The primary attraction in Panchgani, the Table land is a vast expanse of flat laterite rock surrounded by hills. Panchgani has been the location for many hindi movies thanks to the table land! You could hire a pony and visit the numerous spots offering panoramic views of the hills.
Sherbaug, a picturesque and naturally well designed landscape, is an eye feasting valley in quaint hill resort Panchagani. Serbaug thrives with a wonderful children’s park and a beautiful rose garden. This unspoiled and unpolluted land is the home to many kinds of bird fauna, various kinds of rabbits, turkeys and swans. Serbaug visitors can see the majestic scenes of young children participating in various artistic and sculptural activities here. Clay pot making and sculpturing are the important promotional activities undertaken here for the benefits of children.
Parsi Point is a renowned picnic spot lies on the Mahabaleshwar road in Panchgani. It offers panoramic views of picturesque Dhom Dam backwaters and the lush green Krishna valley.The grandeur view of Wai village from these points are mind blogging and eye catching. This is a spot in Panchgani which is blessed with all worthy natural beauties. One can spend many hours in this calm and cool ambience enjoying the fragrant breeze emerging out from the hilly ranges.
This point is situated on a hillock facing the Krishna Valley. One can see from here the glittering waters of the Dhom Dam, and Pandavgad and Mandhardeo. Sydney point is about 2 Km from Panchgani Bus stand.
The Rajpuri Caves in Panchgani is a religiously important tourist spot. These ancient caves are surrounded by many water kunds (ponds). Devotees believe that taking bath in these holy kunds will provide relief from all kinds of diseases and evils. Legends claim that the holy Ganges also flows into these kunds. Lord Karthikeya temple is the main attraction in these caves. The temple itself is constructed out of the sand taken from the caves. The journeys to the Rajpuri caves from Panchgani through serene, greenish villages will rejuvenate the mind of the traveler.
It is host to the annual Strawberry Festival. Mahabaleshwar contributes to 85% of the total Strawberry produce in India and about 80% is consumed fresh. The Strawberry Festival encourages the strawberry cultivation in the belt. The highlights of this festival are fresh farm picked strawberry lined up on tables for visitors to eat to their fullest as well as traditional folk performances such as Shivkalin Dhol and Lezim, a high energy dance for which dancers are invited from Pratapgarh.
Famous for Shivaji's legendary battle against Afzhal Khan in 1656, Pratapgad fort is under 30 Kms from Mahabaleshwar. One can drive right up to the base of the fort. The stairway up takes you to the upper fort of Pratapgad and affords some beautiful views of the valley. On the way to Pratapgad there is handicraft centre and metal craft exhibition worth a visit.