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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the different modes to reach Mahabaleshwar?

Vineet Sharma DEC 10 2012
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Confused about how to reach Mahabaleshwar? Don't have the idea of the nearest bus stops, railway station or airport? Just sit back and relax as your problem has been taken care of. The various modes to reach Mahabaleshwar are listed below:

  • Road

    Plug in your earphones, and complementing the music will be the unparagoned beauty of the hilly terrain of Mahabaleshwar. There are regular state-operated and private buses from Pune and Mumbai to the hill resort, charging INR 200 to INR 500, depending on the bus you take. The six hour drive from Pune and Mumbai with the panoramic views will be like the cherry on the cake.

    If you plan to drive by your own vehicle, try to take the Mumbai-Pune highway as it a better option to drive down from Mumbai saving an hour of yours.

  • Rail

    The nearest railhead to Mahabaleshwar is Satara at a distance of 47 kms but it is advised that you book your train for Pune railhead for its better connectivity, even though it is at a distance of 120 Kms.

    From pune you can take a taxi, cab or a bus that are available at regular intervals. Traveling to or from Pune will not be a problem as it is well connected with all the major cities. You will be reaching Mahabaleshwar within a 6 hour of span.

  • Air

    If you want to spend less of the time traveling and more in enjoying the panoramic beauty of Mahabaleshwar, you can fly to Lohegaon Airport in Pune (Located at a distance of 80 Kms from the city). If you wish to choose the route via Mumbai, then the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, (160 Kms from Mahabaleshwar), will be your preferred choice.

    Once you get to the respective Airport, traveling to Mahabaleshwar won't be a problem as there are regular taxis and bus services that you can opt for.

Whatever mode of transportation you choose, once in Mahabaleshwar you will experience the heaven that you often dream of.

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