Location : Raigad, Near Neral | Category : 1 Day Picnics | Distance from Pune : 120 KMs
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Best Season: Throughout The Year
Matheran is one of the most popular hill stations in the state. Located in the Raigad district, Matheran sprawls at an elevation of 800 meters above sea level offering mesmerizing viewing points of the plains below. There are around 30 points to gaze at  the beautiful lush plains dotted with villages. Not only is the destination lovely, the journey to reach is as exciting! The mountain train from Neral to Matheran(8 km) is an outstanding opportunity to soak in all the freshness of nature. Another thing that sets apart Matheran from any other place in the country is that is an ‘automobile-free zone’. After being declared as an eco sensitive by the government, no private cars are allowed to be used. One can use the vans provided by the Municipality, the horse or on foot. 
 
The cool climate all round the year makes Matheran the first choice for all peace-seeking travelers. Lined along the way to Lake Charlotte are rustic British and Parsi bunglows. The cliffs of Matheran provide breathtaking views, some of which are:
 
1. Panorama point
2. Alexander point
3. Echo point
4. Monkey point
5. Louisa point
6. Garbut point
7. Charlotte lake
 
Along with these prominent ones, other places frequently visited by tourists are-Khandala point, Rambaug point, Chowk point, One tree hill, Porcupine point and the Hart point. 
 
This place should be ideally visited for at least 2-3 days to capture its true magnificence. It is 120 km away from Pune and trains are available till Neral and then the toy train upto Matheran.
 
Best season- October to May ( though the weather is pleasant throughout the year)
 
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    By Sourabh | Oct'14
    ECHO-Point-Matheran
By sudesh sutar
13 Feb 2016

planing for 1 day return picnic for ACMA Staff dated 21st 22nd march-2016

By sayyed abdul karim
13 Feb 2016

1 week holiday.how to arrange from ahmed nagar

By Jaya
08 Feb 2016

Is it good to go for 2 days ?

By Poonam Shriwastav
23 Jan 2016

Please let me know the package for 2 people for 2 days. or please contact me.

By RUSHI
08 Sep 2015

distance and time for this trip all point i am going on bike to map this place

By rajesh somani
26 Jun 2015

1 week holiday.how to arrange from pune

By Vaibhavi
27 May 2015

Please or write me about your packages one day return trip for 8 family members

By sanjaya
20 Nov 2014

pls call me or write me about your packages & events for one night & one day stay programme for corporate trip of 40 members during 15th to 22 dec timing

By Sourabh
03 Oct 2014

A must go place

By Sourabh Das
03 Oct 2014

A different experance. If you are not comfortable driving on ghat roads better go to Neral by train and take a taxi as I found its bit difficult because of narrow roads. Taxi will take you to Aman lodge from where you can go to matheran by toy train or horse or by walking. If you have to catch the toy train you must reach before 3.15 pm at Aman lodge. You can also go by horse they are expensive arround 450 per oerson. I did not bargain but I am sure they must not charge more than 350 or because of up hill the charge is high. Because while returning they charhed only 300. Sun and shade is the resort I stayed. I liked the resort it was clean. Go for an early morning walk in the dense forest.

By deepak yadav
13 Sep 2014

nice place

By Aditi
22 Jul 2014

A must visit place..lush greenery..waterfalls around..Its too foggy early morning..

By shirsat nitin shravan
18 May 2014

nice place

By rita
01 May 2014

can you please send me the details of picnic spots around pune with the best budget for me and husband.

By dipak waghmare
15 Mar 2014

i want to go there matheran on 12 to 14 april please suggest me the resorts , which is cofertable for family 3 members

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