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Matheran
 At a Glance
Trek Matheran
Alias -
Type Hill Station
District Raigad
Height above mean sea level 2530 feet
Base Village Neral
Minimum Duration 1 Day
Region Karjat
Transport Kalyan to Neral by train, Neral to Matheran by vehicle/train/walk
Time to reach the top About 30-35 min by vehicle, 2 1/2 hrs by train, 3 hrs by walk.
Water Availability Being Hill station hotels are available at the top
Best season to visit Any Time
Sights to visit Lot of points are there to visit like echo point, panorama point etc..
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Hotels, rooms on rent, MTDC resorts
 Location

Panorama pointMatheran truely is Maharashtra's one of the most beautiful and well maintained hill station. The availability of road and railway have made it accessible to all people irrespective of their age. Also the ban on motor vehicles inside Matheran have helped to preserve its beauty and keep intact its natural touch. The presence of hotel's and lodging boarding facilities have made it possible to have a multi-day stay in Matheran and thoroughly enjoy nature's beauty. Due to ban on motor vehicles in Matheran the modes of transport in Martheran are limited to horses and rickshaws (pulled by humans), however seeing the various points in Matheran by walking is a real pleasure!

Matheran is situated in the Matheran range of sahyadris at a height of 2516 feet. To reach Matheran one has to first reach Neral. Neral is well connected to Mumbai by rail and road. From Neral, Matheran can be reached by a narrow gauge railway or by taxies. Railway function normally in summer and winter season. Taxies leave you at Dasturi Naka, where after paying tax you can proceed towards Bazarpeth. Train directly takes you to the bazarpeth. One can even reach Matheran by foot.

 
 Precaution
No special precaution is needed at Matheran, however beware of the leach's which are found in abundance in Matheran!.
 
 Sight Seeing
waterfall from Luisa point

Matheran has 38 points at which one can get a glimpse of nature's beauty. However to cover most of these points requires at least one night stay in Matheran. Point seeing in Matheran is quiet easy due to the presence of sign boards and map. Maps are also easily available in Matheran and can be used to plan your point seeing. Given below are few points which shouldn't miss.......

 
 More photographs
Echo point

Echo point

Offers a panoramic view and allows you to enjoy the echo's.

 
 
King George point

King George point

A must visit point in monsoon as it offers a beautiful view of the waterfall formed by the water overflowing from Chharlott Lake. One can even reach he mouth of the waterfall with care. Strong wind prevents the water from falling down and throws it back.

 
 
Chharlott Lake

Chharlott Lake

It's the only water source atop Matheran and it provides water to entire Matheran.

 
 
Panorama point

Panorama point

Although quite far from Bazarpeth, it gives you a panoramic view (that's why it's named as Panorama point) of the Sahyadri ranges.

 
 Note
   All references regarding duration of trek and transport are given with respect to Kalyan
 Contact
   cdeepan@gmail.com                        Deepan Ashok Choudhary
   abhijit.avalaskar@gmail.com            Abhijit Ulhas Avalaskar
   Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005