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52 Weekend Getaways: Destination 01 – Matheran

About the Destination:

Matheran is possibly the only hill station where the government is taking extra care to maintain and sustain the charm of this place. The hill station has been declared an eco-sensitive region by the Union Environment Ministry and can be called a Health Sanatorium in itself. The place has a huge number of medicinal plants & herbs, and to protect the environment, no private automobiles are allowed. So, Matheran is just the place to be. Eat, Sleep, Relax, Repeat!

Where to stay?

A heritage villa in Matheran, almost a 100 year old shelters some of the most amazing wall clocks, furniture, flooring, beds, wide windows, huge walls and colorful culinary. Every corner of the house speaks an emotion. If you wish to detox your mind with a good read, you will find this huge sofa with sunlight at its backdrop an apt place to be the couch potato for rest of the day! This vintage bungalow is a home to antique floorings and furniture. The mosaic tiles in verandah ranging from occur to red color, adds to the heritage feel of this place. With each room having an entrance into the verandah, they all share a common area, meant to be the Living room, which is a semi-private space. Using the tones of white, the kitchen is tastefully designed to give a rustic feel; It is here where the family sits together for intimate meals/breakfast. The caretakers serve you delicious home cooked food made using the fresh vegetables available. The bungalow means to provide you a state of solitude, tranquility, and peace.

Things to do in Matheran:

It takes about 2 days for a complete adventure in Matheran.

  • Charlote Lake – barely 10 minutes walking distance from The Parsi Manor
  • Panorama Point, also known as Sunrise Point
  • One Tree Hill Point
  • Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir
  • Celia Point (a waterfall mouth)
  • Echo Point
  • Matheran Racecourse

To know more about this property or to plan your next weekend trip, visit here.

 

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