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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 ...
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 ...
27 March 2019
awesome trek for beginners.
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...
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
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...
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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:
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
Kalavantin Durg Valley Campsite
Sabharwal Farms Campsite
Attra Holidays And Camping Farms
Pay Master Park
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
Garbett Point trek via Bhivpuri Road Station
Panorama Point trek
One Tree Hill trek
Dodhani Village to Sunset Point trek
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.
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:
One Tree Hill
Little Chowk Point
King George Point
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.
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.
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.
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
Gujrat Bhavan Hotel