Getting There in Pune

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Bhimashankar Shiva Temple

Bhimashankar Shiva Temple

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There are so many ways to, but Normal Options are always there like: By Road, By Air and By Rail. I have tried to give you the most actual on the basis of actual run by time giving exact details, but always check the Timmings before starting.

By Road: By Road, this route takes atleast Four Hours and depending on the Halt. There are regualr Buses available from Dadar which is most popularly known as Asiad Buses and operates every half an hour, 24 hours a day. The cost of ticket is Rs: 100 for Non A/c and Rs: 160 for A/C Buses. You will also get Private Taxis, like ambassador and Maruti Van, but you will have to wait, if there are not minimum of 4 Pessengers. The charges will be around 200 to 250 per seat.

By Rail: By Rail, there are so many Trains available from CST or VT Station from the City. The normal Train Ticket fare is around Rs: 62 and by Shatabdi it is Rs: 300 with Breakfast. Following are the Names and Timings for your convinience:

Indrayani Express: 6 am

Shatabdi: 7 am

Deccan Express: 7.20 am

Koyna Express: 8 am

Sikandarabad Express: 12.30 noon

Sinhagadh Express: 2.30 pm

Pragati Express: 4.20 pm

Deccan Queen: 5.10 pm

As soon as work on the Express Highway will be finished (planned delivery June 2000) these times will be cut by at least one to one and a half hours.

Now the express highway is finished and is a wonderful way of travelling between Pune - Bombay. But check in local newspaper during the rains for safety and delays due to landslide. During this time the train might be a better option.

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The same trains are also available for returning from Pune to Bombay.

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Pune Airport (PNQ)

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Airport code: PNQ   Pune is a military airport, be aware that airforce jet training might delay civil flights.
(2005): Two daily flights (Jet Airways) from / to Mumbai. Other flights to / from Delhi, Bangalore, Goa, Chennai.
One-way ticket BOM - PNQ about Rs 2,600 (2500). Flight time 20 minutes.

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