Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai
This is the fastest way to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai. The journey takes around five and a half to six hours and there are several Tours & Travels from where you buy your tickets or can book on Redbus, Makemytrip and so on. Bus would start from Borivali and would take the Western Express Highway to pick passengers from designated points.
There are no direct trains from to Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai, so tourists have to alight at Wathar which is 60 kms by road from Mahabaleshwar. Only one train is available that leaves Dadar (DR) at 8:52am and reaches Wathar (WTR) at 03:13pm – Koyna Express (11029) that takes around six and a half hours.
Price of Tickets
Second Sitting (SS) – INR125
Sleeper (SL) – INR210
AC Chair Car (CC) – INR455
AC 3 Tier (3A) – INR560
AC 2 Tier (2A) – INR795
AC First Class (1A) – INR1315
There are three routes to consider when travelling to Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai
1. Mumbai – Navi Mumbai – Khopoli – Lonavla – Pune – Khandala – Wai – Mahabaleshwar.
2. Mumbai – Navi Mumbai – Khopoli – Pali – Kolad – Mahad – Mahabaleshwar.
3. Mumbai – Navi Mumbai – Vashi – Nagothane – Kolad – Mahad – Mahabaleshwar.
Most preferred route is Route 1 as it saves around 45 minutes, compared to the other two!!
Best Time to Visit
Anytime is a good time to visit Mahabaleshwar. Summers to escape the coastal heat. Monsoons, to enjoy the rains, green cover that soothes the eyes and random nameless waterfalls where you can stand, take pictures or just taken a break from snaps and get drenched. And winters to understand and relish the “actual cold”!!!!