Tucked in the Sahyadri hills on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a charming little hill station sitting at an elevation of about 2,600 feet above mean sea level. Itís the perfect spot for a weekend getaway near Pune & Mumbai for those looking for an absolutely natural retreat where they can relax and unwind amidst natureís bounty. While it is the smallest hill station in India, it is big on fun and thrill that it offers to every person who sets foot in its lush environs. Also, this is a totally car-free place in India that is sure to transport you back to the idyllic old-world era before civilization.

Best time to visit : Year-round

Places to visit around Matheran: Charlotte Lake, Echo Point, Alexander Louisa Point, Panorama Point, Porcupine Point

Activities : Trekking, hiking, camping

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