A delightful little hill station (in fact India’s smallest) located just 90km from Mumbai, making it an excellent pit stop for some well deserved relaxation. Meaning ‘Forest on the Forehead’ it is an eco-sensitive region and Asia’s only car free hill station. This makes for a truly peaceful getaway and an ideal visit for lovers of the great outdoors, as bicycle is one of the main ways to get about. Our pick of the best places to stay in Matheran are all ideal for the entire family.
With delightfully named lookouts such as Panorama Point (which provides 360 degree views of the Matheran region), Heart Point, Monkey Point and Porcupine Point there are some great walking routes. Or why not try the beginner’s level trek from Dodhani to Matheran’s sunset point?
Nearby Lake Charlotte is the watering hole for Matheran’s thriving wildlife. Home to leopard, barking deer, wild boars and much more, there is plenty to be spotted.
Matheran enjoys temperatures between the high 20s°C and low 30s°C all year round, however sees heavy rainfall in the monsoon period between July and August - although some travellers find this a particularly beautiful time to visit.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Matheran are all ensconced in nature.
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This 19th century abode provides guests with a characterful stay. Rooms feature antique Rajasthani beds with intricate tile work, traditional fabrics and views of the surrounding valleys. There is a formal dining room, great for groups and roof top terrace. Pick a book from the library and relax.
Comprising individual cottages, with spectacular views, this quaint property is ideal for families. A myriad of on sight activities including a pool, badminton, table tennis, snooker and much more! Plus several nearby walking and cycle routes. Cuisine is a buffet of Indian and Continental dishes.