Mar: माथेरान māthērāna

‘Forest Hill’  -Town/Hill Station, Maharashtra

Mar: māthā, ‘crown’, ‘crest (of a hill); Mar/Skt: araṇa/araṇya, ‘forest’

Matheran is a car-free hill station, 80km west of  Mumbai.  It was founded by the British in the mid-19thC.

The Matheran toy train ferries visitors 800m up into the Western Ghats.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Maharashtra place names.

 

Matheran Mini Train       Himanshu Sarpotdar