Matheran is located at 803.47 meters above sea level,Matheran just 90 kms from Bombay (2.5 hrs’ drive). Varied types of plants and herbs, having medicinal value are found in abundance in the mountain jungles of Matheran. Probably the number of monkeys in these hills outnumbers the human population, and both the red-faced breed as well as the black-faced ones are found here.
It is well connected by rail both, from Mumbai and Pune upto Neral Junction Station, a station at the bottom of the hill. From Neral a small Toy Train (Narrow gauge) takes you through a zigzag route of about 21 kms. to Matheran in 2 hours time. Some marvellous valley scenes can be observed during this journey. Three small stations called Jumma Patti,Water Pipe and Aman Lodge are on the way to Matheran.