Visit Vrindavan and Relive the Childhood of Lord Krishna
September 28, 2013 – 1:22 am | No Comment
  Vrindavan is a fascinating travel destination, 50 kilometers from the historic Taj Mahal, and a city revered by millions for being the place where Lord Krishna spent his early childhood and romanced his beloved Radha. Vrindavan is a city of chaos, as tourists from all over the world come here to explore and rejoice in the land of love and romance and the best way to explore this city is on  [...]

Read the full story »
Home » Adventure Travel

Adventures at Matheran Hill Station

Posted on March 13, 2013 | Adventure TravelNo Comment



Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran, you need to board a local train of central suburb in Mumbai and get down at Neral Station.

The primary attraction of this beautiful holiday resort hill station is the mini train or the toy train.  This toy train is available just outside the Neral Station and goes uphill the mountains and takes about 2 hours or so (distance of 20 km) to reach the hill station.  In case you do not have a booking for this toy train or unable to get the ticket, you can avail of private cabs which also are available outside Neral Station.  The first train leaves Neral Station around 7: 30 in the morning as this is the approx time that people reach Neral Station.

Matheran Mini Train

 The specialty of this hill station is that it is a pollution-free spot, as no automobiles or other vehicles are permitted inside the territory of this hill station.  Once you reach the gateway of this hill station, one has to take a horse ride or a horse cart, or youngsters and children prefer climbing up to the resort.  The hill station is famous for its various Points like Panorama Point that gives you a 360-degree view of the surrounding area along with Neral town.  This Point is popular also for the view of sunrise and sunset.  Tourists get up early 1 day to go to this point and visit this point.

Louisa Point in Matheran

The Louisa Point offers a crystal clear view of the Probal Fort.  Some other points include One Tree Hill Point, Hart Point, Monkey Point and Porcupine point.  The added attraction of the hill station is the monkeys hopping around in the bushes.  Visitors enjoy feeding them bits of fruits, potato chips, or peanuts, and enjoy how they jump to pick the stuff and jump back to trees.  You can really have an adventure travel in this great and mesmerizing hill station with its pristine surroundings and fresh unpolluted ambience.

Related Posts with Thumbnails


Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

CommentLuv badge