A short hop away from the hustle & bustle of crammed, noisy, polluted city-life is the antidote. As the crow flies, Matheran is 27 kms from Mumbai. When seen in perspective it's on another planet altogether. See nature in all her moods. The weather is pleasant, never oppressive. The colours are varied, never monotonous. Elsewhere, man races around reaching nowhere getting older, here you take a long, quiet walk feeling younger with every step. Here's where horse riding aficionados get the thrills they seek. Others are enraptured by the toy train meandering its way between Neral at the base of the hill to Matheran station at the top. The wooded trails are punctuated with monkeys, horses, couples and hand-pulled rickshaws. Matheran is the place to be, for hand-tooled world-class leather footwear, honey, Indian handicrafts and more. Matheran is the place to be, to align your body, mind and soul together again. Matheran is not just a holiday, it's therapy.