Mahabaleshwar is situated at a distance of 266 km from Mumbai. Situated at an elevation of 1,353 metres above sea level, Mahabaleshwar is well connected to Mumbai by road.
The best way to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai is by road, a journey of about 5 hours 20 minutes by car. The places covered during the journey from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar are Mumbai - 76 km -> Khopali - 57 km -> Tathawade - 103 km -> Wai - 32 km -> Mahabaleshwar.
Several ATMs and hospitals fall on the way. Rest stops, dhabas and restaurants such as Bhairawanath Chinese are present on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum (HP), among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar
Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Mahabaleshwar, which takes about 5 hours 20 minutes. This mode is ideal for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre is about INR 10 to 35 depending upon the type of car hired.
Its always a pleasure driving down to Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai. It takes me approximately 5.30 hours to touch down including 3 stops for ginger chai, vada pav and a nature break. Roads are good and one can cruise. The Pasarni Ghat enroute Panchgani is awesome and provides a great view.
We travelled by our own car to avoid any timetable bound trip as all of us wanted to relax and stop over wherever we wanted. It was fun to explore places on the way and enjoyed roadside food.
At Mahabaleshwor, we hired a guide who could also drive. He took us to all important places and also explained the details of the sites. This was fun as we didn't had the tension of parking and tourist tickets as the guide managed everything.
We could spend good long hours at the place and we enjoyed more without any restrictions of public transport.
The journey is comfortable and we had fun. It was a Volvo Bus and we had good sleep. The video couch is very comfortable and there were lots of couple with whom we made friends in the bus. We ware all talking to each other. If you have any travelling problem please take vomiting tablets so that you donít vomit in the bus.
Car is very suitable for Mahabaleshwar, go via Mumbai-Pune Highway. So many tolls taken from Panchgani and 15 points to visit. At-least go for full 3 days and 2 nights otherwise you will miss some natures magic. Table point is quite costly Rs 1600 per person with horse riding. Must visit Eco point 7 points together.
Shiv Holiday changed buses without informing passenger. Bus is in very very poor condition and video coach is not working and they are not accepting their mistake. It's a very noisy bus and AC controller is not working. The bus driver and cleaner are very less co-operative.
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