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Where to Stay In and Around Matheran - From Luxury Resorts to Heritage Hotels

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Located 800 meters above sea level in Mumbai's Raigad district, tranquil Matheran offers a range of accommodation options to suit your style and budget. You can base yourself in the town itself or in the nearby cities of Panvel and Navi Mumbai, and choose between lavish 5-star hotels, traditional resorts, and simple motels.

Matheran

 

As an "eco-sensitive zone" free from cars, Matheran is a peaceful town where you can slow down and unwind. You can wander along mud streets populated by wild monkeys, sample sweet chikki (traditional candy) at the lively market, or indulge in a thali (various dishes served on a platter) at a local restaurant. Staying in this peaceful hill station also gives you easy access to around 38 scenic viewpoints where you can gaze at mountains and valleys.

 

Heritage hotels in the forested hills around Matheran offer pleasant views, restaurants, and activities ranging from trekking to horseback riding. In town you'll find comfortable hotels and resorts, some featuring swimming pools.

 

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Panvel

 

Approximately 300 years old, the city of Panvel was a flourishing trade center under the Mughal Empire. It's home to the soaring Zenith Falls, ancient Karnala Fort, and the huge Gadeshwar Dam. If you decide to stay in Panvel, you'll experience a harmonious blend of modern and traditional culture. From sacred temples to historic architecture, Panvel's attractions make it a fascinating base for travelers who want to visit Matheran, 50 km away.

 

Free continental breakfast and WiFi is available at much of the motel-style accommodation in Panvel. Some of the city's budget and midrange accommodation options are also conveniently located near the bus and train stations.

 

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Navi Mumbai

 

Bustling Navi Mumbai is a planned township of Mumbai offering sandy beaches popular with locals. It's conveniently connected to Matheran, a 60-km drive, via the Mumbai Pune Expressway. Staying in Navi Mumbai's smart hotels means you'll be well-placed for shopping in its many malls or for visiting the famous Elephanta Caves, around 35 km away.

 

Midrange and 5-star hotels in Navi Mumbai generally serve free continental breakfast and feature multicuisine restaurants. Programs of adrenaline-pumping activities including swoop swing and dirt bike rides are sometimes offered too.

 

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