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.
Traveling by own car is always a great experience. You can start journey to Mahabaleshwar, early in morning from Pune. Nice availability of petrol pumps and dhabas will make your journey smooth and safe. From Pune its take 4/5 Hrs to reach Mahabaleshwar as road condition is awesome.
I booked two tickets from Mahabaleshwar to Pune. Bus got cancelled and was never informed about it. Had to make last minute bookings for another bus service. According to the bus operator (Paulo), the bus that we booked had incorrect timing on redBus and that they could not provide that bus. This information was provided on the night before the journey.
As they say "Great journey starts with great friends accompanying you" It was an awesome experience to travel by CAR. Good road and its around 150 Km from Pune. You can take a brake at Dhabas were you can get North Indian and Malavani food which is awesome. You need to be careful while driving on the Ghats that starts from the town called WAI, from where Mahalabeshwer is around 30 Km. Great scenic view great weather in rains. Just Awesome.
This route has:
National Highway 4 and Satara Medha Mahabaleshwar Rd/SH 58
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