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Matheran Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Matheran

Matheran At a Glance
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  • Best Time to Visit:October to March
  • Major Airports:Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Ideal Durations:2 to 3 Days
  • STD Code:21483

Matheran Travel Guide

Feel the refreshing energy of nature at “the cutest hill station of India”- Matheran. Being settled in the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a perfect getaway from Mumbai. This beautiful hill station of Maharashtra is just 100 km from Mumbai and is ideal for witnessing scenic vistas. Matheran hill station is top-rated in terms of offering breathtaking viewpoints. Besides that, you can enjoy camping, trekking, and rappelling, a significant part of Matheran tourism.

This cute little hill station is one of the pristine tourist spots and does not allow any vehicles to enter. When you step into Matheran, you can enjoy strolling on the roads or horseback riding. The easy trekking trails give you the best view of the surrounding mountain. Apart from the sweeping views, you can get to the viewpoints to enjoy sunrise and sunset.

Why Visit Matheran 

Matheran is one of the most popular hill stations near Mumbai for enjoying a weekend vacation. It is an eco-friendly hill station where vehicles are not allowed, and you can enjoy the natural beauty peacefully. From enjoying the view to indulging in fun activities, this hill station has all the enticing reasons to make your vacation remarkable.                                             

How to Reach Matheran  

Matheran is a gem of Maharashtra located near Mumbai in the Raigad district. Being settled in Sahyadri Mountains, this hill station is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune. You can reach Matheran through various modes of travel. However, this hill station has no direct air and train access. Mumbai and Pune are the two primary and closest airports point to reach Matheran. Apart from that, roadways and railways are also good options to reach Matheran. You can choose to reach Matheran by car at your convenience and comfort. To get more transportation information, you can Read More.

How to get around in Matheran 

Vehicles like cars and bikes are not allowed within Matheran, and you can drive up and park your vehicle at the Dasturi car point. From this point, you can choose a 40 minutes horseback or man-pulled rickshaw to reach Matheran. However, you can cover most of the area in Matheran by walking.  

Best Time to Visit Matheran

Matheran is one of the most beautiful hill stations that experience pleasant weather throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Matheran is from October to May. The climate condition becomes highly pleasurable during this time, making exploration comfortable. The monsoon hits Matheran from June to September, the best time for Matheran to experience nature's glory. Read more.

Places to Visit in Matheran

Matheran is a dreamy land that offers misty hills, trekking routes, spectacular views, and picturesque attractions. Little Chowk, Prabal Fort, and Louisa Points are prominent tourist places in Matheran. These places allow you to enjoy camping, trekking, and hiking while admiring the beautiful view. When it comes to getting the best sight of the surroundings, Panorama Point is the ideal attraction of Matheran that gives a 360° view. All in all, this nature-kissed hill station has plenty of famous tourist places that you can visit and feel nature closely. 

Things to do in Matheran 

This small hill station has the potential to create a significant and beautiful impact on your vacation. You can find many fun-filled and adventurous things to do in Matheran. Enjoying camping, trekking, and sightseeing with fresh vibes is something else. Besides that, there are other things that you can’t resist while enjoying Matheran tourism. The activities you would enjoy give you a great break from monotonous city life. On top of that, this break will reconnect you with Mother Nature and fill your heart with experiences. 

How many days are required to visit Matheran

2 days are required to explore the Matheran and enjoy a fantastic vacation. 

Accommodation in Matheran 

Enjoying the lush greenery from your room at a hotel in Matheran is an experience that will bring a peaceful vibe to your heart. The options for accommodation in Matheran cover budget-friendly and luxurious stays. Consequently, you do not need to worry about your visit to Matheran. Multiple options, the best views, comfort, and luxurious amenities are elements of hotels in Matheran. Read More.

Where to Eat in Matheran

This hill station offers a wide variety of food items you can enjoy on your Matheran tour. From the local food items to different cuisines, you can get everything here at some of the famous restaurants. Panorama Restaurant, Shabbir Bhai Biryaniwala, Vihang Matheran, Matheran Market Kiosks, and Kumar Plaza Restaurant are some must-visit places to eat in Matheran.

Shopping in Matheran 

Matheran is a cute little hill station near Mumbai that offers excellent elements to make a vacation remarkable. Shopping is one of them that gives you a chance to get the best experience on your trip. Apart from enjoying the sunset and panoramic views, you can indulge in a shopping spree in Matheran at various places. Kolhapuri footwear and leather belts are some of the best things to buy in Matheran. However, Chikki and Honey are the best food items to buy in Matheran that you must buy during your tour.

Travel Tips for Matheran

  • Carry a good and comfortable shoe for visiting Matheran as the region has red soil. 
  • If you are planning to enjoy trekking, pack your bags with clothes appropriately.
  • Do not carry too much baggage and only include essential things.
  • Keep your camera to capture the beautiful sights, as Matheran has plenty of viewpoints.
  • During the peak season, the prices of hotels are very high. So plan a vacation by looking at all these things in your mind.


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FAQs about Matheran Tourism

Q: Are 2 days enough for Matheran?

Ans. Yes, Matheran can be explored in 2 days. You can visit more than 35 viewpoints and enjoy sunrise and sunset.

Q: Why is Matheran famous?

Ans. Matheran is known for being Asia’s only car-free hill station. Thus, the air is purer, the skies are clearer, and there is abundant natural beauty. Adventure activities of Matheran include trekking, hiking, rock climbing, and rappelling.

Q: What is not so good about Matheran?

Ans. As this is a car-free zone, most sightseeing has to be done by walking.

Q: Is toy trains available in Matheran?

Ans. Yes, the toy train operates between Neral and Matheran. There is also a shuttle service from Aman Lodge Station near the parking area.

Q: What are the best Matheran tour packages?

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