and the pristine nature and its wild inhabitants make great reviews for the development of tourism here. People come to Panchgani and Mahableshwar for nature trail hikes, adventure sporting opportunities and the opportunities to relax and enjoy some leisure time. The valley mists, the slow drizzles and the cool climate draw people who just have to get away from the heat, the humidity and the traffic that is a daily part of their city lives.
Most of the tourist visiting attractions in the region of Panchgani and Mahabelshwar are in and about Mahabaleshwar, though there are definitely a few spots to see in Panchgani as well. Hotels and resorts in Panchgani, which is right in the vicinity of the Mahableshwar and Panchgani areas yet far enough to avoid the rush of crowds, are this in good demand all round the year.
One of the best Panchgani resorts, The Ravine Hotel, is situated on the Wai-Panchgani road, just half an hour's drive away from the hub of all attention, Mahabaleshwar. Its central location makes it ideal for hikes up to the local Sydney point and other such Panchgani points. You can even take a break from driving and take the public transport to get to the Mahabaleshwar points.
As the name suggests, the Ravine Hotel is a Panchgani resort that is built right on the cliff of a mountain, overlooking the valley and the ravines. The waters of the Dhom Dam add the bit of blue in this usually green and brown landscape. The views are idyllic and stunning from all the valley facing rooms as all the rooms have been generously designed with ceiling to floor glass windows. Apart from the views, there is just so much to do, feel and enjoy here at this resort in Panchgani and it is just impossible to list of all it. Yet, the following are some of the main attractions of the Ravine Hotel, Panchgani.
It is no wonder that will all the facilities that the Ravine Hotel provides even the national as well as international movie stars prefer it as their favored place to stay. Come and see if you are lucky, for you never know when you will catch some film crew or your favorite stars hanging around right before your eyes. At the Ravine Hotel, we welcome one and all with a welcome that is completely unique to us, a welcome unlike any other.