Arrival at Matheran. Matheran (2500+ ft asl), a colonial era hill station steeped in time with tropical forest character excellent for walking and offers salibrious climate all round the year. Matheran is where cars are not allowed beyond a point 3 kms from market centre and therefore excellent for walking. Matheran is home to many viewpoints such as Echo Point, One tree point, Charliotte Lake and Sunset point. Horse riding is a popular activity. Sunset point is a popular visit option where tourists converge.
Walk around Matheran. Visit Market and do some shopping. Walk to Old Shiva Temple and Charlotte Lake (No Boating) and explore the tropical forest character of the area.
Depart for onward journey.
Walking in Matheran is by default the first option to move around (others being hand cart or horseback). There are number of walking trails around Matheran that lead to the Charlotte lake and various points like Panorama Point etc. There are not many steep slopes and so overall it’s easy to walk. The entire Matheran is covered with thick trees and therefore excellent for a walk even in middle of the day.
Horse riding in Matheran is popular with guests. It’s the easiest way to traverse around Matheran between points without much effort. Horses are readily available for hire in the main market area and outside major hotels. Hire charges can vary based on season (Bargaining recommended).
A prominent lake in Matheran that supplies water to the hill station. There is no boating here.
Sunset Point and Panorama Point (Sunrise point) are set in opposite direction at 2.5 kms from Matheran town centre. These offer excellent views of the valley and are popular points where tourists converge.
A big rock face having one tree atop a hill offering excellent views of the plains below.
There are 30+ different viewpoints in Matheran. They offer valley views from different sides. These are all approachable on a walk from anywhere in Matheran (3 km radius from town centre).
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Matheran (2500 ft) is renowned for its heritage train. Matheran is perhaps the only hill station in India that still does not allow cars and guests even today take a horseback ride or a hand rickshaw ride like they used to do in 1930s.