Know about Amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Matheran Hill Station in Maharashtra India

Matheran is small but highly beautiful hill station of Maharashtra. Matheran is quite close to Mumbai and Pune. Luxuriant green landscape, pollution free refreshing cool air, overview of the picturesque hill and shady trees attracts thousands and thousands of tourists every year.

Hill station Matheran is also ideal location for family day picnic and weekend hangout for the citizens of Mumbai, Thane and Pune. Beside the Panorama Point [360 degree views] there are 38 points from where tourist can explore the eye catching scenic natural beauty arount the Matheran. Matheran is also famous for breathtaking fascinating sunrise and sunset; there are special locations [points] to watch this natural daily phenomenon.
This might be interesting to know that about 20 Km long Neral Matheran Hill railway was constructed in 1907 by Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy. Matheran railway was also considered for inclusion to World Heritage Site list of UNESCO.

Matheran a fascinating hill station in Raigarh district of Maharashtra is the perfect place for spectacular views of Western Ghat. Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India has declared Matheran as Eco sensitive region so no vehicles are allowed here and this makes Matheran different from other popular hill stations of India.

Spell bounding narrow gauge toy train from Neral to Matheran presenting stunning viewing points is the most tempting attraction for the Matheran tour.

Vital Tourist Information : Matheran

Location :
Popular hill station and favorite weekend picnic spot Matheran is situated about 100 km from the Mumbai in the Maharashtra state.

Mountain Range : Western Ghat - Sahyadiri Range

Altitude : 750- 800 Mts

Near By City : Pune & Mumbai

State : Maharashtra [India]

Region : Western India

Famous as / For :
Weekend Hill Resort
Emerging Rainy season resort

Weather & Climate :
Matheran experiences quite refreshing weather through out the year. Baring the July - September rainy season [Average annual rainfall of 524 cm] climate never prove harsh.

Temperature :
Mercury at Matheran reads between Max. from 16°C in winter to 32°C in summers.

Tourist Season :
Matheran can be ideal for visiting through out the year excluding rainy season but November-February and April-June months are considered as the peak tourist season.

Spoken Languages : Marathi - Hindi - English

Souvenir / Shopping :
In the Matheran market visitors finds cane and leather articles, hats, Kolhapuri chappals etc to buy and take home back as the tour souvenir.

Travel Tips :
This is advisable to book tickets of train journey to Matheran from the Neral station in advance.

Must Visit Places :
Charlotte Lake - Echo Point - Garbut Point - Louisa - Panorama - Panther's Caves

How To Reach Matheran Maharashtra [India]

Basic Travel Info :
Matheran is accessible from Neral railway station on Pune Mumbai train route. Most of foreigner tourist and majority of domestic tourist prefer Mumbai just because better train / air travel connectivity with other cities.

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Catch a local train for reaching Neral from any place in Mumbai. or catch a train running on Mumbai Pune route for Neral which is starting point for narrow gauge train journey to Matheran.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
Bus journey to Matheran ends at Dasturi gate at road distance of 8 KM from the Neral railway station, this is also car Parking place.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Nearest airports for air travel to Matheran are Mumbai & Pune.