It would come as a surprise to many as to the innumerable hill stations and picnic spots lie between Mumbai-Pune highway. Matheran is one of those, that lie about 90kms from Mumbai and about 120 from Pune. Its the smallest hill station in India with the area of only around 10 Sq.M, at an altitude of 800 M and the only way to make it to this hill will be by toy trains, as motor vehicles are not allowed here.
In order to get to matheran, one has to reach Narel and then forward their journey to Matheran on toy trains.
The journey will witness many monkeys leaping around, sometimes near the train aswell. All that there is to see in Matheran will keep coming your way on its own.
Cherish the beautiful Parsi lifestyle and British cottages that will take you back in time.
If you are planning to spend the night, various accomodation options are also available but the reservation needs to be done in advance as most of the hotels only have occupancy for less that 100.
Matheran can be visited at any time of the year, including monsoon. Temperature varies from 15 C to 30 C depending on the climate.