We booked the tour relatively last minute - and on our requested date we could only get a driver without a guide, as it was also a festival on that day. Obviously, having a guide as well would have been better, but it was a good tour nevertheless and we are happy the agency was still able to offer us something! The driver's English was sufficient to agree on times, places and what we do. Some of the explanations we got from the security guards on site.
Private tour, so possible to stay as long as needed in every place. We made some adjustments to points of interest (skipping Vax museum and only stopping for bathroom break at Mapro). We also did a bit more walking around Bushi dam, and in our experience the nicest part was actually from the pathway to the left, exploring beautiful lush green area (not sure why anyone would want to see the actual dam?!). We didn't walk the entire way to the waterfall as it was looking like it was going to rain (and it shortly did :) ) and I would have liked to stay a bit longer another time.
As mentioned above, we decided to skip some areas. Potentially the gaps in itinerary could be filled with more sites of interest then? As we felt like it would have been nice to stay at Lion's Point event later, and we did drive to the further point as well on our request afterwards.
My Indian friends told me that price for tour perhaps could be smaller, especially since there were three of us. For us it didn't make a big difference to pay per person and not per car, but if you are on a budget, you may want to consider this.
Selfie seeking tourists. Honestly, I felt like bringing a bodyguard with me, as I was being harassed by "selfie plz" requests by both men and women. It was easily 50 people who requested this and while first 10 was ok, by the 20th we started running away from them and you cannot sit in peace for a moment, as they would sit all around us, grabbing at us, requesting more and more pictures. We have seen it in other places in India, but here #selfiewithaforeigner was a whole new level.
What to take with:
Wet wipes to clean your feet after caves and temples.
Water, drink (or plan to eat in cafes, as no food is included)
Umbrella and/or rain jacket, waterproof shoes.
Some of the sights are very beautiful, but then there is garbage right under your feet. So I would say no open toe shoes.
For whom this is suitable:
If you are working in Pune, this is a nice weekend day trip.
Fitness level moderate - not wheelchair accessible, the only climb was Karla caves, but one can take it as slow, as needed.