You sit by the window of your toy train, as time passes by and gaze at the disappearing plains and the vast approaching hills. There are food vendors selling you piping hot food and tea as you cuddle up in your seat. This is Matheran; a beautiful hill station located about 800 meters above sea level, a pristine land of mysterious and beautiful hills gently enveloped in copious amounts of wispy clouds that float above. The panoramic view of Matheran will remind you of yesteryear Bollywood songs where the lead would lounge on picturesque green lands and dance around the tallest, most beautiful trees. The place was probably Matheran, and if it is not on your ‘to-visit’ list yet, it should be!
There are so many places to visit in Matheran and if you plan well ahead, you can grab the best deals with some amazing Matheran resorts to add a tinge of luxury to your vacation. You can get a breathtaking view of the city lights of Bombay from Hart Point. Matheran is one of the few places that has retained the charm of the olden and golden years with its perfect blend of Parsi and British homes and infrastructure. The main bazaars in Matheran will leave you in a whole new world. To experience all this, book your rooms in some of the best resorts in Matheran and enjoy an amazing vacation with your family and your friends!
Here are some of the best resorts in Matheran:
1. Adamo the Resort
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When you visit a quaint and petite hill station, so close yet so far from the hustle and bustle of the city of Mumbai, and then you know you need the best of the best luxury that you will find in a resort! You can find all that and more in Adamo the Resort, a luxurious, comfortable resort situated at the heart of the lovely hill station, nestled by the peaceful Maharashtrian countryside. Adamo the Resort is a one of a kind resort, with unique and luxurious amenities to suit the traveler in you. When in Matheran, you get to arrive to your resorts in a toy train, which is pretty awesome. This amazing resort in Matheran blends the rustic with elegance quite perfectly. A perfect resort for those who love to reminisce the past, Adamo the Resort is a perfect getaway for couples and families alike.
Designed and built in a style inspired by the early days of colonial rule in India, the Resort is an amalgamation of landscaped lawns, cobbled pathways, an emerald swimming pool and cozy villas with rich interiors that take you back to a bygone era. One of the finest Matheran resorts , the magnificent ambience combines with their exclusive service to make your holiday a journey deep into the rustic and elegant colonial era.
- Horse riding
- Swimming Pool
- Skating Rink
- Well-maintained luxury rooms
- Excellent dining facilities
- Sprawling grounds for a nature stroll
- 42 different options in accommodation
2. The Verandah in the Forest
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The weekend getaway destination for celebrities and batsmen, Matheran has preserved some of its most classic resorts better for the traveler in you to enjoy and explore! Built atop the famous and beautiful Sahyadri ranges, the Verandah in the forest remains to Asia’s only pedestrian hill resort. One of the finest resorts in Matheran for couples and families alike, The Verandah in the Forest is situated amongst manors of the Parsis, British and the Bohras, a souvenir of the bygone years that few remember. A quaint house built by Captain Barr in the isolated Western Ghats, this resort has every facility in place for all those who wish to seek solace in the slumbering hills and lie in history’s peaceful retired reveries.
There is an air of nobility in the house as you roam the rustic corridors and gaze out at the translucent hills of the place. The 35ft high ceilings and historic rooms will leave you relaxed and mesmerized, while the famous Charlotte lake lets you take a nature stroll and click some amazing pictures of the landscape nearby. Relish the local cuisines and take back your lungs filled with pure, unadulterated oxygen!
Amenities and activities:
- Visit to the Charlotte Lake
- Horse Riding on the grounds
- Historic and rustic rooms
- Beautiful look out points
- Valley Crossing
- Venue for weddings, conferences, activities
3. Radha Cottage Village resort
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A paradise set in paradise itself! Radha Cottage Village Resorts is a perfect weekend getaway for you and your family to enjoy in this hilly paradise for many glorious days! Bask in the luxury of deluxe rooms at a reasonable budgeted price with amenities that will make you fall in ove with Matheran even more. Located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the pristine valleys, this Matheran resort is a one of a kind for people who are ardent travelers and adventurers to stay in and enjoy. Located at the peaceful southern end of the Matheran Hill station, there are meandering paths leading to this lovely destination! Radha Cottage offers you the most relaxing environment amidst the dense jungle ambience, far away from the noise of the city.
Radha Cottage in Matheran is one of the most reputed budget resorts in Matheran for families and offers a strategic, comfortable location along with several amenities and services. Matheran is the closest hill station to Mumbai and a great place to spend those quick vacations with your families and friends. The Radha Cottage resorts offers you amazing experiences around Matheran and a relaxing experience to make your vacation memorable. However, there are various popular weekend getaways near mumbai to visit with your family and friends.
Amenities and activities:
- Comfortable state of the art rooms
- Nature sightseeing facilities
- Venue for business conferences
- Delicious cuisine
4. Usha Ascot
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One of the most luxurious resorts in Mahabaleswar with the pure air of nobility surrounding it on all fours, the Usha Ascot ensures you have a comfortable stay whilst you enjoy the amazing and tranquil landscape of Matheran. The resort is equipped with several state of the art facilities and amazing amenities for you to enjoy with your family and friends! So hop on board and head to the Usha Ascot! Revel in the 100% air-conditioned cottages and enjoy a fantastic pool view with a glass of fine drink in your hand!
Dance away to your best moves with your friends at the discotheque and indulge in fun and exciting indoor and outdoor games during your stay at the resort fit for royalty. The 24x7 hot and cold running water and the well furnished rooms make your stay here completely hassle free! The hospitable staff and the friendly folk at the resort make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout! Plan your next trip away from the city to Matheran and stay at the Usha Ascot for a fun and exciting time!
- Ascot Eatery
- Sunken bar and open restaurant
- Health club
- Jacuzzi, Steam room, massage facilities
- Ascot High Spirit
- AC Pool parlour
- Air conditioned cottages
- Indoor games facilities like Carom, chess and table tennis
- Swimming Pool
- State of the art room décor
5. Horseland Hotel and mountain spa
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Matheran is a beautiful hill station worthy to spend a relaxing weekend in and you need to enjoy the glory of the hill station from the comfort of your rustic, comfortable resort room and the Horseland hotel and mountain spa is the best option for you. The resort is a favorite amongst backpackers and ardent travelers who enjoy a little bit of comfort blended with luxury at the same time.
For the traveler who enjoys a little bit of luxury, you can experience fine dining and romantic dinners with your loved one to celebrate any special occasions and there are venues where you can enjoy your birthdays/anniversaries with that special someone! The different indoor and outdoor games facilities will allow you to enjoy childlike happiness at any time during your stay here!
- Swimming pool with a waterfall bath (aqua therapy), separate kid’s pool
- Dinning with garden buffet and specialty a la carte restaurant.
- In-house deli (all amenities can be purchased here) and Snacks Bar
- Indoor /outdoor games- pool table, Table tennis, carom, badminton, and chess.
- Adventure activities – pool crossing, Burma Bridge and aqua-zorbing
- Dance music in our discotheque
- Karaoke singing, in-house movies
- Campfire nights at echo point
- Jungle treks
- Horseland Olympics
- Casino nights
- Drawing competition for kids
- Music and games
- Cricket matches
- Vegetable carving classes
- Ayurvedic Center with a wide range of therapeutic massages.
- Morning yoga sessions, stretch classes, jungle gym, nature walks, kick boxing
- Beauty & Wellness Spa
- Daily activities like magic show, juggler shows, Tambola (housie) and much more!
6. Fleetwoods House
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If you are the kind of traveler who loves nature in a quiet offbeat stay, then you need to head to the Fleetwood house in Matheran, a quaint, beautiful and rustic cottage that brings a smile to everyone who stays here! The cottage is a perfect getaway for nature lovers and photographers and those who seek some alone time with nature. Built in 1871, Fleetwood house is a quaint colonial style villa and a cottage is placed on a 5 acre wide area of land that consists of horse-stables, rustic historic temples and other hang out spaces that will take you back in time! The cottage is eco-friendly and ensures that the guest is comfortable and happy.
Located at Matheran's One Tree Hill point, the villa consist of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large dining room, a fully equipped kitchen that can accommodate about 8 people comfortably, more can be accommodated if needed. The Cottage consist of 2 Suites, 2 bathrooms, which can each accommodate 5 people each (max). There is an outside patio/garden for both the Suites that can be used to gaze at the trees in the days and the stars at night. Even, you can visit various most famous places to visit in mumbai accompanied with your family and friends.
Food: Homemade vegetarian and non-vegetarian food; primarily Maharahtrian or Gujarati style.
- Bed Linens
- Outdoor slippers
- Hot water in taps
- TV / Satellite
- DVD player
- Speaker system out for Ipods/mp3/phones in the villa only.
- Battery Power back-up
- Fully equipped kitchen
7. Green Hill Resort
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Greenhill Resort is the relaxing place you need to be on your next vacation to Matheran. Located amidst the beautiful mountains of Pelhar, the resort looks like your real life castle in the clouds and appears to be like a dream come true for all those who go here. Get away from the dreary life of the city and enjoy a fun holiday in the sprawling grounds of the Green hill resort in Matheran. Green Hill Resort is conveniently located in Pelhar, Nallasopara Phata, Off Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, barely 50km from Mumbai International Airport by road and is just 7km from Nalasopara Railway Station East on the Western track. It is relatively easy for you to reach your destination and there are several sightseeing spots around this resort that you can enjoy to the maximum! So grab your bags and get going as soon as you can to this amazing hill station and its stellar resort!
- 25 Deluxe Rooms ( AC & Non-AC)
- Special Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian Cuisine
- Panoramic surrounding two swimming pools, Water Slides
- Separate swimming pool for kids
- Rain Dance & Double Water fall
- Playground ( Cricket,Volleyball,Football,Badminton )
- Outdoor games and Music System
- Outdoor party lawn
- Spacious conference hall ( seating capacity of 1000)
- Overnight stay for 350 people
- Canteen facility
8. The Byke Resort
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The Byke – A Hotel Retreat is one of Matheran’s most luxurious resorts for both families and couples to enjoy and offers you enchanting cottages nestled perfectly amidst the emerald valleys of this quaint hill station. Spread across 7 acres, this resort is a popular heritage property inherited by royalty themselves and offered to the public to enjoy its different luxuries.
The resort is well equipped with modern day amenities and ensures that the customer has a comfortable and relaxing stay in their luxurious cottages! Enjoy fine dining at the multi cuisine vegetarian restaurant, with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks suited to your taste! Take a well deserved break from the hustle and bustle of city life, as you jump into the Olympic size swimming pool, or revitalize yourself at the spa and massage parlor. Enjoy an evening with family and friends as you grove to the music at our in-house discotheque.
Located a mere 15 minutes from the Matheran railway station, this resort is the ideal venue to take a respite from city lights and just relax!
- Swimming pool
- Byke Events
- Well furnished rooms
- Health Club
- Mini library
- Excellent dining facilities
9. Rivergate resort
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The Rivergate Resort, found only 12km past Karjat (around 90 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Pune), is a best example and a stellar design in class recreation resort made as a tribute to wide open living, remarkably mixed with cutting edge extravagance and accommodations.
Rivergate Resort is perfect for corporate occasions and for couples from Mumbai, Pune and different territories. A progression of exercises of a mixed bag of hobbies like untamed life, wellbeing and amusement, customized to the visitors' wishes, make the stay at The Rivergate Resort an experience that is as various as it can get and an event to bond, and celebrate in the endowment of fellowship.
Regular surroundings, sensible rates, astounding ambience and closeness to urban areas like Mumbai and Pune make Rivergate Resort a perfect weekend getaway for couples and families alike. The resort is likewise an incredible decision for facilitating corporate occasions, weddings and different activities throughout the year! In addition, you can plan and visit numerous places to visit in pune along with your family and friends.
- Luxury villas
- Aqua spa facilities
- State of the art room décor
- Excellent dining facilities
10. Saguna Baug
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If you love agriculture and everything surrounding it, then you need to forgo the office apron and head to the quaint, beautiful farm stay at Saguna Baug; a fantasy resort that got to be gorgeous reality due to the dreams of a Gandhian opportunity warrior, famously known as Harikaka Bhadsavle. Subsequent to drudging for initial couple of years, Saguna Baug remains on an exceptionally solid balance with its right around 55 % targets well inside of span. The resort is the perfect stay for those who wish to enjoy the fun of farming and enjoy the beauty of nature at the same time!
This extraordinary resort lets you explore the refreshing countryside and a whole different side to Matheran, one where there is an abundance of fishing, trees climbing and many more things that get the explorer and true blue Indian in you happy and jumping in excitement. Grab your friends and family and head to this enthralling farmstay resort to create some amazing memories for a lifetime! This exotic resort near Matheran is the perfect place for any farm lover and agriculture expert to have an amazing time! However, there are various weekend getaways from pune along with your friend and family.
- Gardening and farming
- Buffalo riding
- Rod fishing
- Fish farming
- Horse Riding
- Cottages , mud houses and exotic farm stay experience