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Matheran in Mumbai - MahrashtraMatheran is a fascinating hill-station 80-km east of Mumbai in Alibag district is situated at an Altitude of 800m. This little hill paradise has been left largely undisturbed, since the time when an Englishman, Hugh Mallet, Collector of Thane, discovered it in 1850 and declared it a fine travel place for shady walks and ultimately become most visited holiday destination among the travellers.

Matheran is the closest hill station to Mumbai and Pune. Ideally suited for the weekend tours, Matheran provides a break from the city. Perched on top of a hill and enveloped in shady trees, Matheran is ringed by walking tracks and many travel tours.

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The views from the look out, which drop sheer to the plains, is fantastic. On clean days it is even possible to see Mumbai from Hart Point.
A Picturesque And Serene Hideout Tours
One gets to breath fresh air over here, as vehicles of any kind are not permitted in the town, which makes it a very quiet, serene place. This ban on vehicles makes the tour to Matheran an adventurous Matheran in Mumbai - Mahrashtrajourney. The journey involves an adventurous two-hour travel in a toy train. With food and drink vendors and monkeys jumping on and off, as the valley glides by sedately. Hikers can opt for a tough 11-km hike amidst thick and shady forests tour.
Famous Holiday Travel Walks
There are a lot of walk tours in Matheran and points like Louisa Point, Panorama Point and Little Chouk Point have fantastic views. Make it a point to watch the sunset from Louisa Point while on your holiday trips.

One can also see the little Charlotte Lake and the Parsi and Hindu cemeteries near Rambaug Point. For the adventure trekkers, the interesting places to visit are the romantic precipice called the "Byron Garbutt" point, "Panorama Point". Trekkers can try a footpath southwards from One Tree Hill, where Shivaji's ladder descends into the plains. This path was discovered by Mallet but was known to the local people for centuries.

Choosing Matheran as your holiday vacations will take you to totally a new hill resort, still unexplored by the visitors. One can stand atop these peaks and survey the wild ravishing landscape, and the reddish brown mountain ranges. The red soil is everywhere. Matheran is a continuous poem of shady, thickly wooded paths of red mud and velvet moss, stretching endlessly.

How To Get There

By Air
Nearest airport is the Mumbai at 100-km.
By Rail
Nearest railway station is Neral at 21-km.
By Road
State Transport buses regularly ply from Mumbai and Pune to Matheran.
Local Transport
From Mumbai, one can take a local train to Neral, where a tiny toy train waits to take people to Matheran. Taxis are available from Neral to Dastoori car park one can also travel by bus or taxi from Neral to Dasturi car park from where one will have to walk to Matheran or hire a horse or hand pulled rickshaw. As vehicles are not allowed inside Matheran, ponies are favored as means of transport. Don't miss the train tour, which is run four times a day. During the monsoon, the service is restricted to one train a day and during heavy rain even this can be cancelled due to landslides.

Hotels Resorts and Places To Stay

MTDC accommodations as well private hotels are available in Matheran.

General Information About Matheran

Unique Features
Vehicles Of Any Kind Are Not Permitted In The Town, Which Makes It A Very Quiet, Serene Place.
Alibag District, Near Neral At Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Best Time
The Best Time To Visit Matheran is between the months of November to June but the place is worth visiting any time of the year. During the monsoon the trails become very dirty and the place virtually shuts down.