Situated in the Raigad district on the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, Matheran stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above the sea level. An ‘eco-sensitive ‘region, as declared by the Government of India, Matheran means ‘forest on the forehead’ is one of the smallest hill stations of India.
Matheran is a place where no vehicle is allowed (auto-free zone), making it a pollution free zone and with lush green hills, cool breeze, this cozy little hill town is thronged by visitors all round the year.
As you sit surrounded by foggy hills on all sides, a quaint little toy train makes its way through the fog, its engine puffing slowly. Welcome to Matheran Hill Station…
Matheran’s proximity too many metropolitan cities make it a popular weekend gateway for urban residents. It is just 100 km from Mumbai and around 120 km from Pune. The roads are not metalled and are of red laterite soil giving it an earthy touch to the place.
Matheran is known for its picturesque landscapes, the beautiful waterfalls, and the winding roads that are curved out of the mountain.
With a total of 36 viewpoints such as Echo Point, Alexander Louisa Point, Panorama Point and Porcupine Point among others, these views let you enjoy captivating scenic beauties. The cool climate also refreshes your souls.