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Best Things To Do in Matheran

Cradled near Mumbai city, Matheran is a tiny hill station in Maharashtra which provides its visitors with a much-needed escape from the bustling city crowd. The charm of this hilly abode reaches its peak in the monsoon season when the nearby waterfalls are at their best and the entire forest area turns into a lush green blanket.

Whether you are a nature seeker or an adventure junkie, there are a plethora of things to do in Matheran which will leave you in awe of this place. Being a travelers delight, Matheran is mostly visited by trekkers, photography buffs, and peace seekers. From Alexander Point, Rambagh Point, and Echo Point to Charlotte Lake, Louisa Point, and One Tree Hill, there are bountiful of spots in this town which will quench your thirst for adventure and travel.

Apart from being an absolute delight for nature buffs, Matheran also comprises few historical monuments which talk about the rich historical past of this mesmerizing place. With places like Prabal Fort and Irshalgad Fort in its reserve, Matheran has managed to preserve its ancient treasures successfully.

Though this quaint town is largely known for its surreal points, there are some enthralling activities in Matheran such as toy train ride, horseback ride, and zip lining, which will make you fall in love with it. So, if you are planning a weekend trip to this quaint town, here is a list of all the things to do in Matheran.

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    About the Activity:The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran are deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Matheran is truly ‘The Best Hill Station i...

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    About the Activity: Head for a fun and exciting one day trek to Kalavantin Pinnacle and indulge in pure adventure with your friends and family! Kalavantin Durg (Kalavantin’s Fort) is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian State of Maharashtra, at an ele...

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    About the Activity:Fixed Departure: 13th August, 2016Embark on this adventurous trek to Kalavantin located between Matheran and Panvel and make your monsoon awesome. Start your trip by assembling at the starting point, Panvel Bus Depot, from where the tour will depart at...

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    About The Activity: The outdoor has always proved to be the best source of learning. Keeping this in mind, this 2 days adventure package for families and groups in Matheran offers plenty of games and activities that allows you to encounter various challenges and al...

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    Embark on a one day adventure around Mumbai at Matheran and recharge with a host of adventure activities that will surely give you an adventure rush. The activity commences as soon as you reach the campsite. After a brief safety meeting, you will be divided into grou...

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    About the Activity: Chanderi, a grand mountain ranges extend to a sprawling height of around 800m and is located on the way from Badlapur to Karjat. Embark on this amazing Chanderi caves trekking experience with friends and family like never before. Delight in ...

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    28 Feb 2016Difficulty Level: Medium levelEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Carry bottle water and pack lunch for this trekTransport: While going walk till the trek start point. On retun hop into the shared sumo /trax/ innova till Neral railway station.Height: 1564 f...

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    Embark on an exciting day out at Nisarga Vihar adventure camp in Matheran and commence on a host of adventure activities that will excite and delight you! As soon as you reach the camp you will be welcomed by the group of adventure and outdoor experts who will then br...

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    About the activity :Embark on an exciting and offbeat adventure experience at Kondana Caves and waterfalls which are located at around 74km from Mumbai.Commence on an exciting start to this expedition as you arrive and meet the rest of the group at Karjat station by app...

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    About the activity : Adventure is out there and it is calling your name! On your next holiday, head for an enthralling waterfall rappelling experience at Dodhani waterfalls and let the wonders of nature take control over you as you pummel down from ropes strapped ...

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Traveller Tales From Matheran


Jyotis Ganaka

31 July 2017

We were a group of 7 people who booked this trek. It was an amazing adventure for all of us. We started early in the morning and reached the trek base. We started at 8:30 AM. The morning was beautiful ...


Chandravati Tagore

31 July 2017

I always wanted to head out for a trek along with my friends but never had the chance. This time my friends booked a trek for us without my knowledge as a surprise. And guys! I tell you I had the best ...


Marut Gill

27 March 2019

awesome trek for beginners.


Deeptimoyee Nehru

31 July 2017

A great one! It was a very great trek for all of us. Everything was very well arranged. I and my girl went on this trip. The tour operator has very well maintained everything. It was on time and we sta...


Amaresh Bhattacharya

31 July 2017

It was one of the memorable trips for all of us. We were glad that we went on this tour. t was very well arranged and we also had an amazing guide. And the best thing was it was very safe for girls. Th


Harinakshi Shah

31 July 2017

It was a wonderful trek to Matheran. I was on a solo trip and guess what I didn’t have to worry about anything. Everything was very well organized. The food was good and so was our guide. He was very f...

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Matheran

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Matheran?

    Matheran is known for its visual appeal and exhilarating adventure sports and if a trip to this town is around the corner, here is a list of things to do in Matheran that will serve you with a rejuvenating experience.

    Waterfall Rappelling At Dodhani Waterfalls

    If you wish to add a pinch of adventure in your trip, waterfall rappelling at Dodhani Waterfalls is among the unmissable activities in Matheran . Even if you are not an experienced thrill-seeker, the gushing water all around you while descending from the slope will set your adrenaline racing.

    For all those who are worried about their safety while enjoying this enthralling sport, there is a reason to be relieved. The service providers not only use high-quality ropes during water rappelling but also provide you with other necessary devices such as helmets, gloves, descenders, and seat harnesses.

    Location: Matheran, Maharashtra

    Price: INR 1050 per person.

    Trek To Chanderi Caves

    Nestled on the way from Badlapur to Karjat, Chanderi is a huge mountain range that rises up to an altitude of 800 meters. Being an integral part of Matheran adventure activities, trek to Chanderi Caves will introduce you to the surreal landscapes of Matheran. Though walking through the winding trails might leave you tired, the impeccable view from the top is truly worth your effort and time. If you want to get the most out of this trek, it is advisable to plan it in the months between July and October.

    Location: Panvel, Maharashtra

    Timings: open 24 hours

    Price: No entry fee

    Visit Charlotte Lake

    Situated around 2 Km away from Matheran Railway Station, Charlotte Lake is reckoned as one of the best places in the town. During the monsoon season, this 50-foot deep lake is at its fullest and this when you can relish the panoramic view around it. If you are a bird watcher, you can also visit this place in the morning or evening hours to capture some amazing bird species in your camera. On the left side of the lake, there is an ancient Pisharnath Mahadev Temple which is another interesting stop for the outsiders.

    Location: Matheran, Maharashtra

    Timings: Sunrise to sunset

    Price: free

    Stop At Louisa Point

    Situated in close proximity to Charlotte Lake, Louisa Point serves the travelers with the most amazing vistas and alluring views of Prabalgad and Vishalgad forts. In the monsoons, the place appears no less than a paradise with its magnificent waterfalls and gigantic peaks. The point can be visited at any time of the year and there is no entry fee for it. If you are looking for things to do in Matheran, a visit to Louisa Point is must-do for you. With its visual appeal and trekking opportunities, this place is popular among photo fanatics, hikers, and nature buffs.

    Location: Raigad, Matheran

    Timing: 5:00 AM-6:00 PM

    Price: Free

    Go On Kalavantin Pinnacle Trek

    Apart from being a nature’s paradise, Matheran is also known for its adventure sports, thanks to the spots such as Kalavantin Pinnacle which offers tremendous opportunities for trekking. Cradled at an altitude of 2300 feet, Kalavantin fort is situated between Panvel and Matheran. A trek to this place will not only quench your thirst for adventure but it will also offer you the most surreal views on the way. For all the adventure junkies and history buffs, Kalavantin trek is an experience to cherish for a lifetime. If you have been looking for some exciting things to do in Matheran, this is the place from where you can begin.

    Location: Padaghe, Maharashtra

    Price: free

    Trek To Irshalgad Fort

    Popularly known as sister fort to Prabalgad Fort, Irshalgad Fort is situated between Panvel and Matheran. The fort forms an ideal trekking destination for hikers and nature buffs. With its secluded location, alluring vistas, and peaceful surroundings, Irshalgad fort takes you away from the boisterous city life. This is an easy trek which can be tried even by the beginners. The fort is situated atop a hill at a height of 3700 feet above the sea level. If you are someone who has an undying love for hiking, Irshalgad trek is the most enthralling thing to do in Matheran.

    Location: Nadhal, Maharashtra

    Timing: Open 24 hours

    Price: Free

    Witness The Sahyadri Rage From Little Chowk Point

    This is another popular spot in the picturesque town of Matheran which has captivated the hearts of the travelers. Flaunting the panoramic setting of Sahyadri Ranges, Little Chow Point witnesses a huge influx of travelers every day. From this point, you can relish breathtaking views of Karnala Fort and Panvel town. Besides this, it also offers charismatic views of Vishalgad and Pranalgad forts. If you are an ardent nature lover who wants to take a break from the hectic life, this is a must-visit place for you.

    Location: Raigad, Matheran, Maharashtra

    Timings: 6:00 AM-7:00 PM

    Price: free

    Visit The Ambernath Shiv Temple

    Though Matheran is hugely popular as a hill station in Maharashtra, its rich heritage is something which adds to its irresistible charm. Yes, the hilly town of Matheran also comprises religious spots such as Ambarnath Shiv Temple which has beautifully preserved the ancient history of the town. Situated around 37kilometers away from the hill station, this temple is nestled on the banks of Waldhuni river. Apart from its religious importance, it is also known for its Hemadpanthi architectural style. If you want to indulge in some sacred activities in Matheran, a visit to this temple is all that you need.

    Location: New Bhendi Pada, Ambernath, Maharashtra

    Timings: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM.

    Price: free

    Go Rock Climbing

    With a plethora of things to do in Matheran like trekking, hiking, and rappelling, this town has truly become a heaven for adventure junkies. One such activity which quadruples the charm of this adventurous trip is rock climbing. From Alexander Point to Louisa Point, Shivaji’s Ladder, and Prabal Fort, there are several such spots where you can enjoy this activity. You can also opt for an overnight climb from Garbett Point to Matheran.

    Location: Matheran

    Price: INR 600 per person.

    Explore Porcupine Point

    Also popular as Sunset Point, Porcupine Point is an epitome of natural splendor. If your holidays are about to end and you have just last few days in your hands, a trip to this point is all that you need. Blessed with lush green forests and picturesque surroundings, Porcupine Point also offers alluring views of Prabalgad Fort. Apart from its breathtaking sunset views, this point is also known for an additional attraction, called, Cathedral Rocks.

    Location: Porcupine Point. Matheran, Maharashtra

    Timings: Open 24 hours

    Price: Free

    Enjoy Toy Train Ride

    This joyous train ride which begins from Neral station is one of the most memorable things to do in Matheran. The toy train covers a distance of around 21 Km and passes through dense forests embracing the gigantic hills of Matheran. Presenting a unique combination of rich wildlife, exotic flora, and lush green forests, the toy train ride is the best way to explore the beauty of this hilly town. All kind of vehicles are banned in Matheran and hence, on your train ride, you will get to see a pollution free town.

    Location: Matheran, Maharashtra

    Timings: 8:50 AM to 3:55 PM

    Price: The ticket price for the second class is INR 45 for adults and INR 30 for kids. For the first class, the tickets for adults and kids are INR 300 and INR 180 respectively.

    Witness Shivaji’s Ladder

    Situated at a distance of 3.5 Km from Matheran, Shivaji’s Ladder is cradled on the way to One Tree Hill Point. A beautiful pathway boasting of steps like a ladder, this ladder was often used by Emperor Shivaji for pleasure trips. The path is surrounded by woods and is reckoned among the top trekking spots in the town. Since the trail is steep, one can use horses to visit this place. If you are looking for some unique places to visit in Matheran, this point surely deserves a mention.

    Location: Near One Tree Hill Point, Matheran

    Timings: open 24 hours

    Price: Free

  • Q. What are the best adventure activities to do in Matheran?

    Matheran is an idyllic destination for adventure junkies who wish to try something new and thrilling. Some of the best adventure activities in Matheran that will quench your thirst for adventure include:

    Vertical Ladder

    Air Obstacle

    Zip Line

    Way Words

    Rifle Shooting

    Traffic Jam

    Tower Building

    Horse riding



  • Q. Which are the best sites for camping in Matheran?

    With its picturesque landscapes and natural splendor, Matheran has emerged as the most sought after location for camping and picnic. Surrounded by majestic hills, rugged valleys, and dense forests, this place forms a perfect escape from the city clamor. Here are some of the sites in Matheran which will serve you with the best camping experience.

    One Tree Hill Point

    Panorama Point

    Sunset Point

    Kalavantin Durg Valley Campsite

    Charlotte Lake

    Sabharwal Farms Campsite

    Attra Holidays And Camping Farms

    Pay Master Park

    Alexander Point

    Louisa Point

  • Q. Are there treks in and around Matheran?

    Yes, there are several treks in and around Matheran which can give you an adrenaline rush. These treks take you through the lush green forests and gigantic hills of Matheran and leave you in awe of this hilly abode. Here is a complete list of trekking spots near the town which have won millions of hearts.

    Kalavantin Pinnacle Trek

    Chanderi Caves trek

    Vikatgad Trek

    Garbett Point trek via Bhivpuri Road Station

    Panorama Point trek

    One Tree Hill trek

    Dodhani Village to Sunset Point trek

  • Q. What are the best temples to visit in Matheran?

    Apart from being a tourist delight which it is, Matheran town also houses several popular shrines which see a huge influx of devotees throughout the year. From Shiva temple to Ram Mandir, here one can find it all.

    Some of the famous temples in Matheran include Ambarnath Temple, Ram Mandir, Chang Bhale Mandir, and Pisharnath Temple. While Ambarnath temple is known for its uncanny resemblance with Dilwara temple, Pisharnath Mandir is popular for its surreal surroundings.

  • Q. What are the famous hill points in Matheran?

    The hilly paradise of Matheran has various such points from where one can witness the beauty of the town. Surrounded by Sahyadri ranges, Matheran comprises around 39 peaks where tourists can spend some peaceful hours in the laps of nature. Some of the most popular peaks in Matheran are as follows:

    Echo Point

    Louisa Point

    Alexander Point

    One Tree Hill

    Porcupine Point

    Panorama Point

    Lord Point

    Khandala Point

    Honeymoon Hill

    Rambagh Point

    Little Chowk Point

    King George Point

  • Q. What are the best forts to visit in Matheran?

    Historical forts form an integral part of Matheran town. These forts not only introduce you to the rich history of the town but also leave the travelers in awe of its intricate architecture. Some of the best forts in Matheran include Prabalgad Fort and Irshalgad fort. Irshalgad Fort is the sister fort to Prabalgad fort and forms an ideal trekking spot for the adventure lovers.

    Prabalgad Fort, which stands at an altitude of 2300 feet, is another trekking spot which features treacherous trail. This fort is cradled atop a rocky plateau and is an ideal vacation spot for the experienced trekkers.

  • Q. What are the historic sites in Matheran?

    The historical town of Matheran takes you back in time with its numerous tourist spots and forts. Some of the well-known historical spots in Matheran are Parabalgad Fort, Irshalgad Fort, and Shivaji’s Ladder.

    While Prabalgad and Irshalgad forts are popular as sister forts, Shivaji’s Ladder is a historical pathway which was once used by emperor Shivaji for hunting and pleasure trips. This pathway was later rediscovered by Hugh Mallet in the year 1850. Besides its historical significance, Shivaji’s Ladder is also known for its lush green surroundings.

  • Q. What are the museums in Matheran?

    The well-maintained museums of Matheran speak a ton about the rich culture of this place. The two most popular museums in Matheran cover Aakashganga Sky Observatory and Matheran Wax Museum.

    While the Wax museum is an idyllic destination where one can find wax statues of various celebrities, Aakashganga observatory is a must-visit place for science lovers. This observatory begins after sunset and provides you with an opportunity to spot Mars, Moon, Saturn, and the Andromeda Galaxy.

  • Q. Which are the best eating places in Matheran?

    Presenting a blend of various kinds of food, Matheran is a heaven for foodies. From Gujarati and Chinese to Maharashtrian, Punjabi, and Moghali cuisines, the town has something for everyone. Some of the standout items which cannot be missed here include Chikki, Vada Pav, and Kebabs. You can also try the popular refreshing drink called Kokum Sharbat on your visit to Matheran. Some of the best eateries in Matheran are listed as below:

    Garden View Restaurant


    Shabbir Bhai

    Kokan Katta

    Hotel Panorama

    Namak Restaurant

    Gujrat Bhavan Hotel