Panchgani is on the way to Mahabaleshwar, at just about 18 Km from Panchgani Mahabaleshwar is the most important crowd puller near Panchgani. Mahabaleshwar is about 38mts higher than Panchgani and the route from Panchgani is certainly worth a ride with each turn offering a different shade of the landscape. Sai Palace can arrange taxis for sight seeing in Mahabaleshwar from Panchgani at mominal rates.
Pratapgad fort built by Moro Trimbak Pingle at the command of Shivaji to secure access to his possessions on the banks of Nira and Koyna river near the source of the River Krishna, and to strengthen the defences of the Par Pass is today a beautiful destination near pune for a weekend geta away.
On the way up there is a handicraft centre where different aretefacts can be found. An exhibition of art and pictures carved in metal is a stop that you should take.
Tapola has recently climbed the popularity chart amongst the tourists with its Shiv saagar Boat club and water sports in the Koyna dam reservoir. This place is also called the Mini Kashmir of Maharashtra for it beautiful landscape and valleys which turn into a bed od flowers during spring. Boating in Tapola is quite popular with tourists and Tapola is also the base camp for the trek to Vasota which is one of the most adventurous treks one can attempt in Maharashtra.