Matheran is a tiny hill station situated in the state of Maharashtra which is located in the western ghat range. It is situated at a height of 2625 above sea level. It is accessible through train or road. The main mode of transportation here are hand pull rickshaws and ponies. There are various British style architectures and structures which have been preserved and kept. Various rare species like Nilgiri wood pigeon, south Indian tree shrew and giant squirrel are found here. You will encounter various monkeys throughout your stay in Matheran. Snakes just appear from any random place which is indeed scary. But the different points here like the Panorama and one tree hill trek are very adventurous and fun. There are no vehicles allowed beyond Kasturi Naka which is the entry point for all the different points. So there are two options available either to walk or hire a horse and it's a fun experience in doing the latter. The monkeys were everywhere and were quiet comfortable with the humans and ate whatever they offered. But do beware as they snatch your purse many a times and monkey bites are extremely dangerous. Matheran is also known for it's chikki along with Lonavala. Do not miss the bazaars here as it provides a taste of the locals. Footwear and leather products are really good here.