Short Escape to Matheran

Mumbai - Matheran - Mumbai

Overview

Hill station means where serene environment, cool breeze, and lush mountain provide the ultimate peace of mind. And when it is a Matheran, you can be assured that the exceptional beauty and tranquility is waiting for you. Located at a height of 2600 feet in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats Mountains. Matheran boasts of its unexploited natural beauty and 36 exciting viewpoints. Lush highland, colorful birds, and dramatic waterfall are a few of the many attractions of Matheran. It is unbelievable that only100 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, there is a place without any kind of pollution. But once you reach Matheran, you will realize this wonderful reality. This is because even today no vehicle is allowed in Matheran. So if you want to spend a short weekend vacation amidst the charm of nature, go with this Matheran 3 days package and enjoy an outstanding holiday.

Trip Highlights
  • Explore the 12 famous viewpoints of Matheran
  • Excursion to the Charlotte Lake and Paymaster Park
  • Get a view of the Prabal Fort from Porcupine Point
  • Enjoy hiking at the Honeymoon Point and Panorama Point
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Itinerary Details

In the morning, you will depart from Mumbai and make your way towards Matheran. You will cover the 100 Kilometers of distance in 3 hours. Here all the cars and buses are parked, as vehicles are not allowed in Matheran. Thereafter, you have to cover a distance of 2.5 kilometers to reach your destination. You can reach the Matheran via horse ride or hand cart ride or you can simply walk to the top. Upon reaching there, check-in at the hotel. The afternoon is for rest. Go for a leisurely walk in the evening. Enjoy the majestic beauty of this serene place. This is followed by an overnight stay. Your Matheran tour package includes a heritage hotel or a similar property for night stay.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, and then embark on a full-day Matheran sightseeing tour, covering the 12 famous tourist points. In every hill station, the viewpoints are always at the top of the attractions and Matheran is not an exception. This hill station offers 36 viewpoints, out of which you will cover 12 of them on the day. The main points you will visit today include the Echo Point, Louisa Point, Panorama Point, Porcupine Point, Monkey Point, and Honeymoon Point. Apart from this, you can also visit Chanderi Caves, Prabal Fort, Irshalgad Fort, and Ambarnath Temple.

With the 2 nights 3 days package in Matheran, you will also visit Charlotte Lake and Paymasters Park. Charlotte Lake is located near the Louisa Point and the Echo Point which offers the ultimate serenity. This lake is the main source of fresh drinking water for the people of Matheran. Another leisure point in Matheran is Paymaster Park. The park is adorned with a wide variety of flora that offers excellent views to soothe your senses

Echo Point - Start your tour by visiting this popular point to enjoy an alluring view of the Sahyadri mountain range. This picturesque spot, as the name suggests, is also famous providing natural echoes and vibrations. Relax for some time amidst the pleasant weather and blooming colorful flowers. You can also enjoy delicious local Maharashtrian foods at one of the many stalls available here.

Louisa Point - One shouldn't miss this wonderful sightseeing spot in Matheran. This spot is also significant for hikers and photographers. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the Prabal Fort and Vishalgarh from here.

Panorama Point - From here you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the Western Ghats. This place is comparatively quiet because it needs 2 kilometers trekking to reach here. During the sunset and sunrise, you can experience the enchanting view of the hills.

Porcupine Point - You will visit this point in the evening as this point is famous for offering a wonderful sunset view. Enjoy the majestic view of the distant Prabal Fort in the lush green mountain.

Monkey Point - This is another breathtaking viewpoint, which is as the name suggests crowded by the monkeys. From here the green valley look awesome and offers a great opportunity for hiking. This is also another echo point.

Honeymoon Point - During the British era, this was a popular honeymoon spot. This peak is also popularly known as the 'Indian Grand Canyon' as it offers the majestic view of the layered lines of rocks. Sightseeing in Matheran would be incomplete without a trip to this romantic and pleasing Honeymoon Point.

Prabalgad Fort – It is nestled in the Western Ghat at an altitude of 2,300 feet amidst the lush greenery. This fort is surrounded by various other famous tourist attractions. Ulhas River is flowing through the east of the fort while the Gadhi River from the west and the Patalganga River runs to the south.

Irshalgad Fort – The fort is perched on the hilltop between Matheran and Panvel. It is popularly known as the sister of the Prabalgad Fort. One needs to trek to reach there. It will take 2 hours to cover a distance of 3.4 km.

Ambarnath Temple – This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This beautifully carved temple is situated on the bank of the River Vadavan.

After sightseeing, return to the hotel in the evening. Have a sumptuous dinner. Stay overnight in a heritage hotel or similar property.

This is the last day of your Matheran holiday package. After a hearty breakfast, check out from the hotel and get transferred to the Mumbai for your onward journey.

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