5 Reasons to Visit Matheran, an Enchanting Hill Station

Being the cutest little hill station in India, Matheran is nuzzled amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats. Matheran is a snug–tiny hill station which naturally stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above sea level and is just 100 kilometres away from Mumbai and thus turning out to be the perfect weekend merriment. The name of the place is literally translated into “overhead forest” and is the smallest hill station in all of India. But it is very popular for tourists who seek a short trip amid the picturesque view and tranquillity.

It is the one and only place which takes you back to the olden-golden periods where it is incorporated with the red-soiled roads, automobile-free pathways and superabundant greeny hills around. A serene place as cool as a cucumber filled with fresh air, which is the essential reason behind the tourist thronging Matheran of Mumbai.

Asia’s only hill station which does not allow any vehicles, Matheran is believed to be one of the bewitching smallest hill stations. Unlike other hill stations, Matheran is popularly known for its viewpoints. It has been inhabited by 36 viewpoints from where you can enjoy the spectacularly luring views of the Sahyadri mountain range.

The most popular views are Echo Point, Alexander Louisa Point, Panorama Point, and Porcupine Point. Almost the viewpoints have easy trekking trails and also proffer eye-feasting views of the beguiling mountains, the stunning sunrise, sunset, and the whole stupendous surroundings. Some of the reasons to visit Matheran are as follow.

Charlotte Lake:

Charlotte Lake

Otherwise known as Sharlott lake, the lake is one of the most popular attractions of Matheran. Being an offbeat hill station in Maharashtra, Charlottle is truly a fascinating spot itself. It is the primary source of fresh drinking water for the population of Matheran and is the must-visit spot in Matheran to indulge in the tranquil beauty of Lake Charlotte.

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Echo Point:

This is said to be one of the popular spots in the hill station, Echo Point. As per its name, this photogenic point is famous for the reverberations and echoes it generates. Additionally, the place is freaking cool with its foggy appearance which is an exhilarating one.

Monkey Point:

Yet another lush green spot in Matheran, Monkey Point. According to its name, the place is inhabited by monkeys and also has abundant varieties of flora and fauna. It also paves the way to get knowledge about the local weather and vegetation. You could squint into the plunging valleys of the Western Ghats which would never be described in words as it would never do justification at all.

Porcupine Point:

Porcupine Point

How about the cinematic feel of nature filling the dark place? Located near the market, Porcupine point offers great views like other points. The fort names Prabalgad is located merely close to this point. It definitely provides the literal feeling of you being there in the place you have seen in your dream or in the movies.

Panorama Point:

Panorama Point

The scenic point offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Western Ghats and the grass-covered plains dotted with villages far below. It is less crowded than other viewpoints and you can also involved by trekking for about 2 kilometres on the rocky path of the point. This is the quaint essential place for photographers and adventure seekers as it proffers staggering sunset and sunrise views and other natural feasts.

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