Matheran

Matheran blends natural beauty and adventure with picturesque viewpoints and serene lakes, providing a refreshing break from the city’s hustle and bustle. The city has something for everyone, whether you are a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast.

Matheran, often called the “No-Pollution Hill Station,” is a tranquil hill station in the Western Ghats of India. Located in Maharashtra, Matheran is known for its serene environment and lush green landscapes. Ban on vehicles makes it a unique and eco-friendly destination for nature lovers and travelers seeking a peaceful retreat. Matheran offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation. With its dense forests, pristine lakes, and panoramic viewpoints, the hill station provides a refreshing escape from the chaos of city life. Matheran’s charming ambiance and abundant outdoor activities make it a rejuvenating place to explore.

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    THINGS TO DO IN MATHERAN

    Trekking

    Trekking

    Lonavala offers a plethora of trekking trails for all levels of hikers. Popular treks include Rajmachi Fort, Lohagad Fort, and Tikona Fort. Trekking allows you to explore the lush landscapes and views.

    Waterfalls

    Waterfalls

    During the monsoon season, Lonavala and its surroundings come alive with numerous waterfalls. Visiting spots like Bhushi Dam and Kune Falls is a great way to experience the natural beauty.

    Adventure Sports

    Adventure Sports

    For thrill-seekers, Lonavala offers adventure sports such as paragliding, zip-lining, and rock climbing. These activities provide an adrenaline rush and the opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of the hill station.

    BEST TIME TO VISIT MATHERAN

    SUMMER SEASON

    (April to June)

    The summer months are ideal for visiting Matheran, as the weather is pleasant, and the temperature remains relatively cool. This is the perfect time for outdoor activities, nature walks, and trekking.

    MONSOON SEASON

    (July to September)

    The monsoon season brings lush greenery to Matheran, but it also means occasional heavy rainfall. The hill station looks enchanting during this time, but trekking and outdoor activities can be challenging due to slippery paths.

    WINTER SEASON

    (October to March)

    Winter in Matheran is relatively cold, with temperatures dropping at night. It’s a great time to enjoy cool, crisp air and explore the hill station without the crowds. This is also an excellent time for nature photography.

    HOW TO REACH MATHERAN

    Matheran is well-connected to various parts of India:

     
    The closest airport is Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which is approximately 44 km away. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, offers flights from numerous countries. From the airport, tourists can reach Matheran by taxi.
    The nearest railway station to Matheran is Neral Junction. From Neral, you can board the Matheran Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to reach Matheran. The toy train offers a scenic and memorable journey to the hill station.
    Matheran does not allow motorized vehicles within its limits. Visitors can reach Dasturi Naka, the entry point to Matheran, by road. From there, you can choose to walk, hire a horse, or take the Matheran Toy Train to reach the hill station.

    RAJASTHAN EXPERIENCES

    ADVENTURE

    HERITAGE & CULTURE

    WILDLIFE

    POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT IN MAHARASHTRA

    FAQs

    What are the top attractions in Matheran?

    The top attractions in Matheran include Panorama Point, Charlotte Lake, Echo Point, and various scenic viewpoints.

    Is mobile network connectivity available in Matheran?

    Mobile network connectivity can be inconsistent in Matheran, so be prepared for a potential digital detox during your visit.

    Can I take my car to Matheran?

    No, private vehicles are not allowed in Matheran. You can reach the entry point at Dasturi Naka by road, but from there, you must rely on walking, horseback riding, or the Matheran Toy Train to explore the hill station.