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Matheran History

Matheran is a fine-looking city on the outskirts (suburbs) of Mumbai. The history of Matheran takes us back into the flow away of the British rule. The incomparable magnificence of this small charming hall station tempts the British to come and have a stay here. You can take a lethargic stroll into the intense woods or can take pleasure in the natural splendor of this place at your holiday. There are many hotels available at Matheran and the beauty has attracted visitors from world wide. Transport facility is easily available at Matheran.

Matheran or 'forest on top was discovered by the British in 1851. It was Hugh Poyntz Malet, the then collector of Thane district who actually found this peaceful hill town in the Sahyadri ranges. Lord Elphinstone put his sincere effort in developing the region. Soon it became one of the popular resorts of the British who wanted to escape from the unbearable heat during summer. The hill station has till date retained 19th century colonial ambience. The huge royally mansions, toy train and the various lanes still give the impression to miss the glorious majestic days.  Today the British discovery happens to be the only hill station in Asia where pollution has no place. It has also carrier the title of Eco Sensitive Zone. No vehicle is allowed to demonstration into the privacy and calmness of the hill station.