Matheran is an important hill station of Maharashtra as it is the closest one to Mumbai and Pune. This 800m high hill station is located in Alibagh district of Maharashtra. It is appealing to have a view of the valleys from this green and calm hill station. One can also see Mumbai from Hart Point. Such viewings are most suitable on clean and unclouded days.
The exhausted tourists from nearby Mumbai and Pune cities take a break
here to breathe fresh air. Vehicles are banned in Matheran that makes
the journey to this hill station so adventurous. It also makes the place
so quiet, serene and peaceful. The journey includes an adventurous
two-hour joyride in a toy train.
Louisa Point, Panorama Point and Little Chouk Point have fantastic
views. Tourists can also visit Charlotte Lake, Parsi and Hindu
cemeteries. Adventurous trekkers may go to Byron Garbutt point, Panorama
Point. Nearest airport is at Mumbai (100 km), while nearest railway
station is at Neral (21 km).
Matheran is a beautiful place, known for its natural beauty and the toy train.