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Matheran

Raigad , Maharashtra

Matheran is the unique hill station nestled in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra. If you ever feel the need to escape your daily lives and run to a place which will sooth all your worries and bring you into the very lap of natural luxury, this is it. Matheran is one of the rare places in the country where even the air that you breathe in is beautiful. This can be for the fact that no vehicles are allowed on this hill station. An example of pristine beauty and purity, there is no person who has left Matheran without a smile on their face. Thus Matheran takes you back a hundred years when there was no vehicles crowding the streets of the country. Despite the thousands of visitors on this hill station, this is still one very peaceful place because of the no vehicle rule. One of the most eco sensitive zones in the country, the flora and fauna here are very unique to this place and will astound you with their beauty and their diversity. Matheran is situated on the very tip of the Ghats and the most fascinating part of this little hill station is the lookout points. There are 38 of them and the Panorama point gives a 360 degree view of the surrounding s which is a landscape of dense forest covers punctuated by waterfalls and rivulets. This beauty is then accentuated by the peaceful town view and the Prabal fort. There are very few sights that you will come across which will truly fill your mind and heart with joy. This unique experience of discovering a place completely on your feet may just be the thing that you needed the most.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 32.0°C /90.0°F 188 mm 2511feet 734.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Sep,Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest


  • Prabal Fort


    "Prabal Fort presently in ruins is located at the flat top of the hill named Prabhal hills in the western side of Matheran. The fort, which is of historical importance, was captured by Chathrapathi Shivaji from Mughals and it is believed that the forts enclosed price worthy treasure at the time of capture. \n\nOn top of Prabal hills, there is a pond. There were two gateways and eleven towers in the fortifications and in 1818 the gateways were destroyed in the uncongenial fights. Presently walls of three or four towers are remaining as a specimen of grand old days of Maratha rulers."

    Prabal Fort

  • Alexander Point


    "Ivan Alexander Point (Bulgarian: ??? ???? ??????????, 'Nos Ivan Aleksandar' \\'nos i-'van a-lek-'san-d&r\\) is the low rocky point on the southeast coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica forming the east side of the entrance to Bononia Cove and the west side of the entrance to Tuida Cove.\nIt is situated 7.34 km east of Ross Point, 8.64 km west-southwest of Duthoit Point, 4.17 km west-southwest of Slavotin Point and 1.73 km north-northeast of Grace Rock.\nThe point is named after Czar Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria, 1331-1371."

    Alexander Point

  • Charlotte Lake


    "Charlotte Lake (also known as Charlotta Lake, or Rhoda Lake) is a lake in the Sierra Nevada, located in Kings Canyon National Park, eastern Fresno County, California. The lake is located on the John Muir Trail, at an elevation of 10,544 feet (3,214 m)."

    Charlotte Lake

  • Hart Point


    "Hart point located at the north western edge of Matheran hill station offer majestic views of the low lying lush plains and the greenish quite villages. Hart point is the one point in Matheran which offers panoramic view of the breathtaking Western Ghats and the night view of clear lights of the Mumbai urban city. \nHart point surrounded by dense green woods, offer a cool, calm and unspoiled spot for taking meditation and relaxation techniques. Thousands of tourists visit this location to enjoy the great offers of Nature.\n"

    Hart Point

  • Louisa Point


    "Louisa Point is an imposing location in Matheran to have beautiful views of surrounding scenic places. The point located at a plateau offer the views of historical forts Vishalgad fort and Prabhal fort. This is a great spot for having eye catching views of sunset. \nRight of this location, is enriched with an attractive point \"Lion's head??, as it looks like a lion's head. The better views of a waterfall, Lake Gardens, Chowk point and Echo points are assured from this place. As this place is unspoiled, unexplored and offer calm environments, this is a gifted plain to have a stress free stroll."

    Louisa Point

  • One Tree Hill Point


    "One Tree Point or One tree hill is a unique hill spot with a single Jambhul tree perched at the top. The walk through the road known as Shivaji's ladder, going down from the hill to the plain is really a great experience. It is a good train fro trekkers. It is believed that the path was discovered by a British collector to Thane, Hugh Poyntz Malet. \nThe surroundings are cool and calm. One can get a relaxed feeling while spending the pleasure times here. From the one tree hill point one can get eye feasting views of scenic spots such as tent hill and Chowk village."

    One Tree Hill Point

  • Panorama Point


    "Panorama Point is the highest natural point in Nebraska, at an elevation of 5,429 feet (1,655 m) above sea level. It is located in southwestern Kimball County, near the point where Nebraska and Wyoming meet on Colorado's northern boundary. Despite its name and elevation, Panorama Point is not a mountain or a hill; it is merely a low rise on the High Plains. A stone marker, giving the elevation at 5,424 feet (1,653 m),[3] and a guest register are located at the summit of the drive. From the point one can see the nearby state corner marker, and a vast plains landscape with the Rocky Mountains in the western distance. Panorama Point is located on the High Point Bison Ranch, which permits visitors to drive to the site as long as they take care to avoid the ranging bison and pay a $3 entrance fee.[4]"

    Panorama Point

  • Porcupine Point


    "Porcupine Point is an attractive view point in Matheran hills. The name is originated from the bird Porcupine as this place has the shape resembling that of Porcupine bird. A nearby majestic attraction is Cathedral rocks located on the western side from Porcupine point to Louisa point. \nThis spot offers the ideal view of sunset and also gives the majestic view of distant Prabalgad fort. The location is blessed with scenic surrounding and densely populated thick forests. The calm and cool atmosphere makes the travelers with a pleasant feeling."

    Porcupine Point

  • Rambagh Point


    "One of most attractive picnic spot which offer grandeur views of the vicinity and the wayside hilly ranges is Rambag Point in Matheran. This place is adorned with mind pleasing and eye catching environment, cool and pristine ambience and breathtaking sceneries. It is a perfect place to view the sunset. \nOne can get clear and majestic views of Karjat town, Garbut point and Khandala from this cliff. Rambaug point offers the great relaxing location for rejuvenating the mind and body to any of its privileged visitor."

    Rambagh Point

  • Shivaji's Ladder


    "Shivaji's Ladder, as the name suggests with steps like a ladder, is the way down from one tree hill point to the Matheran valley. The path is surrounded by grandeur scenarios of lush green forests and soothing with cool winds. The great Maratha Emperor Chathrapathi Shivaji was using this way as a way for his pleasure trips and hunting options in the Matheran hills. \nThe Matheran local tribes were using the path for their day to day travels interior to the forests. The Historical path was rediscovered 1850 by Hugh Mallet the then collector of Thane District under British rule. This is a perfect trekking trail for adventurous tourists."

    Shivaji's Ladder

  • Pisharnath Temple


    "The Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir is a Shiva temple located in the hill-station of Matheran in Maharashtra, India.[1] This temple is the oldest in Matheran and the deity Pi?arn?th is the grama devata (village deity). The lingam here is swayambh? and appears in an extraordinary titled 'L' shape and is covered with sindoor. This ancient temple is located on the banks of a lake now known as \"Charlotte\". The surroundings of the temple are extremely beautiful and secluded. The place is at an altitude of about 2516 feet above sea level. Matheran itself is a very famous hill-station and is an attractive tourist spot."

    Pisharnath Temple

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