The road from Neral to Matheran will send your heart to your mouth for sure
Located in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the road from Neral to Matheran is a very challenging drive.
How long is the road from Neral to Matheran?
The road is 8,9km (5,5 miles) long, running from Neral, a town in Raigad district at an elevation of 40 m (130 ft) above the sea level to Matheran, a hill station and a municipal council at 800 m (2,600 ft) above the sea level.
How is the road from Neral to Matheran?
The road is totally paved and features hairpin turns and curves. If you don't want to drive it, there are many share taxis that take tourists in hoards right up to Matheran. This serpentine road will send your heart to your mouth for sure! The road, that goes up to Matheran from Neral, is as smooth as butter. But you cannot speed up due to its narrowness. You've got to be really careful with the wheels because of pathetic road conditions that could test the patience of even the most seasoned drivers. But you really deserve a medal if you've driven on the road. It’s a pretty steep drive: the average percentage is 8,53%.
Pic: Ravi Ahlawat