How to Reach Mahabaleshwar

Though there is no airport or railway station at Mahabaleshwar, the place is well served by the Pune Airport and Wathar railway station. From the airport and railway station, you can get cabs and buses quite easily which will take you to this quaint little hill station. However, traveling from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar by road is the best option. You can either take a bus or drive from Mumbai or Pune. Mahabaleshwar is connected to all nearby cities by government and private buses. All types of buses are available including AC, non-AC, Volvo and Sleeper buses.

By Air By Air

The airport closest to Mahabaleshwar is Pune International Airport, which is at a distance of around 131 km. Several carriers including Air India, Spicejet, Go Air and Indigo operate regular flights for Pune from Indian cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Bengaluru, Nagpur, and others. After reaching the airport, you can avail of a bus or taxi services to reach Mahabaleshwar.

By Road By Road

Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) provides regular bus services from nearby cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Panchgani, Satara and Kolhapur to Mahabaleshwar. Those driving from Mumbai can take Mumbai - Pune Expressway and NH-4 to reach Mahabaleshwar. Many buses are plying from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar and Thane to Mahabaleshwar, which takes around 9 to 10 hours. While traveling by road you will be mesmerized by the scenic view of the Ghat section. The Mumbai-Pune-Shiwal-Wai-Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar route offers the most scenic road journey.

By Rai By Rail

A train journey to Mahabaleshwar can be a little exasperating as the hill station doesn't have a station of its own. Wathar railway station is located about 60 km from Mahabaleshwar and it is the closest railhead serving this lovely hill station. However, several trains run from Pune and Mumbai to Wathar. Another convenient option is the Pune railway station, which enjoys excellent connectivity with the rest of the country. Buses and prepaid taxis are easily available from these railway stations to continue your journey to Mahabaleshwar.

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