Welcome to Matheran


In the past, getting to Matheran was really half the fun. While speedier options were available by road, nothing beat arriving in town on the narrow-gauge toy train that chugged up to the heart of the settlement, but derailment woes caused the suspension of the train in 2016, with no planned timetable for getting it moving again.

Motor vehicles are banned within Matheran, making it an ideal place to give your ears and lungs a rest and your feet some exercise.


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$108 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Full-Day Matheran Excursion Trip from Mumbai

8am - Morning pick up from your hotel or other desired location in Mumbai and your 2/3 hrs drive brings you to scenic hill station of Matheran. Note: Vehicles are banned beyond a point - Dasturi Park. From here you needs to hire a horse that takes you to Matheran (own expense). Guest has to hire the horse for guide as well.  Visit Alexander Point Alexander Point is one of the great scenic locations in Matheran. The point offers grandeur picturesque views of Palasdari Lake, Rambaug Point, Garbut Point, Chowk point and downhill village of Borgaon. The view of the deep valley down from this point offers a breathtaking experience for any tourist.  Visit Louisa Point Louisa Point is an imposing location in Matheran to have beautiful views of surrounding scenic places. The point located at a plateau offer the views of historical forts Vishalgad fort and Prabhal fort. As this place is unspoiled, unexplored and offer calm environments, this is a gifted plain to have a stress free stroll. Visit One Tree Hill Point Popular for its breathtaking scenic beauty, One Tree Hill is a nature lover's delight. Standing from the top of the hill, one can see the entire valley of Matheran lying right below. Deep gorges and crests of mountains surrounded by the wispy clouds make this place a delightfully picturesque destination. Since the way up to this place is quite treacherous, you can also indulge in the thrills of trekking here. Visit Echo Point Out of the 39 peaks that bless the hills of Matheran, Echo point is one of the most magnificent peaks. This place is known for its cleanliness and incredibly pleasant weather. Echo point can be conveniently called as a delight for food lovers as it offers a decent range of food stalls that serve you with freshly prepared snacks. The most amazing feature of this place is its echo effect that allows you to hear the echo of your own voice clearly. This point is situated in the midst of foggy clouds and takes you in a unique state of trance. Visit Charlotte Lake Located close to the Louisa Point and the Echo Point, the Charlotte Lake is usually visited by nature enthusiasts and people seeking solitude. This lake is known for its fresh water and scenic beauty that resides in every corner of this place. Adventure enthusiasts also admire this place, as one has to go through a difficult route to reach this lake. An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Pisaarnath and rare varieties of migratory birds are other important features of this lake. In the evening around 3pm drive back to Mumbai, arrive Mumbai by 5pm and drop-off to your Hotel or other desired location in Mumbai. Note: Package is not available in the rainy season from 1st June till 30 Sep every year.

$213 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Excursion to Matheran from Mumbai with Refreshments

You will be picked up from your hotel in Mumbai early in the morning for the 3-hour drive to Matheran. Your guide for the day will accompany you. As you approach Matheran, you will continue your drive to Dasturi Park, the point beyond which vehicles are not permitted. Matheran is a 20 minutes walk from Dasturi Park. You can also take a horse ride or hire a hand-pulled rickshaw.Upon arrival in Matheran, visit Alexander Point that offers some great views of Palasdari Lake, Rambaug Point, Garbut Point, Chowk Point and the valley town of Borgaon.Continue your trek to Louisa Point, from where you can get some spectacular views of the historical Vishalgad and Prabhal Forts.Then climb over to One Tree Hill that gets its name from the fact that there is only 1 tree growing on the hill. One Tree Hill is a nature lover's delight for the breathtaking views it offers. Standing at the top of the hill, one can see the entire valley of Matheran lying right below. Deep gorges and crests of mountains surrounded by  wispy clouds make this spot a delightfully picturesque destination.Next visit Echo Point and experience the superb echo effect that this point offers. The point is at a considerable height and appears to be suspended in the midst of clouds. Enjoy a light refreshment at Echo Point (beverage excluded).At the end of the tour visit Charlotte Lake, a freshwater lake that is frequented by nature enthusiasts and people seeking solitude. An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Pisaarnath and rare varieties of migratory birds can be viewed near the lake.At around 5:00 p.m. in the evening you will start your drive back to Mumbai. Upon reaching Mumbai you will be dropped back at your hotel.

$187 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Excursion to Matheran from Mumbai

You will be picked up from your hotel in Mumbai early in the morning for the 3-hour drive to Matheran. Your guide for the day will accompany you. As you approach Matheran, you will continue your drive to Dasturi Park, the point beyond which vehicles are not permitted. Matheran is a 20 minutes walk from Dasturi Park. You can also take a horse ride or hire a hand-pulled rickshaw.Upon arrival in Matheran, visit Alexander Point that offers some great views of Palasdari Lake, Rambaug Point, Garbut Point, Chowk Point and the valley town of Borgaon.Continue your trek to Louisa Point, from where you can get some spectacular views of the historical Vishalgad and Prabhal Forts.Then climb over to One Tree Hill that gets its name from the fact that there is only 1 tree growing on the hill. One Tree Hill is a nature lover's delight for the breathtaking views it offers. Standing at the top of the hill, one can see the entire valley of Matheran lying right below. Deep gorges and crests of mountains surrounded by  wispy clouds make this spot a delightfully picturesque destination.Next visit Echo Point and experience the superb echo effect that this point offers. The point is at a considerable height and appears to be suspended in the midst of clouds.At the end of the tour visit Charlotte Lake, a freshwater lake that is frequented by nature enthusiasts and people seeking solitude. An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Pisaarnath and rare varieties of migratory birds can also be viewed near the lake.At around 5:00 p.m. in the evening you will start your drive back to Mumbai. Upon reaching Mumbai you will be dropped back at your hotel.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Green & serene Hill retreat excursion from Mumbai

You will be picked-up from your hotel/railway station/airport in Mumbai and taken to Matheran, a 3-4 hour journey. There are around 38 designated look-out "points" (viewpoints) in Matheran, including the Panorama Point that provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding area and also the Neral town. From this point, the view of sunset and sunrise is dramatic. The Louisa Point offers crystal clear view of the Prabal Fort. The other points are the One Tree Hill Point, Heart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambagh Point, and more. To stay there, there are plenty of hotels. There are many Parsi bungalows. Beautiful old British-style architecture is preserved in Matheran.[3] The roads are not metalled and are made of red laterite earth. To conclude You will be dropped back to your hotel/railway station/airport in Mumbai