After getting our tummies full it was time to see the beautiful Panchgani. Fooad @ Mapro Garden – 2000/- (500/- per head). Raigad Fort : Not aware of the historical importance of the fort but it is presently in the best condition of all the forts in Maharashtra. Once we got down from the ropeway, it was decided to have an evening snacks and dinner in mahabaleshwar only as we had plenty of options to eat there in comparison to raigad which is sparsely populated with very less places for decent food and it comes to me as a surprise that how our foodie aka Shubham agreed to our decision in a blink of an eye. It was a tough time teaching Ajay ‘The DAB’. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Statue at Fort. Beyond that i have no clue about how the ghats are ... well, we did that trip in my Zen. The weather was beautiful, roads were empty and of course, the excitement of the ROAD TRIP added to the joy. Now we are closer to our destiny, our stay is around 20 km away from here which is 45 mins ghat section drive. I stay in Pune and am not able to find one during these rains. The inner section is known as Sanctum Sanctorum. Also, I'm taking my TN registered car, any issues that I may face? Throughout all other years, the highest most temperature in Mahabaleshwar has remained in the 20-plus-diploma range. The names of food joints mentioned have in no way paid me to take their name and are highlighted by my personal choice as I enjoyed their tasty food. Next up was Table land which was a meagre 3km from Parsi point but the road was a bit tricky. CabWeb Provides Car Rental Services in Pune To Visit Places Like Bhimashankar, Alibaug, Shirdi, Mumbai Book Cab on Rent in Pune With Affordable Cab Packages Contact No. The climate is usually cool and pleasant but it does get cold sometimes, so one should remember to carry their woollens. The feeling you get on reaching Mahabaleshwar is just heavenly. You can hire cabs for Pune to Mahabaleshwar and enjoy a day or weekend trip with your friends and family. Upon further searching I came to know that it is not just any point but its named as ‘Harrison's Folly’. The journey will be 151 km long one-way and requires a driving time of 3.5 hours. Manageable though. You can expect to be driving on NH-4, the Wai-Panchgani road, Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar road and Kaas-Mahabaleshwar road. Initially, we were skeptical to go or not and no one was saying a yes or no but I didn’t wait for the vote and pulled the car inside. After a 10 min halt in front of pizza hut, wakad Pune we had poha and vada sambhar as our breakfast and moved ahead to the beautiful tamhini ghat via Hinjewadi and pirangut. just don't miss sunset and sunrise on this kind of roads! This hill town is great to visit all year round. It was a beautiful place which gave you the view of the famous table land and Dhom Lake. It was 3 PM and it would take us 3-3.5 hours to reach Sunny da dhaaba. PRESENTS "Panchgani Ghat Ride" Scroll on to 2:34 for the boss level advertising This Video consists of the ride from wai (ghat starts) uptill the hill top of the panchgani school. : +91 7385463086 , … It took us approximately 2.5 Hours and we entered the ghat region of Mahabaleshwar. Got to try Reliance Pump outside Pune. A. Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Amboli, and Satara are some of the best places to visit near Pune for couples. After around 3 kms, you enter Wai village. Looking straight in the road gave us a beautiful view of the Western Ghats but unlike the Himalayas, these mountains were forest covered. After having our dinner, we were headed straight to home and that journey was the worst part of the trip as we all knew it is our last road trip or for the matter of fact last trip of us all together as Daksh was serving his notice period and will be moving back to Indore in September, Shubham could be going to Oslo for work purposes, Ajay was planning to change his location from Pune to either Delhi or Ahmedabad and I was unsure of what was to come my way. You could choose to rent a Pune Mahabaleshwar Cool Cab Service city, railway station or airport. Via Koyna is also good option, easy ghat section and normal traffic. Here are some photos of the leg. The waterfall is huge and is in 3 stages and approximately has a fall of 400+ft (I assume). This expressway has reduced the travel time from Mumbai to Pune to just 2 hours. There was an occasional bad stretch, but not as bad as Pune roads. About five kms from the foot of the ghat there is a turn-off to the right at Surur that passes under a flyover with signs to Wai and Mahabaleshwar.Turn right under this bridge and take the road to … But as expected, it started raining very heavily and we could not see the place and we came back to our car. Plans were hatched over midnight coffee and I found myself with a pack of fellow riders on an early morning cruise to Mahabaleshwar about 150km south of Pune. Just got back from mahabhaleshwar via pune.The ghat sections are decent but the 35km stretch between pune and the first big ghat is really bad so is the road at new bombay. This is a nice single lane road with lot of banyan trees for company. Heavy traffic was seen on the Pune-Mumbai expressway and old Pune-Mumbai highway, towards Satara on Bengaluru highway and especially at the ghat sections of Khandala and at Mahabaleshwar. The route is scenic, but nothing as compared to the one we encountered in our onward journey to Raigad. The plan was to chill in the beautiful scenic location of Mahabaleshwar for a couple of days, away from the urban chaos. The Pune to Mahabaleshwar distance is 123Kms. From here the beautiful journey of tamhini ends and Raigad actually starts. We had booked a car from Drivezy for 2 days (Cost inclusion for each and everything will be explained at the end) starting from saturday at 6:00 AM to sunday at 9:00 PM. After around 3 kms, you enter Wai village. Here too you cross a ghat section which is single lane both way traffic but no sharp turns. It may not require extreme care but one needs to be attentive due to the hairpin bends which are present with an increased elevation. This was our best shot of Lingamala waterfall. There is an oxymoron here. Upon reaching the top, one understands that how big the fort was and there is a market place, Weapons storage area, Sabha, Queen’s Bedroom etc. I have the papers and all. Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar , Panchgani - Monsoon Drive Meetup - October 8th and 11th 2016 Start point - Gachibowli (ORR) End point - Panchgani hill top (Accommodation) Start time - 4 :15 a.m. Total Distance - ~610 kms Objective - A monsoon drive meet to Mahabaleshwar … Hence I had no other option but to enjoy the rains. We finalized a hotel r00m near Mapro Garden and parked our car inside, entered the room and changed to night clothes. The route we propose is Pune-Khandala-Wai-Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar-Kaas Plateau. Next morning got up early and went straight to the beach. Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful, lush-green hill-station located in Maharashtra. Check this thread for panchagani; Mahabaleshwar is next place after Panchgani on same road. Wish you happy holidays there! 2. I went to get the vehicle while it was left lying in the hall and no one picked it up. Ghat section which is one way traffic, 2/3 lane wide and no sharp turns. 5. We called it a night at 11 PM as we had the hotel booking till 9 AM , so had to vacate the place before then. The route we propose is Pune-Khandala-Wai-Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar-Kaas Plateau. The entry ticket for the same costs INR 20/- for an adult. Disclamer- All the places have been visited by me personally and what I have showcased is my personal point of view which may differ person to person. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. could someone throw some light and the condition of the Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar route via mahad, after these rains !! Next Stop was the much anticipated Mapro Garden. The Alephata route is bit more straight forward however its … Implementation Unit (PIU), Pune has decided to develop the much awaited six lane tunnel in Kambhatki ghat section 1.2 PROJECT SITE & LOCATION The existing project corridor Kambhatki Ghat from Km 772.080 to Km 781.200 is a part of Pune- Satara section of NH-4 has four lane configuration with 900 meter long two laning tunnel. The stairway takes approx. ... Just after Khed there is another ghat section named Kashedi, The point where … ghat met with NH-17 is a part of ghat section known as Kashedi. Finally he did it and we decided to move ahead to Lonavala. On arriving at the Venna lake, it was useless to go there as the rains showed no mercy on us and nothing was visible past 75-100m. We clicked ample of photos in various pose. EDIT: Don't worry I understood the route from the Panchgani thread. He was accompanied by Shubham for a short while until we woke him up at a beautiful bridge below which a small river was flowing. I tried to search the name of the hotel online but was unable to find, also the payment was made in cash so no record of the online payment. This sort of marked the end of our Panchgani trip and we were all set to go to Lonavala for our dinner. This place will definitely bring out the hidden photographer in you and we for instance had 2 enthusiasts, so it is safe to assume that they took the full advantage of the clear skies and again Ajay and I had to beg for our photographs. You will find many belongings of Lord Shiva in the complex of the temple starting from his bed to his damru and from his sacred bull to his bodyguard Kalbhairav. Travelling till Hinjewadi phase 3 is literally a cumbersome task on weekdays owing to the heavy traffic in office hours but today, the feel was totally different. 1-1.5 hours to reach the top and ropeway takes 2-5min. Roads are in good conditions on highway sector. Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. Last 45km is on SH without divider. Once you cross this Ghat, you will see signboards for Wai/Mahabaleshwar (go under the bridge to the right). This is a nice single lane road with lot of banyan trees for company. Before reaching the Table land you have to pay a toll of INR 30/- per 4 wheeler and INR 20/- per head which was also present in Mahabaleshwar. Route Followed: Pune- Khambataki Ghat-Satara-Karad-Peth Naka Ghats Section: Katraj Ghat, Khambataki Ghat Distance Covered Approx: 207 Kms This is my second longest ride after Pune to Amravati cycle ride. Ambenali (Poladpur - Mahabaleshwar) , for its sheer length Varandha (Mahad - Bhor) , for its isolatedness The photocopy one's as the original's are currently at Chennai for NOC. As expected, Shubham was not able to eat what he anticipated and we ended sharing up that. Image SourceLooking for places to visit near Pune within 200 km ? The total distance should be around 120 kms and travel time will be about 2 hours and 30 minutes. One can reach the outskirts of Mumbai between 11:00 pm to midnight; by which time most of Mumbai’s traffic jam should be over. Distance: 261 Kms (Approx.) None of the food stuff gets wasted or thrown specially when u have cheese sandwiches, pizzas, variety of shakes, ice cream smoothies and a bunch of bachelors who stay 600+ kms away from home. * There are three ghats on the way to Mahabaleshwar. Total Distance from Sankeshwar to Sawantwadi: 99.3 km Located near Mumbai, Pune as well as Lonavala, this hilly city serves as a perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city limits. You pass the town of Shirwal and 16 kms later reach the beginning of the Khambatki Ghat. The fort has 2 ways to go up which are. Mahabaleshwar is 120km from Pune in southwest and 285km from Mumbai in south. A total of INR 110/- (30- vehicle, 80-for 4 people) was taken twice in duration of 10km and that is separate to parking or entrance or both at each point. Maybe it was the tiredness or the cheese, but we ended up eating a little bit more this time which shot up our bill (P.s. Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar; Pune to Malshej Ghat; Munnar to Kodaikanal; Wayanad to Coorg (Madikeri) 1) Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar. We crossed tamhini ghat in another 10-15 minutes, and now we were in front of the POSCO steel plant. If we see the Himalayan ranges carefully, we can see that when we look at the mountain ranges in any hill station of himachal or Kashmir there are 100’s of mountains in the background and we are able to see them with decreased visibility as we go ahead which was not the case with the western ghats but this was the only time I was able to see the similarity and it amazed me to the core. The main attraction of the Mahabaleshwar temple is the 6 feet long Shiva lingam, which depicts the stone incarnation of Lord Shiva. It was 3:30 in the afternoon and we thought to make it to mahabaleshwar by 6-6:30 PM. 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