How can I go to Neral to Matheran by train?
The closest railhead to Matheran is in Neral (21 kilometres). You can get on the Deccan Express from Mumbai or the Sahyadri Express from Pune; both ply every day. From Neral you will have to go to Matheran by road, which is a 30-minute journey. Many local trains on the Mumbai-Karjat route also stop at Neral.
Is Matheran train open for tourists?
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the tourism industry hard. Being a hill station, Matheran witnessed protests urging the state government to open it for tourism. The services will start from 9.30am from Matheran and 9.55am from Aman Lodge on weekdays and from 8.15am and 8.40am, respectively, on weekends.
How much does it cost in Matheran?
The average price of a 7-day trip to Matheran is $1,542 for a solo traveler, $2,769 for a couple, and $5,192 for a family of 4.
How can I get ticket from Neral to Matheran?
The tickets can only be availed through the ticket counter on Neral station & the ticket window opens up 45Mins prior to departure of the train. You can get the tickets from the counter, choose the first class ticket so that the chances of availability is more.
Is Matheran open for tourist 2021?
Matheran opens for tourists with strict pandemic protocols.
How is the road from Pune to Matheran?
The distance between Matheran and Pune is 120.5 km, which can be reached in approximately 2.5 hours. One can either drive via Mumbai-Pune expressway or through Old Mumbai Pune Highway. You will have to get off the Pune-Mumbai Expressway at the Khopoli exit and get onto the Old Pune-Mumbai Road.
How do I get to Matheran by bus?
Buses of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) provides regular services from nearby cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nasik and Kolhapur, to list a few to Matheran. The buses stop before 2.5 km from the city and one need to either trek or take horse or rickshaw to cover the rest of the journey.
When will toy train start running from Neral to Matheran?
Toy Train is operational on Neral to Matheran track from 27-Jan-2018. Toy Train is starting again after 17 months of shutdown. Neral Aman Lodge Matheran Toy Train Timetable is revised on from 30-Oct-2017. Tickets for available seats will be issued from station counter within 45 minutes before departure of the train.
How to reach Matheran from Neral?
This breathtaking journey takes twelve and a half hours from Neral to reach the brilliant hill station of Matheran. The train starts rising up to the elevation after Hardar Hills and reaches Jamnapatti station, where it appears to create a magical view of bringing together road and rail track.
When will Central Railway to restart Parcel Service to Matheran?
Central Railway to restart parcel service to Matheran ~ 16.05.2020: Trains To Matheran May Resume Soon: Matheran residents, who had been complaining of lack of transport for basic essentials, may now get their trains back.
How to reach the plateau top of Matheran?
This mode of transport is the only way to reach the plateau top of Matheran, no wonder this transport is popularly referred to as “PhulRani”. The Matheran train travel through the Western Ghats and it takes around two hours to reach Matheran from Neral through mountains.