Matheran Tourism

Details About Matheran Tourism

Matheran is a small hill station in Maharashtra state about 100 kms from Mumbai. The place if famous tourist destination and a perfect gateway for people from Pune and Mumbai due to its proximity form the two cities. Discovered by the British officer Hugh Malet in 1850, the place was developed as holiday destination by the British. It is located at an elevation of about 800m (2,625) above the sea level. Tourism in Matheran is famous for its serene surroundings and pollution free air.

Matheran Tourism The Union Environment Ministry has given the place a status of eco sensitive zone and has banned all types of automobiles to run there. Hence one can just roam about on foot or on a horseback to unfold the treasures of beautiful hill station man pulled rickshaws are also provided by the Matheran tourism as a means of transport. The dense forest on the top of Sahyadri Mountains is a great place to explore in Matheran.

There are number of places of interest that can be visited by the people like the Panorama Point, Echo Point, Garbut Point, Charlotte Lake Sunset Point also called Porcupine Point and One tree Hill, to name a few. The tourism around Matheran strongly recommends a journey in the toy train from Mumbai to Neral which is an experience in itself. The slow train passes through the Western Ghats giving you a glimpse into the spectacular beauty of the hill station very closely.


Tourism within Matheran suggests a visit to in winter and summer as the weather is pleasant and inviting in both the seasons. But a visit to the place should be avoided in monsoon as the place get heavy rainfall due to the high altitudes and dense forest cover. Landfalls are a common happening at this time in Matheran and the red laterite road becomes unfit for commuting.

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