The Neral Matheran Toy Train is now a special place recognized by UNESCO, and it brings in lots of people from India and other countries every year.
Matheran is a lovely place in the state of Maharashtra, India. It’s a hill station in the Western Ghats. A long time ago, a man named Mr. Hugh Poyntz Malet found this place, and then Lord Elphinstone, who was like a boss in Mumbai, helped make it better. They built a small train that goes 20 kilometers from Neral to Matheran. It opened to everyone in 1907. Some important people, like Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy, also helped make Matheran nice. It’s a beautiful place with nature and old things, and people go there to relax.
Neral Matheran Toy Train Fare
The fares for the Neral Matheran Toy Train are as follows: Second class costs Rs 85, First class is Rs 330, the Vista Dome coach is Rs 715, and the Deluxe Saloon coach is Rs 1650 per adult. There is no general class in Matheran Neral Toy Train. You need to buy a ticket for second class, which is the cheapest ticket on the Neral Matheran Train.
Neral Matheran Toy Train Route
The Neral Matheran Toy route covers a distance of 20 km between Neral and Matheran. The toy train stops at five stations while travelling a distance of 20 km.
Neral Matheran Toy Train History
Neral Matheran Toy Train was discovered by Mr Hugh Poyntz Malet in 1850 and was developed by Lord Elphinstone, the former Governor of Mumbai. A 20 km narrow gauge railway connecting Neral to Matheran was constructed in 1907. Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy played a crucial role in its creation, establishing a company with Rs. 10 lakhs capital. The railway features a 1 in 20 gradient and four pairs of tracks, with reduced service during monsoons (June-September).
Neral Matheran Toy Train Timetable 2023
Currently, three pairs of toy trains between Neral and Matheran run on a daily basis. First Toy Train from Neral left from Neral at 7:20 and reached Matheran at 10:am. The second train from Neral left at 8:50 am and arrived at Matheran at 11:30 am. The third and last toy train from Neral left at 2:20 pm and arrived at Matheran at 5:00 pm.
The first toy train from Matheran left at 9:20 am and reached Neral at 12 pm. The second toy train from Matheran left at 2:45 pm and arrived at Neral at 5:30 pm. The third and last toy train from Matheran at 4:20 pm and reach Neral at 7 pm.
Neral Matheran Toy Train Distance and Travel Time
Neral Matheran Toy Train cover a distance of 20 km in 2 hours and 40 minutes. Matheran Neral Toy Train run at very slow speed because train power is less powerful and there are lots of curve on the route.
Neral Matheran Toy Train Station List
Neral Matheran Toy Train stop at Jummapatti, Water Pipe and Aman Lodge between Neral and Matheran. Train stops at all stations for only 1 minute. All stations on the Matheran Neral Toy Train route are small, and a minimal number of facilities are available.
Neral Matheran Toy Train Ticket Booking
Neral Matheran Toy Train, ticket booking facilities are only available at the ticket counter of Neral, Jummapatti, Water Pipe, Aman Lodge and Matheran railway station. Like the other trains in India, you can’t book Neral Matheran Toy Train Ticket from other stations in India. The ticket booking facility for the Matheran Neral Toy Train Ticket only starts 45 minutes before the train departure time.
Neral Matheran Toy Train Online Booking
Neral Matheran Toy Train online ticket booking facilities are not available. A maximum of 4 Matheran toy train tickets are issued per person from the station’s counter.