5 days in Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar & Chennai Itinerary

5 days in Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar & Chennai Itinerary

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5 days in Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Pune
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Panchgani
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
End: Pune

1
day
Panchgani

Panchgani ©
Deriving its name from the five hills that surround it, Panchgani offers an unpolluted environment for nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Parsi Point, don't miss a visit to Sydney Point, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Land.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Panchgani itinerary builder .

Pune to Panchgani is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Panchgani

Nature Parks
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Table Land ©
Table Land
Sydney Point ©
Sydney Point
Parsi Point ©
Parsi Point

2
nights
Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar ©
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnabai Temple, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mapro Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Arthur's Seat, then relax in the rural setting at Laxmi Strawberry Farm, and finally trek along Gureghar Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabaleshwar road trip app .

Drive from Panchgani to Mahabaleshwar in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

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Mapro Garden ©
Mapro Garden
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chennai trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mahabaleshwar to Chennai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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