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Matheran Travel Guide
Matheran is an amazing destination located in Maharashtra. The lush green beauty with serene environment and amazing ambiance makes it a perfect place to explore the .......

Matheran is an amazing destination located in Maharashtra. The lush green beauty with serene environment and amazing ambiance makes it a perfect place to explore the natural beauty. The name Matheran comprises two words "Mathe" and "ran" and means the jungle that is located on the top of a hill. The loveliness at the hill top is quite different from other attractions of the place. The cliff of the mountains offers tourists a chance to explore the various panoramic views of the Deccan plains to one side and the western ghats on another.

A number of viewing points at the hill top give amazing chances to explore the picturesque surroundings of this part of Maharashtra. This is a perfect place for vacationers to get a break from the bustling life of the cities. Matheran travel guide provides all the valuable information about the city to the travelers. Matheran has a number of unique distinctions, it is the smallest hill station in India. Secondly it is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are only allowed put a point and no vehicles are allowed into the main part of the hill station.

Thus Matheran is a throwback to the past and takes you back in time when there were no vehicles and horsepower was the best mode of transport. There are many look-out points here and these are the major tourist attractions of Matheran. The Panorama Point gives a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. The Louisa Point offers a great view of the Prabal Fort. The other points are One Tree Hill, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point and more.

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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Matheran
Matheran is a hill station in Karjat tehsil of Raigad district in Maharashtra. Kissed by bounteous natural beauty, Matheran is a perfect getaway to unwind the week-long stress. Matheran Toy Train, which travels from Neral to Matheran is a major attraction. Asia's tiniest and only automobile-free hill station, Matheran leaves visitors speechless with its historical and natural grace. Panorama Point and Monkey Point are two popular sites that offer panoramic view of the surrounding valley.
 
How to Reach Matheran by Air
 
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, is the nearest airport to Matheran. One can board flights till Mumbai from anywhere in India and then travel to Matheran by road or rail. Pune Airport is the other nearest airport to Matheran.
 
How to Reach Matheran by Road
 
Matheran can be reached via Mumbai-Pune Highway and Karjat. State transport buses from Mumbai, Pune and Panvel run regularly to Matheran. Buses can be availed till Neral. From there toy train is available to Matheran. One can also travel by cab from Mumbai and Pune. Remember that no vehicles are allowed inside the town. So, Matheran has to explored by walking or by horses.
 
How to Reach Matheran by Rail
 
Trains up to Neral Junction are available from Mumbai and Pune. From Neral, toy train is available to reach Matheran. Toy train tickets can be booked in advance from Mumbai and Pune. Many express trains also stop at Karjat, from where a local train can be availed to reach Matheran.

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Has the toy train started or not?

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Nivedita panjari

I guess it shud have been started by now.

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What time toy train is running? Is ticket available at Neral station?

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faiyaz shaikh

Toy train not yet started but there is sharing cab which will charge 80/- pp.

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Looking for a hotel in Matheran for couple. Please suggest. Also, suggest some good sightseeing places.

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Nilesh Singh

hi ... byke heritage is nice but veg food ... der r many hill points to visit .. but do remember you have to cover all points either by walking or horses

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Which hotel is best for 2 days stay in Matheran?

DJ

Dhaval Jobalia

Hotel Premdeep.. good food too

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Please suggest a hotel where pet dogs are allowed.

I want to full information of Red Wood hotel. Please provide.

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Mhod Anwar Anwar

hotel tak bambai Senegal BAD room

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I am looking for good package hotel for 13 people in reasonable rates with all meal in 3 rooms. please suggest.

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Jatin Gandhi

adamo village or resort

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What about mini train?

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Shankar Budhrani

just check railway time table

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Will there be greenery in December in Matheran?

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Rahul Sonawane

its always green in matheran as its a hill station.. and as it has jus stopped raining in last month there should be Greenery if you planning to go to December..!!

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Till which point vehicle is allowed?

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Jaimin Patel

kasturi naka

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