Want to enjoy the beauty of nature?? Willing to see the valley?? Want to become a Kid again!!! Have potential to walk miles!!!
Matheran is a Hill Station and a comes in the Raigad district, in Maharashtra, India. 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. One big advantage is, it is a pollution free & noise free town. In todays world, there is no motor vehicle running inside the town. You can cover all the places by foot or you can take horse ride.
How to Reach:
- Mumbai to Matheran - 90 km, you can go there by bus or car.
- Pune to Matheran - 120 km, you can go there by bus or car.
Best time to Visit:September to March is the best time to visit there. You can see lush greenery, waterfalls and the lake full with water. However, people from Mumbai and Pune come to see every weekend mostly with their family as a part of their outing and relaxation.
Note : While visiting to Matheran, you must have 2 days in your hand then only you can cover all the places there.
Where to Stay:There are number of hotels there, but as of my personal experience Hotel Rangoli Retreat is good, specially for vegetarians. It is in front of Matheran railway station and they provide Dine-In also. So you don't have to roam here and there for food. Also sight seen points are not much far from that hotel.
Things to do:
- Narel - Matheran toy train.
- Horse Riding
- Valley Crossing is very good there.
- Good for shopping but don't forget to bargain.
- Various site seen point; Echo point, Charlotte lake etc.
Things to Carry:
- Spare Cloths