Established way back in the 1850’s by the British, Matheran is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra along the Sahyadri hills. The town attracts swarms of visitors from the neighboring states and it is quite popular during the winter season. Read on to know more about Matheran during winter season and also check out some good hotels in Matheran.
Matheran is a quaint little hill station in Maharashtra that is situated on the Sahyadri hills and is also the closest hill station to Mumbai. It is located at a distance of around 62 miles from Maharashtra’s capital city and is one of the favorite destinations of Mumbaikers – as the residents of Mumbai are called. The Sahyadri hills are among the most beautiful ranges of the Western Ghats and Matheran has been fully blessed with the bounty of nature that is seen in its great variety of flora and fauna. The beauty of Matheran during the winter season is unmatched in all of the hill stations of western India. Situated at an elevation of 800 meters above sea level, Matheran enjoys a relatively cooler climate than the plains thus making it a nice place to visit all the year round. During winters the day time temperatures rarely rise above 30 degrees Celsius with night time temperatures hovering around 10 degrees Celsius, thus making it a very pleasant time to visit. Also due to the heavy rains of the monsoons there will be a thick coat of green all over the area and flowers and plants will be in full bloom. The area is an eco sensitive zone and no motor vehicles are allowed here which makes for a pollution and noise free vacation in the lap of nature. The best way to travel to Matheran during winter is by the toy train that leaves from the Neral Station every day. The main attraction of the train journey is that it passes through hills and forests of rare beauty that have remained untouched from human contact.
Matheran is a great tourist attraction near Mumbai and the town boasts of a number of great properties for comfortable accommodation of guests. Below is a fine Matheran hotel that you should try out for a comfortable stay in your travel to Matheran during winter.
A Fine Hotel in Matheran
Point View Hotel is a fine deluxe class Matheran hotel that is situated near Khandala Point and is barely a kilometer away from the bus stand. The Neral railway station is around 20kms from the hotel making it accessible for travelers. The hotel has a splendid customer recommendation of 90% and has been praised for its location and hospitality. Hotel facilities include a multi cuisine restaurant, indoor games facility and it also organizes sightseeing trips. The room rates start from Rs.2200.