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Matheran

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Matheran is the smallest hill station in India. It is a located in the Rajgad district of Maharashtra, and is widely visited by people from across India.
Matheran meaning 'forest on top', was discovered by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the then district collector of Thane district in May 1850. Lord Elphinstone, the then Governor of Bombay laid the foundations of the development as a future hill station. The British developed Matheran as a popular resort to beat the summer heat in the region.
It has been declared as an eco sensitive zone by the Indian government and the only form of automobile allowed in Matheran is an ambulance operated by the Municipality. No private automobiles are allowed. Within Matheran transport facilities available are horses and hand-pulled rickshaws.
Only one toy train runs inside the small town connecting Neral to Matheran. Toy Trains journey takes around 281 thriller zigzag turns (ghat) from Neral to Matheran hill top.

The Matheran Railway is a small line of 2 ft. gauge constructed in the year 1907 and being rewarded World Heritage in by UNESCO. It’s mode of transport to reach the plateau top in the near vicinity of the city of Mumbai. This railway is known as matheran toy train. Later the special Toy Train has honored by the name “PhulRani”.

There are a lot of Parsi bungalows. Beautiful old British-style architecture is preserved in Matheran. The roads are not metalled and are made of red laterite earth.

Location

Maharashtra

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Govt. Guidelines

This is an eco-sensitive zone and automobiles are strictly banned inside Matheran.

Languages Spoken

Hindi, Marathi, English


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HOW TO REACH


Best Access

Airport : Mumbai, Pune
Railway station : Neral
Bus stand : Dasturi Naka Bus Station

Commonly Visited From

Neral

Popular Route

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EMERGENCY LOCATIONS


Police Station

Matheran

Hospital

Matheran

Last ATM

Matheran

Petrol Pump

Neral

Mobile Signals

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