Matheran Neral Maharashtra - Picnic Spot's Near by Mumbai Maharashtra

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Matheran Neral Maharashtra


This is one of good one day picnic spot near to Mumbai. Matheran is the small hill station located in Karjat Tahsil .Matheran is a city and a Hill Station municipal council in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.Matheran is full of greenery, scenic spots and pollution free ambiance.If you want to refresh in weekend then it good place near by which is easily reachable by 1 hours from Panvel Navi Mumbai.
 It is a beautiful hill station which  is situated at a height of 2,516 feet above sea level. So, you can be well assured of having great weather on most times of the year.

However, we will recommend you to visit this place in the monsoons when the green lush fields become greener and fog wraps around most part of the hills. The best part about this region is that it is an eco sensitive region which means vehicles are not allowed ahead of a certain point.
 Because of this, the hill station is neat , clean and pollution free. After reaching Matheran start by visiting the Charlotte lake and walking down to the other attractions from there like echo point and Louisa point.You can take horse riding to visit various point in Matheran. You can also do
trekking explorations to the historic forts of Prabal, Irshalgad, and Karnala.

Some famous points and spots in Matheran are Echo Point, Louisa Point, Alexander Point and Porcupine Point.One Tree Hill, Morbe Dam, Charlotte Lake and Chanderi Caves Phulrani.
Do not miss the enjoy the toy train that traverses nature’s bountiful splendor.

Matheran Maharashtra  information
Destination : Matheran , Maharashtra
Destination Type : Hill Station
Ideal Trip Duration of Matheran : 1 day
Distance from Mumbai to Matheran  : 80 Kms
Things to do in Matheran : Visit Hill Station,Trekking
Best time to visit Matheran  : Throughout the year
Where to stay in Matheran : Hotels and Resorts in Matheran
Entry fees : Rs 25
Near By Place to Visit in Matheran   : Louisa Point,Porcupine Point (Sunset Point),Charlotte Lake,Panorama Point,Neral-Matheran Toy Train,Alexander Point,One Tree Hill Point,Rambagh Point,Lord Point,King George Point,Little Chowk Point,Belvedere Point,Khandala Point,Prabal Fort,Echo Point

Matheran  Caves Weather:
Summer: Maximum - 34°C and Minimum - 25°C
Winter: Maximum - 32°C and Minimum - 25 °C

How to Reach Matheran By Train from Mumbai
Many train running for Pune which you can check on Indian Railway Website to check which train halt at Neral Station and can go til Neral Station.From Nerel Station  a Toy Train takes you through a zigzag route of about 21 kms. to Matheran in two hours time. You can enjoy this 2 hours journy ,you would observe marvelous valley scenes,greenery and mountain.Three small stations called Jumma Patti, Water Pipe and Aman Lodge are on the way to Matheran.  

How to Reach Matheran By Train from Pune
From Pune Station take a one of the few Mumbai bound expresses that stops at Neral Station.Then take a toy trrain from Neral to Matheran .


How to Reach Matheran By Road from Mumbai
1.Take Mumbai-Pune Highway(NH-4) upto Chowk Village and turn to Karjat road. From Karjat, the same road goes to Dasturi Naka, i.e. entrance of Matheran via Neral. 
2.Follow the old Mumbai-Pune road for approximately 10 km. This will bring you to a crossing where a big green sign asks you to turn left for Karjat/Matheran. 
9 km After turning left you reach another crossing called Charphata Karjat where you need to turn left towards Neral.11 km After turning left, you will reach the bottom of the Matheran Hill ghat road.
Turn left here and climb 7 km to the Matheran Dasturi Car park.

How to Reach Matheran By Road From Pune
Set off towards Mumbai on the Pune-Mumbai expressway. Get off the Pune-Mumbai Expressway at the Khopoli exit after passing Lonavla/Khandala and get onto the old Pune-Mumbai road. Approximately 18 km later, you turn right as per a big green sign, in Chouk town. Follow the signs from then on.
One can also exit Pune-Mumbai NH4 at Haal Phata near Khopoli to enter SH 35 which will take you straight to the bottom of Matheran Ghat Road.

Car Parking and Entry in Matheran 
It is a steep and narrow road but well surfaced for the most part. When you reach the car park find a parking space in the designated area and park your car. The parking entrance fees and daily parking fees need to be paid here.
Parking facilities are available at Dasturi Naka, Matheran. From this point into the town center, either a trek on foot or on horseback or by hand pulled rickshaws, as motor vehicles are prohibited within the hill-station area. During rainy season Train Services are not regular. Taxi takes about 20 minutes to reach Dasturi Naka from Neral. To go around Matheran, one has to walk or avail the services of horses or handcart (single seater).State Transport buses regularly ply from Mumbai and Pune. A taxi from Neral to Matheran takes about half hour to reach. Taxis stop about 2.5 km from the centre of the hill station.

How to Reach Matheran from Mumbai Airport 

Nearest airport of Matheran is Mumbai, 100 kms.From Airtport you can go by taxi or by Train til Neral Station.From Nerel Station again you need to take taxi/local bus or toy train.

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