Situated at a height of 2635 ft above sea level, Matheran is one of the most popular tourist spots that people living in Mumbai and Pune flock to, especially during the weekends. Tourists from other states and international tourists also come visiting to get a glimpse of what Matheran has to offer. Nestled deep in the mountainous regions of the Sahyadri Range in the Western Ghats, this quaint little hill station has much to offer its visitors in terms of activities especially those who love outdoors and nature.
Matheran has earned the name of being the tiniest eco sensitive hill station in India and it’s the only hill station in Asia that’s pedestrian friendly. Cars are stopped and not allowed after a certain point. It’s a real treat to watch the waterfalls during the monsoons. Places of interest include Echo Point, Charlott Lake, Sunset Point, Louisa Point, Panorama Point, One Tree Hill and Olympia Race Course.
Three star hotels in Matheran include Brightlands Resorts and Anand Ritz. The Brightlands resort is replete with sylvan, serene green forests all around and perched high up at 2800 ft above sea level. It’s really a heaven on earth as guests fill their eyes with greenery and get excited when mists surround them. The resort offers class amenities and comfort with a total of 55 rooms. Just a short walk from railway station, this hotel is quite popular.
The interiors are lavish and tastefully decorated. A courtyard and swimming pool faces the cottage like hotel. Guests have the option of choosing between a/c and non-a/c rooms. Sit outs and balconies are a specialty here. Guests can relax in these sit outs as they enjoy their morning cup of tea/coffee in the midst of nature. All the usual amenities offered by most hotels are available and during weekends, depending on the occupancy rate discos and movie screenings are held. Food is available in their in house restaurant.
The Anand Ritz is another of Matheran hotels with three star rating. Located next to the town’s police station it’s easy to locate. There are 43 well appointed rooms and cottages for guests. All amenities for a comfortable stay are available. Room service, 24 hour cable television, intercom facility, doctor on call, indoor and outdoor activities are part of the hotel’s hospitality services. A 24 hour coffee shop and a multi cuisine vegetarian restaurant take care of the food requirements of all guests. Those who want to have a good time with a drink or two can enjoy the open air Barbeque and bar.
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