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Plan Your Bangalore to Pune Road Trip Today

Pune, a vivacious city in Maharashtra is a perfect blend of modernity and traditions. Known as the "Oxford of the East", Pune is a beautiful melting pot of diverse culture, ancient history and jovial energy. While the city is known for its youthful vibe, it has much more to offer than meets the eye. Beyond commercialization, there are hidden treasures waiting to be explored, such as temples and palaces that have stood the test of time. If you are feeling the itch to hit the road and explore the beautiful landscapes of India, look no further than the Bangalore to Pune road trip! This exciting journey takes you through some of the most scenic routes in the country, and there's no better time than now to start planning your adventure.

Travel Route

Before you start your road trip, it's important to plan your route and make sure your vehicle is in good condition. The Pune-Bengaluru Expressway is best for a Bangalore to Pune drive. This iconic expressway is India's first eight-lane concrete, high-speed, access-controlled tolled expressway. With a length of approximately 700 kilometres, it provides a smooth and efficient journey and takes around 13 hours to complete. Apart from that it is also known for its scenic beauty, offering breathtaking views of the Western Ghats, lush green valleys, and picturesque towns. Embark on your journey and be sure to make stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views and experience the local culture.

a road between a forest
an image of an ancient Indian temple surrounded by trees during daytime

Must-visit Stops

As you embark on your journey, be sure to make stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views and experience the local culture. It is endowed with iconic landmarks like Chitradurga Fort, Elephant Stables, Vitthala Temple and many more. You can also explore the ancient village of Hampi located in Karnataka. A little detour will take you to the village featuring stunning ruins of temple complexes dating back to the Vijayanagara Empire. It is also home to Daroji Bear Sanctuary dedicated to Indian sloth bears.

Chitradurga Fort is another spot you cannot absolutely miss. Standing tall and proud, it is a testament to the rich history and culture of India. The fort's unique architecture, massive boulders, and intricate carvings make it a must-visit destination for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts alike. You can also walk around the marvellous Elephant Stables and enjoy its intricate architecture.

Best Time to go on a Road Trip

Planning a Bangalore to Pune by road can be an exciting adventure, but choosing the right time to go can make all the difference in your experience. The best time to embark on this journey is between the months of October to February when the weather is cool and pleasant. During this time, you can expect to see lush greenery and blooming flowers, creating a picturesque landscape along the way. The Summer months between March and May can be scorching hot and uncomfortable, making it difficult to enjoy the journey and the monsoon season between June to September can be unpredictable and bring heavy rains, which can make driving conditions difficult.

a winding road through a forest

If you are an enthusiastic biker, do participate in the Saddle Sore challenge organised by Iron Butt Association where you have to cover 1,000 miles in 24 hours. Pune-Bengaluru Expressway is the perfect route for this challenge. Set out on a thrilling adventure while experiencing the breathtaking views of the Western Ghats along the way.

After a long and tiring road trip, there's nothing better than being welcomed to a luxurious and comfortable stay at The Orchid Hotel, Pune. From its elegant and spacious rooms to its world-class amenities, this hotel has everything you need to unwind and rejuvenate. Our hotel boasts a range of restaurants offering delectable cuisine to satisfy your cravings. We offer a wide array of facilities like a wellness spa, a swimming pool and a gym. Take a refreshing dip in the hotel's swimming pool or indulge in a relaxing spa session to release all the tiredness from your journey. To help you with your getaway, we have a list of the best places to visit in Pune. Curate your perfect itinerary and have a relaxing time.