Standing at a distance of 100km from Mumbai, this hill station is the smallest yet beautiful hill station in the world, that's why it has earned its name "Cutest Little Hill Station in India". This is one of the very few places in the world which do not allow vehicles in it. With that said you have to follow the instructions that are given to you.
Best places to visit
- Louisa Point: The main attraction Mathern has to offer is the Lousia point, where one gets to see two views at the top of the point, one of the sky touching mountain and the other is of the lack below which looks like a diamond necklace.
- Shivaji's Ladder: It is said that Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji used this pathway for his hunting trip in Matheran. These ladder-shaped steps are surrounded by beautiful woods around them making them more attractive.
- One Tree HillPoint: The hill has only one tree grown off its top that's why it is called so, this place is also a wonder to visit.
How to reach
By Air: Mumbai airport is the nearest airport to Matheran, located at a distance of 100 km.
By Train: The nearest railway station near Matheran is located at a distance of 20 km and the name of the railway station is Neral
By Road: Matheran is well connected through buses to Mumbai (54km), Pune (132km), Mahabaleshwar (203km), and Panchgani (224km).
Best time to visit
October to November is the best time to visit Matheran as the intense monsoon showers have eased out and the hill station appears cloaked in green.