Travel Tales

Beautiful Landscape & Natural Views Galore at This Popular Point

In focus for today’s #TravelerTuesday is the Parsi Point in Panchgani, India.

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This popular attraction (which is almost always crowded), is situated on the way to Mahabaleshwar. Named after the Parsi community and its significance to the towns of Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar, the Parsi Point overlooks Krishna Valley and Dhom Dam.

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It is surrounded by lush and (mostly always) green mountains. Thanks to its location and the natural greenery all around, the point provides some spectacular views.

There is a children’s park which is quite well-maintained and the kids are sure to be have a great time. There are several local vendors selling local strawberries, fruits and other small snacks/eatables, ice creams and almost everything.  There is also a public toilet which you can use (side note: the toilet is not gleaming clean but is acceptable for urgent use)

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So, if you’re looking for a place to stop for a while, just breathe, and also take great photographs, this is your spot; have strawberries, or any other snacks, and let the kids play around, as you enjoy the beautiful natural view.

A highly recommended and a must-visit spot if you’re in and around either Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar. Spend a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 45 minutes for a pit-stop because there’s nothing more to do at this local attraction.

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Pro-tip: There will be a huge crowd at the entry point. However, there is ample space for parking (as well as enjoying the view) so don’t get disheartened. One can also avail the service of a telescope vendor to enjoy different angled views of the valley below.

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