Matheran to Neral Timings. If Visiting these hills in a vehicle, You will be allowed till ‘Dasturi Car Parking’, which is about 3 to 4 Km up hills from Neral railway station. All vehicles are restricted to this entry gate of Dasturi area from where entry tickets of Rs.50 per person (Adult) and Rs.25 (Children) has to be taken too. Local Business. Wild bush, ancient trees, birds and rocky outcrops flit by. However you can drive up and park your car at Dasturi car point, or take the newly introduced mini bus shuttle from Karjat or Neral railway stations upto Dasturi. As said Rs.30 per day for car parking and an extra Rs.50 as Matheran Municipal Tax. You will have to park your vehicles at Dasturi Car Parking Point. The biggest issue we faced here this monsoon is of electricity. TheToy train weaves and meanders, chugs and pulls at a stately 10 kms. Dasturi Naka Auto Stand. Dasturi car parking is the same place from where one can park their private car / any vehicle. The rates are the lowest in Matheran with highest facilities. Dasturi Highway Police. Mohamed Shakeel . The actual sightseeing fun is to ride through the shaded hillock woods. Toy train. Dasturi is a place where you have to park your car, and enter Matheran from left gate. Only experience drivers should be on driving from Neral to Dasturi Naka. To address this, Matheran Hill Station Municipal Council wishes to conceive and implement an improved parking site at Dasturi Car Park. Reviews . "Walk on the tracks to your hotel. Once again you will have to pay a toll for using the old Bombay Pune Road. Newly introduced Train (Shuttle) services are run daily between Matheran Station and Aman Lodge Station (Near the Dasturi car park) (Approx every hour). We took economy rooms.Though we did not have much expectations but it was just okay. (Near McDonalds)…Make sure you get onto the expressway as otherwise you will spend an hour getting through the congested streets of Panvel. If nobody dents your car, then the monkeys will. The resort is located next to Dasturi Naka, which is the parking. The monkeys get bolder. After many technical glitches and route repairs, This toy train started its services back in November 2017 after some one year gap, gaining its popularity. : This Horse Ride tour will cover all 5 Points (as above) and Coronation Point, Rustamji Point, Chenoy Point, Maldunga Point, Porcupine Point, Malet Spring Point. See all 504 reviews. Good Experience in “Woods”: MTDC, Matheran - See 129 traveller reviews, 136 photos, and cheap deals for MTDC, Matheran at Tripadvisor. For both: Matheran - Neral service and Matheran - Aman Lodge (Shuttle) service Current booking window opens 45 mts before train departure time. Shruti villa rooms have advantage of being near to main cafeteria. Your email address will not be published. 9 km After turning left you reach another crossing outside Karjat where you need to turn left towards Neral. According to the plans, no private/public vehicle will be allowed to be parked at Dasturi naka and parking are likely to be shifted 100% at Neral station location. Reply. The charge for one full taxi (max 5 pax) is Rs. From here, you can walk to Aman Lodge station and hop onto the toy train. Getting Here: One can park their vehicle in Dasturi Car Parking, and then hire a porter or horse to trek up to the property. But that place is very ill maintained, no surface - its just uneven mud and stones. The concrete jungle with its unsightly aberrations gives way to rolling plains, fields & meadows till you suddenly hit the foothills. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET FROM NERAL TO MATHERAN CAN BE FOUND ON THE CORRESPONDING MUMBAI-MATHERAN PAGE. When you reach the car park find a parking space in the designated area and park your car. Now in world heritage list and the most preferred pre-monsoon, monsoon and summer destination, Matheran is Asia’s only Eco-friendly, pollution free destination with options to relax, enjoy serenity and rejuvenate oneself. Reservations for the mainline trains (Deccan Exp. To be also mentioned, These joyrides are equally risky for heavy weight person. Vehicles are not allowed beyond ‘Dasturi naka’, A location from where this hill station actually starts. One can get horse/Baggi from here as well, to reach Matheran market(2.5 kms from here). It is sure fascinating for first timers to enjoy the deep valley and visit the dam area which is one of the main attractions. It took us 1hr to reach from Dasturi car parking to our hotel “Adamo- the village”. This service must not be closed down. From here, you can walk to Aman Lodge station and hop onto the toy train. By train, you can book one which stops at Neral Railway Station. Indore, India 193 contributions 180 helpful votes. price per night. Image Credits – YouTube. There few patches that are small so mind your steps. Horse ride charges during Non Peak Season / Off season are Rs.300 for 4 to 6 Sightseeing points and Rs.450 for 12 sightseeing points. Below is a sightseeing map that shows various attraction points with details like travel distance from Matheran Post Office area (Center point, market area). from Matheran town, the car park point} is the last road point until which cars can be driven to reach Matheran as there is a blanket ban on motor vehicles within Matheran. Check in . Parking Garage / Lot. You visit here couple of more times and except horse rides (If you love) & the serenity & fresh climate to relax and have some rest and quality time, You might not love to go for these sightseeing points. All reviews aman lodge hill station joy ride ticket counter limited seats unique experience car parking scenic beauty be careful tickets journey rs dasturi mins frequency heritage departure mountains track timing monsoon hr. At 2625 feet above sea level, this hill station has a pleasant climate and attracts many travellers from nearby cities. Sneha65 wrote a review Apr 2020. Dasturi Car Parking. It is a 3-hour climb up to the entry point to Matheran, which is Dasturi Car Parking. Village. Ask amuk2019 about Neral-Matheran Toy Train . They jump on the roofs of the car once in a while. Your email address will not be published. Local Business. It is a steep and narrow road but well surfaced for the most part. 350 and a seat in a shared taxi is Rs. Be one with nature. All reviews aman lodge hill station joy ride ticket counter limited seats unique experience car parking be careful tickets journey rs dasturi mins frequency heritage departure mountains track timing monsoon hr kms. Dasturi {about 3 kms. For horse ride lovers, Riding from Dasturi to Matheran station is fun too. “Matheran is Mumbai’s nearest Eco-Tourism hill station for Picnic, Leisure and for those seeking peace and quality time with family and friends. This is just near to Dasturi Naka car parking. 4. With respect to safety, don't fear to lose your car but dents are not unheard of. Email . Just in 30 mins you will reach the point. The parking lot will be full of cars due to long weekend. The entire road from Thane to Matheran is in very good condition (as noted in June 2006) Best route from Pune by your own vehicle: From Pune travel on Old Mumbai Pune highway. A visit to Dasturi Car Park can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. (refer to “Tips for Travelers” page for details). : Sunset Point (3.20 Lm), Mount Berry Point (4 Km), Charllote Lake (0.80 Km), Olympia Ground 2 Km), Dasturi Point (3 Km), Paymaster Park (1.20 Km). W.E.F 5th December 2018, Below are the updated Toy Train Timings and Fares which continues for 2019. 6 Thank amuk2019 . 10 entry of car, and taxes of Rs. From here as said, take the option you love. Therefore a Detailed Project Report for improvement of Dasturi Car Park site is being prepared. The taxi will take you up the winding roads with the hill on one side and the deep valleys on the other. Turn left here and climb 7 km to the Matheran Dasturi Car park. The parking entrance fees and daily parking fees need to be paid here. Non AC in Nature Theme Setting: With vibrant rooms, huge windows, and a rustic theme, this is the best homestay for family, honeymooners, and backpackers. Dasturwad. Horse are well behaved and safe, Just not recommend for heavy weight people or take extreme care if planning. A recommended safe drive tip for loaded cars is to put off the AC and ride on first gear on steep turns, as high power required. If you forgot to cover up your car, You many find your car door and roof muddy as these monkeys try hard to open car doors and peep inside for some food (As said by locals). It is a open parking under tree shades. Hope my efforts helps citizen, foreign nationals & tourists in some or other ways. Once on the Expressway make sure you do not miss the first exit (Shedung/Khopoli Exit) that comes less than 5 minutes after you get onto the expressway at McDonalds. There are beautiful cottage resorts, small village homes, muddy roads and serene dense forest area. You will surely enjoy the walk & stroll to various sightseeing location which has some munching & food options like Ice Golas (Flavoured ice candy), Chikki (Speciality of Matheran), Nuts etc. STUDIOS”). The road conditions are average to good but narrow, The ride and turns are very steep. (Here you will need to Pay a Toll at the toll-booth for using the expressway). Still in process and not done yet. On additional charges, Lord's Central Hotel can arrange to have you picked up at any point in Pune. Hotels near Dasturi Car Park with Parking in Matheran; Matheran. Booking . Hart Point : A ghat (valley) view showing greenery. Once the facilities and services starts, Only new Eco-Friendly buses will be allowed to go till top and only those who have booked hotel rooms will be allowed till Dasturi parking area. More details at Mountain Zip Line at Matheran. The Sahyadri Express departing Pune Junction at 8:15 AM is the only long-distance passenger train that stops at Neral. Best way to go to Matheran from Dasturi point (last point where car is allowed). Upon quitting job, now i am one of the online city & travel guide since 2007. The officials further said that the work order for Dasturi to Matheran pathway and parking work was issued in September 2019 and the completion date is May 2022. Take the first left turn after the station. Must visit to Matheran by Toy Train. Trust me, a little dare as first timer rider, It is really fun riding on the horse powers that too in a chilling winters afternoon at this hill station. Porters are available to carry your luggage. (At this Crossing is a big board advertining “N.D. Pune to Matheran cab . I did some horse riding few times & last in November 2017, It is fun always. Special Mumbai BEST Buses During Lockdown – Route | Schedules | Timings, Mumbai Lockdown Curfew Pictures – CoronaVirus Covid-19 Pandemic, Borivali National Park Entry Fees and Other Charges – Mumbai, Sanjay Gandhi National Park Picture Gallery – Mumbai, Rs.30 (For Next day if you move away with your car any time after morning 8:00). Matheran is a small town in the district of Raigad in Maharashtra. The breakdown of those charges is as follows. In December 2012, meeting was held by Matheran Authorities and MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) to save the eco-friendly hill station and they have come up with a decongestion plan. Turn left here and climb 7 km to the Matheran Dasturi Car park. From Dasturi you must take a 40 minute horseback or man-pulled rickshaw ride to Matheran along a mud track. : Points Covered are Echo Point (3.20 Km), Landscape Point, Honeymoon Point (2.40 Km), Malang Point & Louiza Point (3.20 Km). They very well know that people keep their food and belonging in the plastic bags and they quickly grab the same. No vehicles are allowed beyond this point. Koyna Exp. Local Business Follow the signs from then on. Dasturi Garden. Lets explore this beautiful hill location in details and know its Attractions, Climate, Toy Trains, Accompanying Monkeys, Horse Rides, Stroll locations, Hotels and Resorts options and more..”. Instructions on how to get from Neral to Matheran can be found on the corresponding Mumbai-Matheran Page. Reach there in the morning and you'll get to park near to the entrance/exit. Date of experience: July 2019. Sneha65 wrote a review Apr 2020. Just be aware of fearless Monkeys, they are quick in grabbing your belongings just in search of some food & water. One among the a lot of attractive points within Matheran will be the Heart Point. You need to bargain with the coolie. My love towards Mumbai city took me to passion blogging from hobby. Follow the Old Pune, Bombay road towards Bombay upto a distance of 18 kms past Khopoli, you turn right as per a big green sign, in Chouk town. I will highly recommend to take your car cover as their is monkey menace. Since vehicles are not allowed, you can venture the mountains via available options like horse ride, hand carts and walking around the rough pathways of the woods. Indore, India 193 contributions 180 helpful votes. Keep walking straight ahead of the station. I Would recommend take a horse ride option of 4, 7 or 12 Points (See Below) and check yourself. First time riders, Ride from Aman Lodge near Dasturi to Matheran Hill station is also a perfect fun ride of 25 minutes. 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