Walking trails in Matheran
Matheran (2500 ft) is a heritage hill station located on off the Mumbai-Pune route and a popular weekend getaway. Matheran is the only hill station of its kind in India where cars or any mechanized vehicles are not allowed inside. The area has remained thickly forested and is evergreen teeming with birdlife and all kinds of spiders, butterflies and bugs. There are number of well marked trails around here which anyone on their own without a guide also easily manage to walk around. This makes it haven for walkers and nature lovers.
There are several typical view points such as Charlotte Lake, One tree point, echo point, panorama point (Sunrise) and Sunset point where one can walk upto. Size of Matheran is such that one can never be more than 3 kms from town center and so anytime one wants to abandon a walk, there is always an alternate route to reach the town center within 15-20 minutes.
Seasonality: Oct - May