Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mumbai Airport to Pune

This is my guide on helping you make the best choice while travelling from Mumbai airport to Pune.
There are many options available through bus,train,taxi & even air (aprrox. INR 2000).
I had to come from Mumbai Domestic airport to Magarpatta and I weighed down all options.
Here's my analysis :

Mode

Details

Comfort

Availability

Price

Dropping Points

Train
From airport catch a prepaid taxi to Dadar railway station. There catch any train to Pune. There are many available, book tickets in advance.
Depends on your coach J
Frequent
150 taxi + 300 3AC
Pune Railway Station
Government Bus
Goto Dadar and catch Shivneri (Official luxury bus service of MSTDC)
Good
After Each half hour from 5am till 11 pm
150 taxi + 350 + (auto/cab to your location)


Swargate (not sure)
Private Bus (Neeta & others)
Available from outside of airport under the bridge.

From “Arrivals” at airport, get a quick auto and ask him to drop him under the highway for a bus to Pune. Behave as you are a regular traveller. Don’t pay more than INR 30 no matter what. Walk if needed and ask anyone on the way.
Bad since it stops at many places in Mumbai before leaving
Good, but depends on time/day/rush.
350-700 (bargain) + (auto/cab to your location)
Hinjewadi,Wakad, Pune Station (check for each operator)
Cab Shared(Sandis,KK others)
Pre-Book
Good
As per your requirement
700-800
Home
Cab Shared
Available from outside of airport under the bridge.
Follow same instructions as “Private Bus”.
Good
Good, but depends on time/day/rush.
250-450 (bargain) They’ll say same as Volvo. + (auto/cab to your location)
Hinjewadi,Wakad, Pune Station, ShivajiNagar. (or any on the way)

All prices are in INR. These are only approximate.
I choose the last and paid 400 from Airport to Magarpatta.
Hope it helps you.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Novak Djokovic : Australian Open Champion once again

Here's my man...He has done it again...


He has won Australian Open for 4 times now and he's the only player in the open era to do a hat trick of winning it 3 times in a row. Total grand slam count stands at 6 now. He's due to win many more.

He had great chances last year also like in 2011. But, just fell at the last moments. Hopefully, he'll complete his Career Slam by winning Rolland Garros this year. Last year, he played his first final there & was very close to winning it.

Now, if Federer is to Wimbeldon and Nadal is to French Open ....
Then certainly Novak is to Australian Open .


Should we consider change "Australian Open" caption to "The Grand Slam of Novak Djokovic" ?
Not his fan? Just enjoy his tennis and watch hid inspirational interviews. You will follow him. :)