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Matheran lies in the bed of mountains and is smallest hill station of India. The dense dark forest of matheran is the only hill station of India that has been declared no vehicle zone. The name Matheran means either ‘Forest on Top’ or ‘Woodland overhead’. Situated at an altitude of 800 mt this is a beautiful picturesque hill station. The thick green carpet of Matheran and its proximity with Mumbai makes it a perfect gateway from the hassle and bustle of city life. Travelers from Mumbai and Gujarat flock to Matheran in numbers adding to global and Indian travelers alike from different parts of India. Most of the Hotels in Matheran has come up in the vintage and heritage properties of Matheran which caters to the needs of all kinds of travelers. Travelers can get right from full amenity 4 star hotels and resorts to budget Hotels in Matheran for which the photos and list are displayed here. The food in most of the hotel is pure vegetarian and Jain considering big chunk of hotel owners and travelers are from Gujarat. There are few Matheran Hotels which also provides Non Vegetarian food. There are number of Budget Hotels in Matheran and are favored as the big chunk of travelers repeatedly visits Mathrean for stay over the weekends. The Tariff / Rates of these hotels are fairly priced and are best for the pockets of the travelers. There are many Matheran Hotels which provide with food stay packages and has swimming pool also. Though one can also find many 2 star hotels Matheran the list of 4 Star Hotels in Matheran is small. To compensate that off there are many 3 star hotels in Matheran along with Heritage hotels and Resorts in Matheran. The absence of star hotels like 5 star hotels in Matheran and rare presence of 4 star hotels in Matheran can be attributed o the fact that the city has more prominence as a weekend gate way and has many heritage properties and Resorts and also to that fact that it is hardly 100 km off Mumbai which is bigger city and also an important destination for tourist. The nearest 5 star hotels in Matheran are situated in Mumbai.
There are around 38 points in Matheran which are marked as places to visit in Matheran or Things to do in Matheran. The Panorama Point provides a view of the surrounding area at an 360 degree angle and also the Neral town. This point is also known as the sunset and sunrise point as from here sunset and sunrise spells heavenly effect and leaves travelers speechless. The Charlotte lake is the main Lake in Matehran. The other important points to name few are the One Tree Hill Point, Heart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambagh Point, and more.
It is situated near Mumbai the financial capital of India around 100km and 120 Km from Pune the other major town of Maharashtra India. Matehran is a no vehicle zone and can be reached by Train, Hoarse or by foot. The nearest bus stand for Matheran is Karjat which connects it to different parts of Maharashtra state via Road transportation. The closest railway station to Matheran is Neral Junction on the Main harbor line of Mumbai local which originates from Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus Station (CST) formerly also known as Victoria Terminus (VT). Then travelers from Neral Junction can either share a taxi up to Dasturi Naka - the last motorable point before Matheran Or switch to the mountain railway known as 'The Toy Train'. The nearest international and domestic airport to Matheran is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Sahar Airport Mumbai, about 120 Kms away, which is well connected with global and other cities in India.