18 April 2013

Panchgani Plateau

Panchgani is among the few summer get-aways from Pune that is easily reached by road. Nestled in the Sahyadri hills this used to be a quaint town, a cool summer resort that was famous for its strawberries and boarding schools. Over the years, the massive tourist influx, random 'so-called' development has eroded its natural treasures. In a recent visit I saw several water tankers plying the narrow streets which probably suggested water shortage even in the month of March!

Panchgani is home to a vast flat area of lateritic rock situated at a height that is called the Table Land. Its easily accessed and the view across the countryside is splendid. Watching the sun rise from here is marvelous, well worth the slight climb up. Come the rains, the area probably is full of ephemeral blooms akin to the Kas Plateau.Walk around the plateau or simply do your Pranayam. A lovely uplifting experience!

Here are some images that may tempt you to visit the place.

2 comments:

rebeccabradleycrime.com said...

It looks and sounds beautiful!

Nancy Jardine said...

Sounds like a lovely place! I haven't been to India but my husband has been to Goa a couple of times! Nancy at Welcome to she said, he said