History of Matheran Train

Mr. Hugh Poyntz Malet, the erstwhile Collector of Thane, discovered Matheran in May 1850. Lord Elphinstone, the erstwhile Governor of Mumbai soon laid the foundation of this “Forest on the Top” location. Construction began and a 20 km long small gauge line was laid down, connecting Neeral to this hill station. In 1907 this 2-foot narrow gauge hill railways was opened to public.  Read More

The greenest rail route becomes a sanctuary for the soul, offering a momentary escape from the chaos of daily routines. As the journey nears its end, you may feel a sense of reluctance to leave this paradise of green, but the memories of this enchanting experience will stay with you forever, reminding you of the beauty that lies in the heart of nature.

The Matheran Hill Railway is a heritage railway line that connects Neral to Matheran, a popular hill station. It was built in the early 20th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The railway covers a distance of around 21 kilometers and takes passengers on a slow and picturesque journey through the dense forests of the Western Ghats.  Read More

Matheran Toy Train Timings