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 in Sun
N Shade Resort. The bazaar in Matheran
offer excellent shopping facilities to shopping
Matheran enjoys a cooler but pleasant and less humid climate all through the year.
Summers (March to May) have the temperature not crossing 32°C and very pleasant for outings and sight seeing.
Monsoons (June to September) offer very heavy showers, and tourists in general avoid rainy days in July and August. But it looks beautiful in rains and if you enjoy rains, you can consider visiting it during this time.
Winters (December to February) are cool with temperature lies above 16°C in all the days. It is good for all tourist activities.
The Best Season to visit Matheran is all through the year.
September to June is very pleasant, cool and energetic and ideal for sight seeing.
July and August are rainy and may opt for outing by those tourists liking rainy outings.
MODE OF TRAVEL WITHIN MATHERAN
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 in Matheran are horses and rickshaws
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.
However, in case you need some means of transport to get around the town, you
can opt for a horse ride. A horse ride cost depends on bargaining. This
is an effective way to travel within the town and to visit all the
You can also opt for man pulled rickshaws in Matheran, and although this mode of travel is slower, it is not the cheaper than the other mode of travel. Fares may range from Rs 200 to 300. Matheran is a peaceful city that is safe throughout the night.