Pune to Imagicaa by Road – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

At nearly 100 KM from the city of Pune, in the district of Khopoli, lies India’s biggest and largest theme park of Adlabs Imagicaa or simply, Imagicaa. Spanning a whopping area of 300 acres, Imagicaa is a town within itself. With rides, fun adventures and activities for kids and adults alike, luxury resorts, and more, it is a one-stop destination for adventure and entertainment.

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Why travel from Pune to Imagicaa?

If you are planning a getaway to Imagicaa, the best way to do it is to do a road trip from Pune and turn it into a complete vacation. With a Savaari cab from Pune to Imagicaa, you can get the experience of a fun drive through a scenic route and then reach an exciting destination. Our trip packages are completely customizable with itinerary, pricing, and more, so a simple drive becomes an unforgettable journey.

Best time to visit Imagicaa

Travelling from Pune to Imagicaa by car

The road from Pune to Imagicaa passes through the quieter and greener locales of Pune district before it hits the highway, snaking through the countryside. With our Pune to Imagicaa cab service, you can enjoy a ride through rustic and hilly terrain of the Western Ghats and scenic views of the Sahyadri Mountains. Along the way, you will cross popular tourist locales like Kamshet, Devgarh, Lonavala, and Khopoli, of course depending on the route you take. With your Pune To Imagicaa tour package, you can stop by any of these places for a quick sightseeing tour or even take a detour for a refreshing break, making it an enriching travel experience.

Pune to Imagicaa roadtrip

Best Time To Visit

Like most places on the Western Ghats, the district of Khopoli also has a standard tropical weather pattern, with hot and dry summers and cold winters. The rainy season, however, combines both and gives a refreshing feeling. The rural areas undergo a green cover with fresh foliage and the petrichor makes it even better to drive along the highways. So, the best time to travel from Pune to Imagicaa is either in the late monsoon months, or late winters like February or March. However, it is better to avoid peak summer.

Popular Routes from Pune to Imagicaa

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Pune to Imagicaa via Bangalore-Mumbai HWY/Mumbai-Pune Expressway/Mumbai-Pune HWY

This is the shortest and the best route to travel from Pune to Imagicaa. It is also the fastest and the most popular route despite regular Pune to Imagicaa traffic and you can also avoid road closures on this highway. The distance between Mumbai and Imagicaa on this route is somewhere around 91 KM and takes roughly two hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on the road conditions from Pune to Imagicaa.

Here’s the basic route map from Pune to Imagicaa –

Pune — Dattwadi — Urse — Malavli — Lonavala — Khandala — Sajgaon — Imagicaa
Pune to Imagicaa via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway or Mumbai-Pune Expressway or Mumbai-Pune Highway

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

  • Pataleshwar Caves, Pune – Right outside the Pune city, this 8th-century cave temple carved from basalt rock, with square pillars and ornate carvings is a tourist hotspot, great to see all lit up in the evenings.
  • Valvan Dam and Lake, Lonavala – One of the largest in the district, the Valvan lake is formed of the dam built on Kundali River. Surrounded by verdant hills and meadows, this is a great place to take a refreshing break. You can also visit the ancient Buddhist caves of Karla nearby.
  • Lonavala Wax Museum, Lonavala – The first wax museum in the country, it houses statues of Indian celebrities like sportspeople, actors, political and social personalities.
  • Kune Falls, Lonavala – The 14th largest waterfall in India and the most famous in Lonavala, tucked within the thickets of forests and mountain bluffs of the Sahyadris, best during the monsoons.
  • Khandala Ghat View Point, Khandala – A popular tourist spot and viewing point on the hills overlooking the valleys and lakes in Khandala, great for sunset views.
Pataleshwar Caves
Pataleshwar Caves

Places to eat along this route:

  • NH 37 Dhaba, Pune – Standard highway side diner serving multi-cuisine meals and snacks, good for families.
  • Yaara Di Haveli, Tatthwada – Themed restaurant and bar serving North Indian fare and other food options, good for late nights and big groups.
  • Ramakrishna Veg and Non-Veg – Casual multi-cuisine restaurant of a hotel, serving meals, snacks, beverages, good for families.
  • Mapro Garden, Valvan – State-run, agro-food court with meals, snacks, and beverage options, retail outlet, and farm-fresh produce.
  • Shree Datta Snacks Expressway, Dahivati Tarf Boreti – A highway side food court with multiple food outlets, from fast food to meals and beverages, good for quick stops and late nights.

Pune to Imagicaa Road Condition via route 1:

The road condition on route 1 from Pune to Imagicaa is excellent, since it is the most popular route among travelers and the fastest. There’s standard highway traffic, some tolls, but no road closures on this route, as of date.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Pune to Imagicaa via Pandharpur Road/Old Mumbai-Pune HWY and Bangalore-Mumbai HWY

This is an alternative route for travelling from Pune to Imagicaa. This route is slightly longer and takes more or less the same time as the previous one. But there are chances of heavy congestion on this route at nights or weekends. This is an old route but has tolls in some places.  The distance from Pune to Imagicaa on this route is 93 KM and takes about two hours. Always use live maps to check for road closures or check for other traffic updates while traveling on this highway.

Here’s the basic route map from Pune to Imagicaa along this route:

Pune — Pimpri-Chinchwad — Dehu Road — Urse — Lonavala — Khandala — Sajgaon — Imagicaa
Pune to Imagicaa via Pandharpur Road and Bangalore-Mumbai Highway

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

  • Pimpri-Chinchwad Science Park, Chinchwad – Locally popular science museum with interactive displays, science exhibits, automotive models, playing grounds, sculptures, and kids’ activity center, good for a day tour for families.
  • Bird Valley Udyan, Chinchwad – A lakeside park with landscaped gardens, jogging tracks, and children’s play area, offers boating options, good for a short tour, sunset views, or day picnics.
  • Ghoravadeshwar Cave temple, Talegaon Dhabade – Ancient caves housing Hindu shrines, requires an uphill trek, offers panoramic views from the top, good for a short, day trek.
  • Valvan Dam and Lake, Lonavala – One of the largest in the district, the Valvan lake is formed of the dam built on Kundali River. Surrounded by verdant hills and meadows, this is a great place to take a refreshing break. You can also visit the ancient Buddhist caves of Karla nearby.
  • Lonavala Wax Museum, Lonavala – The first wax museum in the country, it houses statues of Indian celebrities like sportspeople, actors, political and social personalities.
  • Khandala Ghat View Point, Khandala – A popular tourist spot and viewing point on the hills overlooking the valleys and lakes in Khandala, great for sunset views.
Valvan Dam and Lake
Valvan Dam and Lake

Places to eat along this route:

  • Garva Garden Restaurant, Vadgaon – Themed highway side restaurant serving North Indian meals, in a casual, outdoor setting, good for groups, family-friendly.
  • Ramakrishna Veg and Non-Veg – Casual multi-cuisine restaurant of a hotel, serving meals, snacks, beverages, good for families.
  • Mapro Garden, Valvan – State-run, agro-food court with meals, snacks, and beverage options, retail outlet, and farm-fresh produce.
  • Shree Datta Snacks Expressway, Dahivati Tarf Boreti – A highway side food court with multiple food outlets, from fast food to meals and beverages, good for quick stops and late nights.

Pune to Imagicaa Road Condition via route 2:

The road conditions on this route from Pune to Imagicaa is also quite good as of date. Since it is an old highway, there might be some road closures or traffic congestion.

Pune to Imagicaa Best Route

Both the above routes have interesting pit stops. So, both are good for traveling from Pune to Imagicaa. While the first route has better food options, the second one has more sightseeing options. Depending on your travel goals, you can pick your preference. However, going by road conditions and time taken, route 1 is a better choice.

Other means of travelling from Pune to Imagicaa

By Train

You can also travel from Pune to Imagicaa by train. The nearest railway station is in Khopoli, 10.6 KM away. There are daily trains from Pune to Mumbai that stop at these stations. The fastest train is INTERCITY EXP (12128). The average distance from Pune to Khopoli by train is 99 KM and takes between one to three hours, depending on the train and route. 

For Pune to Imagicaa via Khopoli train booking, you can visit any online travel portal or check the Indian Railways website to get the best deals. For the latest and most accurate information on Pune to Imagicaa train timings, always check the timetables of IRCTC before you book. You can also book a car rental in pune to reach your destination.

By Flight

There is no flight connectivity to Imagicaa. The nearest airports are in Mumbai and Pune respectively. The only and the best option to reach Imagicaa from Pune is to rent a car and drive or book a cab in Pune to reach your destination.

Attractions in Imagicaa for Sightseeing

The huge entertainment district of Imagicaa is a self-sustained complex with leisure, accommodation, adventures, events, themed entertainment zones and rides. Some of the major highlights of Imagicaa are the water park, snow park, 3D and AR park, and live shows. You can explore the park and try out all the rides, take part in events, enjoy a live show, or simply relax at the water park.

Check out these popular things to see and do in Imagicaa –

  • Indulge in the popular land rides, water rides, high thrill rides, like Loch Ness Explorers, Bump it Boats, Alibaba Aur Chalis Chor etc.
  • Experience a laser show or a virtual reality show.
  • Watch the Prince Of The Dark Waters Show at the Cinema 360.
  • See India’s biggest Snow Park and enjoy snow activities.
  • Watch the street parades and live events.
  • Host a birthday party or a special event with friends and family.

Savaari Recommends – Popular Places to Eat in Imagicaa

Being a massive theme park, you will find all kinds of food options in Imagicaa. While there are a host of fast food and quick meal options, there are also fine dining and indulgent places to eat.

These are some of the top-rated places to grab a bite in Imagicaa –

  • The Imagica Capital
  • Greenspot Garden
  • Armada Bar
  • Harshali Restaurant – Pure Veg
  • The Square
  • Tubby’s Bistro
  • Maati Baani

Hotels and Resorts in Imagicaa

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
Meritas Crystal Resort 36, Frichly Hill, Old Mumbai – Pune Hwy, opp.Raheja Hill Resort, Tungarli, Lonavla, Maharashtra 410401 096895 21111
Novotel Imagica 30 31 Sangdewadi Off Mumbai Pune Express Way, Khopoli Pali Road Khalapur, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203 02192 712 666
Sunrise Hill Resort Khandala Plot no 51, Hill Top Colony, opp Government Rest House Near Khandala Talav, opp Kohinoor American School, Khandala, Pune, Maharashtra 410301 096734 34447
Hotel Harshali Park No. 12/1A, Khopoli – Pali Road, Khopoli Sangdewadi, opp. Imagica, Khalapur, Maharashtra 410203 085308 84277
UK’s Resort Old Mumbai – Pune Hwy, NH-4, AshtaVinayak Mahad Phata, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203 098220 12343