We went to Mahabaleshwar in a car, our saviour my cousin, syed-arshad, u will find his page on VT. As it goes with all of India, it is best seen n understood if u travel by road, preferably ur own mode of transport. U will get to know the place better.
ROAD: air-conditioned video coaches daily day & night to & fro Mahabaleshwar.
The rate per person one way is Rs.300/= to Rs.350/= in season, & Rs.220/= to Rs.280/= during off season.
Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar at 06:00 am & 10:00 pm.
Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai at 09:00 am & 2:30 pm
Total journey time is approximately 7 hours.
There are daily buses to Kolhapur, Satara, Pune and Panchgani.