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.
Bus was good, it was a sleeper A/C bus, reached on time and halting points very good and clean. But correctness is good during return time and the view from window was out of the world. It was off-season time when we went there and we were not aware of it. We were told that it was not the best time to see places.
It is just an overnight journey from Mumbai. You reach Mahabaleshwar by around 6:30 in the morning and you can get ready and start your day by 8:30-9:00. The bus quality is also such that you can get enough rest and when you reach you don't feel tired.
Drive from Mumbai is very good and pleasant, it takes nearly 5 and half hours to reach Mahabaleshwar via Pune Express Road, where the roads are very good and enjoyable. There are three Ghats which needs to be cleared to reach Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Wai and Panchgani.
To be in the tunnel was fun, stopping at the various mountains and clicking photos with family and staff. Pune Expressway was great to travel with high speeding. bad to see some accidents but overall it was real fun . The journey was very comfortable as nothing tiring.
It was really a nice bus. The seats were very comfortable and the speed of the bus was also very high. We enjoyed the journey. I want to experience the same journey again and again.
We travelled from Pune to Mysore by KSRTC bus which was a good experience. They take care of the passengers very well. The halt during the journey which is planned by them is perfect and one won't get tired during this journey. Importantly, we reached our destination on time.
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