- About Matheran
- Reaching Matheran
- Matheran Sightseeing
- Hotels in Matheran
- Matheran Toy Train
Matheran is located about 100 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Pune. Mumbai airport is the nearest if one is contemplating on taking a flight to reach here. The nearest railway station is Neral and Matheran is around 11 km away from Neral.
From Neral you can rent a taxi for Rs. 70 Per person or 300 Rs. for whole cab. The Neral to Matheran cab would drop you to the entrance of Matheran known as "Dasturi Naka"and you need to go on by foot or rent a horse to reach to the heart of Matheran (Approximately 200-300 per horse). Vehicles are allowed till Dasturi Naka which is the last stop about 2.3 km from the town centre.
Matheran is well connected by road with Mumbai and Pune. One can also travel from Mumbai to Matheran via Navi Mumbai or Panvel.
Matheran is also popular for trekkers who want to cover the journey by foot. From Dasturi Naka, Narel is about 8 kms. One can enjoy snacks, beautiful landscapes, waterfalls etc and the sight of rare monkeys on the way. Because of these factors Matheran tourism has seen an upward trend in the recent years. Find out the routes to reach Matheran from Mumbai and Pune by clicking on below links:
Horses and hand-pulled rickshaws are the only transport options in Matheran. From the Dasturi car park, it's a 45-60 minute walk to the centre, or you can hire a horse. Walking is quicker than being pulled along in a rickshaw.
Horses can be hired for around Rs.250 per hour or they may provide you 2-3 hours signtseeing package.
As Matheran is situated near to metro cities there are many route combinations to reach Matheran. All these route combinations are very simple and affordable and tourists can choose any route as per their budget and requirements.
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