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Woodside is ideally situated in the centre of Matheran and gives tourists an easy access to all the famous points as well as the market. It takes one only 10 minutes to walk down from Matheran station & 15 minutes from Dasturi checknaka.


A peak at MatheranMatheran is located on the Western ghats range at an elevation of around 2,625 feet above sea level. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. Matheran's proximity to the metros makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents. The name Matheran means "forest on the head" (of the mountain).

Matheran has been declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India as an eco-sensitive region. It is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are not allowed, which makes unique. Matheran takes you over a hundred years back in time when there were no vehicles. Vehicles The hair-pin bend on the way to Matheranare allowed only till Dasturi Naka and the only way that you can explore the area is either on foot or on horseback. You can also use the services of man-pulled rickshaws. Because of vehicles being banned in Matheran, the place is quite peaceful despite the thousands of visitors coming to visit throughout the year.

There are lots of points in Matheran that provide spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Matheran is famous for its reasonably dense forest cover and the local honey gathered from the forest bees.

The Matheran toy train is another attraction. Matheran railway history dates back to the year 1900 when Abdul Hussein Adamjee Peerbhoy developed the concept of having a railway track built at Matheran to make his frequent trips to the small hill station more comfortable. It The Matheran toy trainwas financed by his business tycoon father Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy of the Adamjee Group and it took about Rs.16, 00,000 to build the railway line. It is now a heritage railway in Maharashtra, India. The railway line was built between 1901 and 1907. The Central Railways administers railway at Matheran and is now being promoted as the World Heritage Site. From Neral the narrow gauge two feet track runs parallel to the broad main gauge line.

Matheran is seen in various moods all through the year. The beauty never diminishes and the rains bring with them extra magic! Overnight the dusty red peaks turn emerald green making your stay more pleasurable. Nature lovers will not want to miss this destination. The mini train tracks lost in the greens

There are around 38 designated look-out points in Matheran, including the Panorama Point that provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding area and also of Neral. From this point, the view of sunset and sunrise is breathtaking. The Louisa Point offers crystal clear view of the Prabal Fort. The other points worth a visit are the One Tree Hill Point, Hart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambgh Point, and more.

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