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

Mumbai, Matheran, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Pune

for Family Traveller

Holiday Overview

View from Wilson Point
Wilson Point
Echo Point at Kates Point
View from Kates Point
Venna Lake
Strawberry Farm
Arthurs Seat
3 Monkey Point
Marjorie Point
Pratapgarh Fort (Photo Courtesy: Amungale)
Pratapgarh Fort View during Monsoon (Photo Courtesy: Ms. Mulish)
Horse Riding in Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani
Della Adventure Park
Della Adventure Park
Della Adventure Park
Della Adventure Park
Della Adventure Park
Pisarnath temple
Inside Matheran
View from One Tree Point

Matheran - Mahabaleshwar Break with Della and IMAGICA allows guests to visit popular Hill stations of Matheran and Mahabaleshwar and explore Della Adventure and IMAGICA, two of the most popular adventure park and theme park around Mumbai.


Matheran(2) - Lonavala(2) - Mahabaleshwar(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Matheran. Walking around Matheran. Evening visit to Sunset Point
  • Day-2 Walk to Lake, one tree point. Possible Horseriding.
  • Day-3 Full day excursion to IMAGICA
  • Day-4 Spend whole day at Della Adventure Park and return by evening
  • Day-5 Travel to Mahabaleshwar. Evening visit to Panchgani.
  • Day-6 Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing
  • Day-7 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Lonavala - Della Adventure (7.00 kms), Adlabs IMAGICA Theme Park (31.00 kms)

Mahabaleshwar - Horse Riding in Mahabaleshwar (1.00 kms), Venna Lake (4.00 kms), 3 Monkey Point (5.00 kms), Marjorie Point (10.00 kms), Mapro Garden (12.00 kms), Arthurs Seat (14.00 kms), Table Top Land (20.00 kms)

Matheran - Walks around Matheran (0.50 kms), Horseriding in Matheran (0.50 kms), Pisharnath Temple (1.00 kms), Charlotte Lake (2.00 kms), One Tree Hill Point (3.00 kms), Points in Matheran (3.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mumbai Departure - Pune
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to relax a bit at the end may spend additional night at Mahabaleshwar.

  • Mumbai to Matheran -100 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Matheran to Lonavala -61 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar -180 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mahabaleshwar to Pune -120 kms (2.5 hrs)

Mumbai - Matheran(2) - Lonavala(2) - Mahabaleshwar(2) - Pune

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Matheran. Walking around Matheran. Evening visit to Sunset Point Arrival at Matheran. Matheran (2500+ ft asl), a colonial era hill station steeped in time with tropical forest chracter excellent for walking and offers Salibrious climate all round the year. Matheran is where cars are not allowed beyond a point 3 kms from market centre and therefore excellent for walking. Matheran is home to many view points such as Echo Point, One tree point, Charliotte Lake and Sunset point. Horse riding is a popular activity. Sunset point is a popular visit options where tourists converge.

Day-2 Walk to Lake, one tree point. Possible Horseriding. Walk around Matheran. Visit Market and do some shopping. Walk to Old Shiva Temple and Charlotte Lake (No Boating) and explore the tropical forest character of the area.

Day-3 Full day excursion to IMAGICA Leave for Khopoli (55 kms - 1.5 hours), Reach by 10:30 to IMAGICA. Spend whole day in IMAGICA. IMAGICA in khopoli is an International standard theme park that offers guests of all ages wide ranging rides and a complete entertainment package. Reach Lonavala by late evening.

Day-4 Spend whole day at Della Adventure Park and return by evening Spend whole day at Della Adventure Park. Della adventure in Lonavala is an Adventure park with 80+ activities and experiences. Overnight in Lonavala.

Day-5 Travel to Mahabaleshwar. Evening visit to Panchgani. Travel to Mahabaleshwar (150 kms - 3 hours). Mahabaleshwar (4500 ft asl) is a hill station in Maharashtra, renowned for its Strawberries in Winter, Salibrious climate all round the year and being a family centric holiday destination. In the afternoon visit twin hill station of Panchgani. Enroute visit Venna Lake and do some boating. At Panchgani, visit Table Top point and Mapro Jam Factory. Families with kids may look to visit Sherbaug Amusement park and On Wheelz Entertainment centre.

Day-6 Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Guests may do a bit of walking around Mahabaleshwar or do a horse ride on the trails around Mahabaleshwar. There are many view points like any hill station in Mahabaleshwar such as Wilson Point, Kates Point, Arthurs Seat and Elephant head point for guests to visit. During winter visit a strawberry farm. In the evening visit local markets for shopping. Guests with interest in Fort heritage of Maharashtra may visit Pratapgarh Fort (20 kms) and guests with interest in visiting old temples may visit Mahabaleshwara Temple in Kshetra Mahabaleshwar Area (10 kms).

Day-7 Departure Depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Lonavala :

  • Della Adventure - Della Adventure is an adventure park between Lonavala and Khandala where guests have 80+ activities to choose from. Activities include Zorbing, Firefox, Quad Bike riding etc.

  • Adlabs IMAGICA Theme Park - IMAGICA at Khopoli is a world class theme park that opened in April 2013. It is spread over 300 acres and has 21 rides in six zones Viva Europa, Arabia, Asian, Americana, India and Jambo Africa. Requires a full day excursion to enjoy thoroughly.

Mahabaleshwar :

  • Horse Riding in Mahabaleshwar - Horse riding is a popular activity in Mahabaleshwar. Horses are available for hire near Lake or outside many prominent hotels. Guests prefer to ride alongside walking trails around Mahabaleshwar.

  • Venna Lake - Venna Lake is where like any typical hill station in India, has guest arriving for a bit of boating and horse riding.

  • 3 Monkey Point - 3 Monkey Point is named because of the natural sculpture of the stones looking like three monkeys sitting next to each other

  • Marjorie Point - Marjorie Point is a view point near Elphinstone point at an altitude of 4000+ ft asl overlooking panaromic views of Sahyadri ranges

  • Mapro Garden - Mapro garden is set on Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani road around Mapro Jam factory where one arrives for purchasing all kinds of local produce such as Strawberry Jams, crush etc. The snack counter outside that serves sandwiches and shakes is also very popular.

  • Arthurs Seat - Arthurs seat is a view point at about 4000 ft asl. Tourist cabs have this point in their tourist plans. Guests also visit Tiger Spring enroute. Guests also visit Dinosaur view point and Window point from Arthurs Seat (requires 200 ft walk).

  • Table Top Land - Table Top Land is a mountain pleateau at Panchgani and where tourists converge in the evening for some rides and views. One of the unique aspect of this pleateau is that nothing ever seems to grow here.

Matheran :

  • Walks around Matheran - 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.

  • Horseriding in Matheran - 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).

  • Pisharnath Temple - 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.

  • Charlotte Lake - A prominent lake in Matheran that supplies water to the hill station. There is no boating here.

  • One Tree Hill Point - A big rock face having one tree atop a hill offering excellent views of the plains below.

  • Points in Matheran - 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).

Destination Overview

Mumbai - Mumbai is financial capital of India and a major International airport, second only to Delhi in terms of flight connectivity. Mumbai is a major business hub for trade in Asia and a transit point for others destinations in India such as Goa, Kerala, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Pune - Pune is traditionally the cultural capital of Maharashtra and now a major Software / IT / ITES / Auto Manufacturing Center and access point for Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani / Lonavala and Lavasa.

Matheran - Matheran (2500 ft) is renowned for its heritage train. 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.

Lonavala - Lonavala is a hill station and a local getaway 110 km from Mumbai and 70 km from Pune. Lonavala lies on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

Mahabaleshwar - At 4000+ ft asl above sea level, Mahabaleshwar is the larqest of Maharashtra hill-stations. Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani (20 kms) are twin destinations known for its heritage bungalows, getaway resorts, strawberry cultivation and number of view points & recreation activities.

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  • Mumbai to Matheran -100 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Matheran to Lonavala -61 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar -180 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mahabaleshwar to Pune -120 kms (2.5 hrs)

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Matheran Experience

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  • Mumbai to Matheran -100 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Matheran to Lonavala -61 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar -180 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mahabaleshwar to Pune -120 kms (2.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Matheran and Mahabaleshwar have been popular hill stations for travellers for decades. This itinerary is designed for travellers from outside Mumbai and Pune looking to experience best of Hill Stations and Theme Parks of Maharashtra. The itinerary is popular for family travellers with adults kids who can make best out of a Della and IMAGICA experience.

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