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Mumbai-based reader Hemant Shivsharan takes us on a trip to Matheran with these photographs. Take a look.
IMAGE: Despite being one of the smallest hill stations in Maharashtra, its proximity to the city makes it a popular spot to unwind on weekends.
IMAGE: Neral railway station is approx 90 km from Mumbai.
You can board a local train from CST, Mumbai and reach Neral station (not to be confused with Nerul). To reach Matheran, you can opt to walk, hire a jeep or take the mini train.
IMAGE: A trip to Matheran is incomplete without boarding the mini train.
IMAGE: The train covers an approx distance of 19 km in three to four hours. The tickets are reasonably priced at Rs 40 for kids under the age of 10 years and Rs 80 for adults.
IMAGE: The journey takes you on a picturesque trip from Aman Lodge to Matheran and back.
IMAGE: The train's colourful coaches make it fun for both kids and adults.
IMAGE: There are more than 30 spots to visit here. Most of them can be covered by foot. But if you are tired of walking, you can even ride a horse up the hill.
IMAGE: Roadside vendors will tempt you with freshly picked fruits to munch on during the journey.
IMAGE: Tempting...isn't it?
IMAGE: In the monsoon, this place is filled with clouds.
IMAGE: The Monkey Point is a favourite spot for tourists who'd like to play with monkeys.
IMAGE: One Tree Hill and Sunset Point offers stunning views of the hill and surrounding areas from the top.
IMAGE: The hill station is dotted with plenty of monkeys ready to attack your food. Be kind, don't mess with them.
IMAGE: Don't forget to bargain for leather goods from the local market.
IMAGE: From fancy juttis to hats and handicrafts, the local market has plenty of options to shop from.
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