Paachgani .

January 4, 2021 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Paachgani, also called Panchgani, is a hill station and municipal council in Satara district in MaharashtraIndia. Paachgani attracts many tourists throughout the year. It is also renowned for many premier residential educational institutions.

Paachgani is around 102 kilometres from Pune and 250 kilometres from Mumbai.

History :

Paachgani was developed by the British during the British Raj as a summer resort under the supervision of Lord John Chesson in the 1860s.

In the 1890s, Kimmins High School was started for European boys and girls. 1902, the boys’ section separated to become European Boys High School, now known as St. Peter’s School, Panchgani, and Kimmins became an exclusive girls school. In 1895, the Roman Catholic order of nuns known as “Daughters of The Cross” started St. Joseph’s Convent School, Paachgani . All three boarding schools were modeled on the English Public Schools of that time, and were affiliated to Cambridge University. The board exams would be held in December, the question papers being sent from England by sea. The answer papers sent back by sea, and the results declared in June.

Economy :

Strawberries being cultivated in a farm in Panchgani

Strawberries are cultivated year round in Paachgani and Mahabaleshwar region.The strawberry grown here has been granted a Geographical indication status.

In popular culture :

The “Table Land” is a popular shooting spot for Hindi film. Films like Raja HindustaniMelaTaare Zameen ParHum Tumhare Hain Sanam and Agent Vinod were shot at this place. Paachgani is also a popular shooting spot for television series. Series like Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani were shot here.

Strawberries being cultivated in a farm in Panchgani