Most of the people would love to turn their summer holidays into happy days by visiting their relatives and it has been one of the traditional ways of spending the holidays, right! Yes… but today, everyone is planning to head to a new locale to escape themselves from the scorching heat. We Touringwala have sorted out a tiny hill station ‘Matheran‘ where one can enjoy a pollution-free environ and rejuvenate themselves from the hustle-bustle lifestyle. Let’s have a look…

Asia’s Tiniest Hill Station…


Matheran, a beautiful tiny hillock tucked amidst the lush green Western Ghats of Raigad district, Maharashtra. The panoramic scenic beauty of this locale grabs the hearts of nature aficionados. Matheran means a forest over the hill and one can get thrilled out of the true nature. The cool breeze, gushing waterfalls, hovering clouds, bird songs, and diverse flora and fauna make this area a perfect place for a holiday.

Enjoy The Beauty Of Valley Through…


The celestial destination on the earth, ‘Matheran’ allures the vacationers with its stupendous nature. There are no words to explain the beauty of this locale, it’s just one of a kind. Nearly 33 viewpoints exist in this hill station to capture the best vistas of the scenic nature like Alexander point, echo point, garbut point, louisa point, hart point, mount berry, monkey point, charlotte lake and many more. One can also partake in the breathtaking activities like trekking, crisscrossing the valley through zipline, horse riding, etc. If you visit this place in the monsoon many waterfalls will surely enthral the tourists.

Toy Train Journey….

Toy train Matheran

Visitors will be amazed by the stunning toy train ride through the serpentine mountain routes of Matheran. The fascinating toy train ride through the beautiful serpentine mountain routes of Matheran will amaze the visitors. The whistles of ancient toy train make everyone to recall their childhood memories. The two-hour toy train journey from Neral to Matheran will surely make your trip unforgettable.

If you wanna experience the vehicle ride through this deciduous mountain range, then one need to park their vehicles at Dasturi, which is approximately 3 km away from the Matheran town. No vehicles are allowed into Matheran so as to protect the true village nativity. So, buddies get ready to enjoy trekking, pony rides and rickshaw pullers are also available to take you to the picturesque hilltop.

The trek from Dasturi to hilltop in the serene environment imprints a lot of memories. The dusty red paths take you to the tranquil untouched Indian village.

Where To Stay ??
One can book a room in MTDC, which is available at Dasturi Naka and apart from this various hotels are also available in Matheran. If you wish to experience village life, consider staying in a village house.

If you are the one who wanna enjoy the village life then opt for a village house.

How To Reach ??
By Air
The nearest airport to this locale is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. Numerous flights are available across the India to Mumbai and from there one can hire a cab or a bus to Matheran.

By Rail
One can catch a train from Mumbai and Pune to Neral and from there one can enjoy the toy train service.
By Road
Various buses are also available from Mumbai to reach this destination (Neral) via Pune highway.

What are you waiting for?? pack your bags to Matheran to make this Summer more memorable.

(Image Courtesy: Maharashtra Tourism)