Nothing can be better than traveling to an eco friendly region in your next vacation. When you think of such a quiet and healthy place then the name, Matheran would surely come to your mind. It has been declared an eco-sensitive region by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, (MoEF) Government of India.
If you want to travel hundred years back and reach those times when there were no vehicles, and therefore, no pollution, then this is the ideal stop for you. Every kind of vehicle is banned in Matheran. The spectacular views of the place draw thousands of tourists every year.
The hills and valleys that surround the place add a unique charm to this tourist destination. Matheran also boasts of dense forest the cover the hills and the valleys. People can visit this place any time of the year as the climate remains pleasant almost all days. Still, if you have not yet decided on the dates, you can plan your visit to Matheran during the months of September to June. The monsoons come with heavy rain and leave Matheran visually beautiful post monsoons.
The lush greenery, waterfalls and the lakes are a wonderful sight to watch during your tour to Matheran in Maharashtra. Beside the scenic splendors, you can visit the tourist attractions in Matheran that include:
- Hart point
- Malet Spring
- Mount Berry
- Luisa Point
- Echo Point
- Alexandria Point
- Olympia Racecourse
- Panorama Point (Sunrise Point)
- Porcupine Point (Sunset Point)
Accommodation in Matheran
You can find accommodation at a number pf hotels and lodges at Matheran that include:
- Regal Hotel
- Richie Rich
- Royal Hotel
- Hotel Kumar Plaza
- Saguna Baug (Neral)
- Hotel Rahi (Neral)
- Gujarat Bhavan Hotel
Getting to Matheran
Matheran can be reached by air from its nearest airport at Mumbai. Mumbai is also the major railhead near Matheran, though a mini train runs from Neral to Matheran. One can also reach Matheran by bus Mumbai or Pune.