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Matheran Lonavala Mahabaleshwer Package - Best 3 of
Western Ghats India
Matheran Lonavala Mahabaleshwer: Overview
The name Matheran comprises two words "Mathe" and "ran" and means the jungle that is located on the top of a hill Matheran is a serene hill station in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. With its breathtaking and panoramic beauty, the hill station is a must visit for natural observers and lovers as its main attraction lies in its overall beauty and its unruffled hilly areas.
Lonavala and Khandala both are the hill station in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Khandala is about three kilometres from Lonavala. Lonavala is famous throughout India for the hard candy sweet known as chikki. Lonavala has been blessed with valleys, hills, Milky WaterFalls, Lush Greenery and pleasant cool winds.
Mahabaleshwar is located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. This charming hill station is a significantly popular getaway spot in the region. Mahabaleshwar is also known as the "Queen of all Hill Stations".
Top Highlight of Tour - Best Hills of Western Ghats
Visit beautiful Hill Station Matheran.
A Toy Train ride in Sahayadri Mountains
Tour of All major attractions of Matheran like Louisa Point, Echo Point, Charlotte Lake and Panorama Point.
Visit Major holy temples of Matheran like Pisarnath Temple and Ambarnath Temple
Visit Scenic and Beautiful Lonavala
Visit Major Attractions of Lonavala like Karla caves, Lion’s Point, lohagad Forts and Bhaja Caves.
Explore Bhushi Dam Lonavala
Enjoy the leisure moments in Mahabaleshwar
Explore the lush green terrain of Panchgani
Lose yourself into the legendary history of Pratapgadh
May-01 To Aug-30
Sep-05 To Feb-28
Oct-10 To Jan-05
5N-6D 3 Star Hotel
Ch-Hotel Valley View Resort, Mahabaleshwar/Hotel Chanderlok, Lonavala/Hotel Kumar Palaza,Matheran
|Rs 26499||Rs 27499||Rs 24499||Rs 29499|
5N-6D 5 Star Hotel
Ch-Hotel Brightland Resort & Spa/Picddale, Luxury Resort/Hotel Saffron Stays Parsi manor
|Rs 36499||Rs 38499||Rs 34999||Rs 40499|
Matheran Lonavala Mahabaleshwer Package: Hotel
3 - Star Hotels
Mahabaleshwar - Hotel Valley View- 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Lonavala- Hotel Chanderlok -TA Rank – 4.2 - Certificate of Excellence
Matheran- Hotel Kumar Plaza -TA Rank – 3.7 - Certificate of Excellence
4 - Star Hotels
Mahabaleshwar – Brightland Resort & Spa- 4.3 - Certificate of Excellence
Lonavala – Picaddle, The Luxury Boutique Resort -TA Rank – 4.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Matheran - Saffron Stays Parsi Manor -TA Rank – 4.2 - Certificate of Excellence
Arrival at Matheran. Walking around Matheran. Evening visit to Sunset Point Arrival at Matheran. Matheran (2500+ ft asl), a colonial era hill station steeped in time with tropical forest chracter excellent for walking and offers Salibrious climate all round the year. Matheran is where cars are not allowed beyond a point 3 kms from market centre and therefore excellent for walking. Matheran is home to many view points such as Echo Point, One tree point, Charliotte Lake and Sunset point. Horse riding is a popular activity. Sunset point is a popular visit options where tourists converge. Overnight at Hotel
Echo Point: Echo point is one of the most magnificent peaks. This place is known for its cleanliness and incredibly pleasant weather. Echo point can be conveniently called as a delight for food lovers as it offers a decent range of food stalls that serve you with freshly prepared snacks
One tree point: One Tree Point or One Tree Hill is a popular site among tourists, which is a distinct spot with a single Jambhul tree situated at the top. Hiking through Shivaji’s ladder and climbing down from the hill to valley is an exciting experience. As per historians, the path was discovered by a British collector of Thane district, Hugh Poyntz Malet. This cool and calm site is visited by tourists in large numbers for relaxation. From the One Tree Hill Point, Tent hill and Chowk village can be spotted.
Sunset point: Matheran's Sunset Point, also known as Porcupine Point, is almost 2 km away (25 minutes' walk) from the marketplace. To reach this vantage point, you walk through the woods, admiring greenery and antique cottages. Individuals see countless sunsets during their lifetime, but every time they are left in a different state of mind and heart.
Day 01: Food
Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Outback Steakhouse Restaurant
Breakfast and Dinner: Served at Hotel
After breakfast proceed to visit local sightseeing of Matheran like Panorama Point, Tree Hill Point, Pisarnath temple and Ambarnath Temple. In between your visit have lunch at Outback Steakhouse Restaurant. In evening check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Panorama Point: Panorama Point is a noteworthy sightseeing attraction, which is popular for offering a beautiful sight of sunrise. The point is an ideal picnic spot from where travellers can sight Chanderi, Navara-Navari, Peb Fort and Mhas-Mal. Hillocks featuring Hart Point, Porcupine Point and Monkey Point are also visible from the spot.
Pisarnath Temple: Pisarnath temple and a few eateries around also make it a favorite for picnics, apart from being the main source of water to the region and adjacent places.
Day 02: Food
Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Outback Steakhouse Restaurant
Breakfast and Dinner: Served at Hotel
Proceed to lonavala but we will go to Imagica that is on Mumbai pune express highway. Whole day you can enjoy at imagica and in the evening we will proceed for lonavala and overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Food
Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Sheetal daa Dhaba
Dinner: Served at Hotel
After breakfast we will go for all sightseeing of khandala and lonavala (Rajmachi Point, Tiger Point, Shooting Point, Karla caves, Ekvira Devi). In the evening we will proceed to Mahabaleshwar (180 kms - 4 hours). Mahabaleshwar is a renowned hill station in Maharashtra visited for strawberries in Winter and a Salibrious climate all round the year. Overnight at Hotel
Tiger's Leap: This is a popular tourist point, leaving tourists in awe with the wondrous view from over 650m. The echo point is a major fascination. It has got it's name from its appearance of that like a tiger leaping into the valley. The site is frequented by various tourists for indulging in adventure activities like rafting, when the stream flow is medium. Perfect for trekking, this site encloses safe spots for viewing the valley and its nearby surroundings.
Rajmachi Point: Rajmachi Point is located on the way to Mumbai from Pune, just before the starting point of the ghat, which is 6.5 km from Lonavala. Midway between Lonavala and Khandala is a fort by the name of Rajmachi Fort, a prominent landmark that watches over some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and wide sceneries of the region.
Bushi Dam: Bushi Dam is located a few kilometres from Lonavala and is a very popular weekend hangout for the people of Mumbai and Pune. Tourists come over from various places to visit the waterfalls, which are formed when the water gushes out through the dam during the monsoon months.
Tiger Point: Tiger Point, which is also called as Tiger’s Leap, offers spectacular views of forests, lush greenery, waterfalls and lakes around Perfect for trekking, this site encloses safe spots for viewing the valley and its nearby surroundings.
Day 04: Food
Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Sheetal daa Dhaba
Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel
After breakfast proceed to visit local sightseeing of Mahabaleshwar like Panchaganga Temple , Arthur's Seat , Venna Lake. In between your visit have lunch at Aman Restaurant In evening check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Panchaganga Temple – A unique temple with five stone conduits, it is believed to be fed by waters flowing from five holy rivers Krishna, Venna, Koyna, Savitri and Gayatri. These streams of water further join into the cow-face spout. The River Ganga is also believed to flow here once every 12 years.
Arthur's Seat – Also known as the Queen of all Points, it is the best place to get impressive views of the Jor Valley. The spot also provides enchanting views of the valleys and is a great place to spend time.
Venna Lake : The most happening spot in Mahabaleshwar, the lake is set amidst trees surrounding it. Take a boat ride on the lake or hire a horse for riding along the path. Evening free for shopping or your leisure activity. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Food
Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Aman Restaurant
Breakfast and Dinner: Served at Hotel
On last day of tour we will go for Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing and you may do a bit of walking around Mahabaleshwar or do a horse ride on the trails around Mahabaleshwar. There are many view points like any hill station in Mahabaleshwar such as Wilson Point, Kates Point, Arthurs Seat and Elephant head point for guests to visit. During winter visit a strawberry farm. In the evening visit local markets for shopping. Guests with interest in Fort heritage of Maharashtra may visit Pratapgarh Fort (20 kms) and guests with interest in visiting old temples may visit Mahabaleshwara Temple in Kshetra Mahabaleshwar Area (10 kms). In the evening we will depart for Mumbai.
Western Ghats - Top Major Attractions
Must See Places in Matheran
Ambarnath Temple: Ambarnath Temple is among the revered shrines of the region, which is located on Mumbai-Pune railway line at Akoli. The ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to have been constructed during 1060. Known for its resemblance with Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu, the architectural designs carved on the shrine grab attention of tourists.
Hart Point: Hart Point is one of the popular locations, which provides beautiful view of low lying plains and quite villages. The site on the north-western edge of Matheran hill station offers spectacular view of the widespread mountain ranges of Western Ghats. Located in the midst of dense green woods, the site is cool, calm and serene. Owing to peaceful ambiance, the site is visited by nature lovers and peace seekers.
Little Chowk Point: One of the most loved spots of the town, watches over some beautiful views and sceneries.
Rambagh point: One of the most famous picnic spots of the region, the place provides a spectacular view of Karjat and Khandal, the nearby towns
When to Visit Mahableshwar
Mahableshwar Climate is more mild and pleasing in the months of February, March and April when the temperature cuddles at an average of 20 degree whereas during the summers, from May to June the temperature slightly rises to a maximum of 30 degree. Hence Mahabaleshwar weather is ideal of tourists throughout the year.
Top Lonawala sight seeing Points / lonavala sightseeing photos
Tikona: A prominent hill fort in Lonavala, Tikona is also one of its most important places to visit. Tikona literally means ‘Triangle Fort’. The summit of the fort being shaped like a pyramid, makes up for it being easily recognizable even from a distance. The fort is a trekking destination noted for the large doors, the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev', a water tanks (seven water tanks) and some Satvahan caves. Trek organizers also commend the views of Pawna dam and the nearby forts of Tung, Lohagad and Visapur
Kamshet: Kamshet has emerged from being a small hamlet of little importance to being a mecca for adventure lovers and adrenaline seekers. The landscape is perfect for all adventure seekers. Especially for paragliding, trekking and hiking. Located at a short distance away from Lonavala. The calm and green hills and languid lakes make it an ideal holiday destination that is adorned every tiny embellishment of nature.
Pawna Dam: Pawna Dam is one of the most amazing places to see near Lonavala. Built over the Pavna River, it is an important development in terms of its prominence for the agricultural produce of the land. Located near Lohagad, The waters of the river and dam are perfect for boating, speed boating, water skiing and water jet rides. The beauty of the destination lies in its calm and unspoiled air which is as of date free from overcrowding and pollution.
Top 10 Must see Places in Mahabaleshwar.
Venna Lake: The most happening spot in Mahabaleshwar, the lake is set amidst trees surrounding it. Take a boat ride on the lake or hire a horse for riding along the path.
Arthur's Seat: Also known as the Queen of all Points, it is the best place to get impressive views of the Jor Valley. The spot also provides enchanting views of the valleys and is a great place to spend time.
Holy Cross Church: Although not very well-maintained, this Roman Catholic Church is worth a visit for its striking stained-glass windows.
Pratapgad Fort: This Fort is a must-visit to get a glimpse of the valor and courage of the Marathas. It was here that the mighty general of Bijapur, Afzal Khan was killed by Shivaji. The fort offers amazing views of the town lying below.
Panchaganga Temple: A unique temple with five stone conduits, it is believed to be fed by waters flowing from five holy rivers Krishna, Venna, Koyna, Savitri and Gayatri. These streams of water further join into the cow-face spout. The River Ganga is also believed to flow here once every 12 years.
Old Mahabaleshwar Temple: The town is said to derive its name from Lord Mahabali or Shiva, who is shown here as a self-made lingam in the shape of a rudraksha seed. It is also believed that a spring flows below the shivling.
Mapro Farm: This is the best place in Mahabaleshwar to try out a wide range of strawberry shakes, fruit salads and ice creams. You can also purchase fresh fruit squashes, lemonades and fruit juices to carry home
Lingmala Waterfalls: Mahabaleshwar is home to some extremely charming waterfalls. The Lingmala Falls atop the Venna Valley is extremely picturesque as the water cascades down almost 600 ft.
Dhobi Waterfalls: An extremely picturesque fall, the water cascades from into a deep valley before meeting the Koyna River.
Chinaman Falls: Another scenic picnic spot, the falls are accessible through the Tiger Path Road or from Babington Point by Carviali Road.
Wilson Point: A wonderful spot to enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunset views, three observation towers provide splendid views of the valleys around.
Kate's Point: A picturesque point in the hills, it is known for the echo it provides.
Top Events and Festivals in Matheran
The major festivals in Matheran are Holi, Dusshera, Diwali, Durga puja and may more. These festivals bring a lot of cheer to the people of the place and they celebrate these festivals with lots of enthusiasm. These festivals have their own importance and significance in the life of people and culture of India.
Top Activities in Matheran for Tourists
Horse Riding: Horse riding is the pass time and a mode of transport in Matheran. There are plenty of horses available for hire and the cost depends on distance and time. The horse riding is considered as an adventure by the tourists visiting Matheran.
Trekking in Matheran: Trekking is one of the prime attractions among the tourists. The trail is carried out from Bhivpuri station and is frequented during monsoon when the rivers and rivulets cross each other making it a fun experience for the trekkers. There are many trails for trekking but the most preferable is Garbert plateau.
Parasailing: Parasailing is a tourist activity of Matheran, owing to the weather and altitude of the place. This makes it well-suited for such adventure sports.
Best time to visit Lonavala
The best time to visit Lonavala is between the months of October and May when winter season starts because Maharashtra state is said to be warmer so it is best to visit in winter season. But avoid to visit in Monsoon season because Lonavala is full with greenery so rainfall occurs heavily here, so it is not correct to visit in monsoon season.
What to Shop in Lonavala & Khandala
The different kinds of 'chikkis' you get here are delicious and no visitor should leave without carrying home a bagful of them! Lonavala and Khandala are also well known for their canned jams and snacks like 'chivda', wafers and 'sev', so be sure to buy several packets. Shop at Maganlals, A1 or Coopers for the eatables.
What to eat in Lonavala Khandala
Restaurants and eating places are aplenty in both these places. One can choose from mouthwatering Gujarati food to mint vada paos and freshly roasted corn on the cob which are a specialty and sold by hawkers all over the twin towns. Kamat's at Lonavla is a popular restaurant which serves south indian food.
Lonavala to Mumbai distance by road
The driving distance between Lonavala and Mumbai is 83 km, while the aerial distance from Lonavala to Mumbai is 64 km.By Train it is 28 Km.
All About Karla Caves
The Karla Caves are a reflection of the mesmerizing beauty of the past carved and decorated with great details. The place is a paradise for history lovers and adventure buffs. Carved into a rocky hillside, Karla caves are among the oldest Buddhist cave shrines in India. Located on the Pune-Mumbai highway at Karla, these caves are claimed to be among scores of other caves unearthed in Sahyadri Hills. One can spot a major ancient trade route near the caves running towards east from the Arabian Sea into the Deccan. It is so because the early Buddhists used to settle the monasteries close to the major trading routes in order to provide shelters to the traveling traders.
Kaivalyadhana Lonavla Ashram is a large campus on 180 acres of parkland. There are three parts to the estate: a health centre that uses ayurveda, yoga and naturopathic medicine, a scientific research centre, and a yoga college that conducts short yoga courses right through to fully accredited university degrees in yoga. Online courses are offered too.
How to Reach Matheran
Matheran is a hill station in Karjat tehsil of Raigad district in Maharashtra. Kissed by bounteous natural beauty, Matheran is a perfect getaway to unwind the week-long stress. Matheran Toy Train, which travels from Neral to Matheran is a major attraction. Asia's tiniest and only automobile-free hill station, Matheran leaves visitors speechless with its historical and natural grace. Panorama Point and Monkey Point are two popular sites that offer panoramic view of the surrounding valley.
By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, is the nearest airport to Matheran. One can board flights till Mumbai from anywhere in India and then travel to Matheran by road or rail. Pune Airport is the other nearest airport to Matheran.
By Road: Matheran can be reached via Mumbai-Pune Highway and Karjat. State transport buses from Mumbai, Pune and Panvel run regularly to Matheran. Buses can be availed till Neral. From there toy train is available to Matheran. One can also travel by cab from Mumbai and Pune. Remember that no vehicles are allowed inside the town. So, Matheran has to explored by walking or by horses.
By Rail: Trains up to Neral Junction are available from Mumbai and Pune. From Neral, toy train is available to reach Matheran. Toy train tickets can be booked in advance from Mumbai and Pune. Many express trains also stop at Karjat, from where a local train can be availed to reach Matheran.
How to Reach Pune
By Air: Lonavala & Khandala do not have airports so one has to fly to Bombay or to Pune. The nearest international airport is Bombay (110 km) and domestic airport is Pune (66km).
By Rail: The railways bring Khandala and Lonavala to life, connecting trains are available from Mumbai Central Station and Pune Junction. All the trains halt at Khandala before travelling onto to Lonavala.
By Bus: The Mumbai-Bangalore National Highway connecting southern and western India passes through Khandala -Lonavala. The drive winds its way up tiers of ghats including the arduous Khopoli - Khandala Ghat. Within a short distance of 8 km the road ascends to a height of 369 m but the picturesque countryside makes it worth it all. State roadways buses, private buses, taxis and tour operators have regular services to the hill resorts of Lonavala & Khandala.
How to Reach Mahabaleshwar
By Air: Pune airport located at a distance of 120 km is the nearest airport from where tourists can come down from different parts of the country. Its frequent service solves the problem of the visitors how to reach Mahabaleshwar by air.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Mahabaleshwar is located at Wathar which is at a distance of 60 km. Pune railway station is again a convenient way to travel to Mahabaleshwar. Since, the place is well connected by rail; it solves the problem of many travelers about how to reach Mahabaleshwar.
Pune to Matheran distance by road
The distance between Matheran and Pune is 120.5 km, which can be reached in approximately 2.5 hours. One can either drive via Mumbai-Pune expressway or through Old Mumbai Pune Highway. You will have to get off the Pune-Mumbai Expressway at the Khopoli exit and get onto the Old Pune-Mumbai Road. After 18 km approximately, you have to turn right towards Chouk town. One can also exit Pune-Mumbai NH4 at Haal Phata near Khopoli and then enter SH 35 which leads straight to the bottom of Matheran Ghat Road.