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State: Maharashtra
District: Raigarh
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - May
Weather: Summer 20 to 35°C, Winter 12 to 33°C
Altitude: 800 m
Pincode: 410102
STD code: 02148
Lushing greeneries, serene environments and unpolluted ambience, Matheran is a fantastic tourist destination at a height of about 2516 feet above sea level in Maharashtra state of India. Matheran, the jungle on the top, was developed by British after it was located in 1850 by the British Officer Hugh Mallet, who was the Collector of Thane.

This cool eco-friendly hill station is perfectly perched at the Matheran ranges of Sahyadri Mountains and the picturesque surroundings with eye catching attractions that invite thousands of tourists every year to Matheran. This hill station has the unique distinction - the vehicles are banned from entering the hill station limits, keeping Matheran as an unpolluted tourist spot.

Matheran is a nature’s gift, with 38 peak points for an enthusiastic tourist to take refuge from the day to day hardships of modern life. These points include Panorama point, Echo point, Charlotte Lake, King George point and Louisa point. The Paymaster Park and Panthers’ Caves are two prime picnic spots for any one can enjoy the natural pleasures; especially children will enjoy these grandeur places. Matheran with the undulated hilly regions with the treasures of natural beauty is one of the best summer retreats to keep away from the scorching mercury levels in the down plain cities.

The stunning views of the landscapes from the cliffs of Matheran offer memorable experiences for life long. The Hart point, one of the scenic spot, offer breathtaking views of multicolored lights of Mumbai city in the serene and cold nights. A two hour journey through the undulated hilly roads by bus can take the tourists to this imposing picturesque location. Soft cool breeze welcome you to this nature’s gift.

Luxurious as well as decent boarding and lodging facilities are available to suit every pocket. The bazaar in Matheran offer excellent shopping facilities to shopping freaks.
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Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2014
A detailed article on the best weekend getaways from Mumbai and suggestive list of place around Mumbai for a great holiday

Visit to Matheran

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 07, 2011
Matheran is an isolated hill station situated in the Sahyadri hill range in the Rajgad district of Maharashtra. Located at a height of 803.47 meters above sea level, it is a haven for weary tourists who wish to escape from the humid and busy city life.

Monsoon Magic II - Of hills, valleys and the wilderness

  by Shwetha  on Aug 04, 2010
In our quest for the best this monsoon, we drive up the hills and into the wilderness to discover the beauty of the misty hills and rich green canopy in the forests come alive! So, come join us and enjoy nature at its best...

Travel within city


Matheran as a town is the epitome of peace. Located in the state of Maharashtra, at an altitude of eight hundred and three feet, Matheran is frequented by tourists both young and old for its entirely serene locales. Motored vehicles are banned in the hill station of Matheran, and you will need to find alternate modes of transport in order to travel in the town.

While travelling through Matheran, you will need to make sure that you opt for one of the available modes of transport. The available options for tourists in Matheran are horses and rickshaws (manually pulled).

On Foot


Matheran is a very small hill station, and almost all known places of interest are located a stone’s throw away from each other. You can walk to the various parts of the town without much effort, as all places are easily accessible in Matheran.

Horse Ride


However, in case you need some means of transport to get around the town, you can opt for a horse ride. A horse ride can cost you anywhere around Rs 10 to 40. This is an effective way to travel within the town of Matheran.

Pulled Rickshaw


You can also opt for man pulled rickshaws in Matheran, and although this mode of travel is slower, it is cheaper than the other mode of travel. Fares may range from Rs 5 to 10. Matheran is a peaceful city that is safe throughout the night.

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Comments (2) Reviews (1)
i wanted see lakh of materan
Posted by SOANR DEEPU 3 year, 9 months ago
A week or so ago, I was reading thru the news in the Times of India or the Hindustan Times, Mumbai editions, and would have lamost missed this.

Alongwith the usual blah bl;ah on the new airport at Navi Mumbai they said that 80 meters would have to be chopped off the Matheran hill!


I was agast n have to ask that this should be taken up. The 1 last piece of ...more
Posted by sunil noronha 3 year, 10 months ago
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