Pune, in the heart of Maharashtra, is the upcoming metropolis, a developing multinational and an educational hub. Thus, with the onset of population and pollution, a lot of people from Pune find their retreat in Coorg- the southern paradise in Karnataka. Due to the well-connected transport network, people travel from Pune to Coorg, to find their share of peace, with no hassles. That is where one notices people from all walks of life traveling to this place, which is absolutely beautiful, and enjoy the bounties of nature. One can travel by road, via a train or a flight; however, a flight is preferred by a lot of tourists. Even though Coorg doesn't have an airport or a railway station of its own, one can see the nearest ones and post that, cabs or buses are easily available. And if one is thinking, how to reach Coorg from Pune, here lies the answer.
Pune to Coorg by flight is not possible directly since Coorg doesn’t have an airport of its own. So, the nearest airports are Bangalore, Mysore, and Mangalore. Mysore is the closest, followed by Mangalore and Bangalore, in terms of distance.One can easily get flights from Pune to these airports as they cover almost all the major airline services. After reaching the airport, one can hire a personal cab/ taxi, or can simply hop on a bus and reach the final destination, Coorg. Catching a flight is beneficial as it saves a lot of travel time and energy. Cabs or buses are easily available and accessible from all of these airports.
Pune to Coorg by road is a distance of about 900 kms and it takes about 15-17 hours to cover this. One can book a bus, or take a cab, or simply choose to drive. The connectivity is through various national and state highways. Although it is recommended to take a train or a flight because of long hours of journey and tiredness, but one can challenge to hit the road and drive the distance away and the coastal road trip will be a one of a kind experience, with the variety of landscapes and sceneries and lush green lands and big cities, that one gets to see on the way. So, the road less taken can be made exciting and worth traveling through, when the final destination is something as beautiful as this mini paradise.
By Train: Those searching for information about how to reach Coorg by train should know that the journey by train takes at least 21 hours. Pune to Coorg by train is divided into two parts. Coorg has no railway station of its own and the nearest railway station is Mysore Junction Railway Station. So one has to travel from Pune to Mysore by train and further to Coorg by hiring a taxi or a cab or hopping on a bus. Various mail or express trains, superfast trains, and Humsafar trains run from Pune to Mysore. However, the travel time from various trains is between 21-27 hours, depending upon routes and halts. After this, one would have to travel via road as well to get to Coorg. Thus, taking a flight is preferred. Also, for the ones who wish to take a train, it is advised to book tickets well in advance.