Famous for/as: Heritage
Coordinates: 18.982800 73.265198
Located at a height of 2516 feet above sea level, Matheran is one of the best tourist destinations of Maharashtra; the credit for this goes to the lush greeneries, serene environment and the unpolluted ambience of this place. Also called as the jungle on the top, it was developed by the Britishers in the year 1850, by the Collector of Thane, Hugh Mallet.
This amazing hill station is located at the range of Sahyadri Mountains, which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world with its picturesque beauty. The best part about this place is its unpolluted environment, as no vehicles are allowed inside the hill station. It is an unpolluted place where one can actually smell the freshness in the air.
With the beauty of nature at its best at this place, it is an ideal place to stay away from the hardships of the modern time for some days. Its 38 peak points leave visitors mesmerized; some of the renowned points are Panorama point, King George Point and Louisa point.
If you want to spend some quality time close to nature, then Paymaster Park and the Panther’s cave are the best places to travel to in a group. In fact these two places are quite popular among the kids, thus these are a hot spot for family picnics. The pleasant climate and the natural beauty of this place make it an ideal destination to get some respite from the sweltering heat of the plains.
From the cliffs you can enjoy the real beauty of this place. From Hart Point of Matheran you can see a panoramic view of the lights of Mumbai city at night. Matheran is just 2 hours drive from Mumbai; the whole journey is quite fascinating, which ultimately takes you closer to the best gift of nature.
Matheran has become the hot favorite of travelers because of different lodging facilities. From luxury to budget, all types of accommodations are available here. Apart from tourist attractions, even the markets of Matheran are a very good place for the shopping freaks.