Experience the unique charm of the hill station. Matheran lies in between Mumbai and Pune and it is one of the favourite places of the state dwellers. This winter celebrates life in Matheran. Read on for more information.
The scenic Matheran is a unique hill station, which lies between Mumbai and Pune. Though Matheran is a tiny hill station but it is Asia’s only Eco-friendly place. The beautiful Matheran is a great place to relax your soul. Rejuvenate yourself about 2400 feet above the sea level. With rich collections of flora and fauna and a strange surrounding, Matheran offers a magnificent view of the Sahyadri range. No vehicles are allowed to enter this region. It is a paradise for walkers. If you imagine a perfect walk amidst the lush green, clouds and rainbow on the backdrop, Matheran is the place which is blessed with such wonder of nature.
Every year Matheran observes a good crowd of visitors who reach the place to rejuvenate the mind. Most tourists are frequented from Mumbai and Pune, however, it is a booming destination and tourists from all over the country are now reaching the place. Despite witnessing a large number of visitors, Matheran firmly holds its status of being a non-polluted station. The Matheran hotels are placed strategically throughout the station. Matheran Resort, The Wayside Inn, Hotel Paramount, Green Hill Resort, Horseland Hotel and Mountain and Sayeban Hotel are some of the popular places to stay in Matheran.
Several points around the stations like Panorama point, One Tree point, Little Chowk point, Echo point, Rambagh point, monkey point and another point offers 360-degree view of the surroundings. Eco-friendly Matheran is among the few places in the world which are totally a no vehicle place. The unique environment of this hill station is now almost world renowned. With the toy train journey, horse riding, trekking and absorbing the nature makes your journey a memorable one.
Getting Matheran is a joyous one. The hill station is well connected with Mumbai and Pune. From Mumbai, it is 90 km away and from Pune, Matheran is 120 km. Trains are available from both the cities till Neral. If you are travelling by road, you are allowed till Dasturi Car Park. The Dasturi Car Park can be reached by taxi from Neral. It is only 20 mins from Neral. From Dasturi Car Park, it is a 40 min walk to the city centre. Another attraction is there from Neral, the toy train. The zig-zag route with a marvellous view of nature is a treat to the visitors. Thus, Matheran is a quite and serene place, it is slowly gaining a popularity among the honeymooner as well.
Take a flight from your city and save time. Air India flight to Mumbai are regularly available. For a better journey advance booking is important.