How much Time MSRTC Bus take to Reach Alibag from Mumbai Suburbs?

I book MSRTC Ordinary Non AC Seater Bus tickets (Mumbai to Alibag) via redBus.

  • I board the bus from Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital (Vile Parle West, Mumbai Suburbs) at 6 am.
  • Kurla Nehru Nagar S.T. Depot was the first bus stop at 6:30 am. It was 5 minutes stop.
  • At 7:30 am we reached Panvel S.T. Depot. 5 minutes was the bus stoppage.
  • Reached Pen at 8:15 am. The stoppage was of 5 minutes.
  • At 8:30 am we reached Vadkhal S.T. Depot. The bus stopped for 2 minutes.
  • Finally, at 9:20 am we reached Alibaug Bus Stand.

Approximately the bus from Mumbai Suburbs to Alibag took 3 hours and 20 minutes.

The road condition is OK except for road repair work going on at Vadkhal.

Except for the sound of doors and windows, the bus condition was excellent.

The bus driver was excellent with his driving skills. Thoroughly enjoyed the bus journey.

I Had Lunch/Dinner At These Recommended Places to Eat in Trimbakeshwar

I question the reception guy at Hotel Tulsi InnWhich are the best places to eat in Trimbakeshwar?

He replied: If you are looking for a good unlimited homemade Gujarati Thali for lunch/dinner, do visit Ambika Bhojnalaya located nearby Uttar Maha Dwar, Trimbakeshwar Temple. They are economical and worth the money. Only Rs. 100 per thali. One of the most recommended restaurants in Trimbakeshwar.


You may visit Pangat Bhojanalaya – one of the oldest located in Teli Gali, Trimbakeshwar.

I went to Ambika Bhojnalaya for dinner. 44 years (since 1978) and continuing. The service was good. The food was hot and tasted good. Pure Gujarati Style Unlimited Thali. One of the best places in Trimbakeshwar to have food without onion and garlic. And it was of medium spice. Must visit at least once if you are in Trimbakeshwar. Ambika Bhojnalaya is a good restaurant in a prime location.

Timings: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm (Lunch) and 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Dinner).

On another day, for dinner, I planned to go to Pangat Bhojanalaya located at Teli Gali in Trimbakeshwar.

Again one of the rarest places in Trimbakeshwar where one can have sattvic home-cooked food without onion and garlic. They serve the most delicious unlimited authentic Maharashtrian vegetarian food at a rate of Rs. 80 per thali. One has to sit on the ground to have food. The owner of the restaurant is quite polite and was checking each and every person. They will serve food like a family get-together. My personal experience has been very good. It is run by an elderly couple, with mostly women working as support. I highly recommend Pangat Bhojanalaya. A must-visit place to know the traditional way of Maharashtrian Thali.

Timings: 7:00 pm onwards.

Apart from the above two places, I also went to Akhil Bhartiya Shri Swami Samarth Gurupeeth to receive Maha Prasad in the afternoon hours. Anyone may come and have Maha Prasad.

Cost: Rs. 30 per Coupon for Unlimited Maha Prasad.

Akhil Bhartiya Shri Swami Samarth Gurupeeth is a little far from Trimbakeshwar town. You will have to hire an auto.

Timings: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm / 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Thus, these are the recommended places to eat in Trimbakeshwar where I had lunch/dinner. I am happy with the recommendation. And not to forget the best breakfast in Trimbakeshwar – Suresh below Lokhandwala Dharamshala nearby Uttar Maha Dwar, Trimbakeshwar Temple.

How much I Paid to a Hired Auto-Rickshaw Wala to Visit Places In Around Trimbakeshwar

I stayed at Hotel Tulsi Inn very near to Trimbakeshwar Temple.

As the wish was to visit places in around Trimbakeshwar with my aged mother thus, I decided to hire an auto-rickshaw to save long walks and climbing more than hundreds of steps.

I requested the Hotel Tulsi Inn reception staff to help me in hiring an auto-rickshaw.

He gave me three auto-rickshaw numbers and all three were asking for Rs. 1,100 for the visit in around Trimbakeshwar.

Accidentally, I met Umesh – An auto-rickshaw wala who was ready to show me places in around Trimbakeshwar for Rs. 800.

I bargain and he said Rs. 700 is the last fare.

The places finalized to be visited in around Trimbakeshwar were:

  • The base of the fort Bramhgiri includes Gangadwar, Varahtirth, Goddess Kolambika Temple, 108 Shivalings, Caves of Gorakshanath, and Machchhindranath. (Even after leaving the auto-rickshaw, you have to climb 200 stairs)
  • Neel Parbat which includes Matamba Devi, Nilambika Devi, Sadguru Dattatreya temples. (approx. 200 stairs)
  • Samadhi (mausoleum) of Saint Nivruttinath.
  • Kushawarta Tirth

And finally drop at Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan at Jawahar Road, Trimbak.

I agreed and so is the auto-rickshaw wala (0-94048 87619).

Please Note: Road condition is not good.

The total journey time starting from Hotel Tulsi Inn till Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan taken was approx. 3 hours.

If I have walked and climbed stairs with my aged mother it was impossible to complete the journey in one day. Thanks to Umesh.

How much I Paid for Clean Shave in Trimbak?

R. K. Salon (non-air-conditioned shop) is in Trimbak opposite Hotel Tulsi Inn. I visited for a clean shave and maybe a head massage.

Aakash – The barber first applied ‘Beauty Cream’ on the face before going for a clean shave.

‘Beauty Cream’ was a new experience. Never experienced this product before.

In different cities/towns, different ways of barbers to make the beard/moustache area soft before the clean shave. Few apply Dettol mixed with water, few apply cream, and few just sprinkle of water.

After ‘Beauty Cream’, water was sprinkled, the face was cleaned and, V-Mat shaving foam was applied for a clean shave.

I prefer Gillette shaving foam for a clean shave but I also welcome any shaving foam because to date I am unable to understand the difference between Gillette, V-Mat, Cimelle, and Brooks. I have experienced all these shaving foams till-date.

Maybe someone has to throw light – The difference.

Recently, in Vapi (Gujarat) near the railway station, the barber (non-air-conditioned shop) applied – V Mat shaving foam. No Animals Fat was written clearly.

The shaving results? – As similar to any other salon.

How much are the charges for a clean shave? – I question Aakash.

Rs. 50 only – He replied.

Cheap, isn’t it? – A thought within.

How much for a head massage? – I question.

Rs. 100/150 depends upon the client – said Aakash.

Anyway, not now. Maybe tomorrow – said I.

All I can say is: The clean shave was as good as in any other barbershop but yes, I enjoyed the face wash/massage.

Maybe the experience of the barber is more important rather than shaving products.

Timings: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Review: Hotel Tulsi Inn – A Luxury Budget Hotel near Trimbakeshwar Temple

4.3 Google Star rating – Hotel Tulsi Inn is a newly constructed hotel having 22 ac and non-ac rooms with/without Indian/English toilets/balcony in a very good location. Just 2-3 minutes walking from both the Trimbakeshwawr Temple and Kushawarta Tirth.

Even bhojnalaya/restaurants/markets are nearby.

Hotel Tulsi Inn does not have an onsite kitchen facility. Only lodging.

They provide tea services on the ground floor between 6 am – 10 am and from 4 pm – 7 pm.

No room service.

Charges for non-ac rooms with Indian toilets start from Rs.1500 for 2 people.

We stayed there in a non-ac room for 2 nights.

As I was traveling to Trimbakeshwar with my aged parent, they provide us with a non-ac room with an Indian clean toilet on the first floor which was comfortable, spacious, and quiet.

TV is in the room and hot water is in the bathroom.

New construction, all fittings, and faucets are of good quality and in working order. Elevator installation is in progress.

I request to the readers don’t judge this hotel from a few badly posted reviews. The hotel is maintained top-notch. The staff was very humble and supportive. They guided us with the local attractions and provided Auto mobile numbers in case we need for Bramhgiri/Neel parvat visit.

4 stars from my side. Highly recommended. Do not hesitate to book this hotel as it is worth it all the way.

One of the best budget, luxury hotels in Trimbakeshwar.

The only minus point is not so good 4-wheeler parking facility as the lane is narrow though they have a small parking facility on the ground floor. And Wi-Fi availability I am not sure about it because I haven’t used it.

Will book again if I have to travel to Trimbakeshwar again. Check-Out time: 11 am.

Please Note: Single-person stay is not allowed in any hotel in Trimbakeshwar.

How much is 1 kg PEDA Price in Trimbakeshwar?

I am a sweets lover. The moment I saw PEDA in Trimbakeshwar my wish was to have/purchase it.

PEDA is said to have originated in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh). No other dessert can take the place of the divine simplicity of PEDA. It is traditionally made with only regular milk, sugar, and cardamom.

PEDA traces its roots to ancient times when it was mandatory during religious festivals/ceremonies, usually offered as ‘Prasada‘.

At one shop in Trimbakeshwar, we paid 100 rupees (after bargaining) for 250 gm PEDA i.e., Rs. 400 for 1 kg, and at another shop Rs. 70 for 200 gm i.e., 350 rupees for 1 kg.

Rs. 70 PEDA was salty when we tasted it at home. Not good. Anyway, I love having sweet PEDA and will love it forever.

This Guy Sells Amazing Breakfast on Activa in Trimbakeshwar

Suresh Nashta Wala (Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India)

There were not many options available for the early morning breakfast in Trimbakeshwar.

So where I found the best breakfast in Trimbakeshwar?

I found Suresh below Lokhandwala Dharamshala (nearby Uttar Maha Dwar, Trimbakeshwar Temple) selling HOT, mouth-watering, homemade Upma, Sabudana Khichri, and Pulao on his Honda Activa for Rs. 25 per plate.

I had Upma and Pulao. It was the tastiest, most flavourful breakfast I had in recent times.

Timings: 7:00 am – 10:00 am (7 days a week).

A must-try street food in Trimbakeshwar.

Nothing Found?