Pune Trip – Matheran

Matheran – A Place totally cut off from the usual ways of living. And its closed during the peak monsoon season. It is more close to nature. There are no vehicles allowed. You have a train but it was not in working condition when we had been there. After a particular point, the phone signals stopped working too. You need to park your vehicle in the Parking lot (which itself is in a very steep location) and from there entry to the other places (hotels, market, view points) is through hand pulled carts or horses (and a 40 min ride on a horse for the first time is very scary and painful, but again another experience in my life done with. Yay!!!) Our Hotel was called The Veranda in the Forest and being an heritage hotel, we felt like royalty. Food was amazing. Many view points were close by. And if you need to visit the far off places, you need to hire horses. Felt very close to nature and the place was sort of empty when we were there so our mini-trekking was relaxed and nice. Sad that we planned it only for 2 days.

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