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Panchgani Weather And Best Time To Visit Panchgani
With mist kissed mountain peaks and undulating carpets of greenery, Panchgani is one of the most sought after summer resorts in Maharashtra. Tourists head to places like Panchgani to escape the heat of summer in the plains and to relax in the lap of bounteous nature and to that effect Panchgani does not seem to fail. While in Panchgani check out the fruits, you would find plenty of seasonal fruits like strawberries, mulberries, raspberries and blueberries!
You could visit Panchgani any time of the year, but certain seasons seem to work ideal if you are going to travel and indulge in adventure tourism. The most perfect seasons to visit Panchgani would be from the onset of winter to the ensuing summer. Read on to know the weather!
Summer (March - June)
Summer sets in by March, albeit a little slow. March is still a little warm, but it’s a transitional period from winter to summer and is a pleasant month and is an appealing time to visit. The rest of summer months are good too, though it is a little hot and dry, with temperature averaging 20°C -37°C. The skies are clear and blue and you can explore the countryside, go off on short trekking trips or indulge in a whole lot of photography.
Early mornings and sunset are pleasant periods of the day and though day time adventures might be exhausting due to the heat, you could visit places like Table Land, Parsi Point or Rajpuri Caves before the heat hits. Panchgani celebrates its strawberries in summer and you can visit strawberry farms and call at the Mapro Strawberry Festival that heralds the arrival of summer with a plethora of scrumpalicious strawberry dishes. Keep yourself hydrated with water and lassi.
Monsoon (July - September)
Monsoon does not lag behind in enticing tourists. The showers are gentle at times and that turns the region so green and luxuriant. Waterfalls and streams are engorged with monsoon rains and provide a welcome break from the warmth of the summers. Panchgani joins Maharashtra during the monsoon months, in celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with prayers, flowers and delicious modak!
But sometimes monsoon rains in heavily and any kind of outdoor activity becomes a bother. Roads turn slippery and trekking and exploring the countryside need be put off for a clearer day. Keep ponchos and raincoats handy, if you would love to visit during the rainy months. Monsoon months are off peak seasons, so you might get discounts on accommodation.
Winter (October - February)
Winter months are ideally the best time to visit Panchgani. The average temperature hovers around 17 °C to 34 °C. The days are slightly warm while the nights are cool. The skies are clear, with the sun clearing up all the leftover mists of monsoon. The waterfalls and streams are still full and picture-perfect for shutter bugs.
Christmas and New Year holidays, coupled with a perfect season see more tourists in Panchgani during winter. You can indulge in adventure sports like trekking and paragliding in winter or visit picturesque places like the seasonal Bhilar Waterfalls, Dhom Dam and Lingmala Falls. As winter is peak tourist season, you might want to book accommodations in advance.