Matheran Tourism , Best of Matheran ,Tourist Attractions ,Travel Guide and Travel Packages
Matheran Hill Station is the most famous and coolest Hill Station located at Karjat Tahsilin the Raigad district in the Indian State of Maharashtra. It is the smallest hill station in India. Matheran is Situated on the Western Ghat Range at an elevation of about 800 meters above the sea level. From Mumbai it is about 90 km away and 120 km from Pune. To many metropolitan cities it is an popular weekend getaway for urban residents. Matheran which means “ Forest on the hill or Overhead “.
Matheran is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are not allowed, which makes the place different from others. Matheran takes you to hundred years back where there were no vehicles. Because of banned Vehicles Matheran ,the place is quite peaceful despite of that millions of tourist will come and make a visit every year from all around the world.
There are around 38 designated look-out points in Matheran, including the Panorma Point that provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding area and also the Neral town. From this point, the view of sunset and sunrise is breathtaking. The Louisa view point offers crystal clear view of the Prabal Fort. The other points are the One Tree Hill Point, Hart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambgh Point, and more.
Best Time To Visit Matheran Hill Station
Matheran enjoys a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year. So, the hill station receives tourists all round the calendar.
- In Summer : In Matheran Summer starts from March to June. During the period of June to July it experiences moderate climate though the maximum temperature may reach 35 degree centigrade . Thus, Matheran is a favourable destination for trekking in summers.
- In Monsoon : Monsoon season in Matheran i.e July to September it recevies high rainfall. The rains restore the hills to its natural shade and add life to its seasonal waterfalls.The rains restore the hills to its natural shade and add life to its seasonal waterfalls. And it is advised that it might be not the correct time for adventurous activities.
- In Winter : Here the Winter season starts from October to February. Though the winter temperature in Matheran can drop as low as 10 degree centigrade. The overall weather, is with warm days and chilly nights, is quite enjoyable which attracts the maximum number of tourists in this season. This is also the perfect season for adventurers.
Tourist Attraction In Matheran Hill Station
1. Panorama Point
This scenic point offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Western Ghats and the verdant plains dotted with villages far below. An ideal picnic spot, this place is comparatively less crowded than other points in Matheran as it requires one to trek. Panorama Point is a magnet for photo fanatic and adventure seekers. Panorama Point offers gorgeous sunset and sunrise views. Once in a while you will get a glimpse of the toy train chugging through the western ghats below.
2. Matheran Toy Train
It’s astonishing to travel by Toy train from Neral to Matheran a hill station in Raigad district in Maharashtra. Toy Trains journey takes around 281 thriller zigzag turns from Neral to Matheran hill top. The Matheran railway is small line of 2 feet gauge constructed in the year 1907 and being rewarded World Heritage in by UNESCO. It is the mode of transport to reach plateau top in the near vicinity city of Mumbai. The track zig zags up the side of the hill, bringing into view the full beauty of the Matheran Hill station. There are four pairs of train running between Neral and Matheran.
3. Louisa View Point
To enjoy the spectacular view of the city and the remains of Prabal and Vishalgad fort, this place is a must visit. Lion’s head is another attraction nearby.