Matheran is situated on a hilltop at an titleitude of 800 m. In shady trees, and unpolluted air the journey to this hilltop could be through an exciting two hour ascent in a toy train, with food and drink vendors and monkeys jumping on and off, or through a tough 11 km. road hike passing from dense forests. Matheran's cliffs with incredibly heights create stunning points.
Matheran Railway links Neral, which lies on the Mumbai- Pune route, to the beautiful hill station of Matheran. The route, which is covered in a time period of one and half hours, is full of panoramic views of the region. The tranquility experienced is worth enjoying.
The Matheran Hill Railway is a heritage railway in Maharashtra, India. It was built between 1901 and 1907 by Abdul Hussein Adamjee Peerbhoy, the cost of Rs.16,00,000. The railway covers a distance of 20 kilometres (12.67 miles), over large swathes of forest territory connecting Neral to Matheran in the Western Ghats hills near Mumbai.The railway is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway. Neral also has a broad gauge station which is on the busy Mumbai-Pune route.The railways comes under the Central Railways and is being promoted as a future World Heritage Site.