Matheran is a hill station, near Mumbai, in the west Indian state of Maharashtra. It’s known for its mild climate and well-preserved colonial architecture. Motor vehicles are banned and many visitors arrive by narrow-gauge railway on the 1907 Neral–Matheran Toy Train. The views of mountains of the Western Ghats. Louisa Point has views of waterfalls and the ancient Prabal Fort. Charlotte Lake is a popular picnic spot & Next to the lake is Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva. After the monsoon rains, water spills out of the lake creating a waterfall. A nearby trekking trail known as Shivaji’s Ladder leads from One Tree Hill Point down to the valley. The hills surrounding Matheran are covered in thick evergreen and deciduous forest, home to animals including monkeys, and birds such as cuckoos and bulbuls.
Major Attractions : Charlotte lake / Louisa Point/ Hart Point/ The One Tree Hill Point
When to visit
Peak travel periods include Nov–Jan and May–Aug. Matheran has a tropical climate, with mild to warm temperatures year-round, peaking Mar–May. Monsoon season (Jun–Sep) brings heavy rainfall, and trails become muddy. Winter (Dec–Feb) is dry, and often cool at night. Matheran Mahotsav (May) is a cultural festival with performances from aspiring artists. Ganesh Chaturthi (Aug/Sep) is a multi-day festival that marks the anniversary of Lord Ganesha’s birthday with celebrations throughout the town.