Matheran FAQs

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Indian Rupee. Matheran has very few ATM machines so make sure you have enough cash with you while travelling.

Drinking laws

The minimum legal age for drinking in Maharashtra is 25 years.

Tipping

Tipping is an important part of etiquette to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip the waiters at the restaurants.

Safety

Matheran has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.

General information

Languages spoken

Marathi, Hindi, English

Time zones

IST (UTC+5:30)

Major religions

Hinduism, Islam, Christianity

Domestic international calling codes

02148

Electricity standards

230 V, 2 pin/3 pin round plug sockets are generally installed in all hotels. So, carry adapters as per your requirement.

Common greetings

Hello: Namaste

Good Morning: Namaste

Good Evening: Namaste

Goodbye: Namaste

Thank you: Dhanyavaad/ Shukriya

Sorry: Maaf kijiye

Do you speak English? Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

No: Nahi

Yes: Haan

I don’t know: Mujhe nahi pata

How are you? Aap kaise hain?

What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai?

My name is: Mera naam hai…

Where is the washroom? Shauchalaya kahan hai?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan pe hai?

How much does this cost? Yeh kitne ka hai?

Too expensive! Bahut mehenga hai!

A little cheaper: Thora sasta kariye

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