Located 90 kms from Mumbai, this 19th Century unique heritage property is is a fine heritage hotel in Matheran.
This popular heritage place a lovely white mansion that sprawls over a heavily foliaged area of Matheran. Art treasures, antiques, chaises, diwans, and old photographs – of Parsis and the Dubash family revive the authentic scent of the old Parsi lifestyle. It offers every facility that a guest would want. One stay here is all you need to experience a royalty living.
Live like the Royal Did
There are various options of rooms to choose from. Sassoon, which is a grand room on the verandah floor has the verandah skirting it on three sides. Then there’s Kotwal, the second room on the verandah is a suite with an outside room and an inside room. Then you have the Elphinstone, which is a deluxe suite and is named after the Governor of Bombay who declared Matheran a hill-station. Then there’s Petit and Chenoy named after prominent Parsi families. Every room give you a different experience.
Charlotte Lake: A stroll by the Charlotte Lake is a very serene experience. During the monsoon, there are waterfalls that spill out around the lake which make a beautiful sight. These dry up during summer, however, the lake still stays.
View points: Matheran being on the hill top is blessed with several beautiful views. Porcupine Point, Echo Point, Monkey Point, Panorama Point, and Heart Point are some of the popular points to visit and there are many more where you can experience the most stunning views of the sunrise and sunset on the Western Ghats as well as of the Sahyadri range and its valleys.
Shopping: The Matheran Bazaar is a small place, with several little shops selling leather articles, footwear, hats.etc. The honey is supposed to be of good quality and is a must purchase for people travelling back from Matheran.
Adventure: There are trekking activities, horse riding and valley crossing to keep the adventurous entertained. The treks are very famous during the rainy season crossing several rivulets and streams.
Incase, you do not wish to do any of the above, you can still take walks with a picnic basket or relish the local cuisines around the market.
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