I have been in Mahabaleshwar for 4 days in L&T holiday home. we have explored many tourist destinations in mahabaleshwar. So here I am sharing information of table land point in Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar in english will write the same in Marathi as well in another article.
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Panchgani Name history
Panchgani name derived due to geographical importance of locations. Panch stands for 5 & gani is sanskrit word means middle or centre of something. So Panchgani hill station is surrounded by 5 hills of sahyadri mountain ranges so its called Panchgani & those 5 hills considered as table land. in Marathi its called Pachgani.
Table land Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar information
Table land Panchgani History
Panchgani was developed by British people in British people rule as a summer resort under leadership of Lord John Chesson in 1860s era. Panchgani was developed as a retirement place as it remains pleasant throughout the year. Historical Origins Of Table Land. Panchgani, loosely translated as five hills, has this volcanic plateau known as Table Land for its highest point at 4550 feet above sea level. The land is flat and large, offering clear views of the entire region, its valleys, and hills with no obstructions.
Table land – longest mountain plateau.
Table land is popular place in Maharashtra as it is second longest mountain plateau in Asia comes after Tibetan Plateau. It is highest point in panchgani-Mahabaleshwar as well.
Panchgani Table land point travel experience
Table land point is only 2km from from Panchgani & 20KM from Mahabaleshwar bus stand. as we were travelling by car we made our way directly till the parking area near the plateau.
Horse Riding / Horse cart ride in table land point Panchgani.
On table land point you can get horse rides with 150- 200 RS per ride for solo or couple. You can also hire horse cart which will cost you 600 RS for 4 persons and for additional person 200 each. We are 6 people means 1000RS we asked for 200RS discount and finalized it for 800RS for 6 people. Along with ride they also provides informative guidance of the table land points.
Places to visit on table land plateau in Panchgani-mahabaleshwar.
This place offers an aerial view of the entire Panchgani and nearby valleys. It is ideal place for nature lovers. below are the points you can see on table land plateau.
- Table Land plateau view covered with bluebonnet grass & beautiful flowers.
- Views of British built schools of Panchgani.
- Aerial view of devil’s kitchen and Rajpuri caves.
- Giant Hearth used by 5 pandavas for cooking food.
- footprints of Pandavas.
- beautiful aerial views of SilverOaks trees.
- 2 Caves – one is tiger cave.
- Mahadev deity statue inside cave along with 5 Pandavas and their wife.
- Restaurant under caves.
- Monkey Point, Table land.
- Sunset Point.
Which movie shootings done on Table land plateau Panchgani?
As Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar-Wai are famous places for Bollywood movies shootings there are more than 300 Bollywood movies shooting done. Table land is also popular place for Bollywood, Marathi & south Indian film shootings. below are the movies shot in Table land point Panchgani.
- Bajirao Mastani
- Mangal Panday
- Chennai express
- Hum tumhare hai sanam – Switzerland film set formed here.
- Mela movie – Gujjar ka adda
- Gadar movie – India-Pak border (Lahore set)
- Welcome movie end seen
So table land of Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar is must visit place with beautiful portrait views of green nature, Silveroak trees, Caves, monkey point, caves and sunset point. Hope you loved my travel experience of table land Panchgani.
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