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Things to Do in Matheran

  • Panorama Point

    A heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and photo enthusiasts, the Panorama Point is among the top tourist attractions in Matheran. As the name suggests, the vantage point offers a 360 degree view of the stunning surroundings. The sight of the majestic Western Ghats and nearby towns and villages is completely breathtaking. The tranquility of the place adds to the overall appeal of this site which also doubles up as an idyllic picnic spot. Enjoy fabulous views of the sunrise and sunset or spend some time relaxing with friends and family while you are here.

  • Little Chowk Point

    Little Chowk Point is located towards the southernmost tip of Matheran. The small yet popular spot offers impressive views of the Sahyadri Ranges, Karnala Fort and the beautiful town of Panvel. Besides, one can see the magnificent Vishalgad and Prabal Fort with its verdant surroundings from this viewpoint.

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How to Reach Matheran

By Air

The nearest airports to Matheran are in Mumbai (100 kilometres) and Pune (120 kilometres). You can hire a bus or taxi to Matheran from these airports. But since Matheran is a vehicle-free zone, all petrol and diesel vehicles are stopped 2.5 kilometres away from the city. You will have to cover this last stretch on a horseback, a rickshaw or if you’re fit enough, on foot.


By Train

The closest railhead to Matheran is in Neral (21 kilometres). You can get on the Deccan Express from Mumbai or the Sahyadri Express from Pune; both ply every day. From Neral you will have to go to Matheran by road, which is a 30-minute journey. Many local trains on the Mumbai-Karjat route also stop at Neral.

Another interesting but slow way to reach Matheran is to catch the Toy Train that departs from Neral. The journey takes about 2 hours but the ride is quite beautiful. During monsoons, the frequency of the trains reduces considerably so make sure to book well in advance.

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Best Time to Visit Matheran

The nearest airports to Matheran are in Mumbai (100 kilometres) and Pune (120 kilometres). You can hire a bus or taxi to Matheran from these airports. But since Matheran is a vehicle-free zone, all petrol and diesel vehicles are stopped 2.5 kilometres away from the city. You will have to cover this last stretch on a horseback, a rickshaw or if you’re fit enough, on foot.

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