Matheran lies at an altitude of 800mts about 104kms from Mumbai. Perched on the stunning hilltop with dappling trees and encircled by walking tracks that adds to the beauty of this magnificent tourist spot.
Among some of the few well maintained hill stations, Matheran is
accessible to all parts of Maharashtra. And the best thing about
Matheran is that here motor vehicles are banned for good. This has kept
the beauty of Matheran intact and unblemished. You could enjoy the
wonderful rides of horses and rickshaws, but walking is the most
enjoyable since you have your own space amidst the scenic splurge all
Matheran has 38 points from where you can have amazing sight of
nature's bounty. And that requires at least one night stay at Matheran.
With lots of hotels and lodges you would love to stay for a day or two
and make the most of Matheran. Some of the main scenic points in
Matheran are given below:
This point has a wonderfully panoramic view where you can enjoy your
echo as well.
King George point
It's among the must visit locales in Matheran specially during Monsoon,
when the waterfall overflowing from Charlott Lake makes a stunning view.
If you are adventurous enough then you could reach the mouth of
waterfall where strong wind prevents the water from falling down and
instead throws it back.
Fulfilling the entire need of Matheran, Charlotte Lake is a beautiful
As the name suggests, the Panorama point offers a panoramic view of the
How to Reach Matheran
The nearest airport is Mumbai about 100kms from Matheran. Next closer
airport is in Pune about 120kms away.
Matheran has a narrow gauge railway which links the town to Neral.
Neral is on the busy Mumbai-Pune route with its broad gauge
connectivity. Neral is well connected by railway line with Karajat being
the nearest junction. The Matheran Hill Railway was built in 1907 by Sir
Adamjee Peerbhoy, covering a distance of 20 kms meandering through
verdant forest territory.
Mumbai is 104kms away from Matheran via Karjat and Neral. Matheran is
120kms from Pune. You can avail of taxis from Neral to Dastoori car
park. No vehicles are allowed inside Matheran and ponies are the
convenient mode of communication inside the town.
Where to stay in Matheran
|Location||On Sahayadri ranges, Maharashtra|
|Distance from Mumbai||104kms|
|Special Features||Well-maintained Hill station|
|Other Attraction||Echo point, King George Point|
|Best Time||April, May|