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Thousands of tourists and visitors travel between two of the most populated cities of Maharashtra. While many travel for work, there are many leisure travellers as well.

Touted as one of the most livable cities in Maharashtra and India, Pune is a combination of tradition, history and modernization. Home to the famous Symbiosis International University and many blue-chip IT and Tech companies, the city is filled with students and professionals.

While this alone has made Pune one of the most frequented places to visit near Mumbai, it also seconds as a getaway for the Mumbaikars looking to escape the city's madness. Just about 150 kilometres from Mumbai and boasting of monuments, parks and other attractions, it surely fits all the criteria of that perfect nearby getaway near Mumbai. 

With the growing numbers of travellers, the modes of transport have also increased and travelling to Pune from Mumbai has become very convenient.

Let us see the best ways how to reach Pune from Mumbai. 

By Rail

One of the most used transport modes used by travellers is the train. You can find countless trains operating between the two cities. While most trains to Pune from Mumbai start from CST and Dadar, you can find many options from Panvel, Kalyan Jn, and other stops as well. The average time taken is about 3.5 hours, and the ticket price can depend based on the ticket class. You can choose between a chair car, sleeper, AC sleeper and AC 1st class.

By Air

Another way to reach Pune from Mumbai is by flight. While Mumbai to Pune distance is about 150 kilometres, the aerial distance is only 120 kilometres. While the distance is less, the flight time can easily take 5+ hours as no non-stop flights currently ply between these two cities. 

By Road

In case you are wondering how to reach Mumbai to Pune by road, there are umpteen options. The distance between the two cities is 150 km by road, and it takes 3.5-4 hours to cover that distance. The route to Pune from Mumbai is well connected by the Mumbai-Pune expressway, making it very easy to travel by road. It is a scenic route and perfect for those who enjoy driving. 

Other than driving your car, there are other options like booking a private cab or a shared one too.  Apart from that, there are more than 200 buses that operate every day from Mumbai to Pune and back. Along with MSRTC-run buses, many private buses also ply between the cities with AC and non-AC options.

Places to Visit in Pune 

Once the capital of the Maratha Empire, the city boasts many monuments and forts reminiscent of the unsurmountable Maratha Empire.  Here are the top places to visit in and around Pune – 

  1. Sinhagad Fort
  2. Visapur Fort
  3. Rajgad Fort
  4. Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple
  5. Pune Okayama Friendship Garden
  6. Laxmi Road
  7. Shaniwar Wada 

Things to Do in Pune  

If you plan to visit Pune here are few activities that you can indulge in other than visiting the famous places.

  • Camping near Pawna lake
  • Experience the “Art of Living” at Osho ashram
  • Walk through the Pune Kasba Bazaar 

Quick Getaway from Pune – Club Mahindra Sherwood and Club Mahindra Saj, Mahabaleshwar. Pune is only 120 km away from Mahabaleshwar 

So, whether you are travelling for work or just looking to make a short trip to Pune for leisure, choose from the various options discussed above and embark on your journey.

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