Being a Hill resort when you reach Matheran you will feel as if
you have come very close to the nature. There are nearly 35 to 38
Matheran tourist spots you can visit.
Only 1 km from the market place also
known as Sharlott Lake is a serene scenic spot in Matheran. An
ancient temple Pisarnath temple is located at the right of the
lake and two beautiful picnic spots Louisa point and Echo point
from which you can catch a sight of the wild and wonderful landscape
and the reddish brown Sahyadri ranges are placed at the left of
the lake. The lake location is rich in panoramic sceneries and
lusting greeneries. This popular tourist destination is splendid
during Monsoon and mostly gets dried up in summer. One can watch
some domestic bird fauna flying over the lake adding the picturesque
beauty of the lake. Feel the crisp cool air teasing your face
as you survey the beautiful landscape around you. The hill resort
gets its drinking water supply from the lake which is a beauty
to behold especially during the monsoon months, with its swirling
coffee brown waters. Food stalls serve up local delicacies and
the lakefront is ideal for picnicking.
Panorama point (Sunrise Point)
Although quiet far from Bazarpeth it
gives you a panoramic view of the Sahyadri ranges, that’s
why it's named as Panorama point. As the name suggests, this can
be called as “king” of the points. Situated at Matheran
end, it has valleys on east and west side. On eastern side, one
can see Neral down below while one can have a glimpse of Panvel
and Gadeshwer Lake from west. Sunrise can also be seen from this
point. The mountain “Prabalged” is just in front of
Porcupine Point (Sunset Point)
Porcupine Point is an attractive view
point in Matheran hills. The name is originated from the bird
Porcupine as this place has the shape resembling that of Porcupine
bird. A nearby majestic attraction is Cathedral rocks located
on the western side from Porcupine point to Louisa point.
This spot offers the ideal view of sunset and also gives the majestic
view of distant Prabalgad fort. The location is blessed with scenic
surrounding and densely populated thick forests. The calm and cool
atmosphere gives the travelers a pleasant feeling.
Louisa Point in Matheran is a charming
hillock located on a plateau and offers breathtaking views of
Vishalgad Fort and Prabal Fort. The natural beauty of this place
is simply unsurpassed and is one of the most famous lookouts in
Matheran. This is a marvelous place to relax, away from the rush
and din of the plains in peace and tranquility. This point was
the most chosen one when India was under the subjugation of the
British and the British high officials used to spend their vacations,
when the plains were terribly scorching. Located beautifully in
the lap of the Western Ghats, Louisa point offers panoramic views
of sunset. A languid stroll at this point would simply wipe away
all your stress and leave you completely rejuvenated. The waterfalls
at this point are simply eye-catching and can be witnessed after
the monsoons in the months of September and October. It is one
of the most beautiful points and is frequented all the year by
the lovers of nature and globe trotters as well. This point is
an inevitable stopover in your tour itinerary. There is a hillock
which is known as Lion's Head. It is an idyllic spot for picnic
and thus attracts a large number of tourists from the various
parts of India and the world.
It is about 2 km from the Post Office.
On the right one can experience Echoes reverberating in a low
tone from this place. During September-October good view of waterfall
can be seen, to the delight of your eyes. Echo of our screams
and yells can be heard from here. A view of Louisa Point is taken
from this point.
One Tree point
For Many years, there was only one tree
at this point & hence the name. This was the point from where
mallet first came to Matheran in 1850. One Tree Point or One tree
hill is a unique hill spot with a single Jambhul tree perched
at the top. The walk through the road known as Shivaji’s
ladder, going down from the hill to the plain is really a great
Garbert point is a secluded and not much
visited point. At this point valley on one side and dense forest
on the other side, one can see beautiful sun rise from this points.
Like many other points of Matheran, the
Alexander Point is located at the hill cliff and offers scenic
views of surrounding places. Best views of Bhivpuri Power House
Towers are seen from Alexander Point. Other spotted attractions
from this point are Rambagh Point, Garbut Point and Chowk Point.
The steep valley below Alexander cliff, Ulhas River, Palasdri
Lake and Borgaon Village are seen from here and greatly add to
the charm of Alexander point.
One amongst many picturesque points in
Matheran is the Hart Point. Located in Northwest of the hill station,
the point is known for its serene nature and lush greenery. The
point provides views of Western Ghats and Mumbai city from a far
off distance. Tourists spend recreational periods and resort to
meditation at Hart Point. Hart point surrounded by dense green
woods, offer a cool, calm and unspoiled spot for taking meditation
and relaxation techniques. Thousands of tourists visit this location
to enjoy the great offers of Nature.
Kalavantin Durgis adjacent to Prabalgad
fort. It is located on a hill top at a height of 2300 ft On the
Mumbai Pune express highway one can take the Shedung exit. Shedung
is the base village of Prabal and Kalavantin forts. The trek is
a three hours climb from here. You need to trek up the machi and
from the village on machi there are rock cut steps which lead
us to the top of the fort.
Mount Berry is a popular tourist destination
that is located 5 km from Matheran. It offers a bird’s eye
view of Neral. The major attraction is the slow train that chugs
up the hill in the midst of pristine natural beauty. Matheran
peak is visible from here.
Olympia Race Course
Olympia Race Course is one of the great
attractions for the Horse Riding Events in Matheran. You can experience
thrilling action of best horse riders during the summer vacations.
Participation of professional horse riders from Mumbai and Pune
make these events electrifying.
King George point
A must visit point in monsoon as it offers
a beautiful view of the waterfall formed by the water overflowing
from Chharlott Lake. One can even reach the mouth of the waterfall
with care. Strong wind prevents the water from falling down and
throws it back.