Travel Blogs from Matheran, India

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Forested area near Mumbai and Vashind, Near Tansa Sanctuary, Mumbai, India travel blog

Forested area near Mumbai and Vashind

A travel blog entry by indianature

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 Pristine area near Vashind, on the flip side of the Tansa Sanctuary About one hours drive from Bombay along NH3, depending of course on traffic conditions, is a small road   on the left side of the highway near ...

Matheran Hill Railway, Matheran, India travel blog

Matheran Hill Railway

A travel blog entry by indianature

... MTDC etc. The following are extracts from the Govt. gazette, and a rail enthusiasts description of the journey. Matheran Hill Light Railway. From: http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/KOLABA/comm_railways.html [Kolaba District Gazetteer ...

The abyss that was Neral, Neral, India travel blog

The abyss that was Neral

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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Saturday 18th September We'd read about getting to Neral and then heading to Matheran. This place has no vehicles at all and the only modes of transport are horse, bike and hand pulled rickshaws. It was meant to be a bit of an oasis and lovely place to ...

Pride of Matheran - Memecylon Umbellatum, Matheran, India travel blog

Pride of Matheran - Memecylon Umbellatum

A travel blog entry by indianature

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... that we saw in bloom certainly did not disappoint. This winter is definitely not cold by any stretch of the imagination.  Matheran certainly is much cooler and undoubtedly fresher than Mumbai, but it would be nice to have a proper winter! Here are ...

Dirty Feet and Monkeys, Matheran, India travel blog

Dirty Feet and Monkeys

A travel blog entry by senorita_namita

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The girls made it. Janet and Joc. After a lot of readjustment of housing and money we decided to hit it to Matheran. Matheran is a hill station near Mumbai... Most of the city retreats there during the summer to get away from the heat. My interest in ...

Matheran - First Monsoon Visit of 2010, Matheran, India travel blog

Matheran - First Monsoon Visit of 2010

A travel blog entry by indianature

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... magically transform the countryside into verdant shades of green.  Clouds hovered around Prabal mountain en route to Matheran   Matheran has a permanent cover of mist during the monsoons.  Here is a monkey on the misty cliff: ...

Monsoon Day Trip To Matheran  15 July 2012, Matheran, India travel blog

Monsoon Day Trip To Matheran 15 July 2012

A travel blog entry by indianature

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Matheran - September 2010, Matheran, India travel blog

Matheran - September 2010

A travel blog entry by indianature

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Another visit to Matheran, balm for the soul, nature's little paradise so close to big, bad Mumbai. Matheran's most popular residents: The road climbing the ghats, seen from Mt Barry. Poor, overburdened pack horse at Dasturi Naka.  It is ...

January Surprise in Matheran, Matheran, India travel blog

January Surprise in Matheran

A travel blog entry by indianature

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... about!  Interesting. Another new discovery was the early blooming of Memecylon Umbellatum, a common forest tree on the Matheran hill top - locally called Anjani.  These are unusual clumps of purple flowers growing along the ...

September visit to the monsoon forests, Forests at the Mahuli foothills, India travel blog

September visit to the monsoon forests

A travel blog entry by indianature

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The monsoon wildflower season is on in full swing.  On this visit, the forest floor was carpeted with the pretty purple root parasite - Aeginetia indica of the Orobanchaceae family. Glorious Glory Lilies - Gloriosa ...

Late July visit to the forests near Tansa, Thane: Forests Near Tansa Sanctuary, India travel blog

Late July visit to the forests near Tansa

A travel blog entry by indianature

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First Monsoon Visit of 2011 - 9 July 2011, Matheran, India travel blog

First Monsoon Visit of 2011 - 9 July 2011

A travel blog entry by indianature

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... pretty yellow lilies - Hypoxis aurea with a solitary white cluster of Single Leaf Habenaria - Habenaria grandifloriformis, a typical Matheran orchid    Memecylon fruits and a late flowering tree.  Usually Memecylon umbellatum is in ...

Matheran - monsoon day trips to wildflower country, Matheran, India travel blog

Matheran - monsoon day trips to wildflower country

A travel blog entry by indianature

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... Matheran with proper labels, tags and descriptions, please see http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/snonymous%2CMatheran/interesting/ Matheran is a wildflower lovers paradise.  For anyone in Mumbai wanting a few hours walk through forested trails ...

Monsoon Day Trip to Panorama Point 21 August 2011, Matheran, India travel blog

Monsoon Day Trip to Panorama Point 21 August 2011

A travel blog entry by indianature

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Monsoon day trip to the foothills of Mahuli, Foothills of Mahuli, India travel blog

Monsoon day trip to the foothills of Mahuli

A travel blog entry by indianature

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Early Monsoon Forest Flora - Mahuli foothills, Forests at the Mahuli foothills, India travel blog

Early Monsoon Forest Flora - Mahuli foothills

A travel blog entry by indianature

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The monsoons have started early this year, in the first week of June 2011.  The forests at the foothills of Mahuli, a part of the Tansa WLS, are a good place to see early monsoon flora such as the various lilies.  We were not disappointed, in ...

November visit to Matheran, Matheran, India travel blog

November visit to Matheran

A travel blog entry by indianature

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... at Dasturi car park.  By now the car park was over full, more so than we have seen before. Aircraft flying over Matheran This has to be the most amusing political banner - seen at Shedung just before entering the Expressway to Mumbai: ...

Mid monsoon visit to Matheran - August 2010, Matheran, India travel blog

Mid monsoon visit to Matheran - August 2010

A travel blog entry by indianature

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Mid August visit to the Matheran grasslands of Mt Barry and Governor's Hill. Misty path and overgrown trail Tangled lianas along the trail Mist swirling in over the grasslands Pink carpets of neanotis montholoni with the occasional balsam ...

Intialaisissa haissa ja kotimajoituksessa, Matheran, India travel blog

Intialaisissa haissa ja kotimajoituksessa

A travel blog entry by anssku

No niin...Eihan siihen mennytkaan kuin vaivaiset pari tuntia loytaa internet. Hyva aamulenkki! Monet ohjasivat meidat tiettyihin hotelleihin ja viimeisen hotellin mies lausahti itsevarmasti: ei ole nettia koko Materanissa. Kysyimme:Oletko varma? Kaikki ...

An enjoyable walk to Garbut Point - August 2012, Matheran, India travel blog

An enjoyable walk to Garbut Point - August 2012

A travel blog entry by indianature

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Another monsoon day trip to Matheran, this time to Garbut Point.  The Garbut trail which was previously heavily overgrown in stretches with karvy shrubs, has now been cleared and it was an easy  walk.  The mist crept in so there were no ...

Perfect Last Stop in India, Jay's 30th Birthday, Matheran, India travel blog

Perfect Last Stop in India, Jay's 30th Birthday

A travel blog entry by jate

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... dinner back at our hotel.  Seriously, what a way to celebrate a 30th birthday...thanks Kate. Matheran was the best way we could have finished India.  A completely pedestrian hill station; they don't even allow bicycles.  Just horses. ...

Matheran, Matheran, India travel blog

Matheran

A travel blog entry by benandcally

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... of eight hundred metres, we had a great climate for walking and once again horse riding. There are no vehicles allowed in Matheran - it's illegal - and so this 'jungle topped' village is pollution free, both of fumes and noise. Horse riding was Fun, Fun, ...

The onset of the monsoons 2010, Forests Near Tansa Sanctuary, India travel blog

The onset of the monsoons 2010

A travel blog entry by indianature

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Snapshots from forests contiguous to the Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, in Thane district, Maharashtra.  The monsoons have just about begun, the forest floor is carpeted with lilies, the river beds are still dry.  It will all change soon with a few ...

Walk by the silent trees ..., Matheran, India travel blog

Walk by the silent trees ...

A travel blog entry by jayeeta

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... Point View. The rooms were comfortable.. that too with a small balcony.     The best thing about Matheran is its purity... no pollution, no traffic... all you have to do is just watch and walk. Feb was ...

Matheran, Maharashtra, Matheran, Maharashtra, India travel blog

Matheran, Maharashtra

A travel blog entry by yushim

A 2 hour local train ride to Neral Junction and a 30 min shared taxi to Matheran hill ...

Early July trip to the forests near Tansa, Thane: Forests Near Tansa Sanctuary, India travel blog

Early July trip to the forests near Tansa

A travel blog entry by indianature

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A 6 a.m. start on a Saturday morning gave us a traffic free run to the forests near Tansa - 1 hour and 20min including the halt at Alfa Dhaba, a trucker's stop on NH3 to pack our breakfast, some most delicious parathas. The sky was grey and ...

Matheran - Floral Paradise, Matheran, India travel blog

Matheran - Floral Paradise

A travel blog entry by indianature

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... a smooth drive with little traffic.     General information: Matheran is a densely forested plateau at approximately 700m AMSL, ...

matheran *, Matheran, India travel blog

matheran *

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Matheran-Mahabaleshwar-Panchagani, Matheran, India travel blog

Matheran-Mahabaleshwar-Panchagani

A travel blog entry by syam0312

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... to Pune and a train from there to Hyderabad and my sister's family went in their car to Mumbai.    I liked Matheran very much.Mahabaleshwar is OK.The forests around Matheran and Mahabaleshwar are not as dense as we find in Western ...

Bossed by the monkeys, Matheran, India travel blog

Bossed by the monkeys

A travel blog entry by moronsontour

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Matheran - a hill station for Mumbaikers who want to escape the heat.  A table top mountain range affording dramatic views over the plains 800 meters below.  Accessible only by narrow guage toy train that winds at walking pace along the sheer ...

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