Mumbai to Nagpur by Road – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

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Why travel from Mumbai to Nagpur?

The ‘City of Oranges’, Nagpur is, in fact, at the heart of the Deccan Plateau. Although quite far away from the urban centers of Mumbai or Pune, the fast-growing city of Nagpur has evolved as a popular destination for travelers in and around the state and see what this historical place is worth. If you plan to explore this historical place after reaching Nagpur, consider opting for our reliable Nagpur taxi services for a comfortable and convenient travel experience.

Indeed, the best way to do this is to plan a road trip from Mumbai to Nagpur and truly see what lies on the way and why Nagpur calls for a visit. Therefore, with Savaari’s outstation Mumbai car rental service, you can turn this drive into an exciting journey, customizing every bit of it, as per your schedule, budget, and travel interests.

Traveling from Mumbai to Nagpur by car

From the coastal metro to the landlocked ancient city, a Nagpur trip from Mumbai is indeed an insightful journey. When you book a cab in Mumbai for your trip to Nagpur with us, you can experience the transition from the urban landscape to a city renowned for its cultural and religious heritage, wildlife, and much more.

You will pass through the hinterlands of Maharashtra and can also stop along the way at interesting sites that will make this road trip memorable! Let us help you discover the best routes so you can ensure a great ride on your Mumbai to Nagpur trip by road.

Best time to take a road trip from Mumbai to Nagpur by car

Being in the interiors of the state, away from the coast, Nagpur experiences a mix of semi-arid as well as dry climate. The city sits on the Deccan Plateau, as a result of which winters are chilly and the rest of the year warm. However, summers are extremely harsh, with temperatures rising up to 47 degrees C.

The best season to visit Nagpur is in the winter months, between November and January when the temperatures range from 5 degrees (at night/early morning) to 25 degrees (in the day). Monsoons are also a good time, when the city experiences heavy rainfall, keeping the temperatures lower. A trip from Mumbai to Nagpur during December/January will be most conducive.

Popular Routes from Mumbai to Nagpur

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Mumbai to Nagpur via AH 46

This is, in fact, the fastest as well as the shortest route between Mumbai and Nagpur and is frequently used by travelers. This also means that you may find some Mumbai to Nagpur traffic here, especially on holidays or weekends.

The distance from Mumbai to Nagpur via this route is approximately 841 Km and takes almost 17 hours. Before you start, you should always check for live traffic updates to get a real-time idea of the Mumbai – Nagpur road conditions.

Here’s a basic Mumbai to Nagpur road map for this route:

Mumbai — Lonavala– Pune — Ahmednagar — Aurangabad– Amravati — Nagpur
Mumbai to Nagpur highway

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Pawna Lake & Dam, Lonavala – A nature hotspot in the hill town, popular for boating, fishing, camping, as well as day picnics.
  • Rajmachi Fort, Lonavala – An ancient fort surrounded by hills and forest trails, indeed famous for trekking and panoramic views.
  • Shanivar Wada, Pune – A colossal palace of Peshwa Bajirao, surrounded by gardens, moats, and fortresses.
  • Ajanta & Ellora Caves – Ancient caves and a UNESCO World Heritage Sites, known for its unique sculptures, as well as rock carvings.
  • Wadali Talao, Amravati – A local lake surrounded by hills and woods, indeed popular for picnics and hikes.
  • Shani Shignapur – A sacred and iconic religious site of Shani Temple, also a famous pilgrimage destination.
  • Ahmednagar Fort, Ahmednagar – An iconic structure of the city as well as a historical landmark.
ahmednagar fort

Places to eat along this route:

  • Dada Kondke’s Bageshree –Garden Restaurant & Bar, Khalapur – highway side diner along with outdoor seating and late night food, certainly popular among all kinds of travelers.
  • Food Plaza, Dahivati Tarf Boreti (near Dheku) – highway side food court with fast food chains, confectionaries, and also restaurants. 
  • Marzorin, Pune – famous local café serving only Anglo-Indian menu
  • Hotel Sandeep, Kedgaon, Ahmednagar – highway side family diner serving authentic Maharashtrian cuisine
  • Zaika Land, Amravati – local diner serving vegetarian food, good for groups as well as families.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Mumbai to Nagpur via MP SH 26

This is an alternative route to travel from Mumbai to Nagpur and is a little longer than the previous one. The distance from Mumbai to Nagpur via this route is, in fact, about 939 Km can take an hour or so longer than the first option.

Therefore, it is always advisable to check for real-time traffic and live updates of Mumbai to Nagpur road conditions to avoid any inconvenience on your way.

Mumbai Igatpuri Nashik Dhule Khandwa Betul Nagpur
mumbai to nagpur highway 02

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Vipassana Center, Igatpuri – The largest meditation center of Asia with a giant stupa as well as a monastery.
  • Sula Vineyard, Nashik – The official ‘wine country’ of India with luxury retreat and vineyard tours.
  • Trimbakeshwar Temple, Trimbak – A sacred pilgrimage site housing one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
  • Thalner Fort, Dhule – A 14th-century fort ruins on the banks of Tapi, known for views as well as outdoor time.
  • Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Yawal – The greenest patch of the Jalgaon district housing endangered species along with dense forests.
Yawal Wildlife

Places to eat along this route:

  • Chetna Dining Hall, Dhule – Local community diner serving lunch plates, certainly ideal for groups.
  • Sweet Home, Khadwa – 50-year old local eatery serving confections, snacks, as well as meals, good for families.
  • Anand Mangal Pure Veg Garden Restaurant, Igatpuri – Local restaurant serving pure vegetarian fare, with outdoor seating, good for families as well as big groups.

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Other means of traveling from Mumbai to Nagpur

By Train

There is also the option of traveling the Mumbai to Nagpur distance by train. There are, in fact, a total of 33 trains that ply between these two cities, of which 13 are weekly and 6-7 are daily. The train time from Mumbai to Nagpur can vary from 10 to 14 hours, also depending on the train you take.

The fastest train on this route is CSMT HOWRAH DURONTO EXPRESS (12261). You can either visit the Indian Railways website or any other online travel portal for your Mumbai to Nagpur train booking. The Mumbai to Nagpur train fare may vary during festivals, holiday season, or other special circumstances as directed by the government.

Therefore, for the most updated fare and schedules of Delhi to Chandigarh train timings, refer to the Indian Railways timetables online.

By Flight

You can also fly to Nagpur from Mumbai, which takes about 1.5 hours. The city is, in fact, served by Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (NAG), which is only 8 KM from the city center.

Hence, visit any online travel portal or airline website and find the best deals on Mumbai to Nagpur flight costs. The fare ranges from Rs 3000 to 7000, depending on booking time, travel season, as well as any special offers available at the moment.

Explore Nagpur Like a Local: A Handy Guide

Once a historical community, Nagpur has grown to be at par with other millennial cities of the state. With a scenic natural landscape, urban trappings, and a culture worth discovering, Nagpur therefore offers a holistic experience for its travelers.

Therefore for an all-rounded Nagpur tour, let us help you with some of the must-see places in this city. Hence with our tips and suggestions, you can make the most of your Nagpur trip.

Attractions in Nagpur for Sightseeing

Now, in fact, the third-largest city of Maharashtra, Nagpur has something for every kind of traveler. To begin with, history lovers should head to the 19th century Nagpur Central Museum, displaying artifacts dating back the Mughal era. The Sitabuldi Fort on the nearby Sitabuldi Hills is indeed a significant battle site.

To discover spiritual solace, the massively domed Buddhist monument of Deekshabhoomi is certainly where you should be.

For adventure lovers, there’s picnicking and water sport options at the Ambazari and Futala Lakes, day treks at the Gorewada Nature Trail, also safaris, treks, and camping at the Pench Tiger Reserve or Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary.

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Nagpur

The geographical location of Nagpur has impacted its cuisines with influence from both Maharashtra as well as Madhya Pradesh while drawing inspirations from all other communities who settled in the city for generations.

  • Sample the local flavors of Nagpur at these popular places-
  • Gayatri Bhojnalaya – Dharampeth
  • Zuree – Sadar Nagpur
  • Thaat Baat – Sitabuldi
  • Haldiram’s – Anjuman Complex, Sadar Nagpur
  • Dalchini Curries-n-More – Bajaj Nagar

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Nagpur

Place Name Address Phone Number
The Pride Hotel Wardha Road, opposite Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Sonegaon, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440025     0712 662 2555
Le Meridien Nagpur Wardha Road, Flyover, opp. Mihan, Nagpur, Maharashtra 441108   07103 663 333
Regenta Central Hotel & Convention Center 230, Gangabai Ghat Rd, Jagnade Square, Nandanvan, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440009   0712 666 2266
Hotel Nagpur Ashok West High Court Road, Aath Rasta Chowk, Laxminagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440022   088888 70722
Trend Chalet   Plot no. 20 Engineer coop, HSG. Society, Sector 02, Somalwada, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440025   093228 00100