Matheran Hill Station recommended by Treks and Trails

Matheran Hill Station recommended by Treks and Trails

Matheran motor vehicles not allowed

Matheran is perhaps the only hill station in India where there is complete ban on any type of motor vehicles. This has ensured that there is ensured the noise level decibel are at the minimum. Walking along the lush green pathway is a delight. This hill station is located near Mumbai and is a good trekking spot. Ever since Hugh Malet, the then collector of district Thane discovered Matheran in the year 1850, its popular weekend getaway from Mumbai city.

Matheran Toy Train

Getting to Matheran is an experience to wish to encounter very often. Right from the toy train journey at Neral station which inches slowly uphill through the dense forest passing to numerous monkeys on the way. Once you have reached on top you can explore the interiors of Matheran on a horseback. Trekkers choose to walk from Dasturi point. It’s close to 3 hours.

Famous Sights of Matheran Hill Station

Panorama Point

The best place to watch an unforgettable sunrise experience. It’s the farthest point on the Matheran plateau giving us a beautiful panoramic view of the Sahyadri range.

 

Charlotte Lake

During the monsoon and early winter time Charlotte lake gives us an amazing beautiful scenic view. For those living at Matheran the water from this lake is their life line. There is also a dam built at one of the end and a temple.

King George Point

Mount Barry

Offer the best view a photographer delight of the vast Matheran plain. Close by one can also visit Governor’s Hill as its Enroute Mount Barry and Panorama Point.

King George Point

Not sure if King George ever visited this point, or why it’s called so. But everyone should visit this point. The best time is during the monsoon. One could witness the overflowing waterfall from lake Charlotte Lake with leaving you a refreshing imprint in your mind.

Trekking routes to Matheran Hill Station

Besides these one can also visit Louisa Point you can see many forts from here Prabalgad Fort, Irshalgad Fort, Kalavantin Durg.Other Famous points at Matheran are Porcupine Point, Echo Point

Famous trekking routes to Matheran Hill Station

  1. Garbett Point Trek from Bhivpuri Road Station
  2. Dodhani Village to Sunset Point Trek
  3. One Trek Hill Trek
  4. Peb Fort Trek

Trekking routes to Matheran Hill Station

Besides these one can also visit Louisa Point you can see many forts from here Prabalgad Fort, Irshalgad Fort, Kalavantin Durg.Other Famous points at Matheran are Porcupine Point, Echo Point

Famous trekking routes to Matheran Hill Station

  1. Garbett Point Trek from Bhivpuri Road Station
  2. Dodhani Village to Sunset Point Trek
  3. One Trek Hill Trek
  4. Peb Fort Trek

How to reach Matheran Hill Station

  • Getting there - Matheran Hill Station
  • By Air Nearest Airport Mumbai, 100km
  • By Rail Mumbai to Neral is 90 km approx
  • Pune to Neral is 125 km approx
  • Neral Matheran Toy train is 21 km approx

Places to Stay at Matheran

  • Lords Central Matheran
  • Adamo The Resort Matheran
  • Premdeep Hotel Matheran
  • Sayeban Hotel Matheran

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