Matheran is a spellbinding hill station located in Maharashtra. This hill station was a favorite of the British officials and they took special care in developing the wonderful little hill station as their summer retreat. There are various viewpoints in Matheran and the monkey point of Matheran holds a special significance. With stupendously beautiful Western Ghats surrounding the monkey point, it is hard to remain in a state of worry at the monkey point.
Frequented by the famous macaque monkeys of Matheran, this place with all its flora and fauna is pure bliss in terms of natural beauty. Let the cool mountain air caress your body as it makes its way from the misty mountains to the plains. Become a child again and shout out loud from the monkey point and see your voice echo when you shout towards the Hart cliff.
In the mood for an adventure? Then consider trekking to the monkey point from the base, you will have plenty of monkeys to keep you company. But beware, don't be too friendly with the monkeys as they are infamous for snatching food from tourists. Matheran is well connected with the major cities like Mumbai and Pune via roads. Both State transport as well as private bus operators operate on these routes. You could also hire a cab from Mumbai and Pune to Matheran.
Neral is the closest railway station to Matheran which is well connected with Mumbai and Pune. You can enjoy a toy train ride from Neral to Matheran. The closest airport to Matheran is the Mumbai International Airport which is around 100 kilometers from Matheran. The Pune Airport is also pretty close at 130 kilometers. Both Mumbai, as well as Pune, are well connected with national as well as international destinations. One can easily get a taxi or cab from both the cities to the Neral.
Come and have a good time with the monkeys of Matheran at the monkey point and send your voice ringing the cliffs of Matheran as you enjoy the perks of being at the echo point.
Monkey point Matheran Timings: 24 hours
Monkey point Matheran Entry Fees: INR 50 for adults and INR 25 for children