A Panoramic Hill Station
Places To See
All the 38 look-out points of Matheran are worth a visit but some points are out of bounds for tourists due to safety reasons. Some of the best peaks and points in Matheran that offer the best views of the hill station are Panorama Point, King George Point, Louisa Point, Echo Point and the Charlotte Lake. The Paymaster Park and the Panthers Caves are also great places to visit for those wanting to witness wildlife. The cliffs of Matheran can be enjoyed and viewed from the tops of restaurants and even through hotel rooms. One of the most eco-sensitive regions, Matheran is best explored on foot or on mountain bikes. Apart from the usual sightseeing, Matheran also offers activities such as hiking, trekking, climbing etc. One of the biggest attractions here is the famous Toy Train. Trips from Matheran to Neral and back, take a thrilling 280 zigzag turns through the Sahayadri ranges, making it an exciting experience for all tourists.
This charming hill station is also a popular shopping destination for tourists. Local Matheran Hats, sandals and sweet 'Chikki' are popular here. The honey available in Matheran is also considered to be very popular.
Fancy restaurants are not easily available in Matheran. Try the stalls, the food vendors and the dhabas, who promise authentic Maharashtrian and Punjabi food.