Matheran - recommended by TreksandTrails
Matheran is perhaps the only hill station in India where there is complete ban on any type of motor vehicles. This has ensured that there is ensured the noise level decibel are at the minimum. Walking along the lush green pathway is a delight. This hill station is located near Mumbai and is a good trekking spot. Ever since Hugh Malet, the then collector of district Thane discovered Matheran in the year 1850, its popular weekend gateway from Mumbai city.
Getting to Matheran is a experience to wish to encounter very often. Right from the toy train journey at Neral station which inches slowly uphill through the dense forest passing to numerous monkeys on the way. Once you have reached on top you can explore the interiors of Matheran on a horseback. Trekkers chose to walk from Dasturi point. Its close to 3 hours.