only after visiting this place i realised why its famous with people. A) its can be a one day picinic B) couples get a romantic break C) popular among secret drinkers D) Toy train. this hill station is very overhyped. it was again a road trip in my Mahindra Scorpio S10. as the hill station does not allow cars, you have to park ur car at the start of the hill station itself. there is a vast car parking place which is under cctv surveillance. From there you can either walk or hire horses to reach the main hill station. Elderly people who are scared to mount a horse, can opt for hand carts. coolies are easily available to help you with your luggage. The sightseeing is useless and a waste of time. Only happening activity is the valley crossing. The place is always crowded. When i had first visited Matheran it was a solo trip and i was shocked to find out singles are not given a room in any hotel or even homestay for that matter as they fear such solo travelrs commiting suicide. so solo travelers take notice.