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Matheran

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Matheran

Alexander Point:

Alexander Point is one of the most well known locations of Matheran. Located amid lush green forest cover on Madhavji Road, Alexander Point offers magnificent views of the lovely mountains and valleys including downhill regions of Borgaon. Alexander Point attracts nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike.

 

One Tree Hill Point:

One Tree Hill Point is a famous trekking hotspot attracting a large number of tourists and adventure enthusiasts. The point as per the name is famous for a single Jambhul tree located on top of the hill. Discovered by a British collector Hugh Malet in pre independent India, the One Tree Hill Point is a famous landmark of Matheran.

 

Charlotte Lake:

Charlotte Lake also known as Sharlott Lake is one of the most popular picnic hangouts in Matheran. The Lake is one of the main sources of providing drinking water to the town of Matheran. Echo Point and Louisa Point located adjacent to the Charlotte Lake make up for a magnificent view of the lush green hills, valleys and serene freshwater lake. Charlotte Lake attracts a wide range of migratory birds in the summer season making the site popular with bird watchers and nature lovers alike.

 

Echo Point:

Echo Point is one of the most widely visited places in Matheran. Famous for its magnificent surroundings with lush green valleys and mountains, Echo Point as the name suggests is famous for echoing back voices diverting from the close mountain peaks. Echo Point attracts a large number of tourists to witness the echoing phenomenon making it a popular tourist hangout all through the year.

 

Louisa Point:

Louisa Point is arguably one of the most picturesque locations of Matheran. Located on a plateau, Louisa Point offers a great panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys making it a photography lover's delight. Louisa Point attracts a large number of tourists to witness sunrise and sunset amid the pristine natural surroundings.

 

Panorama Point:

Panorama Point as the name suggests offers one of the best panoramic views of the surrounding regions in Matheran. Panorama Point attracts a large number of tourists and nature lovers all through the year. Panorama Point is a perfect picnic hangout with its lovely natural landscape and wonderful sights including a lovely sunset amid the Matheran hills. 

 

Porcupine Point:

Porcupine Point also known as Sunset Point is one of the most well known tourist landmarks in Matheran. Named after the Porcupine bird due to its geographic structure, Porcupine Point offers a magnificent view of the surrounding mountain ranges and valleys. The spot is famous for being the most ideal spot to catch the perfect backdrop of sunset attracting nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.

 

Morbe Dam:

Morbe Dam is one of the best modern day engineering marvels of Matheran. Standing at a height of around 195 feet, the Morbe Dam built over Dharavi River spreads over an estimated area of 9800 square Kms. Morbe Dam is one of the famous picnic hangouts for the tourists as well as the local population. Constructed in 2006, Morbe Dam attracts a large number of travelers, students and nature lovers.

 

Prabal Fort:

Prabal Fort is an ancient Fort attracting a large number of tourists and history enthusiasts. Built on the Prabal Hills, the Prabal Fort is currently in ruins. The Fort was captured by the great Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji from the Mughals. The Fort was partially destroyed in 1818 during the battle. The Fort attracts a large number of tourists all through the year.

 

Shivaji's Ladder:  

Shivaji's Ladder used by Chhatrapati Shivaji for his pleasure trips and hunting escapades is one of the most well known tourist landmarks in Matheran. Built as a pavement connecting One Tree Hill Point and Matheran valley, Shivaji's Ladder was rediscovered in 1850 by Hugh Mallet. Shivaji's Ladder attracts a large number of adventure lovers as it is one of the central locations for a number of trekking activities around Matheran Hills.

 

Rambagh Point:

Rambagh Point is a popular picnic hangout in Matheran attracting a large number of tourists. Rambagh Point offers a picturesque view of the surrounding Matheran Hills and valleys making it one of the most beautiful locations in the region. Tourists flock to Rambagh Point to explore the natural bliss of the region including a great point to catch sunrise amid the lovely hills of Matheran city.

 

Pisharnath Temple:

Pisharnath Temple is one of the most famous religious shrines of Matheran attracting pilgrims from across the globe. Located near the Charlotte Lake, the Pisharnath Temple dedicated to Lord Pisharnath offers a magnificent view of the natural landscape. The temple attracts nature lovers and devotees all through the year.

 

Ambarnath Temple:

Ambarnath Temple located on the Mumbai Pune railway route is one of the oldest shrines of Matheran region. Believed to have been built by King Mahamandaleshwar, the Ambarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Believed to have been built in the year 1060, the temple attracts a large number of pilgrims on the annual festival of Mahashivratri.

 

Hart Point:

This scenic point is located at the north west of Matheran hill station. The marvelous view of the lush plains and villages below are not to be missed. The view of the Western Ghats during day and the sparkling Mumbai city at night are lovely. This point is surrounded by dense green forests, thereby offering cool and shady nature walks and bird watching opportunities.