My friend and I wanted an escapade from the maddening days. Since my friend is living in Mumbai we booked a round trip flight from Bangalore to Mumbai for 3 days.
Nothing is planned just two way tickets and a blind trust on my friend's friend. So the stay is sorted out and expectations were set from the moment he suggested Matheran.
Though we roamed around the touristy list of places like Elephanta caves (I like Badami caves),Gateway of Bombay,famous Colaba causeway,st Mary church, linking road etc. Matheran stays forever in our heart.
It's a hill station but visiting during monsoon always takes up your experience to a higher level
Toy train service runs between Neral and Matheran.Though you can trek along the path, you can hop in train if you hadn't experienced already.