14th Nov 2015
Photo of Matheran 1/4 by Esha Bharganwar
Photo of Matheran 2/4 by Esha Bharganwar
Photo of Matheran 3/4 by Esha Bharganwar
Photo of Matheran 4/4 by Esha Bharganwar

Matheran is a hill station in Karjat, in the Raigad district in Maharashtra, India. Also the smallest hill station in India. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. There are around 38 designated look-out points in Matheran.

Matheran has a narrow gauge railway station in the town center. The old Matheran Hill Railway offers several daily trains to Neral. The toy train connected to the mainline rail route at Neral Junction. The train covers a distance of 12 miles in an hour thereby allowing the passengers ample time to soak in the beauty of the surroundings.

Important points are Alexander Pt., Rambag Pt, Little Chowk Pt, Big Chowk Pt, One Tree Hill Pt, Belvedere Pt, Olympia Race Course, Lords Pt, Charlotte Lake, Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, Celia Pt (a water fall mouth), Echo Pt., Porcupine Pt (Sun Set Pt), Panorama Point (Sun Rise Pt), Khandala Pt, Madhavji Garden & Point.

Matheran’s longest zip line is 1300 Feet which starts from Matheran’s Sightseeing Alexander Point to Rambaug point where zip line ends and landing is done.