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Matheran Tour
Matheran is just the right destination to spend a tranquil holiday in the lap of nature. Though it is a small hill station, Matheran never fails to attract people. Amidst striking waterfalls, picturesque surroundings, lush green valleys, vantage points, trails cloaked with shady trees & glittering lakes, Matheran is a complete package for tourists. Snuggled cozily in the Sahyadri hill range of Maharashtra, Matheran is amongst the very few places in the world which is debarred of motor vehicles. You must be wondering that Matheran is a small hill station and you might have accommodation problems. But leave all your worries aside regarding accommodation since there are numerous hotels in Matheran. 

Matheran Weather : 
Climate:
Mild
Summer Temperature: 32°C (Maximum)
Winter Minimum: 16°C (Minimum)
Annual Rainfall: 524 cm
Best time to Visit: October to June

A fascinating hilltop, nestled at an altitude of 800 m (2,625 above sea-level), Matheran is 100 km from the nearby city of Mumbai & 120 km from the city of Pune. The sprawling hills below and the majestic mountains around make the place an ideal vacationing destination. As no fuel-run vehicles are allowed inside the town, the atmosphere of the place is congenial with a salubrious touch in the air. In fact, it has been declared as an eco-sensitive region by the Union Environment Ministry.

Because of its high altitude and verdant vegetation, the climate is generally cooler and the humidity is less. This makes it a very popular holiday getaway during the summers. Infact, the summer season here generally lasts from March to the end of June and during that time, the weather is comparatively cooler here than the other cities of Maharashtra. The temperature during this time can soar to a maximum of 32°C. But like in the cities, the heat is not searing.

Tourists from the nearby cities of Pune and Mumbai visit Matheran even during the summers to escape the heat and humidity that is inflicted by the urban sun. Moreover, the waterfalls that gurgle incessantly through its bosom and the constant mountain breeze that blows through its dense forests, make the summers mild and pleasant.

Like the summer months, the winters in Matheran also escape the extremes of nature. During the winter season, which generally lasts from November to mid-March, the temperature drops down to a minimum of 16°C. The climate remains pleasant with slightly cold evenings, but the days are comparatively warmer. The sun is soft and solacing during this season. The climate remains perfect for basking in the glory of the winter sun and also indulging in merrymaking and revelries around bonfires.

With the onset of Monsoon (mid-June to mid-October), the walking trails that girdle the place become muddy, making it difficult for walking. The monsoon showers are not mild drizzles, but come in the form of roaring rainfalls and thunderclaps. As the roads are of red laterite and are not tarred, a trip to Matheran should be avoided during the rainy season. Moreover, as it becomes prone to landslides during these months, the place shrinks into its own cocoon and virtually shuts down. The best time to visit the place is from October to June.

Matheran Tourist Attractions:

Matheran can be aptly described as a tiny oasis of warmth, beauty and serenity, located amidst the magnanimousness of nature. A little jewel in the crown of Maharashtra's tourism industry, this tiny hill station is one of the most exquisite and beautiful hill stations of the state. Placed at an altitude of 800 m above sea level and situated at a distance of 100 km from Mumbai, the major tourist attractions of the place are its 38 vantage points that offer breathtaking view of the whole place and its nearby areas. Here is a list of some of these major lookout points, which must be included in the sightseeing tours of the place.

Echo Point
This is a crucial point that offers a panoramic view of the whole place. As the name suggests, Echo point is well-known for allowing you to enjoy your echoes. This has made the place very popular amongst locals as well as tourists.

Charlotte Lake
This lake is the main source of water supply in Matheran and a major point of the place. It is located at a distance of 1 km from the main market and looks idyllic during the monsoons, but dries up during the summers.

Louisa Point
Located on a plateau, this famous lookout point offers a spectacular view of the ruined forts of Prabal and Vishalgarh. The famous "Lion's Head" (a rock resembling a lion's head) is located close to it.

Alexander Point
It is a famous point located 1 km towards the north of the place. This point provides splendid views of the Garbut Point, the Chowk valley and the Ulhas River, and is a favorite among the sightseers.

King George Point
During the monsoons, water from the nearby Charlotte Lake overflows and forms various waterfalls around the place. This is the point that beautifully captures these waterfalls and hence is a popular point during the season of showers.

Monkey Point
It is a well-known point, famous for the large number of mischievous monkeys that throng the place. The point also offers a mesmerizing view of the verdant plains below.

More Tourist Attractions Other important points are Heart Point, Malang Point, Honeymoon Hill, Lords Point, One-tree Hill, Olympia, Paymasters Park, Artists Park, Mount Barry, etc.

Sr. No. Name of the Hotels
1 Hotel Brightland Resorts  
2   Hotel Horseland 
3   Hotel Panorama  
4   Hotel Regal  
5   Hotel Richie Rich Resort  
6   Hotel Byke  
7   Hotel Verandah In The Forest  
8   Hotel Usha Ascot  
9   Hotel Lords Central Matheran  
10   Hotel Maldoonga Resort  
11   Hotel Rangoli Retreat  
12   Hotel Royal  
13   Hotel Woodlands  
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