Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar Car Toll Tax | Amount | Receipts

Topics like Mahabaleshwar car toll tax and not available online with many details as of 2023. About Panchgani entry toll charges and other taxes amount, locations, etc taken by the municipal corporation and forest department at both Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar.

My visit to these hill stations and would like to share complete updated details on toll Naka, the amount collected per person at Panchgani and at Mahabaleshwar for private vehicles like cars. More details about toll validity, receipts, and Pictures of same.

Also are details on Old Mahabaleshwar road forest tax collection, parking, etc with location details, Hope that helps you. There may be minor differences in exact toll charges as of day.

Car Toll Tax From Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar Car Toll

Talking about Non-Commercial (Private vehicles like cars only), My visit toPanchgani and Mahabaleshwar in December 2018 was unsure of updated information about total toll charges and other taxes like forest tax, Road passenger tax, Pollution tax, Entry fees to be given.

A rough idea at selected review sites helped but still not very clear who collects this toll and what are the exact locations of these toll plazas. (See Also : Mumbai City Entry-Exit Toll Plazas)

I will also help a bit more with information on what will be the total number of toll plazas and the amount one has to pay when going from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar hills (Including Old Mahabaleshwar Road, Express Highway, etc).

Below are easy excerpts, Do not worry if that is a bit confusing as further, I will explain individual toll locations, and tax amounts in detail with photos of all tax receipts.

  • Total Toll Plaza (Including Highways): 4 Major toll tax locations while traveling from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar.
  • Toll Collection Locations : 1. Mumbai Pune Expressway, 2. Pune City Entry toll, 3. Panchgani Entry Tax (After Wai Ghat), 4. Mahabaleshwar Toll Tax (Veena Lake), Old Mahabaleshwar road taxes (Forest Tax + Grampanchayat entry fee for individuals).
  • Toll Taxes Amount and Types: Panchgani Hill Station Municipal Council Per Person Road Tax (Rs.20) validity 7 days, Panchgani Pollution Tax Per vehicle (Rs.50) valid for 7 days, Mahabaleshwar Municipal Council Per Person Road Tax (Rs.20) validity 7 days, Mahabaleshwar Pollution Tax Per Car (Rs.30), Old Mahabaleshwar Road (Just Before Panchganga Shiva Temple) Per Person Entry Fee (Rs.20) valid for 5 days, at same location Satara District Grampanchayat Tax Per Person (Rs.5).
  • Parking Charges: Also to note, a few sightseeing points like Parsi Point, Table Land, Kates, etc, separate car parking charges have to be paid of Rs.10 and Rs.20 for which receipts are provided.
  • Special Note (Old Mahabaleshwar Visit): Accommodations are usually at Panchgani or Mahabaleshwar and people visit old Mahabaleshwar which falls under the forest department and Satara gram panchayat.

    Visits are for sightseeing locations and Krishnabai Lord Shiva Temple. The sightseeing points here are under the forest department and so one has to pay a separate forest tax (as detailed above).DO NOT PAY ROAD TAX AGAIN HERE, pay only forest tax & gram panchayat tax.

  • For Ease Travel (Multiple times around hill stations): As the toll tax receipts are valid for 5 and 7 days as detailed, While visiting and crossing toll plaza multiple times. Keep the receipts handy or on a dashboard so that you will not be stopped and time is saved.
  • Not That Usual Looking Toll Boots: Authorities collecting toll tax do not have toll booths as we usually see on national highways. They stand in groups at Panchgani entry, Mahabaleshwar Entry Veena lake with barricades, and will collect taxes and hand over receipts.

    They are authorized and not fake. Take your time to review receipts and cross-check the total amounts against those tax receipts.

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Panchgani Car Toll Tax and Receipts

NOTE: From here I will detail all toll and tax receipts with photos and for ease of calculation, Let’s take an example of a car with a total 4 adult people traveling to Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai.

Panchgani Road Tax Receipt
Panchgani Road Tax Receipt
Panchgani Pollution Tax Receipt
Panchgani Pollution Tax Receipt
Panchgani Car Parking Receipt
Panchgani Car Parking Receipt

1. Road tax (Per Person Rs.20), Valid for 7 days: 20 x 4 People = Rs.100.
(Entry tax receipt in lieu of tax payment to municipal council vide rule.5)
2. Pollution tax (Per Car Rs.50) Valid for 7 days = Rs.50.
(Control Of Pollution by-laws Year 2001).

Total amount paid at Panchgani toll naka = Rs.150, Below are the tax receipts photos.

Mahabaleshwar Toll Tax and Receipts

Mahabaleshwar Road Tax Receipt
Mahabaleshwar Road Tax Receipt
Mahabaleshwar Pollution Tax Receipt
Mahabaleshwar Pollution Tax Receipt

1. Road tax (Per Person Rs.20), Valid for 7 days: 20 x 4 People = Rs.100.
(In Lieu of payment of tax to the council vide rule no.3(i), Tickets should not be given out to anyone else and should be retained by travelers throughout the trip on hill stations).
2. Pollution tax (Per Car Rs.30), Valid for 7 days = Rs.30.
(Control Of Pollution by-laws Year 2000, Passenger is liable to pay tax on every entry of vehicle).

Total amount paid at Mahabaleshwar toll naka (Veena Lake) = Rs.130, Below are the tax receipts photos.

Old Mahabaleshwar Road Taxes and Receipts

Old Mahabaleshwar Grampanchayat Tax Receipt
Old Mahabaleshwar Grampanchayat Tax Receipt
Old Mahabaleshwar Forest Tax Receipt
Old Mahabaleshwar Forest Tax Receipt

1. Forest Entry Fee / Sanitary Cess (Per Head Rs.20), Valid for 5 days: 20 x 4 People = Rs.100.
(Mahabaleshwar Forest Department, FDM 2011).
2. Mahabaleshwar Grampanchayat Area Satara District (Per Head Rs.5) Validity 1 day: 5 x 4 = Rs.20.
(Maharashtra Grampanchayat Rules 1958, Kalam 125, and Tax Fee Rules 1960 / 37).

Total amount paid at Old Mahabaleshwar Road = Rs.120, Below are the tax receipts photos.

Parking charges at Krishnabai Lord Shiva Temple (Rs.20).

Lord Shiva Temple Car Parking Receipt
Lord Shiva Temple Car Parking Receipt

Caution: Connaught Peak is permanently closed and isolated inside a forest area, Do not visit this point. I wasted time as nothing here no signboard at the road entry showed that it is closed.



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3 Replies to “Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar Car Toll Tax | Amount | Receipts

  1. This is a painful act of tax in my option, I condemn this for both the municipal corporation, panchgani and mahableshwar. Already a lot of toll tax is been taken on roads.

    Some time later they will collect tax for breathing!!!

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