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Matheran -  (PuneDiary's Picnic Sports Section)

Matheran 120 Km From Pune 120 Km From Pune. Itwas set up by Collector of Thane - Sir Mallet in 1880. Mode of transport is by horse or walking. As no vehicles are allowed here. Hence there is no pollution. It is famous for the mini train that links Matheran to proper broad gauge which is a Neral. This train covers the distance of 21 Kms. The train takes you through dense forest. The real beauty of Matheran is best viewed in monsoon. It is situated 800 mts high in the ghats . The climate is cool and pleasant with a beautiful lake & many points worth a visit. It is nearest hill station from Bombay.

 
 Points In Matheran

Porcupine Point:-- The Sun-set point. It is about 5 kms. from main market. 'Prabalgad' fort can also be viewed from this point. Deep forest surrounds this place.
Sharlott Lake:-- Lake is 1.5 kms away from the main market. Matheran receives water from this lake.
Panorama Point:-- The 'Sun-Rise' point. Almost 5.5 kms away from the market place.

Beside these there are many famous points in Matheran like............
Loisa Point , Pemastar Park , Echo Point , Chowk ( One tree Point ) , Garbett Point , Eleward Point & Navaloji Lord Garden.

How To Reach : Local train are available from station till Neral and after Neral the small train takes you to Matheran.



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