Matheran is an awesome hill station and a municipal council located in Karjat Tehsil, Raigad district, Maharashtra. It is one of the smallest hill stations in India. Located on the Western Ghats at an elevation of 2,625 feet above sea level, it is easily accessible from Mumbai (90 km) and Pune (120 km). Matheran is a perfect weekend getaway for travellers. It attracts many tourists from all parts of the world every year.
Places to Stay
Some of the suggested budget accommodations at Matheran are Meghdoot Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650), Rucha Heritage Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Khans Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Divadhar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Marathi is the local language spoken here. Hindi and English are also understood by the residents.
Matheran Mahotsav is a grand festival celebrated for five days every year in the month of May.
Places of Interest
The important points of attractions near Matheran are Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, Alexander Pt. (1 km), Chowk Pt (4 km), One Tree Hill Point (3 km), Belvedere Pt, Olympia Race Course, Echo Pt. (2 km), Porcupine Pt (3 km), Panorama Point (6 km), Khandala Pt. (0.5 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mumbai located about 100 km away from Matheran.
Neral is the nearest rail station located at 12 km from Matheran.
Matheran is well connected by road passing through Mumbai-Pune Highway (NH-4). Many government and private buses ply between Mumbai and Pune to Neral which is 12 km from Matheran. Rajeev Tours and Travels, Achal Travels and Shrinath Travel Agency are the trusted bus services who offer great comfort travel experience to its customers. Ticketgoose.com offers a wide variety of choices for bus booking anywhere in India.