You may have already heard 100 times how beautiful Western Ghats are; you might think why we need another post on it. But trust me even if we write 100 more times , the beauty explained will still be a new perspective, a fresh insight, a new experience or a thrilling adventure that need to be rewritten.
It started with the travel bug in my feet started to itch and without any second thoughts opted for a weekend Matheran Trip.
Four of my friends joined along with another group of enthusiastic trekkers from Hyderabad.
The journey was as much fun as beautiful it is. We played most of the time in the train. We reached Karjat station by Saturday morning 11.30 AM. We entered the Western Ghats range passing Pune, Lonavala, Karjat stations. The tiny waterfalls we passed through out and the rain, and went under almost 18 tunnels, is a spectacular emotion that each and everyone has to experience themselves.
After reaching Karjat we took a local metro to Neral and from Neral, we hired a tempo to reach Matheran Start point or station point. Before we started out trek, we bought the plastic transparent raincoats that had cost us of 50 bucks each and a hat of 40 bucks. These won’t stop us from getting wet but it helped us not getting drenched too much.
It’s a 7 to 8 km walk from start point to Matheran village. There are multiple ways to reach to the village either you can take a horse, toy train, walk along side of rail tracks, or trek from Ambewadi village.