Neral - Matheran is a hill resort located on the top hill at an altitude of 800 meters i.e. 2500 feet above on the sea level. It’s a narrow gauge toy train sited at a distance of 87 km from Mumbai wonders up the mountains and offers the tourist an incredible experience of significant scenes. Matheran hill railway, a contribution of Indian railway is 20 km (12.6 miles) long with zigzag paths presents the beauty of Matheran hills.
Matheran Hill railway is counted among the Heritage railways in Maharastra and manufactured in between 1901 to 1907. Matheran Hill railway, the renowned Indian railways and is being promoted as a future World Heritage Sights. The Matheran railway undergone several damages and destructions thus closed in 2005 and was re-opened on March 2007. All railway coaches of Matheran hill railway comprises of several generally required facilities.
Neral is starting station of the route of Neral – Matheran lies on the middle of Mumbai Pune route of the Indian railways. The visitors come across all the shady trees, the unpolluted air, and exiting scenery of moneys jumping on and off to the roof of the toy train. Matheran face with amazing heights creates thrilling points. The train passes into the main bazaars gives the opportunity to buy a large array of articles as cane, leather items, hats, chappals and sweets mainly-Chikki thus makes the tour a memorable one. Matheran needs s a hurry railway ticket booking for getting the preferable seats. The visitors can also book their ticket by clicking the online railway ticket information.
A slender extend of ground terminates in the unexpected rise underlying Mount Barry. A large horseshoe embankment is made to avoid a reversion stations. There is only one tunnel on the route thus rounds the line that moves for a mile in the north directions until it turns back. The Matheran line is 12/12 miles in length and two feet gauge. The speed limit can be resisted by 12 miles per hour. The working of the line is under constructions with local labor some assistance can also be taken from “Pioneer regiments".