Matheran Hotels
Matheran Overview
In the lap of the Western Ghats, wrapped by sprawling greenery and surrounded by unpolluted air, lies the renowned hill station of Maharashtra, Matheran. Matheran is situated at an altitude of 800 meters (average height of 2500 feet above sea level).
It is 110 km. away from Mumbai on Mumbai-Pune rail route. A visit to Matheran can be exhilarating, what with a two-hour toy train journey from Neral, 90 kilometers from Mumbai! The green enthusiasts will go gaga over Matheran's practice of not allowing motor vehicles. Away from the loud honking and polluted fumes of the city life, the only mode of transport in Matheran, are ponies and hand pulled rickshaws.
Matheran, “forest on top”, boasts of steep slopes, offering breathtaking points, overlooking the Western Ghats and scattered villages. Famous for its leather products and popular food item, chikki, the architecture of Matheran has the influence of British and Parsi styles, giving it a combination of global and local charm. Glocal, one may say.