Best Things To Do In Matheran, India

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Attention all photographers and trekkers, a scenic hill station untouched by civilization and just 54 km (33.5 miles) away from the mega city of Mumbai awaits you. Be prepared to be amazed when you visit Matheran; it is a tourists’ paradise with lush green hills, picturesque waterfalls, and long forest treks. It has retained its unique British vintage charm for hill stations, with ponies being the only mode of transportation as motorized vehicles are not allowed to drive in Matheran even today.

1. Mesmerizing view at Louisa Point!

Louisa Point, Matheran, Maharashtra India The Louisa Point is located on a plateau which gives views of several other...

Posted by Louise Roy on Saturday, 30 March 2013

Louisa Point is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Matheran. One can walk there or choose to reach there on horseback. Louisa Point is a major tourist sightseeing destination and is a must-visit place for nature lovers. Tourists visit this spot year round for a fabulous view of the sunset and also a mesmerizing scene of the adjacent mountains and forests.

Louisa Point

Address: Near Matheran Post Office

Duration: Around 3 hours required.

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2. Go rapelling at Kondana Caves and Waterfalls

Photo of a Buddhist cave complex dating 1 century B.C. - Kondana caves; that falls on the way to two forts on Rajmachi hill. #shotoniphone #shotoniphone6 #incredibleindia #maharashtra #rajmachi

Posted by Pallab Majumdar on Saturday, 21 January 2017

The Kondana Caves and Waterfalls are situated in a small village known as Kondana which is 33 kilometres (20.5 mi) north of Lonavala hill station and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northwest of the Karla Caves. Buddhist tourists would be delighted to know that the Kondana Caves have 16 Buddhist caves. Embarking on an exciting adventure at Kondana Caves and waterfalls in Matheran is a fun-filled activity and can rejuvenate your spirits!

Kondana Caves And Waterfalls

Address: Kondana

Duration: Around 3 hours required.

Access: Take a pony ride from Matheran Railway Station

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3. Have an adventurous time at Dodhani Waterfalls

Waterfall Rappelling At Dodhani Waterfalls 466 Kms from Mumbai

Posted by Thrillophilia on Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Dodhani Waterfalls are located at the starting base of the Matheran hills and can be easily accessed by road from Panvel. Dodhani Waterfalls is a beautiful place where mother nature takes over as you go rappelling down the slopes with your buddies egging you on!

Dodhani Waterfalls

Address: Base of Matheran Hills

Duration: Around 4 hours required.

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4. Take in a breathtaking view of Charlotte Lake

Posted by Deepak Purushottam Jat on Sunday, 19 March 2017

Charlotte Lake is the main source of drinking water in Matheran. The Pisarnath Temple, an ancient temple, is situated at one end of it and it also has two beautiful picnic spots, Louisa Point and Echo Point. The best time to see Louisa Lake is during the monsoon as the waterfalls spill out around the lake making it a splendid site to see. The waterfalls dry up in the summer season but the the lake continues to shine, which draws huge crowds round the year.

Charlotte Lake

Address: Near Matheran Post Office

Duration: Around 3 hours required.

Access: Take a pony ride from Matheran Railway Station

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5. Romance at Sunset Point or Porcupine Point

Sunset Point at Matheran

Posted by Matheran Online on Monday, 2 March 2015

Take in the serene beauty of the surrounding mountains and watch the sunset with your partner at Sunset Point or Porcupine Point. It is 3 kilometres (1.86 mi) from the local post office and is a popular place for tourists who come there to for a magnificent sight of the sunset at dusk. So if you are planning to propose to your girlfriend or just want to spend a special moments with her, then just visit this awesome place and get inspired!

Sunset Point/Porcupine Point

Address: Near Matheran Post Office

Duration: Around 4 hours required.

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6. Travel On The Neral Matheran Toy Train

Posted by Sahil Hiwale on Monday, 18 July 2016

The Matheran Toy Train is one of the best ways to reach Matheran. Just board the Toy Train from Neral to Matheran and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the place.

Neral Matheran Toy Train

Address: From Neral railway Station

Duration: Around 3 hours required.

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7. Climb up to Prabal Fort

Prabal Fort is situated between Matheran and Panvel in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 feet) in the Western Ghats. Trekking to this fort will give you a good view of nature and surrounding forests.

Prabal Fort

Address: Located between Matheran and Panvel

Duration: Around 6 hours required.

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8. One Tree Hill Point

One Tree Hill point at Matheran, find other places to see at Matheran at below page:

Posted by Matheran Online on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

One Tree Hill is located at about 3 kilometres (1.86 mi) from the local post office on Shivaji Road, Matheran. On the top of the hill there is a single Jambhul Tree that gives this spot the name One Tree Hill. From this place you can enjoy a glimpse of a tent hill, Chowk Village, Mumbai-Pune Highway, and the bustling Panvel City. One Tree Hill Point is a popular site among tourists.

One Tree Hill

Address: Near Matheran Post Office

Duration: Around 3 hours required.

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Go on a breathtaking getaway to Matheran

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Matheran is a beautiful getaway for tired souls. Its lush greenery and beautiful serene hills inspire people to want to fall in love with life again. It’s so close to the mega city of Mumbai but has an untouched aura about it. So if you are really tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, then don’t wait anymore, just pack up your bags and head straight to a clean and unpolluted environment in Matheran. With no automobiles allowed here and ponies being the only mode of transport, you will feel like you have gone back in time.

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