After staying off the tracks for 18 months, the Matheran Toy Train shall be flagged off for its maiden journey from Neral to Matheran, with new safety measures TODAY! From its height of 800 meters above sea level, this toy train is one of main modes of reaching the hill station. Tourists missed the much-loved Toy Train in the past few months. While the famed Hill Railway is on the tentative UNESCO Heritage list, we have the perfect getaway for you – a 130-year-old Parsi wonderland that the Government of India and JetWings International Magazine have noted as one of 6 unique stays across India. So take the Matheran Toy Train to a 130-Year-Old Parsi Wonderland: SaffronStays Parsi Manor, Matheran.
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SaffronStays Parsi Manor is time portal from a British era gone by. Restored with great care, the Manor has been furnished with an elegant blend of vintage wooden furniture and modern amenities. Stepping into the Manor is like stepping back into time. If you observe the antique pieces carefully, you will find little plaques detailing their origin which are a delight to read. The villa opens out onto a cosy verandah that is complete with wooden furniture, and is ideal for enjoying a cup of Irani chai while you watch Mother Nature at her finest.
Charlotte Lake, a major tourist spot, is a 10 minutes walk from the villa and a must-visit. We recommend dropping by Sunset Point (which is not too far from the property). The caretaker can help you with directions and a map of Matheran as well as other scenic locations nearby.
See the Train Time-Table here.