Take a train from Mumbai that will chug diligently up the hill to the town of Matheran. This small commune is one of India’s most beautiful destinations, a hidden gem in the heart of the Indian state of Maharashtra. A breathtaking view takes you aback, once you arrive here, made up of mountains, waterfalls and lush forests. This awe-inspiring landscape retains its appeal throughout the year. Matheran enjoys a mild climate, one that doesn’t get too hot or too cold. This quality makes it a perfect getaway destination, all year round.
Aside from natural beauty, it also boasts artificial beauty, in the form of historic architecture that dates back to the colonial period. Part of the town’s stunning architecture is the Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, a Hindu god. Interested in visiting Matheran? Check out these Airbnb vacation rentals in the area.
Perched on a 4-acre (1.6-hectare) piece of land, this villa is surrounded by lush scenery that offers tranquility. Matheran Station is only a short walk from here and Charlotte Lake is also just a few minutes away. The house is over 100 years old and this is evident in its exterior. The interior, however, is renovated to modern standards.
The living area is a large space with tiled floors and white painted walls. The furniture is rustic, keeping up with the theme of the house. There are two spacious bedrooms, with three double beds in each. Bathrooms are adjoined to both rooms.
Heritage villa in green MatheranMaharashtra, India
Top guest reviewsgood relaxationno wifi or mobile data inside the bungalow which can be looked as an improvementthe villa is quaint and the beds are extremely comfortablethe bungalow is basic but comfortable and cleanvery clean and close to most of the points in matheran
Host:the care taker mrthe caretakers are warm and hospitality is greatspecial shout out to the caretakers for the amazing food and servicecourteous staff well maintained housenice hosts who serve lip smacking foodRead more reviewswonderful location in the middle of the woodsgreat location and amazing foodbeautiful place in a very convenient locationa lovely property at a lovely locationwalking is part of this hill station of vehicle free living
Enjoy stunning views of the valley from this accommodation. Found near the market, a variety of restaurants and shops, this is a conveniently located place to stay. The rooms here are large and well decorated. There are two double beds in each, allowing for four guests to sleep in a room. Private bathrooms are adjoined to the rooms, offering a warm shower.
Laxmi Hotel - Valley View RoomsMatheran, Maharashtra, India
Top guest reviewsamazing view from the room itselfthe view from our room was fabulousthe view from the room is breathtaking and the food is deliciouswe also get a great valley view from the roomit is a very nice clean and quiet place
Host:great hospitality by hosthelpful and responsive hostboth the place and the host are greatvishwal is a gentleman and hosts you very well taking care of all the comforts personallyvishwal the host is a decent and loving person he hosted us perfectlyRead more reviewsthis is very old property but well maintained located near valley very scenic locationwonderful location to stay in matheranlovely shady park/playground nearby ideal for childrenthe best thing about vishwal’s place is that it’s very honest in terms of what they offer
Sitting in the heart of a lush forest is this cottage. Just a few minutes’ walk from here is the Sunrise View Point, where you’ll catch a fantastic view. This cottage has three private rooms. Each room has a large window with views of the forest outside. There are comfy double beds available, allowing the rooms to accommodate up to two guests each.
Private bathrooms are adjoined to the bedrooms, offering basic ablution facilities. Also available in each room is a flat screen television.
PANORAMIC VIEWS OF FOREST & HILLS- KSHITIJ COTTAGEMatheran, Maharashtra, India
Top guest reviewsgreat and a clean placethe rooms are spacious enough and cleanthe cottage is very neat and clean and well maintained
Host:host rajendra takes great care of his gueststhe owner stays nearby and was very helpful with everythingit's truly value for your money plus the food provided by the host was very goodalso the owner is really very helpful with everything and the food he prepares is very tastyRead more reviewsideal place for 8-9 people to staythe place is nice and walkable from market
Be awed by views of the valley from this fascinating rental. It is located atop a hill, overlooking the stunning landscape below. A few minutes from here is the town where you’ll find banking services, restaurants, and shopping outlets.
The rooms are spacious, holding two single beds. Also available are larger rooms, which hold three beds. Attached to the rooms are private bathrooms, ensuring guests have easy access to the ablution facilities. There is also a common lounge area, a place guests get to relax after a long day of exploration.
standard heritage room - LAXMI HOTELMatheran, Maharashtra, India
Top guest reviewsit would be better if there was a geyser in bathroom
Host:since the owner operates the place service is good toothe host is super friendly and highly gregariousthe host is very helpful and happy to help in any manner that he canthe host was very helpful and food served by them was greatthe host vishwal is sweet and super helpfulRead more reviewsthe house is close to most of the central attractions in the areavishwal's place is situated perfectly in matheranthis is is a great location at the end of the market at matheranthis is just the perfect place for a peaceful retreat
This rental is found in a scenic location with excellent views of the valley. With an elevated position atop a hill, this accommodation offers a wonderful vantage point to enjoy the beauty of Matheran. A few minutes’ walk from here, you’ll get to the town, which has great shops and restaurants. The Matheran Market is also just a stone’s throw away.
This room is able to accommodate two guests. It has two single beds and a private bathroom attached, as well. Enjoy total comfort in this accommodation.
Laxmi hotel(Valley View)Matheran, Maharashtra, India
Top guest reviewsgood room with good facilities and a good scenic view
Host:friendly host that was willing to help with any questions we hadmr vishwal mehta is a very good host and nice gentleman very quick in communication and responseRead more reviewsvery good locationwalking distance from station and marketold property but well maintainedamazingly quite and peaceful place you can feel that you are close to nature
This is a bungalow that sits in an expansive compound, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. A river crosses right in front of the property, while the mountains offer a stunning backdrop. There are four ensuite bedrooms, two of which are found on the ground floor and two on the upper floor. Each room is stunning, offering luxury to the occupants. The upper rooms boast of an excellent view from the terraces.
The living area is a chic space, that’s well furnished with an elegant design. There is a large glass door, which leads out onto a terrace through the dining area. There is also a separate TV room, where two sofas and a flat screen television are found. The kitchen is a modern space, equipped with contemporary appliances. Also available to guests is a swimming pool.
White Villa, KarjatMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Top guest reviewsthe pool is small but decent for a splash and some fun
Host:the staff are very helpful and friendly as wellhelpful and friendly staffthe facilities were well-maintained and paul and the staff ensured we were well taken care ofthe staff especially mahesh are very accommodative and always smilingspecial thanks to bhushan (caretaker) for his quick response and fulfilling all our impromptu requirements :)Read more reviewsthe grocery or a general store/supermarket are not a walk away so ensure that you're stocked up wellgreat place to go to during the monsoonsit is an amazing place to be with group of family / friends
A recently renovated boutique hotel, this accommodation stands on a 5-acre (2-hectare) piece of land. It’s surrounded by stunning scenery, offering a spectacular view to the hotel’s guests. The room is spacious, with two beds, a double and a single bed. There is also a private bathroom adjoining the room, with a rear door, allowing the hotel staff to clean it while ensuring the privacy of guests. Each room also has a flat screen television available. Outside, there is a swimming pool accessible to guests.
Standard Heritage RoomMatheran, Maharashtra, India
Top guest reviewsRead more reviews
Host:the staff were very helpful with the directions and gave information on places to explore around us
This bungalow is only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station, making it a highly accessible accommodation. A uniquely designed house, it has a typical Indian verandah, which ushers you into the house. The bungalow offers three rooms, each one having a double bed. The interior décor is modest yet appealing and the rooms are cozy and well furnished.
There’s a bathroom adjoined to each room and the verandah is a wonderful place to while away your time, as you enjoy the amazing scenery surrounding the rental.
Matheran Bungalow - Rooms, A Free WiFi Homestay
Found just five minutes from the Matheran market center, this private villa allows its guests to easily get around the locality. A double room is available in the villa, able to accommodate up to two guests. There is also a private bathroom attached to the room. Guests have access to the living room area, as well as the villa’s kitchen.
A barbecue and bonfire area is found outside the house in the expansive compound. Here, you and your friends can enjoy a lovely evening or afternoon.
Just five minutes from the market is this vacation rental. There are three rooms available to guests here. Each room is modestly decorated with simple metallic beds. Private bathrooms are also accessible from each room. Two of these rooms have three single beds each, while the third room has two single beds.
Camping facilities are also offered for those who wish to spend their nights outside in tents. Also available is a space for a bonfire or outdoor party. This vacation rental is an affordable option for those traveling in a large group.
This small town is endowed with a breathtaking landscape, one of the best in India. As you take the train into Matheran, you’ll get to fully appreciate this view. And once you’re in the town, the serenity will embrace you. Take some time away from the big city life and commune with nature in this exquisite destination. Book a place to stay, today.
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