I am sharing my experience of Matheran, It is a beautiful tiny hill station in Raigad district and is perfect for weekend getaway, the moment i step into Matheran I was welcomed by the cold breeze which rejuvenates my soul, i was way more exciting to explore the scenic beauty of Matheran.
To reach Matheran i board a local train from Thane to Karjat get down at Neral, through Taxi i reached Aman Lodge, then i had multiple options to reach the centre of Matheran -horses, toy train and my favourite part trek so, i preferred to walk to the centre, as i have visited in rainy season, atmosphere was cool, relaxing i was in peace without the hustle bustle of city life and i could see the clouds floating, misty mountains, lush greeneries
Matheran is all about trekking and sights seeing if you love to trek and are nature lover like me it's a right place for you, there are number of lookout point there but i cannot visit all in a day, i had covered few beautiful points - Louisa point, Echo point, Charlotte lake, Panorama Point.
On our way back we decided to enjoy toy train ride, toy train is currently running between Matheran to Aman lodge only.
Thane to Neral local return ticket-60rupees
Neral to Aman lodge taxi - 80/person (one way)
Matheran entry ticket-50/person
Corn - 40
Toy train ticket - 45/person (Aman lodge to Matheran)