to Matheran Road Map
Mumbai - Sion - Vashi - Panvel - (Old Pune highway, NH4) - Chouk Village (look for direction board) - turn left - Karjat Junction - turn right - MatheranTake the old Pune road and drive upto Chouk Village via Panvel. At Chouk village, you will see a big board indicating that you need to turn left towards Matheran. Proceed on the road till you reach Karjat Junction. Turn left to Neral. Matheran Ghat starts from Neral junction and is short (7 Kms only) but steep. You will find plenty of signboards urging you to move to the first Gear.
You need to park the car at
Dasturi Naka. Matheran is a good 2.5 Km walk from Dasturi Naka. As you
have to walk the distance, it is better not to carry heavy baggage.
Walk from Dasturi to Matheran is very enjoyable. If you feel you cannot
last the 2.5 Km of walk, there are plenty of horsemen and hand pulled
carriages to take you to your resort.
The most enjoyable way to reach Matheran is to take the Matheran Toy Train from Neral Station