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Matheran Travel Guide

Matheran is the closest hill station to Mumbai located at a distance of 100km. The city is a hub for tourists as it offers them with the scenic views of Panorama Point, King George Point, Echo Point and activities like trekking and hiking.
Apart from the best points offering stunning views, the other places of interest in Matheran include Charlotte Lake, Panthers Caves and The Paymaster Park. To have a thrilling experience, visitors can choose to take toy train running through the Sahayadri ranges from Matheran to Neral and back. Another activity that attracts adventure-seekers here is waterfall rappelling at Dodhani Waterfalls. In Matheran, it's best to try street food like Chikki and Maharashtrian Vada-Pav. One can also choose to have Gujarati Thali at Gujarat Bhavan. October to May is an ideal time to visit Matheran.
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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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Looking for a hotel in Matheran for couple. Please suggest. Also, suggest some good sightseeing places.
echo point, sunset point, water fall,horse riding, super tea on top.
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Can I get Neral Matheran toy train ticket at Pune or is it only available at Neral station?
Its only available at Neral. You cant buy at pune. Rather dont worry. you ll get the tickets.
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plz tell me best hotel to stay and enjoy at Matheran in monsoon.
Warm Greetings..!! Hotel Paramount offers the best in all similar price ranged hotels.
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What time toy train is running? Is ticket available at Neral station?
Toy train is operational only between Aman lodge to matheran, Pls chk it's time table on mindicator or go4mumbai
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How to reach Matheran from Mumbai ? Is any transport reach at a minimum time?
simple and easy to reach matheran, catch train going to Neral from any central railway station like csmt, dadar, thane, kalyan to "NERAL". From Neral station do a cab or share cab to matheran. once you reach matheran you can walk to hotel or get a ride of pony/ horse to hotel. trekking will be better as no vehicles allowed inside matheran. so better Walk till your hotel or just get a horse pull.
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