Pune is located at a distance of 890 km from Nagpur. Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra, is well-connected to Nagpur by rail, road and airways.
However, the best way to reach Pune from Nagpur is by rail. There are many express trains that run between the two cities that complete the journey in 14 hours. The major stations covered en route are Nagpur 78 km -> Wardha Jn 182 km -> Akola 140 km -> Bhusaval Jn 180 km -> Manmad Jn 150 km -> Ahmadnagar 160 km -> Daund Jn 86 km -> Pune Jn. These railway stations have restaurants serving traditional Maharashtrian food. The railway canteens at the stations also offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine.
Train was 30 minutes late, but the timing of the train was perfect to travel to Pune. Overall it was a nice travel experience with this train. The train has a pantry car, so good food was available at reasonable cost, which makes the journey more enjoyable. Toilet was clean and all the facilities were provided along with the bedding.
Saini Travels are the best bus service and it's a clean and a good bus with cheaper rates. The travel was comfortable as compared to other travels. I always travel with Saini as they are the best at it's service and my priority for this bus agency is always at the top. Go and get the best experience.
Since train bookings are difficult in the last minutes and flight rates are high, we chose bus service over others. There is not much difference between a train and a bus in travel time when you are travelling from Nagpur to Pune. The Prasanna Purple Plus is a good bus. It has clean bedspreads and good comfort when it comes to buses. The only problem was the movie collection (only 3 to 4 choices) and the charging port was not working. My advice to the travellers is to carry your own laptop (fully charged) if you don't want to get bored.
I was already working on an IT company, so dint got time to book tickets for the journey. So, one of my friends Sayali was also keen on going with me to Pune Junction for attending an interview of Amdocs. So, she booked the ticket on the same day and told me to be there on Nagpur Railway Station at sharp on time.
We both arrived at the railway station. Train time was exact, no delays. It came on time. When it arrived, we came to rush since she told me to stand near the general boogie. I thought that she might have booked a general ticket, though we know that travelling 15 hours completely in a general boogie is totally pathetic experience. When we entered the boogie, we saw a huge rush over there, having no place even to stand properly. After 10 minutes when train started running, she shockingly told me that she had booked a sleeper class ticket and why, we are travelling in a general boogie. I was shocked.
So, we decided to come out of the boogie and enter the sleeper class when the next station arrives. So, the next station was Wardha, where it stopped. We stood outside and started searching for the place in the boogie. Suddenly, after two minutes, the train blows whistle means; itís going to start within few seconds. Anyhow, we managed to enter any sleeper class where we were at the moment, we both started bursting laughs. We dint got any place in the boogie. We had to sleep on the floor.
Thankfully, the train was clean and we did not face any kind of pathetic situations inside the train.
The roads are clean well developed; and most importantly the people here are cooperative. I suggest better start travelling in the morning as it takes 8 hours from Nagpur. There is only one dhaba which is good for city people that is Ashoka Dhaba. However, you must carry water and few snacks; you might need them on the way. The journey was comfortable but was a long one. If you are travelling during the night, the road is scenic as it is full of lights and place looks illuminated.
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