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Neral to Matheran (Branch Line)
Matheran to Neral (Branch Line)
Tickets for available seats will be issued from station counter within 45 minutes before departure of the train.
Each passenger can carry only 5 kg luggage in second class and 7.5 kg luggage in first class with him.
Maximum 4 tickets are issued to 1 person from station counter
Book Tickets Online http://www.irctc.co.in/ (Not working from some time)
Enter source station code as NRL & Destination Code as MAE
( Atleast 3 days in advance for online booking)
REMEMBER: In case if you've missed the train or couldn't get the reservation, you can still hire the taxi from Neral and reach Matheran by road in less than 30 minutes.
Charter entire Neral Matheran Toy Train
Matheran is a city and a Hill Station municipal council in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is located at 18.59°N 73.18°E, around 90 km from Mumbai, 120 from Pune and about 320 km from Surat. Matheran's proximity to the three Metros makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents. The name Matheran means either "forest on top" or "mother forest". Matheran is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are not allowed, which makes the place different from others. Matheran takes you over a hundred years back in time when there were no vehicles. 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 lookout points that provide spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Matheran has a reasonably dense forest cover. There are around 38 designated look-out points in Matheran, including the Panorma Point that provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding area and also the Neral town. 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 are the One Tree Hill Point, Hart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambgh Point, and more.
Points to see:
History of Neral Matheran Light Train
By the grace of God - The Neral Matheran Light Railway, a brain child of the Late Honourable Mr. Abdul Hussein Adamjee Peerbhoy was duly constructed by hi rare engineering skill from 1901-1907, at a staggering cost of Rs. 16,00,000/- financed by his illustrious father Late Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy (Knight) who was the then owner of the Matheran Railway Mr. Abdul Hussein Adamjee Peerbhoy was popularly known as "Matheran Railwaywala". Presented by his grandson Adamjee Esmailjee Mohammed Ali Peerbhoy 1983.
Altitude Map of Neral Matheran
Map of Matheran
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