How To Reach Mahabaleshwar
Surface - Surface or roads are the most popular most of travel for visitors to Mahabaleshwar. A lot of travelers take the road oft traveled to this holiday destination. A road trip is not only a wonderful idea to reach Mahabaleshwar but also a good opportunity to enjoy the little treasures you will encounter enroute. From Mumbai, you can choose from two routes. One is Mumbai Vashi Mahad Mahabaleshwar. On good days, you should take no more than 4-5 hours to cover this distance. This route is dotted with various garden restaurants and dhabas. It is a good idea to stop over at Mahad for a bite. The second route is Mumbai Pune Expressway Wai Panchgani Mahabaleshwar. This route is longish and takes around 5-6 hours. A lot of people prefer to stop over at Panchgani and then proceed to Mahabaleshwar. You can either drive down in your own vehicle or by opting for MSRTC or Private Luxury Buses from Mumbai, Pune, Sangli and Satara. A ticket of Volvo bus from Mumbai costs around Rs 350 one way while an ordinary AC bus will charge Rs 200. National Highway NH4 is the most convenient National Highway to reach Mahabaleshwar.
Train - The nearest railway station is Wathar, some 62 kilometers from the town. Most tourists traveling into Mahabaleshwar by train choose to get off at Wathar. However, in terms of train connectivity from major towns and cities across India, Pune station located about 120 kilometers from here is preferred.
Air - Mahabaleshwar does not have an airport. The nearest flight connection would be from Pune, about 120 kilometers away. There are regular flights operating between Pune and other Indian metros.