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Matheran Hill Station

Matheran Hill Station

matheran Hill Station

Matheran is a small hill station in Maharashtra. It is situated on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 2,625 feet above sea level. There are approximately 38 lookout points at Matheran which offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Matheran has a reasonably dense forest cover. It is located on the Western Ghats range at a height of around 800 m above sea level. Some of the points are the One Tree Hill Point, The Louisa Point, Hart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambgh Point, and more.

Matheran is located around 100 kms from Mumbai, 120 kms from Pune and 320 kms from Surat. The nearest railway station is Neral, which is approximately 11 kms from Matheran. One can either rent a taxi or a horse or walk to Matheran from Neral.

How to Reach Matheran

By Road

Motor Vehicles are not allowed within Matheran. Tourists generally prefer to reach Neral from Mumbai or Pune by train. However you can drive up and park your car at Dasturi car point, or take the newly introduced mini bus shuttle from Karjat or Neral railway stations upto Dasturi. From Dasturi you must take a 40 minute horseback or man-pulled rickshaw ride to Matheran along a mud track.

Mumbai to Matheran Distance 100 km
Pune to Matheran Distance 120 km

By Rail

Nearest Railway Station : Neral

From Neral, you can take a special narrow gauge Toy Train.