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Matheran Toy Train Tour

Matheran Train Tour

Matheran means jungle on top of the hills, as the name suggests it is blessed with natural beauty in abundance. Panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and plains below, makes it one of the favorite weekend getaways for the locals of Mumbai and Pune. Matheran is a picturesque hill station situated in the Sahyadri mountains,above the sea level at 800 m. The dense forest and cool climate throughout the year makes it an ideal get away from the hectic city life.

Destination covered by Toy Train
Neral - Hardal Hill - Jammapatti Station - Bhekra Station - Mount Barry- Panorama Point - Simpson Point - Matheran Bazaar.

Matheran Toy Train Package Details:

Day 1: Takeover From Mumbai Airport. Transfer to Hotel OR further travel.

Day 2: Start train travel from Neral to Matheran. After 2 hrs. train journey reach Matheran and transfer to Hotel.

Day 3: Local sight seeing in Matheran. Night stay in Hotel.

Day 4: Short Jungle trek and explore the surrounding of Matheran.Night stay in Hotel.

Day 5: Back to Neral by Train. Travel back to Mumbai. Night stay in Hotel.

Day 6: Transfer to Airport. Catch International flight. Tour End.

The narrow gauge toy train (the two hour/21 Kms) journey takes you through some picturesque landscapes of the surrounding hills. Matheran has plenty of tourist spots like - Lake Charlotte, Honeymoon Hill, Panther's Cave, lots more. Horse riding and shopping of exciting cane and leather articles are must in your itinerary. It has all kind of accommodation facilities ranging from low budget lodges to luxurious resorts.

Matheran is a splendid hill destination situated at a distance of around 108 km from Mumbai. The name Matheran implies 'Jungle Head', or 'Forest on Top.' The views from Matheran are exceptional with surrounding hills providing enamouring scenes for the eyes. Also, Matheran being a vehicle free zone is completely pollution free.

The journey is actually a visual delight for the tourists with a range of scenes to enjoy. The ascent begins a little after the Hardar Hills and reaches the Jamnapatti station, where it appears that road and rail have almost come together. They part here, though to meet again a little further beyond the steep slope of Bhekra Kund. The Horseshoe embarkment near the Mount Barry is a captivating scene to look at. The route runs another mile before it enters into the lone tunnel on the way. Emerging from the tunnel, the line zig zags sharply backwards and forward twice. Thereafter, the train crosses the Panorama Point and the Simpson Tank to reach straight to the Matheran Bazaar. The train covers a maximum of 12 miles in an hour thereby allowing the passengers ample time to soak in the beauty of the surroundings.

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