Matheran is a wonderful hilly region located near Pune. Your joy will know no bound when you will make your journey through the shady trees and fresh air, especially when it is for 2 hours in a toy train. The narrow gauge toy train from Neral offers the tourists a view that keeps them spellbound. There will be for you food and drink vendors. Cliffs in Matheran near Pune are really astonishing. You will forget all the stress in your life and found yourself lost in the land of fantasy.
The principal market here brings you a variety of articles especially those made of cane and leather like hats, chappals and the special sweet, the Chikki. Vehicles are totally prohibited in Matheran, and that is why it is so quiet and peaceful a place.
Matheran is at an elevation of 800 meters above sea level. The languages spoken by the people over here are Marathi, Hindi and English. The best time to visit this lovely hill resort is during the months of April to May.
Offers a panoramic view and allows you to enjoy
A must visit point in monsoon as it offers a
beautiful view of the waterfall formed by the water overflowing from Charlott
Lake. One can even reach he mouth of the waterfall with care, strong wind
prevents the water from falling down and throws it back.
It's the only water source atop Matheran nad it
provides water to entire Matheran.
It offers a beautiful face on view of the
waterfall seen from the King George point.
Although quiet far from Bazapeth it gives you a
panoramic view(that's why it's named as Panorama point) of the Sahyadri ranges.
Even the bazaar is just that a small
marketplace, not a commercial shopping complex. It runs the length of one
street, and contains shops and stalls that sell the produce of Matheran. You
can see workmen hunching over strips of leather, fashioning the Kolhapuri
chappal that Matheran is famous for. Leather bags, leather belts, leather
shoes& the workmanship is exclusive and the prices reasonable. There are also
glass birds and dried wild flowers for sale that have a quaint appeal.
One other thing that dominates the market is
chikki, a confection made of gram flour, jaggery and cashew nut. You could buy
chikki in kilos to carry home; it is a universally popular sweetmeat.