The distance between these two cities is around 242Kms, and can be reached in approximately 4hrs .Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Pune and Kolhapur(Maharashtra). VRL Travels is a major operator along this route. You have buses starting from 10:00 PM, till 11:30 PM. Minimum fare for bus travel along this route is Rs.600, and the maximum fare is close to Rs.1250.
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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.
Located in the southwestern region of Maharashtra, on the banks of River Panchaganga, lies the historical city of Kolhapur. The presence of numerous religious centers like Mahalakshmi Temple which is known for its ancient architectural style, Jyotiba Temple, Katyani Temple, Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir, Kopeshwara Temple, BhawaniTemple and Gagangiri Maharaj Math, some of them found dotting the holy river, has given the name ‘dakshinkashi’ to this city. Other than the religious presence, the city houses several forts and other historical places. Some of the major places to visit in this well-connected town are the Maharaja’s palace also known as the New palace, Shahji Chatrapati museum, Vishalgad Fort, Irwin Agricultural Museum, Radhanagari Dam, Wax museum and Bhavani Mandap, the oldest and biggest structure in Kolhapur also known as ‘glory of the city’. And who can forget about the popular and uniquely designed Kolhapuri chappals that are exported to all over the world.
Bus was not on time and delayed by 2 hours.
Booking was Kolhapur, bus left us on high way bypass in the night, which caused us trouble. Pls make sure while booking it is specified.
While booking the destination did not end bypass, but after boarding the drivr said to drop at bypass.that too midnight I was accompanied with lady.please update the bus details properly.
I wont ever travel with VRL Logistics!