The Distance between Pune to Akola is 644Kms by road. 22 different operators provide bus service from Pune to Akola with 35 daily buses. Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions Pvt Ltd, Noor Travels operates the maximum number of services from Pune to Akola route. Pune to Akola bus timings vary with different operator and bus type, the journey takes 9hrs 30min to 13hrs to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 05:35 PM and last bus at 10:30 PM. Pune to Akola bus fare ranges from Rs.450 to Rs.1950 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Pune to Akola can be comfortable and easy as there are many types of buses available for travellers. Different type of buses are available in this route like A/C Sleeper, Non A/C Sleeper (2+1). Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Pune to Akola has become very easy.
Pune, a hilly city located at the confluence of Mula and Mutha rivers on the Deccan plateau in the state of Maharashtra is the seventh largest metropolis. Pune is also known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Pune houses fantastic restaurants, museums and is surrounded by hill forts. Pune is also well known as the largest city in the Western Ghats. It is known for its educational facilities and relative prosperity. Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra, and is famous for its manufacturing industries like glass, sugar, and forging since the 1950-60s. Jawaharlal Nehru had called this city as “Oxford of The East” due to existence of many major educational institutes. The city also has been known for cultural activities like classical music, spirituality, theatre, sports, and literature. The job opportunities attract migrants and students from all over India and abroad, which makes it a city of multi communities and cultures.
Situated in the state of Maharashtra, Akola is better known as the cotton city of India. Located at a distance of approximately 600 km from Mumbai, Akola is an industrial hub. Akola, together with Berar, was part of the ancient kingdom of Vidarbha which has seen many glorious dynasties like the Mauryans, the Chalukyas, the Satvahana, the Rashtrakuta and the Yadavas, Bahmani Sultanates, Marathas and the Nizams. The numerous forts, including the Narnala Fort, Akot Fort and Akola Fort, stand testimony to its many rulers. Akola is a religious center. A few of the important temples around are Raj Rajeshwar Temple, Birla Mandir, Jain Temple, Shreenath Dutta Mandir and Swami Samarth Temple. Akola plays host to the Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a significant conference on Marathi Literature, twice a year. Akola lies bordered by the Melghat Hills and forests and has the Purna River flowing through it. Akola is well connected by road, rail and air.
The journey was good but the pick and the drop point were too far away from the city. Overall the experience was good.
The travel was freezing and irritating... The AC blower on our head was open (Seat no 17 18 Bus No- MH 12 - 1122). Same is the experience while coming back from Akola to Pune on 21 Sept (Seat no 11 12). The AC vents are open and we can not close them. Do not expect such service from brands like Purple that too when you charge so high to passengers.
This bus operator is making money by allowing so many passengers to occupy the passage space which is supposed to be empty. Staff behavior is the only good thing that I observed during my travel.
This bus operator is making money by allowing so many passengers to occupy the passage space which is supposed to be empty.