It is a well-known fact that Maharashtra is Rich in Hill stations. There are many natural hill stations at diverse locations in Maharashtra and they are mostly formed on the Sahyadri range of mountains. Matheran is a similar type of Hill station on the Western Ghats range in Karjat region. It is the smallest hill station of all in India. The hill station lies between two major cities of Maharashtra that is 90 km from Mumbai and approximately 120 km from Pune. This hill station is nearer from both cities as compared to other ones. Thus, it is a famous point for tourists within the city. The forest and environment ministry of India had declared this place as an eco-sensitive region, which is rare in India.
This hill station is unique in Maharashtra as it is only of its type that has no access to any transportation. The officers safeguarding the place do not allow vehicles to enter the place, which means that the region is absolutely pollution free. The best period to visit Matheran hill station is from August to January. Many schools and colleges in Mumbai arrange 2 or 3 days camp for their students on this hill station. There are about 38 watch-out points in Matheran.
The Panorama point, one tree hill point, hart point, monkey point, etc. are some of the famous points in Matheran, which is visited by the people going to tour that region. The access to this place is absolutely trouble free with local city trains up to the station and municipal bus service towards the hill.
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How To Reach
The nearest Airport is Bombay(Mumbai), around ,
100 kms/65 Mile.
Neral 21 - km. away, is where
you transfer to the toy train.
Mumbai is 108 kms.
Via Karjat and Neral Pune is
120 - km away, Taxis are available from Neral to Dastoori car park.