Matheran is a delightful little hill station nestled in Sahyadri hills near Mumbai. There are a few trains operating between Mumbai to Matheran. MTDC operates a toy train between this station and Neral. MTDC site also offers other information about Matheran such as places to visit here and how to find a hotel in Matheran. Matheran town is not very large. However, every attempt has been made to keep its natural beauty in pristine condition instead of spoiling it with contemporary additions such as cars, bikes, or other noisy contraptions.
This is the reason it is possible to find tall and large trees all around in Matheran Mumbai. This is also the reason the only transportation modes available here are your pair of legs, rickshaws without motors, and horses. However, ambulances are allowed. So you are not going to find many cemented or tar roads radiating heat out here. But you will find pathways made of red soil in Matheran. You could say it makes that healthy walk mandatory. There are many monkeys here so eating on roads or pathways is best avoided.
There is an echo point here, like in most mountainous regions. The peaks plateaus and slopes of other mountains filled with trees make the view from here seem ethereal. Some companies operate a resort in Matheran because of which it is a perfect getaway with family for long weekends as these resorts offer modern facilities as well. This hill station gets its water from Lake Charlotte, which is also picturesque. Many birds that cannot be seen anywhere in the city can be found here. You can find some old buildings that were built during British rule.

Matheran Tourist Map

Facts About Matheran
Area 7 km2
State Maharashtra
Languages Marathi, Hindi, English
Best Time to Visit October – May
Nearest Railway Station Neral
Nearest Airport Mumbai Airport
Famous Panorama Point, Charlotte Lake, Bird Watching, Mount Barry, Honeymoon Hill, Rambaug Point
STD Code 91-2148

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