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Matheran

Matheran is a pleasant hill station located in the state of Maharashtra. This quaint holiday spot is famous for its splendid panorama. Matheran is located at an altitude of 750 meters. The place is best suited for spending some tranquil moments away from the humdrum of a stressful city life. The emerald vista and luxuriant hills attract the tourists to this picturesque hill station.

The splendid hills of Matheran are a refreshing change of scene for the tourists. The place is worth visiting, especially so during the monsoons. The rain makes the countryside green and lends a pristine beauty to it. Only rickshaws or buggies are allowed to travel up to the hill station. Some of the beautiful locations in the city worth visiting are the Garbut Point, Louisa and Chouk.

Echo Point, One Tree Hill, Mount Berry, Monkey Point, Rambaug Point and Olympia Racecourse are some of the exotic places located in the fresh and serene landscape of Matheran. The Panorama Point, also known as the Sunrise Point is the major attraction for the tourists. The sun is said to bestow its first rays at this point in the city. Porcupine point in offers a majestic view of sunset to the visitors. This place is also called as Sunset Point. Charlotte Lake is a beautiful lake that adds to the overwhelming beauty of the city. The lake is a well known for boating spot.

Delving through the market places of the city is an enjoyable experience. Matheran is famous for its leather bags and Kolhapuri Chappals. The bazaars are also famous for waterless flowers and goblet birds. Matheran is known for 'Chikki' which is a sweetmeat delicacy local to the area. A variety of Chikkis made out of jaggery and gram flour blended with ground nuts and cashew nuts are found in the markets. Pure honey from the woods of Matheran is also available in the market place.

The food zones of this enticing hill station offer luscious cuisines to the customers. The place is famous for the Indian Style Burger called as Vada-Pav in the colloquial language. Flavored chocolate and fresh fruit fudges and splashes are the enjoyed by tourists who throng the bistros of the splendid city. Kokam Sherbat is the one of the specialty drinks offered by the city. The best time to visit Matheran is from November to February and April to June. The city offers lavish and comfortable lodging options in some of its hotels including Rugby Hotel, MTDC Holiday Resort and Royal Hotel.

Marathi is the prominent language used in Matheran. English and Hindi are also preferred at the place. The city is easily accessible from all parts of the country. The international airport of Mumbai is one of the nearest airports to Matheran. Thane lies just 70 km from the city. Traveling to Matheran through toy train is an enthralling experience. The marvelous hill station is well connected to almost every part of Maharashtra by road. With a pleasant ambiance and easy accessibility, Matheran is serves as one of the best hill stations of Maharashtra.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/15

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