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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular places to explore around Matheran?

Reet Cheema DEC 10 2012
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We all know that Matheran is a great hill station, but what makes it even better is the places around it, don’t you think? Well, all of these places are not very far and are waiting for you to explore them. Just read on to know what they have for you.

  • Mumbai

    The vibrant city of Mumbai is at a distance of 55 kilometres from Matheran. Charismatic, electrifying and open-hearted, Mumbai is the city of dreamers, stalwarts and the common man. An eclectic combination of seven islands on the Konkan coastline join together to make Mumbai. Splendid Victorian architecture, urban lifestyle, business hullabaloo and the entertainment industry welcome you to this energetic abode. Set amidst chaos, mayhem and obdurate beauty is the Gateway of India, Mumbai. A city with a historic past, a vibrant present and a bright future, it is rightly called the City of Dreams.

    The largest city in the country is an intriguing witness to the stark disparity between the glistening skyscrapers and the biggest slum dwelling in India. Also home to the world famous Indian entertainment industry, the
    Financial Capital of India is touted as one of the most cosmopolitan cities. An inspiring cultural pot, Mumbai plays host to diverse ethnicities and distinct spiritual beliefs. A visit to this mystic, charming and enthralling metropolitan will not disappoint you.

  • Lonavala

    The beautiful city of Lonavala is at a distance of 65 kilometres from Matheran. Inspiring beauty and a rich historical past has made Lonavala a very popular tourist destination. With numerous scenic lakes, archaic caves and grand forts, the city attracts tourists from all over the country. Adventure seekers, nature lovers, historical buffs, the town offers something to everyone.

    Marathi and Hindi being the predominant language, the locals here live a life of simplicity. Depending mostly on the tourism industry, locals have found their daily means of bread and butter. The tribes in the region firmly hold on to old age customs and rituals offering you an insight into the intriguing past of the city. With tourism gaining immense importance, Lonavala still holds an undeniable vigour along with breath taking and raw beauty.  A visit to Lonavala promises you an enthralling an enchanting journey. Discover the secrets of nature explore uncharted paths and take a break from the mundaneness of daily life. You are in for a surprising and lovely holiday.

  • Pune

    Celebrated as Maharashtra's cultural capital, Pune bursts with museums, educational institutes and hill forts. The city is about 125 km away from Matheran. Besides being a cultural and educational hub, Pune has a plethora of attractions to satiate most visitors. With its glorious Maratha history and Osho connection, a host of sightseeing attractions, pleasant weather, and a largely dynamic crowd of students and young professionals, proves wonderful for a vacation. The list of not to be missed attractions is infinite here but a couple of most interesting hotspots are the Pataleshwar Rock-cut temple and the Sinhagad Fort. The temple is dedicated to martyred Maratha heroes, while the fort is well for a grand Maratha triumph over Mughal invaders.

All of these places are truly unique and leave lasting impression on the mind. Great for both honeymoons and family vacations, visit to these places will always remind you of good times.

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