Getting there :
Mumbai, 100 kms/65 Mile. away is the
nearest airport. Neral 21 kms. away, is where you transfer to the toy
train. Mumbai is 108 kms. away by road, via Karjat and Neral. Pune is
120 kms. away. Taxis are available from Neral to Dastoori car park. No
vehicles are allowed inside Matheran and ponies are the favoured means
of transport. Donít miss the station, used by the train four times a
day. It boasts a tiny steam engine mounted, with great pride, on a
pedestal. It served the people of Matheran for 77 chuffing years.
Season : October to May.
Altitude : 803.47 Metres.
Temperature : 16íC in winter to 32íC in summer.
The greenest Ďgreení destination.
Matheran offers you a great panoramic
view from as many as 33 points located here. Some of the favourite
points to visit are, Porcupine Point,
Panorama Point, Heart Point, Monkey Point (for
the monkeys that inhabit the place) and many more where you could catch
the most breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset as well as of the
Sahyadri range and its valleys.
In fact, the Panorama Point is rightly also called the Sunrise Point to
catch that perfect sunrise.
You can also visit the
One of the best things that you can do at Matheran, is to take a ride on
the toy train, which takes you through the One Kiss Tunnel and
very many fascinating little spots. In fact this is your ride from Neral
to Matheran and is a great way to start your trip.