Getting there : Mumbai, 100 kms/65 Mile. away is the nearest airport. Neral 21 kms. away, is where you transfer to the toy train. Mumbai is 108 kms. away by road, via Karjat and Neral. Pune is 120 kms. away. Taxis are available from Neral to Dastoori car park. No vehicles are allowed inside Matheran and ponies are the favoured means of transport.
Don’t miss the station, used by the train four times a day. It boasts a tiny steam engine mounted, with great pride, on a pedestal. It served the people of Matheran for 77 chuffing years.
Season : October to May. , Altitude : 803.47 Metres. Temperature : 16’C in winter to 32’C in summer. The greenest ‘green’ destination.