Matheran

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Matheran was established by the Britishers around 1850. Hugh Mallet, who was the Collector in Thane, happened to reach a hilltop in what is today’s Matheran. On reaching there, he was fascinated with the forest there, and the view all around. The jungle may have gone now, but Matheran even to this day, remains a […]


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The best time to visit is in the summer. But you can come to Matheran in other times of the year too.

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Matheran was established by the Britishers around 1850. Hugh Mallet, who was the Collector in Thane, happened to reach a hilltop in what is today’s Matheran. On reaching there, he was fascinated with the forest there, and the view all around. The jungle may have gone now, but Matheran even to this day, remains a fantastic place to visit. You will love its unpolluted ambience, the serene environment and the lush greenery. Above all, you will cherish its lazy way of life. You can relax here and forget about everything else. Matheran is a great getaway for a couple of days from Pune or Mumbai. Some people are so much in love with the place that they keep coming back to Matheran every year.

 

Matheran is located in the Sahyadri Mountains. What’s unique about this place is that, vehicles are not allowed to enter the limits of the resort. Matheran as a result remains completely free of any pollution. If you are tired of all the noise and pollution of the city life, and hectic pace of your daily existence, then you can definitely think of taking a break. Matheran is one option you can think of.

 

If you love nature, then here’s some great news for you. In Matheran, you will find as many as thirty eight peak points. Come to Matheran on a weekend or a longer break. There are many fantastic hotels and resorts you can choose from here.

 

How to reach: The best way to reach Matheran is by taking a train from Mumbai. You should get down at Neral. You can catch a toy train from here to visit Matheran. The train leaves four times daily. You can also take a bus from Pune or Mumbai. Remember, you cannot drive your car in Matheran. You will have to keep it parked at Dasturi. From there, it is horse ride to Matheran. You can take a rickshaw too.

 

Distance by road from Nearest Metro City:  Matheran is close to Mumbai – 54 kilometers. It is at a distance of 132 kilometers from Pune and 690 kilometers from Hyderabad.

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