is situated in Raigad District. One of the important
hill-stations of Maharashtra, situated at the height
of 800 mtrs on Sahyadri hills, amidst thick forests.Amid the
green Jambol forest.It covers an area of 8 square
kilometers in Sahyadris !
lovely spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz
Malet, the collector of Thane district. He was camping
around the village of Chowk, when on hill top he stopped for
a drink of water from a spring - which still bears his name.
The Sahyadris attract the monsoon clouds and see heavy rainfalls
every year. The hill-station is at its best during
the tail-end of monsoons. The season of breathtaking
waterfalls, mist covered valleys, dew dripped greenery and
Matheran their are about 33 lookout points !!!
from where one can get spectacular view of the plains below
or across the Western Ghats. You can hike your way to these
through the woodlands.
Point, 5 kms. north of the post office, has the finest
view. Below lies Neral, to the west, Mumbai and north are
sunrise and sunsets here are very dramatic...
Hart Point and Monkey Point look down on the plains.
Porcupine Point is mostly crowded during sunset, so to avoid
the rush, consider Panorama Point.Coronation
Point, to the south, marked the ceremony of King Edward VII
By Road: Matheran is 108 km away from Mumbai.
Rail : Neral is nearest Railway Station (21 km away)
By Air : Mumbai is nearest airport (100 km