The journey by train from Madurai to Pune is scheduled to take between 24 hours 45 minutes and 32 hours 10 minutes depending upon which train you take. The distance travelled via the shortest route is 1,428 km.
Train Times from Madurai to Pune
There are 5 train services from Madurai Junction Railway Station (MDU) to Pune Junction Railway Station (PUNE).
|05:00 + 1 day
|15:20 + 1 day
|15:20 + 1 day
|16:35 + 1 day
|02:05 + 1 day
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Location of Madurai Junction Railway Station
Madurai Junction Railway Station is 3.1 km by road from St Mary’s Cathedral.
Location of Pune Junction Railway Station
Pune Junction Railway Station is 4.4 km by road from the Aga Khan Palace.
About Travel to Pune
Pune is a large thriving city of around 7 million permanent residents located to the south of Mumbai in Maharashtra state in an elevated position on the Deccan Plateau. Pune city is affluent and lively, with a large number of universities and colleges, a large automotive industry, and an IT industry generally considered to the second largest of any city in India. Pune is not, however, one of the more popular destinations in India for foreign visitors. Nonetheless, within the city itself and in the surrounding area there are numerous points of interest which are very popular with domestic tourists. What attracts the majority of the Indian tourists to the area are the nearby hill forts and hill stations. The Deccan Plateau has elevated point where the climate is much cooler, and the mountainous terrain has been utilised by local rulers over the centuries to construct strategically placed forts, such as the Rajgad Fort, which are popular destinations for walkers.
Pune city itself has a fairly impressive range of historical sites to visit. The three most popular are:
- Shaniwar Wada Fort: Ruined 18th Century fort in the city centre with a formal garden.
- Aga Khan Palace: Previously the palace of the Aga Khan, notable for its Italian style arches, now a museum. Mahatma Gandhi was interned in this palace in 1942.
- Pataleshwar Caves: Impressive Hindu temple carved from a rock face in the 8th Century.