Pachal, a town in Maharashtra, has beautiful dams around. Located about 74 km away from Kolhapur, which is one of the nearest cities, Pachal is in Ratnagiri district. Its district headquarters is 78 km away. This is an offbeat getaway for those who are looking for a laidback holiday far from the bustling city. The best time to visit Pachal is between October and March.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are very few accommodation facilities. Kolhapur (74 km) has a number of options that are worth trying. Some of them are Hotel Landmark (Tariff – Rs.800), Yatri Niwas Hotel (Tariff – Rs.400) and Hotel Sony Palace (Tariff – Rs.800).
Marathi and Hindi are commonly spoken in the area.
The most important festivals celebrated in this town are Holi and Gudi Padwa in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September, Dushera in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The Diwalwadi Dam (1 km), Talawade Dam (2 km), Khade Wadi (3 km), Takkewadi (5 km), Pangari (9 km) and Rajapur (31 km) are some of the major attractions in and around Pachal.
How to Get There
Kolhapur Airport, which is 82 km from here, is the closest from the town.
Rajapur Railway Station (40 km) is the nearest one from the town. However, Kolhapur Railway Station, which is located 73 km away, is the major railhead connecting the town to other cities.
There are buses from Mumbai, Rajapur and Ratnagiri. Mostly state-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route.