Matheran is a small hill station in Maharashtra, India. it forms a part of the Raigad district. It is situated in the Western Ghats at a height of 2,625 feet and is considered to be one of the smallest hill stations of the country. The word Matheran translates to forest on the forehead - it is the only automobile-free hill station in the whole of Asia.
Matheran’s proximity to a lot many cities makes it a perfect weekend getaway spot for the nearby urban dwellers. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai is the nearest airport from Matheran. From there, Matheran is about a distance of 87.7 kms via the Bengaluru Mumbai highway. Travelers can board flights till Mumbai from anywhere in India and then travel to Matheran by road or railways. Pune Airport is at a distance of 131.2 km from Matheran and can be accessed via the Mumbai Pune NH and Karjat. Matheran has been declared a vehicle-free zone and according to authorities, all motor vehicles have to be stopped 2.5 kms away from the city. People also ride around the city on horsebacks and a lot of people enjoy this. There are rickshaws to get around Matheran too.
Nearby attractions to the Mathreran railway station:
Alexander Point (.5 kms): paradise for nature lovers this site offers amazing views of the Palasdari Lake, the Rambaug Point, the Garbut Point, Chowk Point, Borgaon village and the Ulhas River.
Charlotte Lake (2 kms): also named the Sharlott Lake, it is situated near echo point and is the