The journey from Mumbai to Matheran covers 84 kilometers in just three hours, perfect for a day trip or weekend escape. Nestled in the Western Ghats, Matheran captivates with scenic beauty and tranquility. The route weaves through villages, forests and offers breathtaking valley views. Explore the car-free town on foot or horseback, taking panoramas from Louisa and Panorama Points.
Wander through lush forests, go hiking, and encounter wildlife. Experience colonial charm in heritage buildings, quaint cottages, and a vibrant market. Matheran is an accessible retreat for nature lovers seeking solace from city life. The base pay for the circuit starts from around 15,000 rupees per day, including the caravan booking and camping charges at caravan parks.
Choose your preferred caravan from the Plush Force Temp Traveller, the Luxury Force Traveller, or the Comfortable Siddi Caravan based on availability and the number of persons in your group. The base pay for the caravans starts from 12,000 rupees. Additional charges apply upon the purchase of add-on facilities.
- Plush Force Temp Traveller: With a fully functional bathroom, an induction kitchen, a sofa cum bed, an AC, a TV, a music system, mobile charging slots, WiFi, and other amenities, this axel caravan has been modified into a luxurious motorhome. Additionally, it boasts ample storage, openable windows, and an extra AC that can run on an external supply.
- Luxury Force Traveler: The Luxury Force Traveler is a luxurious caravan with a plush living room, fully equipped bathroom and kitchenette, and comfortable sleeping arrangements. It also features a 360-degree rooftop camera, AC, TV, music system, WiFi, and mobile charging slots for a memorable getaway. Additionally, amenities such as camping gear, linen, microwave, openable windows, electric water heater, and barbecue are included, and the caravan runs on an external power source.
- Comfortable Siddi Caravan: The Comfortable Siddi Caravan is your compact and cozy travel home designed to enrich your journeys. Break away from routine, waking up to new surroundings every day, with the capacity to venture into remote wilderness. Equipped with a versatile interior, it houses convertible furniture, including a sofa-bed and bunk beds for five people. A well-equipped kitchenette stands ready with an 8kg LPG cylinder, a stove, and essential utensils. The caravan comes with home-like comforts: a TV, air conditioning, charging points, storage compartments, a private washroom, and outdoor amenities like camping chairs and a moonroof. This mobile home is also pet-friendly, so your furry friends can join the adventure.
Choose your Caravan Parks:
Choose your perfect caravan park and set off on a remarkable adventure where comfort and excitement converge to create unforgettable memories amidst stunning landscapes. The starting price for caravan park stays is 2,800 rupees, with the option to enhance your experience by adding meal passes, activity passes, and extra amenities such as tents, cottages, and dorms.
A Magical Mountain Interlude, Matheran: Embark on a magical journey to Matheran’s mystical forest campsite, nestled amidst untouched 5-acre land. Immerse yourself in the ancestral wonderland, surrounded by dense rainforest and exotic flora. Walk through the wilderness, marvel at breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and embrace the serenity of horse gallops. This exclusive campsite is the only one available in the automobile-free hill station of Matheran.
Experience the simple joys of life as you take peaceful nature walks, gather around a cozy campfire under the starry sky, and indulge in thrilling activities like archery, rifle shooting, and open-air movie screenings with live music on weekends. Adventure enthusiasts can’t miss the exhilarating Dodhani Waterfall rappelling, while other attractions like Chanderi Caves and Louisa Point await exploration.
Rest assured, this safely fenced campsite welcomes your loved ones, including furry friends. Enjoy a comfortable stay with amenities such as charging points, Wi-Fi, hot water showers, drinking water, tents, and toilet facilities. Breakfast is included, and a nearby hospital ensures the availability of a first aid kit. The campsite is accessible by hiking or train, and the best season to visit is year-round (except for the monsoon closure in July-August).
Immerse yourself in this enchanting experience, where nature’s beauty and tranquility embrace your senses.
- Embark on your journey with a seasoned professional driver, promising a hassle-free and enjoyable trip.
- Relish the comfort and convenience of a complimentary tent and tables, enhancing your camping experience.
- The pricing encompasses the Caravan’s rent and accommodations at Matheran’s Caravan Park.
- Kindly note that expenses for fuel, tolls, and transfers from the caravan spot to your pick-up point are not covered and will be additional costs.
Things To Do:
Exciting stops await on the journey from Mumbai to Matheran. Here are some notable attractions:
- Pandavkada Falls: A seasonal waterfall located 7 km away, offering a picturesque sight during the rainy season. Allow 20 minutes to reach there.
- Dodhani Waterfall: Located 31.4 km from Navi Mumbai, this waterfall is a 1 hour and 9-minute drive away. It stands at a height of 115 feet and is perfect for rappelling enthusiasts.
- Aman Lodge: Beyond this point, vehicles are not allowed in Matheran. Parking is available at Dasturi Point and Aman Lodge, with a 5-minute walk from Dasturi Naka to reach Aman Lodge. A fee is required to enter Matheran: Rs—50 for adults and Rs. 25 for children (2-11 years).
- Toy Train: Enjoy a charming ride on the toy train from Aman Lodge to Matheran. The ticket counter is near the railway station, displaying the timetable and rates. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.
- Alternative Transport: Other options from Aman Lodge to Matheran include horseback riding, hand-pulled rickshaws, or a leisurely walk.
Once you arrive in Matheran, you will find the town’s attractions conveniently located near each other, making it easy to explore on foot. Here are some notable points of interest that you can discover:
- Charlotte Lake: One of the main attractions in Matheran, Charlotte Lake is a serene and picturesque spot. The area is full of vibrant foliage and provides visitors with a calm and soothing environment. You can also partake in some boating activities in the serene waters of the lake. Remember to bring extra clothes if you plan to swim or participate in water sports.
- Echo Point: As the name suggests, Echo Point is known for its unique echo phenomenon. Visitors can shout out and hear their voices reverberate through the hills, creating an exciting and memorable experience. The stunning views from this point enhance the overall charm of the place.
- Louisa Point: Located on the edge of a cliff, Louisa Point provides breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and hills. It is especially popular during sunrise and sunset, when the sky is painted with vibrant hues, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. The lush green landscapes and distant waterfalls add to the beauty of the vista.
- Lord Garden: A well-maintained garden in Matheran, Lord Garden is a peaceful and picturesque spot that offers a tranquil escape amidst nature. It features beautiful flower beds, manicured lawns, and colorful blooms, making it an ideal place for a leisurely stroll or a relaxing picnic.
- Porcupine Point: Known for its stunning views, Porcupine Point is named after the shape of a porcupine’s spikes. This viewpoint provides a panoramic vista of the Sahyadri mountain range and Matheran’s picturesque landscapes. This location is well-known among nature lovers and photographers, as it provides a stunning background perfect for capturing unforgettable memories.
- One Tree Hill Point: Situated at the southernmost tip of Matheran, One Tree Hill Point is named after a single Jambhul tree that stands tall atop the hill. The point offers panoramic views of the Western Ghats and the nearby valleys, providing a tranquil ambiance for visitors to enjoy.
- Chowk Point: Chowk Point is another scenic viewpoint in Matheran that showcases the region’s natural beauty. The location provides beautiful views of the hills, valleys, and forests in the area. Visitors can immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature and capture captivating photographs.