Summary: Matheran is beautiful unspoiled hill town in the state of Maharashtra. Brimming with nature’s delights the hill town is a destination to head to. Simply head to the town in next holiday and explore the grand Matheran tourism. .
Body: Matheran, one among the places in India that simply delight every visitor heading to the town, is the closest hill station to Mumbai and is set in the verdant regions of Sahyadri Hill Range. It is arguably the most unspoiled hill station in the southern part of the nation, as no motor-vehicle is allowed within the town’s limits.
Tourism wise, it is a perfect destination to retreat/unwind. Cool weather, virgin forests, everlasting hills, beautiful meadows, sparkling water bodies, vast valley, number of lookout points, and rich-diverse flora and fauna; what is there not to like in the hill town. Tourism is slowly and steadily taking its pace in the region. It is yearlong flocked by the locals of Mumbai, Pune, and other neighbouring cities. It is the perfect place to meditate, rejuvenate, practice Yoga, picnic, trek, and hitch-hike. A good thing about the town is that it remains favourable for visit in all months in a year. It is set on a plateau and is considerably cooler than Mumbai. However, many recommend to visit the town during monsoon and post-monsoon, as it is at these time period, when the town becomes a complete bliss. All the lakes and waterfalls become full of glittering water and the whole region freshens itself with the first rain.
Replete with number of places to visit in Methran and several interesting activities, a trip to the city is an adventure to embark. Besides, the town also provides one a must-needed break from the typical city life. Being in the town gives one the opportunity to relax-rejuvenate at a tranquil place, being surrounded by unspoiled-unpolluted greenery.
The lookout points of the town are very popular for viewing sunrise and sunset. In fact, all the lookout points offer the best views of sunrise, sunset, and the valley. There is a beautiful lake called the Charlotte Lake, right at the middle of dense forest, with clear sparkling water and cool breeze. It is one of the best venues in the region to relax and take pleasure of nature’s delights. Another popular tourist point in the town is the One Tree Hill. It is a unique hill, as there is just one big tree growing on the region. In addition to these, the other not-to-miss places in the town include: Panorama point, Heart Point, Monkey Point, Honeymoon Hill, Lords Point, Artist Point, Khandala Point, and Sunset(Porcupine) Point.
Another must-do activity in Matheran that worth mentioning is Valley Crossing from Honeymoon Point to Louisa Point. There is a U-shaped mountain and one has to cross the valley from one end to other, hanging on a rope 1000 feet above the valley. It is seriously not for the faint-hearted.
Being one of the most popular hill stations in the nation, accommodation in Matheran is excellent. There are plenty of Matheran Hotels , ranging from humble cheap hotels to ultra-luxurious hotels. Adamo The Resort, West – End Hotel, Lords Central Hotel, Horseland Hotel And Mountain Spa, Hotel Cecil, Adamo The Village, and The Verandah In the Forest are some of the top rated hotels. If you are a vegetarian then Gujarat Bhavan Hotel is the ideal accommodation for you.