Panchgani derives its name from five (Panch)hills that surround it. Panchagni is the quintessential residential hill station with an old world charm. This can be seen in the architecture of the British buildings, the Parsi houses and the boarding houses that have been around for a century or more. Panchgani is one of those rare places that doesn't crowd anyone yet in its own unhurried way deeply touches every visitor. Panchgani's famous 'table land' has been the location for many Indian Movies like 'Taare Zameen pe' and 'Agent Vinod'.