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Things To Do In Matheran for an Amazing Getaway

Matheran is a lovely hill station in the Raigad district of Maharastra. One of the top getaway for a short vacation for people living in Pune and Maharashtra. The tranquillity of the place is surreal and perfect for people who are looking for rejuvenation and refreshing their weary soul. Well, though the hill station promises you a peaceful getaway, it is also known for adrenaline-gushing activities. Read to find interesting things to do in Matheran for soothing yet thrilling vacation.

Things to do in Matheran

Mathern boasts an array of activities from intriguing trekking trails, Majestic waterfalls, awe-inspiring viewpoints and many more adventure activities. we have shortlisted the best of activities that are a must-try in Matheran.

  • Rambagh Point
  • Charlotte lake
  • Chanderi Caves
  • Rock-climbing
  • Experience Toy-Train
  • Irshalgad Fort

Rambagh Point

Rambagh point is a paradise for nature lovers. The surrounding lush greens valleys, Gorgeous mountains and breath of fresh air promises a soothing effect that is bound to take away all your stress. Regarded as one of the best picnic spots in Matheran by locals, Rambagh point has gained such a reputation because of its sunset view. What’s more interesting is that it offers a panoramic view of nearby famous destinations like Khandala and Karjat. The best time to visit is post-monsoon when the region is greenest in the entire year. There is no entry fee as well for this viewpoint.

Rambagh Point
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Charlotte lake

Charlotte lake is one of the best things to do in Matheran, the reason for this is the peaceful and calm ambience lake provides. this can be ideal for camping and tenting especially for people looking a soothing experience in laps on mother nature. There is an ancient Mahadev Temple close the lake, hence can be a fruitful vacation for a religious person hidden inside you. Although the place is known for serenity, you need to keep few things in mind before visiting the lake. The lake is a source of drinking water for locals hence do ensure and take conscious effort not to pollute the lake in any situation. The region is full of monkeys, hence keep a close watch on eateries and snacks you carry. Monsoon will be the best time to visit this lake when the lake is full and ambience is unbelievably calm.

Charlotte lake
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Chanderi Caves

Chanderi Caves is one of the most popular treks in western ghats. Although you can enjoy the trek on your own at your own pace, a guided trek is advised, as the guides have better knowledge about the trekking trails and safety measures. The guided treks usually start at 9.00 a.m in the morning and the start point is Vangani town. Generally, the operators charge a minimal fee of 750 INR that includes a vegetarian breakfast and also your evening snacks. The best time to visit Chanderi Caves is the months of July – October as the weather will bit windy and gloomy that is ideal for trekking.

Chanderi Caves
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The trail promises a stunning view of nearby landscapes en route to the pinnacle. Once you reach the pinnacle, you will witness stunning views of four mountain ranges. There is a small reservoir of potable water just near the cave, feel free to have a sip and feel the freshness and purity of the water. You can also find the idol of Lord Mahadev inside the caves, however, photography might be prohibited.

A trek to Chanderi caves promises an eventful day with your loved ones and surely one of the best things to do in Matheran.

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Looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity, don’t fret, Matheran has it all. Rock-climbing is one of the popular adventure sports you can find in Matheran. As mentioned previously, the hill station is homes to gorgeous mountains hence, you will find many rocky terrains to try this adventure. The best time to try this activity is during summers as the surface of rocks tends to more slippery in monsoon and winters. Alexandar point, Shivaji’s ladder, Louisa point are few ideal spots to try this enthralling adventure. There is no shortage of operators for rock climbing, they do provide you with safety gears and necessary equipment. however, they do charge a fee of ranging from 600 INR – 1000 INR.

Experience Toy-Train

One of the uniques and best things to do in Matheran is to experience Toy-Train. This train is also part of the UNESCO world heritage site. Book in advance and enjoy the 21-kilometre beautiful journey as this unique attraction makes its way through lush green jungles and mountains of Matheran. Toy-train is one of the few attractions for families with children. The train runs year-round and can be visited anytime during the year. The train operates three times a day, morning slot at 9.20 a.m, followed by an afternoon at 2.45 p.m and an evening slot at 4.20 p.m. Train operates between Neral and Matheran.

Fare Details: Fares are set as per the classes.

  • First Class: 300 INR per adult, 180 INR for Children
  • Second Class: 45 INR per adult, 30 INR for Children

Irshalgad Fort

Irshalgad Fort sits on top a hill at 3700 Meters above sea-level. The DIfficulty of the trek ranges from moderate to high and we highly recommend you to carry your trekking gears and trekking poles. Trekking starts at Irshalgad Village and it will take roughly an hour and a half to reach the fort from the village. Surrounding regions of Irshalgad is full of lush green plateaus pleasing your eyes. Once you reach the pinnacle, you will able to witness nearby attractions like Prabalgad fort, Chanderi, Karnala and Manikgad.

Irshalgad Fort
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Irshalgad is just 45 Kilometers from Navi Mumbai, 80 Kilometers from Mumbai and 116 Kilometers from Pune. Hence Irshalgad trek will be ideal for the weekend for people looking for a nature retreat.

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The above list is just a hand-picked set of activities, Matheran has lot more to offer. Porcupine Point, Ambarnath Shiv Temple, Little Chowk Point, Kalavantin Pinnacle, Dodhani Waterfalls are few other places one can explore in Matheran. So, if you are planning for a short getaway and for any international vacation, reach out to Pickyourtrial and seek expert guidance in planning a hassle-free vacation. Also, check out their deals and packages page for exciting offers at an unbeatable price. You can drop a Whatsapp query for more details and Info.

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