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“Toy Train shuttle service ”

Neral-Matheran Toy Train
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Matheran
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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205 reviews
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“Toy Train shuttle service ”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Though originally the Toy Train runs from Neral to Matheran, recently the railways introduced a shuttle service from near the car parking at Dasturi point to Matheran, to and fro, nearly on hourly basis. The journey is over this distance of about two and a half km on the narrow gauge and is definitely a must to get a old charm heritage train ride. This shuttle has been a boon to people who drive up in their cars or by taxi till Dasturi point. Hereafter either one walks down or take a horse ride. But the horse ride has become very costly as the charge one way is anywhere from Rs 400 up. The one way shuttle costs just Rs 40.
Enjoy the ride with nice views of hills and greenery along the ride.

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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11 reviews
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

It was an average train ride on a narrow gauge train. Very difficult to get the tickets. THe ticket window only opens about half an hour before the train arrives. Very infrequent trains. Can give it a miss.

Visited April 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Do not expose food/drinks while travelling..it could be forcibly snatched!!!”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

It is an awesome place to visit. Take a taxi from Neral station with an economical charge of Rs:70/person or if you are early you could take the toy train. The entry fee is Rs:50/per person but the only drawback is that there are no washrooms inside the hill station.

We stayed there for 1 night and 1 day and you can visit most of the points but I believe staying for 1 night 2 days would be comfortable. The hotels are expensive during weekends and could go as cheap as Rs: 300-500 on weekdays.

Most of the points are awesome especially the sunset point and Louisana point (Lion's Head). If you prefer walking you could take more than 5-6 hours to cover 5-6 points. Keep your food items including water inside your bags else you could face the wrath of the monkeys around who are always waiting a chance to snatch the food items. Overall a relaxing place.

Visited April 2014
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“A heritage well preserved!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Dadar(Mumbai)-to Neral & Neral to Matheran by Toy train....the best journey I took in my whole life. Travelling by this train took me back in time. It was like living a dream.
It takes around 2 hrs to reach the station called Ambernath, where one can take another ride in the train up the centre of the hill station. The train ticket from Neral to Matheran is INR250/person. Be a responsible traveller & help in preserving our heritage.

Visited March 2014
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Hyderabad, India
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“Toy train ride”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

The train ride is very short and is average compared to Ooty toy train ride but still should try and enjoy.

Visited March 2014
Thank Shailendrasood
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