The Best Time to Visit Matheran

Tucked away in the Raigad District of Maharashtra, this cute little hill station is packed with a strong punch to your senses. In addition to the exclusive camera clicks that Matheran gives you, with its cloudy hills and long pine trees; Matheran is an exclusive thrill for an adventure seeker.

MonthsConditionsOur recommendations
March to MayPleasant summer bloomsThis is for the adventure seekers who enjoy horse-back rides, rafting and what not.
June to SeptemberModerate to heavy rainfallNot a desirable time for tourists.
December to FebruarySnow covered hills, apt for your perfect winter getaway.To enjoy the beauty of the hill station, head out during this period.
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Weather Conditions

Right from horse rides and adventure camps for children; to rappelling and rafting for the experienced trekker, Matheran has it all. If you are not too much into adventure, then simply visit the water falls or click snaps of the numerous peak points which give you the adventure of the climb as well as the breath-taking view.

How to Reach Matheran

Matheran is located in a strategic location and is easily accessible from Mumbai International Airport and Pune International Airport. The Neral Junction Station is well connected with all the major cities. Matheran can be easily accessed by road and the ride over the smooth terrain adds to the beauty of this hill station.

Matheran India
Photo by Aditya Patawari, CC BY-SA 2.0

What to See and Do in Matheran

  • Charlotte Lake

Lakes always give you that soothing experience, no matter how stressed you are. Just sit down on the banks and gaze at the sun or simply drive a boat out to the open currents. Being a fresh water lake, take it as your responsibility not to pollute the place.

  • Prabal Fort

Enclosed by breath taking landscapes and panoramic views pay homage to the Prabal fort perched on top of the Prabal Hills. Shrouded in the rich cultural legacy of the prowess of Shivaji and his conflicts between the Mughals, the fort is now in ruins but its legacy stand with head held high.

  • Pisharnath Mahadev Temple

If you have had your fill of scenic beauties, then how about some divine intervention? The Pisharnath Mahadev Temple is the humble abode of Lord Shiva with its mystifying legend of the self-manifested Shiv Linga; a speciality of the temple. Indulge in the divine aura of mahadev mantras and the sanctity of the encapsulating hills.

While you indulge in the pleasures of Matheran, don’t miss out on these peak points as well; perfect for trekking and for that ‘selfie on the pinnacle’.

  • Echo Point
  • Honeymoon Point
  • Porcupine Point
  • Louisa Point
  • Sunset Point
  • Mount Berry

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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