Please inform the Ashram of your travel details so they can arrange taxi pickups
from Pune airport, train and bus station
The Arhatic Yoga Ashram in Mulshi is approximately 230 Kilometres from Mumbai and
about 70 Kilometres from the city of Pune, which is well connected by air, train
Flights: Visitors can fly to Pune by Jet Airways, JetLite or Air India or Kingfisher.
Bus: From Swar Gate Bus station in Pune, two State Transport buses go to the Ashram
Gate directly. They leave at 9.30am (to Vaduste) and 2:30 pm (to Telbail) and the
journey clocks in around 3 hours. Additional buses leave Swar Gate bus station towards
Village Nive bus stop, which is approximately 3 kilometres away from the Ashram.
As the ashram cannot pick people up from the Nive bus stop, visitors will have to
walk the distance, therefore traveling in the evening is not advisable, especially
as the village does not have guesthouses or inns.
Trains: Several trains’ travel between Mumbai’s three terminals - Mumbai Chatrapati
Shivaji Terminal (CSTM), Lokmanyatilak T (LTT) and Dadar (DR) and Pune JN station
like the Mahalaxmi Express, Konark Express and Deccan Queen. Fares may cost anything
between Rs 100-Rs 450 one way.
Taxi: Taxi charges from Pune to Ashram are Rs.1,800 for a one way drop, and Rs 3,500
from Mumbai. Costs can be shared as the taxis can transport 4-5 people at a time.
Return journeys: Visitors should inform the Ashram office to arrange for taxis,
at least two days in advance. The same charges (Rs 1,800 to Pune and Rs 3,500 to
Mumbai) apply. Two buses —at 7.30 am and at 1 pm — can take people from the ashram
gate to Swar Gate bus station in Pune. They can also take one of several other buses
from Nive bus stop, which is 3 Kms from the Ashram.