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Matheran

 
Place : Raigad district, Maharashtra
Altitude : 800 metres (2,625 feet) above sea level.
Temperature : Minimum 16o C in winter and Maximum 32° C in summer 
Significance : The only place in India where all motor vehicles are banned, Also famous for its stunning view points 
Best Season : October - May
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How to Reach

Air : Mumbai (100kms) is the nearest airport. 

Rail : The nearest railhead is at Neral (21 kms, 2 hours ride to Matheran) from where a tiny toy train waits to take people to Matheran. The narrow-gauge railway from Neral was opened in 1907. Matheran is 110 km. away from Mumbai on Mumbai-Pune rail route. Neral is 87 km from Mumbai.

Road :  It is accessible by road from Mumbai via Karjat and Neral and takes about two and a half hours to reach. No vehicles are allowed inside Matheran and ponies are the favoured means of transport. Taxis are available from Neral (21 km) to Dastoori car park, 3 kms from Matheran. Park vehicles here. Parking fee is Rs.30 per day, entry Rs.20 per head. From there, one could take a hike or hire a pony to Matheran.

 






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