"Forest On The Forehead"

A Town in Maharashtra, India

Interest Measure for Matheran

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Matheran from sea level:  2510 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  18.9900691°N, 73.2709336°E

Food, Culture and Language at Matheran

Food Availability:  Indian, Marathi 
Regional Language:  Marathi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Matheran?

Matheran is a Hill Station and a municipal council in the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is Asia's only automobile-free hill station.
There are around 38 designated look-out points in Matheran, including the Panorama Point that provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding area and also the Neral town. From this point, the view of sunset and sunrise is dramatic. The Louisa Point offers crystal clear view of the Prabal Fort. The other points are the One Tree Hill Point, Heart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambagh Point, and more. To stay there, there are plenty of hotels.There are a lot of Parsi bungalows. Beautiful old British-style architecture is preserved in Matheran. The roads are not metalled and are made of red laterite earth. There are many "points" (viewpoints) in Matheran which give a panoramic view of the plains below.
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3 Places to visit and Things to do in Matheran

Panorama Point at Matheran

Panorama Point

This point deserves an early morning visit, as sunrise is the soul of this point. You can take a horse ride to reach to this place, as the way up here is not that easy. It offers the panoramic view of the Matheran Town.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Neral-Matheran Toy Train at Matheran

Neral-Matheran Toy Train

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The journey, while picturesque, is pretty bumpy. The ride is slow and gives you enough time to enjoy photography of the magnificent natural view.
Expenses - ₹65
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Charlotte Lake at Matheran

Charlotte Lake

Charlotte Lake is one of the best attractions in Matheran. The water is clean and have a nice green cover of trees and bushes in the background. It is very nice to walk close to this. There is no boating or swimming facility in this lake. Pisarnath temple is close to this. Other locations like Echo Point and Louisa Point are at small distance from this spot.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016