Saturday, June 20, 2015

Matheran hill station near to Mumbai

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In April, we had a spontaneous visit to this eco-sensitive, green hill station Matheran lying near to Mumbai. As it was the onset of summer season, we couldn't spot that green swathes on this forest top. But the automobile-free environment really gave us a quaint experience away from the din and bustle of city life. Just imagine a world where the only means of transport is via horses and pulling rikshaws!!

Matheran is a small hill station in Raigad district in Maharashtra. Founded and developed by the British, this forest on top of mountains, easily accessible by metropolitan cities, has a cooler and less humid climate comparatively. The major population of monkeys is a threat to the villagers staying here as they're good stealers of food.

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Matheran has a good set of points and visually appealing valley views. We had a glimpse of King George Point, Echo Point, Sunset Point and so on where the panoramic view of mountains was enchanting. Charlotte Lake flowing down the hills supplements the beauty of valley views. During monsoon, the lake overflows with waterfalls gushing into it from the mountains.

Matheran is a perfect weekend getaway for the city residents. We had a memorable stay over here to beat the summer heat in April month.

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1.Travel Guide for Munnar Hill Station in Kerala
2.Tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra, India

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