Matheran is a small hill station situated nearby Mumbai and is one of the most environmentally friendly places in Maharashtra. It is Asia’s only automobile-free hill station, rendering the cleanest and freshest air and atmosphere to dwell in. The most mesmerising part of the journey is the toy train ride from Neral to Matheran that includes the complete topography of the hill station.

Best Time to visit:

Matheran does not face maxima of temperature and enjoys a comfortable climate. The best time to travel this hill station is between November to June, but the place is deservingly visiting any time of the year.

Top Attractions in Matheran:

  • Alexander Point
  • Echo Point
  • Charlotte Lake
  • King George Point
  • Louisa Point
  • Monkey Point
  • Porcupine Point
  • One Tree Hill
  • Chowk Point



Charlotte Lake – It’s the sole water source atop Matheran, and it renders water to entire Matheran. It has wonderful scenery and greenery. On the left of it, there is Pisarnath Temple, Louisa and Echo points are on the right side of it.

King George – King George Point provides a fantastic view of the gorgeous waterfall that takes shape when the Charlotte Lake overflows.

Echo Point – It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Matheran that is usually thronged by the love buds.

Panorama Point – It provides a panoramic sight of the Sahyadri Ranges. This is also popular as the Sunrise Point. The visitors can get an excellent chance to get a majestic view of the Neral town on the east and Panvel city on the west. The place is also perfect for a picnic and one can spend some memorable time with the friends and family members.

Shivaji’s Ladder – As the name indicates with the steps resemble like that of a ladder, it is the way to the stunning Matheran Valley. While climbing the ladder, the tourists are hypnotised by the rich green forests and chilly winds.

Louisa Point – It offers a close and frontal view of the waterfall seen from the King George Point.

Prabal Fort – Prabal Fort is one of the major attractions of Matheran and catches the attention of tourists. Chathrapathi Shivaji from the Mughals captured the fort. The Fort is presently in ruins and is located at the top of the hill named Prabhal. There were two gateways and eleven towers in the fortifications and in 1818 the gateways were destroyed.


Facts about Matheran

State:  Maharashtra

District: R3aigarh

Famous as:  Hill Station

Languages: Marathi, Hindi and English

Best Season: Oct-May

Weather: Summer 20 to 35°C and Winter 12 to 33°C

Altitude:  800 m

Pincode:  410102

STD code: 02148


Restaurants in Matheran

  • Kokan Katta
  • Regal Hotel
  • Ketkar’s Restaurant
  • Shabbir bhai biryaniwala
  • Hotel Panorama Restaurant

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