The smallest hill station in India, Matheran is a municipal council in the Raigad district in Maharashtra. It is located at an elevation of around 800 m above sea level on the Western Ghats range. Declared as an eco-sensitive region by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, Matheran literally means "forest on the forehead" (of the mountains). It also boasts of being the Asia's only automobile-free hill station. Travellers will find an abundance of hotels in Matheran
which are located amidst picturesque surroundings.
Some of the best 3 star accommodations in Matheran
- Adamo The Resort: This exotic property enjoys close proximity to several tourist attractions like Echo Point and Porcupine Point.
- Usha Ascot: Located at the MG Road, it is crafted with 48 rooms equipped with all modern amenities.
In category of pocket-friendly budget Matheran hotels,
following options are available:
- Horseland Hotel and Mountain Spa: Situated at Vithalrao Kotwal Road, it offers 35 spacious rooms and in-room amenities like colour TV, mini refrigerator and direct dialing facility.
- Hotel Paramount: It has close proximity to Mumbai’s international airport and Matheran railway station. Located amidst peaceful surroundings, it is best suited to city travellers who want to enjoy a refreshing holiday.
Some of the must see attractions in Matheran include Alexander Point, Olympia Race Course, Charlotte Lake, Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, Panorama Point, Louisa Point etc. The best time to visit Matheran is from October to May, when the weather is pleasant enough to enjoy sightseeing trips. However, if you wish to see the beauty of cascading waterfalls, visit the hill station during the monsoon months.