Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Distance

Mumbai To Mahabaleshwar

(Mahabaleshwar To Mumbai)

Best way to travel from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar

Total distance 221 km
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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.

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Wilfred  Cp

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Wilfred Cp
4.5/7
Posted 2 months ago May 11, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
The drive from Mumbai was smooth, the road between Mumbai Pune expy and Pune -Bangalore expy is not very good.

If you are not going to stay in Panchgani they DO NOT pay any toll/tax to the Municipality guys demanding it in Panchgani.

It took us around 5 1/2 hours one way in the morning and reached just in time for lunch.
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Route Taken:Mumbai - Pune Expy and NH4
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Expect for the gardens and exterior spender there is not much of good about the place, a summary of some of the issues are listed below:
- The rooms are very poorly ventilated; some of the electrical fittings are in nonworking conditions. There is not a single spare socket to charge your...more »
Trip Includes:  Fredrick Hotel
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Hemant Desai

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Hemant Desai
6/7
Posted 3 months ago Mar 27, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
We took Mumbai-Pune Express-Wai-Panchgani route. We started at 6am and reach at 12.30Pm which include 45 minutes halt for breakfast. The road was excellent though we had to pay toll of around Rs 500/-. While coming back, we took Panchgani-NH4-Panvel-Mumbai route, where we paid toll of only Rs.200/- The road was also very good.

I think one should take the second route while going to Panchgani/Mahabaleshwar. I also strongly advise not to take Mumbai-Mahad route which is very narrow and risky. The food in Mahabaleshwar is average and very costly. For 3 person, the average food cost is Rs.1500-2000 per day.

For local seller in Mahabaleshwar, tourist are "bakra" for them. I think during peak season, Singapore will be cheaper then Mahabaleshwar. Govt should take initiative to rationalise food and staying cost in Mahabaleshwar or the tourist should boycott Mahabaleshwar till food and staying cost is not rationalise.
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Route Taken:Mumbai - Pune Expy and National Highway 4
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Arthurs seat and Lingmala fall was excellent experience. However, one should choose monsoon to visit falls. In March, the day is hot while evening/night is cold. One can visit sites only after 5PM. I advise travellers to visit the destination only during winter or monsoon. Apart from costly...more »
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Roy

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Roy
5.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Mar 17, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
The road was smooth as butter, particularly Mumbai-Pune expressway stretch.

But once you cross Pune and enter AH-47/NH4, driving on the highway demands a bit more skill and concentration because of all of the villages that come on the way. Villagers tend to cross the road without looking out for oncoming cars. Trucks and buses will mow you down (not literally though!! They will only tail you very closely and blow their horns like crazy), if you are driving slower than they are not allowing them to pass.

But apart from these, the drive is a real nice one. You can enjoy it with your friends and family, along with some loud music and food.

Note: Avoid drink and drive situations. Cheers and happy driving!!!
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Route Taken:Mumbai - Pune Expy and National Highway 4
Trip Includes:  Amir Hotel
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Vamshi
6.5/7
Posted Feb 23, 2016 Feb 23, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
We planned for 3 day visit. One day in Panchgani and 2 days in Mahabaleshwar. We started by 5.30AM from Mumbai (Central Line) to avoid city traffic. Though NH17 also connects, prefer M-P expressway and then NH4 as roads are very good. Recently, overlaying has been done on NH4. You will definitely enjoy smooth drive and once you touch Satara district, you will pass through full greenery and ghats towards Panchgani. Travel during monsoon is quite risky.

Visit just after monsoon or in Dec/Jan as this is strawberry ripening season and almost all roads in Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani are filled with deep red fresh strawberries.
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Route Taken:Mumbai-Pune Expy and National Highway 4
Trip Includes:  Bella Vista Resort
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Ankush Sunkale
6/7
Posted Dec 17, 2015 Dec 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We checked out from Motel Visava. Mahad and took Mahad- Poladpur - Mahabaleshwar route. Not much traffic. We first went to Pratapgad fort since it comes before Mahabaleshwar and after visit Pratapgad we travelled to Mahabaleshwar. Roads are single lane till Mahabaleshwar.
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Route Taken:राष्ट्रीय महामार्ग १७
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We visited Mahabaleshwar with family in November this year and checked in this hotel in evening after visit from Pratapgad fort. Room was comfortable and clean. This hotel has only Gujarati Thali for lunch and dinner and we wanted to have Multi cuisine food so we never took lunch or dinner...more »
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Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar By Train (145 Km)

Mumbai ––› Pune
By Train 119 Km
Pune ––› Mahabalesh..
By Taxi 71 Km
Mumbai to Pune by Train (119 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Mumbai Mah... M T W T F S S
11007 Deccan Express Mumbai CST 07:00 11:05 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
11009 Sinhagad Exp Mumbai CST 14:30 18:40 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
11011 Mahalaxmi Express Mumbai CST 20:23 00:10 N N Y N N N N
11019 Konark Express Mumbai CST 15:10 19:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
11023 Sahyadri Expres Mumbai CST 17:50 21:55 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Pune to Mahabaleshwar by cab (71 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 923
Ford Endeavor 35 2485
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 1278
Ford Ikon A/C 17 1207
Honda Accord 55 3905
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Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar By Car/Taxi (145 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1450
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1740
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1740
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 1740
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 12 1740
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:145 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:145 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:145 km
    • Nearest Airport:Mumbai
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Pragati Express (12125), Indrayani Express (22105)
    • Last station:Pune
    • Total distance:145 km
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