How To Reach Matheran

How To Reach Matheran – A Guide

Matheran is situated at a distance of 100 kms from Mumbai in Maharashtra. The place is a popular destination for tourists from Mumbai and Pune. The place has been listed as an eco sensitive region by Union Environment Ministry there is strict restriction on automobiles to ply in the region. Then how to reach Matheran? It can be accessed from the closest town, Neral by way of an amazing toy train journey on a narrow gauge railway line.

Matheran From Neral a taxi can be hired till the entrance and from there a horse ride will take you to city center or you can even trek on foot to reach at Matheran. A bus service is also there from Dasturi Point which is 11 kms ahead of Matheran and from there the destination can be accessed either on foot or horse back or by man pulled rickshaws. Neral is also connected to local trains along the CST Karjat route. The nearest airport is Mumbai.

From Mumbai you can hire a taxi to reach Matheran which is 100 kms away. You can also reach by road from Pune and Mumbai. It can be accessed via Navi Mumbai and Panvel. The Mumbai – Pune expressway at Panvel can be taken to avoid the traffic congestion. On this route Dasturi Naka is the last halt up to which the automobiles are allowed to commute. Matheran canter is just about 40 kms away from Dasturi car park.


Reaching Matheran is thrilling. The toy train journey that connects Matheran to the mainline rail track at Neral is highly recommended for those who visit the place for its spectacular beauty. The journey takes through tunnels and crosses the zigzags line twice backwards and forward. It is a visual delight and a thrilling experience for the tourists.

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