Matheran - Place To See Around

| September 12, 2012
Tags: hill station, Maharashtra hill stations, Matheran, tourist places maharashtra, weekend getaways, weekend getaways from Mumbai

Prabalgad: Located 5 km from Matheran, Prabalgad fort lies in ruins today. Prabal fort was an important fort of the Marathas. Today only four out of 11 bastions remains.

Karjat: Located on the Konkan coast at the foot of Matheran, Karjat is famous for the Kondana caves and adventure sports like trekking and river rafting in Ulhas River. Karjat lies 10 km from Matheran.

Karnala: Famous for Karnala fort and Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Karnala is 40 km from Matheran. The bird sanctuary is home to over 150 species of resident and 37 species of migratory birds.

Rajmachi: Famous for its twin forts - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan, Rajmachi is 60 km from Matheran. The forts were necessary to keep a watch on the trade route between Deccan plateau and Konkan.

Khandala: Khandala is a popular hill station 65 km from Matheran.

Kamshet: Situated 86 km from Matheran, Kamshet is a centre for paragliding activities.

Lonavala: Lonavala is a popular hill-station 70 km from Matheran.

Mumbai: The financial capital of India, Mumbai is 100 km from Matheran. The cosmopolitan city is home to several museums, caves, beaches, libraries, theatre, monuments like the Gateway of India, etc.