Matheran Experience: Matheran at 2500 ft above sea level with thick forest cover and no pollution of any type, is the most preferred holiday destination for Mumbaikars, Puneites and even visiutors from abroad. Since no vehicles are permitted, you have to walk or ride a horse through it's unpaves dusty tracks winding through thick foliage. Travelling by the heritage Toy train that connects Neral on CR line to Matheran is one unique experience for travellers.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The road outside the toy train station has the main market for shopping, buying famous Matheran chikki or relishing a vast variety of food.
Matheran has many hotels that offer good accommodation and dining options.
Activities & things to do: There are many view points and places of interest one can see walking through forest on dusty trails or riding on horse back. The real experience is a walk through thick forest early morning in cool atmosphere to rejuvenate and freshen you up for the day.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Matheran can be reached by train from Neral on CR. or by taxi from Neral or Karjat stations. If one wants to drive then there is a hige parking spot at Dasturi point about 2.5 kms from Mathera market.From here take a horse or walk along rail track.
Hotels fill up on holidays and week ends so prebook one of your budget. The horsewalas always quote high price but negotiate.A ride from parking to market will cost you about Rs 125-150.
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