(2600 Ft Above Sea Level)

Maharashtra | India
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Matheran is categorised as Hill Station

Inside Matheran
Matheran Heritage Train (Photo Courtesy: Kuldeep Thind)
Charlotte Lake (Photo Courtesy: Sushant Savla)
View from One Tree Point
Pisarnath temple

Reasons to Visit
  • Matheran (2500 ft) is located on off the Mumbai-Pune Route and also accessible by Train (a heritage train) via Neral.
  • Matheran is perhaps the only hill station in India that still does not allow cars and guests even today take a horseback ride or a hand rickshaw ride like they used to do in 1930s.
  • Matheran is choice of Hikers and Trekkers who arrive here every weekend from different routes around.
  • Matheran wears a thick evergreen forest like character and excellent those who like walking around
  • Matheran has been a renowned Summer destinations for tourists around Gujarat and Maharashtra
  • During monsoon it really rains hard here and the whole Matheran area is enveloped in thick mist
  • From a pure rainforest and ecology point of view, Matheran is one to behold and it’s a delight for those who wish to study bugs, butterflies and all kinds of tiny little reptiles and creatures
  • Popular Hill Stations of India"Matheran (2500+ ft ) is a Hill station in Maharashtra where time has stood still. Motorised vehicles are not allowed and one is required to walk or take a horse back to move around the hill station. Matheran offers view points, walking trails, heritage train and old world charm."
  • Colonial Heritage Hill Stations of India"British build Matheran as a summer retreat in mid-19th Century. The The Matheran Hill Railway was built in 1907 and its a UNESCO site and a tourist attraction. Matheran remains steeped in time with no motorised vehicle allowed inside. So handcarts, horses are only means of transport, otherwise walking is most popular. There are 3rd Generation Hotelier running Lords Hotel, Same Regal hotel is running since 1930s and much of Matheran remains unchanged even after British having left many decades ag"
  • Hill Stations in West and Central India"Matheran (2500 ft asl) is a renowned Hill station at 100 kms from Mumbai / Pune and kind of place that has not changed much with time. It does not allow motorised vehicles and still feels like it was in 1930s. Matheran is full of wooded walks, view points, a lake and some charming bungalows and a visited from travellers from Maharashtra and Gujarat all round the year. "
  • Destinations in Maharashtra to Consider for a Holiday Traveller"Matheran (100 kms from Mumbai) and its small old style hill station appeal draws guests from all over India during holiday season. "
  • Heritage Hill Stations to visit for Heritage Train Experience"British built a train from Neral to Matheran in early 1900s. The Train till today is the only motorised means to reach heart of Matheran. The Train journey is recommended for the heritage / Inbound traveller. Total journey time is about 5 hours (Starting 12 noon). Total journey time is about 2 hours (Starting 11:40 AM)."
  • Popular Honeymoon Destinations in Maharashtra"Matheran (2500 ft asl) is one of the popular honeymoon destination in Maharashtra because of its ease of access (Suburban trains till Neral - 11 kms from Matheran). Matheran offers good resort like stays, wooded walks, evergreen backdrop and never too crowded. This is ideal for honeymooners looking for a private time."
  • Top Monsoon Getaways in Maharashtra"Matheran (2500 ft asl - 100-110 kms from Mumbai / Pune) is a favorite monsoon hiking option for many amateur trekkers as they walk from Neral Station to Matheran while enjoying waterfalls enroute."
Access Information

Matheran has 8 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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4 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Matheran

Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)2

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List of Holidays for Matheran


  • Matheran Break with Della and IMAGICA (3 Nights)
  • Matheran Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Matheran - Mahabaleshwar Break (5 Nights)
  • Matheran - Mahabaleshwar Break with Della and IMAGICA (6 Nights)

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Matheran has 9 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Car hire - Lonavala to Matheran drop or Vice VersaRs. 2112
Pickup from Matheran and Drop to MahabaleshwarRs. 7000
Pickup from Pune and Drop to MatheranRs. 4167
Pickup/Drop between Central Mumbai and Matheran-
Pickup/Drop between Mumbai Western Suburbs and MatheranRs. 4107
Pickup/Drop between Navi Mumbai and MatheranRs. 2112
Pickup/Drop between South Mumbai and MatheranRs. 5868
Pickup/Drop between Thane and MatheranRs. 4343
Transfers between Matheran and Khopoli (IMAGICA)Rs. 5000

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Destination Ideas

  • Horse Riding in Matheran
  • Matheran Experience
  • Matheran Heritage Train
  • Matheran in Monsoon
  • Matheran Trek Via Dodhani - Karjat - Ex-Mumbai
  • Monsoon Getaways of Maharashtra
  • Walking trails in Matheran

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Pisarnath Temple is a Lord Shiva temple and one of the oldest temples in Matheran. Tourists on a walk towards the lake often visit the temple enroute.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    A prominent lake in Matheran that supplies water to the hill station. There is no boating here.
    Lake or Riverside
    Sunset Point and Panorama Point (Sunrise point) are set in opposite direction at 2.5 kms from Matheran town centre. These offer excellent views of the valley and are popular points where tourists converge.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    A big rock face having one tree atop a hill offering excellent views of the plains below.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    Mount Berry offers a excellent views of Neral town and plains below.
    View Point
    Valley Views
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Neral - Matheran Heritage train is a pre-independence era train often termed as "Toy Train". It is one of the 4 such railway lines still operational in India. The train is also the only way to reach Matheran town centre directly from Neral. Train is not operational in Monsoon season.
    Activity, Heritage Site
    Heritage Train Journies, Heritage Train
    Horse riding in Matheran is popular with guests. Its the easiest way to traverse around Matheran between points without much effort. Horses are readily available for hire in the main market area and outside major hotels. Hire charges can vary based on season (Bargaining recommended).
    Horse Riding
    Walking in Matheran is by default the first option to move around (others being hand cart or horseback). There are number of walking trails around Matheran that lead to the Charlotte lake and various points like Panorama Point etc. There are not many steep slopes and so overall its easy to walk. The entire Matheran is covered with thick trees and therefore excellent for a walk even in middle of the day.
    There are 30+ different view points in Matheran. They offer valley views from different sides. These are all approachable on a walk from anywhere in Matheran (3 km radius from town centre).
    Activity, View Point
    Valley Views, Walking

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Charlotte LakeAn forested area at about 1.5 km from railway station / town centre near Charlotte LakeGetaway1
One Tree PointAn forested area at about 1 - 1.5 km from railway station / town centre.Getaway-
Town CentreA street that has a few restaurants, a Railway station, few shops, couple of Bars, a garden, a post office and some hotels. A place to hangout in the evenings.Holiday1
Town Centre outskirtsA forested area, situated 500 meters - 1 km ahead of town centre towards the one - tree point and the lake.Holiday/Getaway5
Dasturi PointDasturi Point is the point till where cars are allowed and there is a safe car park here. From here guests can walk 3 kms (or take horseback or take a hand rickshaw) upto main market area / Railway station area. Transit/Getaway1
Nearest Airport in Matheran
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ( BOM ) , Mumbai-100 Kms
Railway Stations in Matheran
  • Matheran ( MAE ), Matheran
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