I recently went to Matheran ... a great hill station a few kilometers in the outskirts of Mumbai where no vehicles are allowed , just travelling on foot or by horses or people pulling by hand .

I need to know whether there are any such other places in India to visit where no vehicles are allowed or people do not use it . Just rich nature .

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    Matheran is apparently the only automobile-free hill station in Asia. You'll probably have to look at other destinations, such as reserved forests, protected forests and national parks. Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 17:32

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The Taj Mahal may qualify as one such place. Due to its marbled construction, it is quite susceptible to pollution and hence it is inaccessible by pollution emitting vehicles in what I believe is approximately a 2 mile radius.

The only other vehicles which are allowed in the area are human powered and battery operated Rickshaws which must of course stop when entering the complex after which it can only be accessed on foot.

  • Tal Mahal or you meant Taj ??
    – DumbCoder
    Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 13:04
  • @DumbCoder They are the same. The word "mahal" essentially means palace. Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 16:01
  • I meant Tal or Taj ?
    – DumbCoder
    Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 16:53
  • Haha. Autocorrect sorry! Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 16:55

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