Maharashtra; being the third largest state of the country, establishes a viable connection through its various bus routes, that easily reach-out even to the smaller cities and villages, through the bus services provided by the state run carriers as well as private bus transporters. In total, there are four major bus depots in Maharashtra - Pune Bus Depot, Mumbai Central Bus Depot, Nagpur Bus Depot and Nashik Bus Depot.
The lifeline of Maharashtra roadways; Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), runs through various bus routes that connect the state with the other parts of the country, by local, intercity and interstate transport. The various bus services offered by MSRTC includes fleet of A/C buses that are labeled as Shivneri, which distinguishes it from other private bus services. Shivneri buses connect various districts of Maharashtra namely Mumbai and its suburban district, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Jalgaon, etc. Whereas, Volvo buses ply to different places of different states like Kolhapur-Bangalore, Mumbai-Bangalore, Mumbai-Goa and Pune-Bangalore via NH 48. Hence, offer delightful opportunity to tourists to easily explore the charming destinations of Maharashtra by travelling through the well-connected roads between the states. To manage the numerous travellers there are double-deckers A/C buses also available that run between Mumbai to Pune, and also within the Mumbai city itself.
For the tourists, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has introduced - Nilambari; open Deck Bus that tour around the heart of the city Mumbai. And a tour guide is also appointed who makes the tour more enjoyable and entertaining, while provide necessary information as pass through any of the historical and archaeological monuments on the way.
Maharashtra is flourished with immense scenic beauty, that makes the road trip quite lively and pleasant. Apart from buses, there are also shared cabs and jeeps available to travel to different places, also including a bit mountainous regions, where bus can’t be easily reached. And if someone wishes to travel by their own, then the option of hiring private taxis or by one’s own car, is also open.