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Places to see in Matheran

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    Best time to Visit Matheran: Sep,Oct,Nav,dec

    Category : Adventure: Adventure.,Hiking,Hot Air Ballooning,Paragliding
    Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer,Forest/Wildlife,River/Lakes/Waterfront,Hill Station,Honeymoon

    Duration(days) : 1 Days

    Description

    Matheran is a lovely hill station at the Western Ghats and is favourite choice among hikers, trekkers, honeymooners and weekenders.
    It is a renowned summer destination for weekenders from Gujarat and Maharashtra and tourists across the country.


    It is perhaps the only hill station in India that still does not allow motored vehicles and tourists even today take a horseback ride or hand rickshaw ride - like they used to do in 1930s.

    The name Matheran (which means 'forest on top') refers to the surrounding dense evergreen Jambol forests. Matheran is known for its biodiversity as the place consists of rare species of flora and fauna.

    Matheran is also famous for its 33 lookout points, which provides panoramic view of the peaks of Western Ghats


    Matheran offers view points, walking trails, heritage train, beautiful lake, some charming bungalows and old world charm - where you find that you have travelled back in time.

    Best time to visit - September to June


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    Charlotte Lake / Sharlott Lake

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    Charlotte Lake is a beautiful lake with picturesque view. It is the prime source of drinking water in the Matheran region. The ancient Pisarnath temple is located at one end of this lake.
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      Pisharnath Temple

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      Pisarnath Temple is a Lord Shiva temple and one of the oldest temples in Matheran. Tourists on a walk towards Charlotte lake often visit the temple enroute.
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        Look-out Points

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        Matheran consists of as many as 33 look-out points that offer picturesque views. Echo Point, Louisa Point, Sunset Point, One Tree Hill Point, Monkey Point, Panorama Point, Porcupine Point, Hart point are some of the popular points to visit.
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          Valley Crossing

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          One activity that should not be missed at Matheran is Valley Crossing. The trip is from Honeymoon Point to Louisa Point. The points are located on a U- shaped mountain and one has to go.
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            By Road/Self Drive
            There are many buses that go from Mumbai and Pune to Matheran. 
            Since Matheran is a vehicle-free zone, all petrol and diesel vehicles are stopped 2.5 kilometres away from the city. You will have to cover this last stretch on a horseback, a rickshaw or if you’re fit enough, on foot.
            If you plan to go by your vehicle, there is a parking space at Dasturi Peak just outside Matheran.

             

            By Train
            The closest railhead to Matheran is in Neral (21 kilometres). 
            From Neral you will have to go to Matheran by road, which is a 30-minute journey. Or by Toy Train that departs from Neral. 
            The toy train journey from Neral to Matheran is very beautiful and scenic; but it takes about 2 hours to reach the destination.

             

            By Air
            The nearest airports to Matheran are in Mumbai (100 kilometres) and Pune (120 kilometres).