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11 Best Places to Visit in Matheran

 
  • If you are looking for some outing away from the hustle and bustle of the city life then opt for Matheran which is the perfect spot for you. Get a chance to explore these places to visit in Matheran and revive yourself with the cool atmosphere. Matheran is the smallest hill station in Kajrat town in the Raigad district. 

    Matheran mean ‘forest on top’ and once you visit this place you will be astonished by the lush greeneries and the serenity. This exotic destination stands at a height of 2156 feet above sea level and was developed by the British Officer Hugh Mallet.

    This place is considered as the cleanest area as the vehicles are banned in Matheran. Plan a trip to this exciting place and explore the spectacular beauty of this region. 

    Here are some of the of the best places to visit in Matheran:

  • 01Karnala Fort Trek, Matheran

    Karnala Fort Trek, Matheran
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    • Grab your trekking shoes and head out for adventure on a trek to Karnala Fort which is located around 10km from the city of Panvel.
    • Your experience begins as you meet at Panvel stationa  little before 09:00AM and depart for the trekking experience.
    • As you reach the top bask in the glorious views. As the fort overlooks the Mumbai to Goa highway. You can see the snaking roads enveloped in misty valleys.
    • Marvel the majestic views on top and head downwards to your descent after a  brief lunch; marking the end of your experience.




     

  • 02Trek to Chanderi Caves in Matheran

    Trek to Chanderi Caves in Matheran
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    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 the stunning landscapes of these colossal mountain ranges that gives this place a perfect backdrop. Trek through the winding trails that provide you the best of the natural beauty accompanying you throughout your trek. Once you make it to the top, you will witness stunning chain of four pinnacles, providing you with a breath-taking sight. Enthrall in the amazing sight of the Sahyadri Ranges.

    Embark on this enthralling Chanderi caves trekking experience that provides you with panoramic views of the nearby ranges and the valley below. Delight in this trek to Chanderi Caves in Matheran with friends and family like never before!

  • 03Neral-Matheran Toy Train

    Neral-Matheran Toy Train

    Nothing can be better than to a visit to the hill station for a different experience. While you are planning for your vacation we bring out one of the best places to visit in Matheran this summer. Get astonished by the calmness and scenic beauty of this small hill station in Maharastra.

    Enjoy the breath taking sunset and sunrise with a soft hue of different colours. The best way to reach this wonderful destination is the Neral-Matheran Toy Train. The toy train will take around 2 hours to reach Matheran and will drop you at the centre point. Don’t forget to book your tickets early for the best travelling experience.

    Time: Board the train at around 10:00 AM

    Duration: 2 hours from Neral to Matheran

    Best season: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

  • 04Louisa Point

    Louisa Point

    For an unforgettable experience visit this Louisa Point and remain spellbound with the majestic beauty of this region with the vast greenery. High hills and mountains are some of the best features of this region. Make you evening special with the stunning sunset and capture some moments with your loved ones. If you are in Matheran take a 20 minutes’ walk to this paradise on earth. Enjoy the clear view of the Prabal fort, Vishalgarh and get soaked in the beauty with the prolonged serenity. 

    If you are into photography then this is a double treat for you where you can witness the charming beauty with the some great clicks. Get amazed by the sight of the scintillating waterfall brimming with fresh rain waters.

    How to reach: 2 hours’ drive by car from Mumbai

    Best season: The best season to visit this place is from February to December

  • 05Echo Point

    Echo Point
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    Another best places to visit in Matheran is the Echo Point. Just to the left of the Charlotte Lake there is another spot with an amazing view of the valleys Echo Point. As the name suggest this places is famous for the echoes which will hit back from the hills. Whether you are there with your friends or family don’t miss out to shout your name which will reiterate after you. Another interesting thing about this place is that the climate keeps on changing. This place is a hit among the people and is hugely crowded. Soothe your eyes with the profound beauty of the mountains as the clouds slowly pass by. If you are visiting the place during the monsoon season then you can enjoy a chimerical view of the waterfall profuse with rain water.

    How to reach: 2 hours’ drive by car from Mumbai

    Best Season: The best season to visit this place is during October and November

  • 06Charlotte Lake

    Charlotte Lake
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    Visit one of the most spectacular spots on your next visit to Matheran. This is another best places to visit in Matheran. Nestled among the vast greenery in its full bloom is the Charlotte Lake which provides the most majestic picturesque view. The best time to visit this lake is during the monsoon season when you witness the milky waters cascading down the hills and submerging in the gentle rains provides a kaleidoscopic caparison. One can also see migratory birds in this region. You can also enjoy the view of the Pisarnath Temple to the right of the lake.

    How to reach: You can take a train from Pune or Mumbai and then toy train from Neral to Matheran

    Best season: The best season to visit this places is during October to March.

  • 07One Tree Hill

    One Tree Hill
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    If you are looking for some adventurous trek then this is definitely the best places to visit in Matheran. Not just for hiking but One Tree Hill in Matheran offers one of the best views of the serene and untouched nature. Enjoy the flavours of both summer and winter while your visit to this place. The most interesting thing about this place is that there is only one tree on a hill which stands tall. One tree hill point is around 5 kms from Matheran market. Enjoy the cool summer breeze as you trek during the summer. The way to the One Tree Hill Point is significantly steep and hazardous. Once you reach the top admire the amazing place with its bewitching charisma and tranquilizing exhibition of beauty.

    How to reach: 2 hours’ drive by car from Mumbai or a toy train from Neral to Matheran

    Best season: The best season to visit this place is during the October to March

  • 08Porcupine Point (Sunset Point)

    Porcupine Point (Sunset Point)
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    Make your evening special with the awestruck view of the sunset at the Porcupine Point. This is yet another places to visit in Matheran. Get the most majestic view of the sunset with the red and orange hue on the sky. The best thing about this place is the ambience with the soft breeze and tranquillity. The main highlights of this sight is the Cathedral rocks located on the western side of the point. This place is a hit among the nature lovers where they can enjoy the sight of the mountain ranges, town and forest along with the sunset. Prabalgad Fort in the valley is another most visited site by travellers. 4 kilometres from the main market of the town of Matheran.

    How to reach:  You can reach there by a horse or a 5 minutes’ drive from Matheran

    Best season: The best time to visit this places is during February to December.

  • 09Morbe Dam

    Look out for this another places to visit in Matheran and make your weekend special with a blissful picnic along with your friends. Morbe Dam is about 30 kilometres from Matheran. The reservoir is around 194 ft. above sea level and is built across the Dharavi River and spreads over a surface of 9,780 sq km. 

    The dam was constructed by the Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran in 1999 for the management of the water supply in the area. Marvel at the sight of the glorious sunset and enjoy the scenery which is truly a piece of heaven on earth. 

    For the peace seekers this is the best place where you can truly enjoy the greenery with the tranquillity. One can also enjoy the majestic view of the valleys and the mountains from that region.

    How to reach: The easiest way accessible is by taking a train from Neral to Matheran. You can take a shared cab/bus from the Neral station to Dasturi Point. You can also walk 30 minutes to Matheran.

    Best season: The best time to visit this place is during October to March.

  • 10Alexander Point

    Mark it on your bucket list to visit this one of the most tranquil place while you are in Matheran. Make your way through the misty mountains and the floating clouds for a perfect nature- kissed weekend. 

    Escape to this paradise at Alexander point and enjoy the gorgeous views of the Palasdari Lake, Rambaug Point, Garbut Point and Chowk Point. Keep staring at the charming Borgaon village downhill and get a chance to witness the golden green forest during the sunset.

     From the Alexander point one can also see the Ulhas River flowing from below. One can also catch a glimpse of towers of Bhivpuri Power house from the point. Alexander Point set up alongside the Madhavji Road which is easily accessible.

    How to reach: The easiest way to reach Alexander Point is by taking a 2 hours’ drive by car from Mumbai.

    Best season: The best time to visit this place is during February to March and September to November.

  • 11Prabal Fort

    Prabal Fort
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    There are yet another best places to visit in Matheran which remain outstanding although they are mainly the ruins. Prabal fort is located at a flat top hill named Prabal in the western side of Matheran. This fort was captured by the great Chathrapathi Shivaji from Mughals and is believed to have price worthy treasure at the time it was captured. 

    Once you are there at the fort you will see two gateways and eleven towers in the fortifications but the gateway was destroyed during wars in 1818.One can see the large pond at the top of the hills. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and spend some time exploring this enchanting Prabal fort.

    How to reach: 1 hour 12 minutes’ drive from Mumbai (187 km). You can also opt for a bus from Kolhapur (250 km), Pune (102 km), and Mahabaleshwar (75 km).

    Best season: The best season to visit this place is during October to March.