Matheran:  Slice of Relief inside Mumbai

By Pamela Mukherjee

The closest railhead to Matheran is in Neral. You can get on from Mumbai or from Pune. From Neral you will have to go to Matheran by road.

How to Reach

Matheran is a treat for photographers to explore and capture the best & the best option for a person who loves getting lost in nature. 

Nature View 

Wintertime is the best season to visit Matheran. Between December and February is considered the best, most pleasant time to visit.

When To Reach

Matheran does not have many places to stay as the station is so small based on the hill. There are a few options and govt guest houses are available.


From trekking to visiting temples to going on a horse ride, this place offers a variety of things to do for adults and kids alike.


The western ghats give surreal views from Matheran.

Adrenaline junkies, let’s huddle & Wait! You can do a lot of treks at Matheran at easy, medium, and difficult pace around the area.


There are famous konkani and maharashtrian food available in Matheran. Fish fry to Vada Pv, Mishal Pav to mumphali all are available at main market.


Carry proper shoes and refillable water bottle as this place needs lots of hiking and walking. Also, make sure to not to litter around the place. 

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