Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani reopens for tourism with new rules

Maharashtra government has reopened popular hill stations as the season of monsoon is here. The administration decided to reopen Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani from June 21. 

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Maharashtra government has reopened popular hill stations as the season of monsoon is here. The administration decided to reopen Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani from June 21. 

Here’s what you must know if you are planning a getaway. All the viewing points in these hill stations will remain closed for eight more days.

If you are planning to visit Mahableshwar or Panchgani for a day, you can avoid carrying a negative COVID-19 report. However, if you wish to stay longer, then it’s mandatory to carry an RT-PCR test report or a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), taken not more than 72 hours before the visit.

Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are two of the best places to visit in the monsoon. A trek up to Pratapgad Fort or a visit to the Lingmala Waterfall is the most sought after activities to do in Mahabaleshwar. Panchgani is the perfect getaway to enjoy the stunning view of lush greenery, cloudy and cool weather.

However do keep in mind that sightseeing points like Lodwick Point, Arthur’s Seat, Venna Lake will remain closed for the next seven days. The decision to open them will be taken by the end of the week. The market will be open from 8 am to 4 pm.