to MTDC Tourist Home - Matheran - Your toy train chugs along slowly
without a care in the world. During the two hour ascent, food vendors
and monkeys jump on and off as the valley glides by sedately.
Sprawling languidly at an altitude of 800 metres is Matheran - an
undulating hilltop cloaked in green.
The cliffs of Matheran with incredibly steep drops to the plains below
offer stunning viewing points. These panoramic vistas, by day and night,
leave you feeling light headed. Standing at Hart Point in pitch darkness
you get a breathtaking glimpse of the lights of busy Bombay. Matheran
abounds in such quixotically named points. popular sites for picnics and
The old world charm of the British and Parsi home capitavtes you all the
way up to the Charlotte Lake. On each trip through the main bazaar you
purchase some of its attractions - care and leather articles, hats,
chappals and the irresistible chikki loved by young and old alike.
Temperatures vary from 16° C in winter to 32° C in summer with an annual
rainfall of 524 cms. It is a place to visit round the year, monssons
included, for the young at heart. MTDC provides accommodation
facilities, the total capacity being 83.
Temperatures vary from 16° C in winter to 32° C in summer, with an
annual rainfall of 524 cms. October to May is the best time to visit.
Getting There :
• Nearest airport is Mumbai, 100 kms.
• Mumbai-Neral, 90 kms. Neral-Matheran, 21 kms, Pune-Neral, 120 kms. (Neral-Matheran
• Mumbai-Neral-Matheran, 108 kms. State Transport buses ply from Mumbai
and Pune to Neral.
Self-contained rooms (38 blocks) Grpoup Accommodation (2 blocks 18 beds)
and a Machan (4 beds).