“ Once a Year go SOMEPLACE, you have never Been Before”
I know this post is long overdue, but I’m finally back home in Mumbai and so sharing my Matheran trip recap .
First and foremost, I had been dying for a vacation – and my first choice is always somewhere near Mumbai. Upon some research, I came across these two Resorts in Matheran and loved the dreamy landscape and beautiful swimming pools.. This has been one of my favorite solo girls vacation and here’s why.
1. Pollution free place near Mumbai
Not that you need any convincing, but the pleasant weather, beautiful mountain view are all great reasons to visit Matheran. You don’t even have to travel that far from Mumbai (less than 3 hours). Matheran was such a great option because you reach very fast thanks to the toy train from Neral station, which is so nice!
As cars or any sorts of vehicles are not allowed, the weather is lovely, pollution free and calm – so ideal to gain some oxygen. If you’re the one who likes to walk, you will enjoy more over here as the primary mode of transport is either by foot, horses and man run carriages (which are pretty expensive )
2. Lot of entertainment options
The two resorts that I visited Hotel Ashok and Royal hotel had plenty to offer when it came to entertainment. Some of my favorite features of the resort were the outdoor swimming pools and swings. Royal Hotel also had a waterfall. The restaurants in both these resorts serve vegetarian buffets, so, if you are a vegan,you will surely love it here. The rooms are clean and comfy.
3. Places to Visit in Matheran
I think when you are in Matheran , you must visit the Swayambhu Visarnath temple and also the Charlotte Lake, Cilia point and Sunset point
Although, Monkeys are something to watch out for, so carrying food while walking can be a big Mistake.Matheran has its own bird’s eye view of her perfectly preserved valley. But since it's a hill station, it is quite a breathtaking experience when you have to climb the steep slopes to reach the points like Panaroma point etc.
Still, no question of Regrets, Matheran , I will be Back….