Day 2 started a little late as i was busy relaxing and chilling in the peaceful hills of Matheran, far away from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai. Me and my mom , both of us were in all moods to happily relax and enjoy the tranquility of the place.
After a heavy breakfast, we decided to visit one of the many must visit places while on the Matheran trip, one of which was Charloette Lake. It was around 1.5 km from our hotel and we started walking towards the same. This walk was giving an adventourous feel as the road was through the middle of jungle and all you can see around are trees and trees. So going by the jungle trail, we finally caught the glimpse of the vast lake. If there is any place that captures the essence of my Matheran trip, it has to be this place. It is set amidst the densely forested area and the cool breeze blowing gives you such a soothing experience that you will not feel the tiredness of the long hilly walk that you just completed. We spent quite some time absorbing the serenity of the place. Since the adventurous bug has already bit us, me and my mom decided to try a different route while going back to the hotel. This uphill route is again through the jungle but since it was much less frequented by the travelers we had such an eerie feeling throughout the trek. It was as if anytime any wild animal may jump infront of us or we may notice any unusual events happening, basically all those jungle movie scenes were flashing in our minds. So we hold each other and walked out of the road, feeling the adrenaline flowing through us. We did not speak much as it was a uphill trek but we felt so relaxed when we heard few voices and felt relieved that we did not lose our way through the jungle.
Once we returned to the hotel we got refreshed and went for poolside lunch.
Post lunch we decided to take a brisk walk to the market area and enjoy the little crowded place of the place. Matheran is known for its chikkis(type of sweet) as they are made out of 100% jaggery and not glucose sugar. Mom grabbed few such chikkis for house and we had a casual walk along the market place. Evening we spent at the hotel only, again enjoying the main purpose of coming on the Matheran trip that is relaxing.