9 Best Places To Visit in Matheran Hill Station in Maharashta- 2024

10 Best Places to visit Matheran

Matheran is a hill station located near Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous couple destinations located in Maharashtra. You can visit Matheran with your family and friends. It is known for its cool and calm climate and well-preserved architecture. The important thing you must know about Matheran hill station is that motor vehicles are banned in Matheran, So many tourists arrive by Neral-Matheran Toy Train. Matheran is Asia’s only Automobile-free hill station, Also there are amazing places to visit in Matheran.

The Matheran’s weather stays cloudy and the temperature does not exceed 25 degree Celsius in Monsoons. If You are Planning for More Than 1 Day Trip Then You Can Book hotel rooms online easily. Hotels In Matheran are also kind of inspired by nature, you may see the hotels are most probably covered with trees and flowers. We will also discuss the best Hotel rooms Available near Matheran Hill station in the article.

For exploring the Matheran hill stations we have listed 9 best places to visit in Matheran where you must visit to make the trip memorable and have lots of fun.

9 Best Places to Visit in Matheran

1. Louisa Point

2. Charlotte Lake

3. Panorama Point

4. Echo Point

5. Porcupine Point (Sunset Point)

6. Matheran Toy Train

7. Ambernath Temple

8. Honeymoon Point

9. Irshalgad Fort

1. Louisa Point

Louisa Point

Louisa Point is the most popular place to visit in Matheran. You have to trek to reach this point and witness amazing scenery. There are two different views you will see from the top, one view is of the sky touching the mountains and another is of Panoramic view of the valley below. Louisa Point is located just 2.5 km from Matheran railway station. This place is best for hikers and photographers. You must visit here on a clear day to enjoy the spectacular view of the city and forts around the Point.

  • Best Time To Visit Louisa Point: October to May.
  • Louisa Point Temperature: 16-32°C.
  • Louisa Point Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Louisa Point Timings: Opens 24 hours.
How to Reach Louisa Point
  • Nearest Railway Station: Neral Railway Station- (13 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai- (92 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Dasturi Naka Bus Stop.

2. Charlotte Lake

Charlotte Lake

Charlotte Lake also known as Sharlotte Lake is one of the spectacular attractions in Matheran. It is preferred by the person who wants to spend time in silence and peace. One can also go camping near the lake, It is an ideal location for Campers and Picnickers. A Beautiful temple of Lord Shiva, Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir located on one side of the lake. A small waterfall is formed by Charlotte Lake when the lake is overflowed by the Rain in monsoon.

  • Best Time To Visit Charlotte Lake: September to November.
  • Charlotte Lake Temperature: 10-25°C.
  • Charlotte Lake Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Charlotte Lake Timings: 05:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
How to Reach Charlotte Lake
  • Nearest Railway Station: Neral Railway Station- (12 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai- (92 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Bhivpuri Bus Stop.

3. Panorama Point

Panorama Point

Panorama Point located 2.5 km from MTDC Resort, offers spectacular sunrise and sunset view. It is one of the highest points on Matheran hill station. It offers 360-degree panoramic views of the valley which attracts tourists to do sightseeing. If you are looking for a less crowded place in Matheran then this is the must-visit spot for you. Panorama Point is very close to the Matheran entry point, it is just 7.5 km away from the main marketplace. It takes around 2 hours to reach the Panorama Point but it is worth visiting.

  • Best Time To Visit Panorama Point: October to February.
  • Panorama Point Temperature: 10-25°C.
  • Panorama Point Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Panorama Point Timings: Opens 24 hours.
How to Reach Panorama Point
  • Nearest Railway Station: Mahabaleshwar Railway Station- (7 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport- (120 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: ST Bus Stand Mahabaleshwar.

4. Echo Point

Echo point

Echo Point is also a Popular spot in Matheran. As the name suggests Echo Point is Famous for the reverberations and echoes it generates. It is also famous for its natural beauty and the hilltop gives bird-eye view of the area around it. Adventure activities such as rope climbing and zip lining are available at the top. Echo Point also have small stalls and shop which provides delicious Maharashtrian food at reasonable rates.

  • Best Time To Visit Echo Point: October to May.
  • Echo Point Temperature: 16-32°C.
  • Echo Point Entry Fee: No entry fees.
  • Echo Point Timings: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.
How to Reach Echo Point
  • Nearest Railway Station: Neral Railway Station- (13 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai- (92 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Dasturi Naka Bus Stop.

5. Porcupine Point (Sunset Point)

Porcupine Point (Sunset-point)

This place has 2 points, one is Porcupine Point and the second is Sunset Point. Sunset Point gives a spectacular view of sunset and Porcupine Point is famous because the shape of the hill looks exactly is a porcupine bird. It also gives a stunning view of lush greenery and an amazing Prabalgad Fort located nearby.

  • Best Time To Visit Porcupine Point: October to May.
  • Porcupine Point Temperature: 12-32°C.
  • Porcupine Point Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Porcupine Point Timings: Opens 24 hours.
How to Reach Porcupine Point
  • Nearest Railway Station: Neral Railway Station- (57 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai- (60 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Dasturi Naka Bus Stop.

6. Matheran Toy Train

Matheran Toy Train

Neral-Matheran Toy Train is a hill railway that connects Matheran which is based in Western Ghat and Neral via a 21 km long rail network. The Neral-Matheran toy train is more than 100 years old. It is the most interesting mode of transport to explore the beauty of Matheran. The Neral-Matheran was once discontinued in 2019 after getting derailed but now the services of the train are resumed after October 2022. As of now the distance of the train has been reduced, you can travel by toy train from Aman Lodge to Matheran.

You can check prices and book tickets for the Matheran Toy Train from the Railway station you are departing, The Online ticket booking facility is not available for the Matheran Toy Train.

  • Best Time To Visit Matheran Toy Train: October to May.
  • Matheran Toy Train Temperature: 16-32°C.
  • Matheran Toy Train Entry Fees: INR 300 for adults, INR 180 for children in 1st class, INR 75 for adults, and INR 45 for children in 2nd class.
  • Matheran Toy Train Timings: 06:40 AM to 06:30 PM.
How to Reach Matheran Toy Train
  • Nearest Railway Station: Neral Railway Station.
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai- (83 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Matheran Hill Railway terminus.

7. Ambernath Temple

Ambernath Temple

This is the ancient temple of lord Shiva is historic Hindu temple based in Ambernath, near Mumbai. The Shiv Mandir of Ambarnath is a historic 11th-century Hindu temple that has a stark resemblance to the Dilwara Temples located in Mount Abu. This eye-catching Beautiful temple is situated on the banks of the Waldhuni River in Ambarnath. The Temple is located just 2 minutes walking distance from the Ambernath Railway station.

  • Best Time To Visit Ambernath Temple: October to March.
  • Ambernath Temple Temperature: 12-30°C.
  • Ambernath Temple Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Ambernath Temple Timings: 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM.
How to Reach Ambernath Temple
  • Nearest Railway Station: Neral Railway Station- (2 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai- (49 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Ambernath Bus Stop.

8. Honeymoon Point

Honeymoon-Point

This Place has its own aura and is called the “Indian Grand Canyon”. The point is located near Echo Point which gives a stunning view of the mountains and nearby Prabalgad Fort. Honeymoon Point is the biggest valley crossing point of Matheran and is an important spot for adventure lovers.

  • Best Time To Visit Honeymoon Point: October to June.
  • Honeymoon Point Temperature: 16-32°C.
  • Honeymoon Point Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Honeymoon Point Timings: Opens 24 hours.
How to Reach Honeymoon Point
  • Nearest Railway Station: Neral Railway Station- (13 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai- (92 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Dasturi Naka.

9. Irshalgad Fort

Irshalgad Fort

The fort is located between Matheran and Panvel in the state of Maharashtra. The fort was built at a height of 3700 feet. Irshalgad Fort is known as the sister fort of the Prabalgad Fort. Fort Trek is surrounded by dense forestation and the difficulty level of the trek is moderate. The panoramic view of the Western Ghats from the top of the attraction is worth the visit.

  • Best Time To Visit Irshalgad Fort: October to March.
  • Irshalgad Fort Temperature: 10-32°C.
  • Irshalgad Fort Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Irshalgad Fort Timings: Opens 24 hours.
How to Reach Irshalgad Fort
  • Nearest Railway Station: Karjat Railway Station- (27 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai- (70 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Karjat Bus Stand.

Above all are the most famous Places you can visit during the Matheran Trip. Talking about the Hotels and Resorts in Matheran, There are a number of Resorts and Hotels Available. You can easily book rooms online on websites such as Makemytrip. Horseland Matheran is the Most Searched Resort and Mountain Spa in Matheran which is one of the most scenic resorts in the Hills of Matheran, Horseland Hotel is a must-visit for all travel enthusiasts.

You Can Check Room Prices at Horseland Resort, Matheran By CLICKING HERE.

Other Hotels in Matheran CLICK HERE.

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FAQ’s: 

Q1. Is 1 day enough for Matheran?

Ans: Yes.

Q2. Which is better Matheran or Mahabaleshwar?

Ans: Both places are good, but have pros and cons of their own.

Q3. Which month is best for Matheran?

Ans: March.

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