Pune is second largest city near Matheran. Matheran is located around 120 km from Pune and reaching Matheran from Pune is very easy by train or road.

How to Reach Matheran from Pune by Road:

  • Set off towards Mumbai on the Pune-Mumbai expressway.
  • Leave the expressway at Khopoli Exit after passing Khandala.
  • Take old Pune-Mumbai road from Khopoli.
  • Approximately after 18-20 kms, take a right turn, in Chouk town and follow the further signs.
  • One can also exit old Pune-Mumbai road at Hal Phata near Khopoli and enter SH 35 which will take you straight to the bottom of Matheran Ghat Road.
  • Turn left here and climb to the Matheran Dasturi Car park. At Dasturn Naka, you need to park your car as it is the last point beyond which vehicles not allowed.
  • You can reach at Matheran city by walking or can hire a horse to reach Matheran.
  • Matheran Municipal council charges 25 Rs for adult and 10 Rs for children above 3 years as entrance fee.

Pune to Matheran by Train

  • From Pune one can travel by any express train bound to Mumbai.
  • Some expresses stops at Neral station (Such as the Sahyadri Express)
  • Or you can get down at Karjat station and get a local train from Karjat up to Neral.
  • From Neral you can reach Matheran by toy train which would take approximately 2 hours.