How to Reach Mahabaleshwar

The three places from where one can reach Mahabaleshwar are Satara, Pune and Mumbai. Satara being the central place. Mahabaleshwar is well connected by Mumbai-Pune highway, and therefore one can fly down to Mumbai or Pune and reach Mahabaleshwar via road. One can also board a train from Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai to reach Satara and then take a private vehicle or tourist vehicles to reach Maharashtra. Travelling is not a problem as it is well connected via main cities.

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Most frequently searched routes to Mahabaleshwar

Route Name Distance Time
Pune to Mahabaleshwar 117 km 2 hours 48 mins
Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar 261 km 4 hours 48 mins
Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar 177 km 3 hours 24 mins
Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar 623 km 11 hours 59 mins
Goa to Mahabaleshwar 393 km 7 hours 8 mins
Delhi to Mahabaleshwar 1,575 km 1 day 3 hours
Bangalore to Mahabaleshwar 786 km 11 hours 28 mins
Ahmedabad to Mahabaleshwar 774 km 12 hours 36 mins
Udaipur to Mahabaleshwar 1,003 km 16 hours 10 mins
Chennai to Mahabaleshwar 1,139 km 16 hours 42 mins
Jaipur to Mahabaleshwar 1,306 km 22 hours 5 mins

How to reach Mahabaleshwar by flight

The closest airport to Mahabaleshwar is located in Pune at the distance of about one hundred and twenty kilometres. This airport is very well linked to many other major domestic and international airports. An excellent taxi service is also available at the airport.

Nearest Airport: New Pune International Airport - 102 kms from Mahabaleshwar

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Tentative return flight prices to New Pune International Airport from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 9,503 View
New Delhi ₹ 7,420 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 4,311 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 9,374 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 7,884 View
Kolkata ₹ 38,223 Non-stop View

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How to reach Mahabaleshwar by road

Frequently running buses connect Mahabaleshwar to other major towns and cities by means of roadways. One can take a tourist bus from Mumbai, which runs from Sion, Vashi and Dadar (East). It takes around 6 hours to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai. If travelling from Pune, currently the tourist buses are operated mainly by two private companies. Alternatively, if travelling by a private vehicle, it takes around 4 to 5 hours from Mumbai through the Panvel-Mahad-Poladpur way. This is the preferred option to drive down from Mumbai. 

How to reach Mahabaleshwar by train

The closest railway station to Mahabaleshwar is situated in Wathar which is at the distance of sixty kilometres from Mahabaleshwar. This railway station then links to the other railway stations. Alternatively, one can reach Satara by a train from Mumbai/Pune and hire a taxi to Mahabaleshwar, which takes around an hour. 

Local transport in Mahabaleshwar

You can book govt tourist buses, or hire a cab which are pretty inexpensive. For the adventurous, there is also the option of horse rides to see the places.

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