Bangalore to Mumbai Road Trip – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

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A hub of business, education, entertainment, art, and culture, Mumbai is the busiest and largest city in India, with electrifying energy that overwhelms everyone. It is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, the second-most populous city in India and the seventh-most populous city in the world. 

Why Travel from Bangalore to Mumbai

bangalore to mumbai by road

The City of Dreams, Mumbai is a place where you would dream with eyes wide open because it is also the city that never sleeps.Even though it’s eccentric and electrifying energy overwhelms most of its visitors, yet the city makes you feel at home in no time. 

You can certainly enhance your Mumbai trip by driving from Bangalore. When you book a cab from Bangalore to Mumbai with Savaari, you can turn your regular city-to-city drive into a fascinating journey. Therefore, with interesting stopovers on your way, you can easily customize your travel itinerary and take a break to enjoy what lies on the road and make your ride memorable. 

Travelling from Bangalore to Mumbai by Car

A road trip from Bangalore to Mumbai might be too long but is a great way to travel between these two places. From the Silicon Valley of India to the City of Dreams, the route between the two metros passes through some of the most fascinating locales, nature hotspots, and towns of Karnataka and Maharashtra. With our completely customizable Bangalore to Mumbai trip packages, you can stop at any of these places and do quick sightseeing. Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Bangalore to Mumbai by car.

Best Time To Visit Mumbai 

Mumbai can be visited throughout the year.  Mumbai enjoys classic coastal weather with hot and humid summers, refreshing monsoons, and pleasant winters. But the best time to visit Bangalore to Mumbai by car is undoubtedly the monsoon season when the dewy rain makes the road trip and the stay an experience unlike any other. 

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Bangalore to Mumbai via NH 50 & NH 48

This is the shortest and the best route to travel between Bangalore to Mumbai. It is also the fastest because the Bangalore to Mumbai traffic on this route is regular and there are no road closures. The distance between Bangalore to Mumbai on this route is somewhere around 981 KM and takes around 17 hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on Hampi to Bangalore road conditions.

Here’s the basic route map from Bangalore to Mumbai

Bangalore to Mumbai via NH 50 and NH 48

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route

  • Chitradurga Fort, Chitradurga – Large historical fort on the base of rocky hills with many doors and carvings at the main entrance.
  • Kittur Fort, Kittur – Archaeological site featuring remains of an old fortress, with garden areas and a small museum, good stop for kids.
  • New Palace, Kohlapur – Museum in the 1884 palace of Chhatrapatis of Kolhapur, showcasing a collection of art and artifacts.
  • Satara Ghat – Elevated part of the of the highway for panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountains
  • Parsi Point, Panchgani – Popular scenic point with views of the Krishna Valley and Dhom Dam, plus a play area for kids, good for sunsets and photo ops.
  • Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways, Pune – Local museum known for preserving miniature models of railways from different timelines.
  • Pawna Lake, Lonavala – The biggest freshwater lake in the district, surrounded by woods, camping grounds, known for trailblazing, fishing, stargazing, excellent for an overnight stay.

Places to eat along this route

  • Kaarar Forest Breeze, Davanagere – Themed casual eatery serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals.
  • Vithal Kamat, Chikodi – Oldest restaurant chain of the state and popular among travelers for snacks and late-night meals.
  • Mapro Gardens, Wai – The most famous strawberry and seasonal fruit farms with food park, themed gardens and outdoor activities, great for a short tour and refreshment break.
  • Sentosa Multi-cuisine restaurant, Ravet – In-house restaurant in a plush highway side resort, serving multi-cuisine meals, good for families, late night stops.
  • Food Plaza, Dahivati Tarf Boreti (near Dheku) – Highway side food court with fast food chains, confections, and restaurants. 

Bangalore to Mumbai Road Condition via Route 1

This is the fastest route to travel from Bangalore to Mumbai and is used by most travellers. This route has standard highway tolls and the road conditions are better since there are no road closures.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Bangalore to Mumbai  via Pune-Solapur Rd/Solapur-Pune HWY

This is a longer route to travel from Bangalore to Mumbai  than the previous one and also takes a lot more time than the previous route. Also, the road conditions on this route are variable. The distance from Bangalore to Mumbai on this route is around 1100 KM and takes nearly 22 hours. To avoid road closures, always check for latest updates and follow a live map when traveling to get best idea of Bangalore to Mumbai road conditions.

Here’s the basic route map from Bangalore to Mumbai

Bangalore to Mumbai  via Pune-Solapur road

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route

  • Nandi Hills, Muddenahalli – Historic caves in a remote hilltop environment and a popular spot to watch the sunrise & sunset
  • Dhyanakendram, Anantapur – A public pyramid like structure in a serene setting, built as a yoga and meditation center, surrounded by greenery.
  • Gulbarga Fort, Gulbarga – A 14th century fort, now in ruins, known for its brilliant Mughal architecture and a Persian mosque inside.
  • Solapur Bhuikot Fort, Solapur – Historic fort with unique architecture and an adjacent large garden, good for a quick stop.
  • Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways, Pune – Local museum known for preserving miniature models of railways from different timelines.
  • Bird Valley Udyan, Chinchwad – Popular lakeside park offering boating, a jogging track and grassy lawns, plus a children’s play area.

Places to eat along this route

  • Food Plaza, Dahivati Tarf Boreti (near Dheku) – Highway side food court with fast food chains, confections, and restaurants. 
  • Sentosa Multi-cuisine restaurant, Ravet – In-house restaurant in a plush highway side resort, serving multi-cuisine meals, good for families, late night stops.
  • Vithal Kamat, Mohol – Oldest restaurant chain of the state and popular among travelers for snacks and late-night meals.
  • Singh Fast Food, Gulbarga – Casual eatery serving quick meals, fast food, good for quick stops, family friendly.
  • Thamizh Iyer Canteen, Mantralayam – Popular local eatery serving pure vegetarian snacks and meals, good for families.
  • AP02 Dine In, Anantapur – Local restaurant serving traditional Andhra cuisine in a casual setting, good for families and big groups.

Bangalore to Mumbai Road Condition via Route 2:

This is a slightly longer and slower route to travel from Bangalore to Mumbai. This route also has tolls, but the road condition is variable, depending on occasional construction work or rains which can cause road closures.

Bangalore to Mumbai Best Route

Both the above routes are good for traveling from Bangalore to Mumbai. Each of these routes have interesting stopovers and ample food stops. However, if you want to save time and still have a scenic drive, then Route 1 is your best option.

Other means of traveling from Bangalore to Mumbai

By Train

You can also travel from Bangalore to Mumbai by train. There are 16 weekly trains and 2 daily trains that run between these two cities. The train distance from Bangalore to Mumbai is about 1243 KM and could take nearly a day, depending on the train. The fastest train is COIMBATORE EXP (11013). For all train bookings from Bangalore to Mumbai, visit any online travel portal or Indian Railways’ website for latest information. you can also directly book a Bangalore car rental to reach Mumbai.

By Flight

You can also fly from Bangalore to Mumbai. There are plenty of flights between these two cities on a daily basis. The nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), which is about 40 KM from the city center. The average Bangalore to Mumbai flight duration can range from 2 hour to 5 hours. And cost between Rs 2000 to 5000 depending on the airline or the flight route you take. For your Bangalore to Mumbai flight booking, visit any online travel portal or check with airline’s direct website. You can hire a reliable Mumbai airport taxi for a convenient ride to your hotel in the city.

Attractions in Mumbai for Sightseeing

One of the largest and busiest cities in India, the entertainment and financial capital of the country is certainly the only place where you can experience the real definition of “eclectic”. Therefore, to experience Mumbai in its true spirit, you need to touch upon it all, from nature, culture, art, history, lifestyle, and entertainment. There are endless possibilities for long vacations or quick weekend getaways from Mumbai, every few hundred miles. Check out the best road trips you can embark on for a quick weekend getaway from Mumbai.

  • Start your tour the way once settlers started, through the Gateway of India and have a look around the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel.
  • You can also take a boat ride to the Elephanta Caves nearby, known for one of the oldest Buddhist and Jain temples and statues.
  • A city of beaches, Mumbai is best viewed from some of these beach promenades such as the Marine Drive, Bandra Bandstand, Carter Road, Juhu Beach, Versova Beach, Marve Beach, Gorai Beach.
  • Also, spend a day in the Manori Island, at a ferry ride off the suburb of Malad.
  • Explore the Borivali National Park, the greenest patch of the city and a local nature hotspot for treks, hikes, picnics, and seasonal bird watching.
  • If you wish to seek divine intervention, make your way to places like the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount/Mount Mary’s Church, or St. Michael’s Church/Mahim Church.

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Mumbai

A melting pot of all possible cultures and communities of India, and above all, from many international locations, Mumbai’s food flair has evolved to be a hearty mix of all. Therefore, from the quintessential Maharahstrian delicacies to fine French, Italian, Lebanese, and many popular global cuisines, Mumbai seems to have it all.

So, to sample a flavour from every possible culture around the world, explore these eateries in the city-

  • Wasabi by Morimoto, Taj Hotel, Colaba 
  • Café Leopold, Colaba Causeway
  • Slink & Bardot, Worli Village
  • Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel
  • Mahesh Lunch Home, Juhu
  • Silver Beach Café, Juhu
  • Pali Village Café, Bandra
  • Lake View Café, Powai

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Mumbai

Hotel Name Address
Radisson Mumbai X-22, MIDC Central Rd, Hanuman Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093 PH: 022 5005 0123
Sahara Star Opp. Domestic Airport, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099 PH: 022 3989 5000
St. Regis 462, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013 PH: 022 6162 8000
Four Seasons 1, 136, Dr E Moses Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018 PH: 022 2481 8000

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