Mahabaleshwar is located at a distance of 118 km from Pune. Known for its evergreen forest and popular as an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, Mahabaleshwar is well connected to Pune by road.
The best way to reach Mahabaleshwar from Pune is by road, a journey of about 2 hours 10 minutes by car. The places covered between Pune and Mahabaleshwar are Pune - 19 km -> Shindevadi - 31 km -> Shirwal - 38 km -> Wai - 32 km -> Mahabaleshwar .
On the way, there are several ATMs, hospitals and rest stops. Eating joints such as Kaka Halwai, Cafe Coffee Day and The Break Veg are present on the route. Petrol pumps of Bharat Petroleum and Indian Oil, among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Pune to Mahabaleshwar
Pune to Mahabaleshwar By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Mahabaleshwar, which takes about 2 hours 10 minutes. This mode is ideal for group travel as well as for families with senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 10 to 35, depending upon the type of car hired.
The travel experience with bus is good, short overnight journey. Bus we took was a non-AC seater coach. Bus tickets were cheap. The journey was comfortable, seats were comfortable, water bottle was provided by bus staff. As soon as you pay the city tax you see the lake on the right hand side.
The bus condition was poor, AC was not working and staff was too rude but was always on time. No proper comfortable seating arrangement, no water bottle's available and old movies were played on. No headphones, lights were not working, bus was not cleaned properly. Overall it was not a great experience to travel with Neeta. Neeta is only which provides bus travel at economy rates.
The road is excellent with a toll of course. Donít miss the right turn. Google maps on your cell will definitely help. The long tunnels on the way are scenic. Donít forget to carry water and food. In winter carry some warm clothes too. In summer hats will definitely help.
This route has:
National Highway 4 and Satara Medha Mahabaleshwar Rd/SH 58
Mahabaleshwar is one of our favourite location for vacation. This place is hardly 120 km from Pune and the drive is quite pleasant. There are ample food joints where you can have breakfast. We also like Mapro Garden and Jaffar Bhai's magic brick are our favourite places to eat.
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