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September to February
Ride, Sightseeing and Photography
2nd Class: ₹75 for adults & ₹45 for children 1st Class: ₹300 for adults & ₹180 for children Deluxe Saloon: Rs. 1325 per person
All year
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1 out of 20 attractions in Matheran

Neral-Matheran Toy Train

The toy train from Neral to Matheran takes the passengers through the breathtaking valleys, small waterfalls, magnificent hills and lush green vistas of Maharashtra. The gorgeous Western Ghats form the backdrop of the route between Neral to Matheran, and the toy train offers a great view of the landscape. The toy train also passes through a stunning dark tunnel. Neral to Matheran train booking can be made online through IRCTC website while the booking counter opens 45 minutes before the first train starts running. The toy train can accommodate approximately 100 passengers. On weekends, the toy train is known to get booked quickly. On the journey from Neral to Matheran, travellers come across popular tourist spots like Alexander Point and Little Chowk Point. The sunset and sunrise points like Porcupine Point and Panorama Point also attract a lot of visitors. Louisa Point is another popular destination, and it provides dazzling views of the exquisite Prabal Fort.
Priyanshi Singhal
We headed down via Matheran which is down trek for another hour and took the shared taxi for Neral. My empty stomach couldn't wait for another second and so we had lunch and boarded the local from Neral.Trek 1: Less crowded and beautiful. Check .Basic informationHow to reachRoute from Pune: Pune- Bhivpuri RoadRoute from Mumbai: Take local for Karjat. Step down at Bhivpuri RoadBest time to trekMonsoons are the best time to visit here as you can see waterfalls and streams of waters flowing.Difficulty LevelIt is beginners trek .Time to ReachIt takes 4 hours to reach to the top and then you can trek down to matheran in an hour .From matheran you take sharing taxi for neral station which takes another half an hour.Its a weekend / Day trek. One can return the same day or if you wish to stay at the top you need to stay in village or carry a tent.What to carryMake sure you wear something light and loose because sometimes you might have to take the big steps to climb and jeans won't allow to do that.Carry sufficient water - Make sure you carry water specially when if you are not doing monsoon trek.Food - Carrying snacks, fruits and energy bars is always the good idea while trekking. You never know when you might need them.Sunscreen - If you don’t want to get tanned.
The Wandering Wolf
You'll have two option; 1. Take a Toy Train to Matheran (During rain it'll be closed) 2. Hire a cab (they'll charge you Rs. 70/- per person) But trekking has its own charm. Instead of these; hire an auto who'll drive you about 4 km at Rs 40/- per person, and do trekking for the Remaining 4KM upto the Parking Lot up on the Hill Top. What you'll See? Nature at its best. and the Waterfalls on the way.., which you don't wanna miss at any cost.