One Day Mumbai to Matheran Trip by Cab

One Day Mumbai to Matheran Tour by Cab
One Day Mumbai to Matheran Tour by Cab (courtesy: ashwinichaudharymonty)

Located amidst the Sahyadri Range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai city life. Fondly referred to as the ‘Cutest Hill Station of India’ it is a perfect destination for a one day sightseeing tour from Mumbai

The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forest has declared Matheran as an Eco-sensitive zone. They are trying to conserve the natural beauty of the place so pedestrian movement is encouraged. The moment you step into this little town, you will be transported into an old-world era of red-soiled roads, automobile-free pathways, and lush green hills all around.

The idyllic hill station is located near Mumbai and you can plan a one day sightseeing trip by car. There are many fun and exciting things to do in Matheran, especially for nature enthusiasts and adventure lovers. It offers many sightseeing attractions and fun activities like camping, trekking, and rappelling.

Famous for its 38 viewpoints, Matheran offers sceneries that are a treat to all your senses. The fresh air and beautiful views refresh you from within. The top viewpoints of Matheran are Echo Point, Charlotte Lake, Louisa Point, Panorama Point, and Porcupine point. They offer a sweeping view of the Western Ghats.

Matheran has pleasant weather throughout the year. However, its beauty increases manifolds during the monsoon season. The glistening waterfalls nearby are at their roaring best and the deep forests are green and lush. Located away from the bustle of the city, the hill town is a quiet and relaxing place for a one day Mumbai to Matheran sightseeing tour by private car.

The pollution-free environment and mesmerizing views of the extraordinary natural abundance will leave you bewitched by Matheran’s beauty. It offers the perfect setup to feel relaxed and stress-free amidst the beauty of nature. One day Matheran sightseeing tour from Mumbai by private cab will allow you to travel comfortably to the hill station and relieve you from the stress of your busy work life as you get lost in nature.

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Highlights of Mumbai to Matheran Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Matheran tour from Mumbai
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Mumbai Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Panorama Point, Alexander Point, Little Chowk Point, Charlotte Lake, Echo Point, Louisa Point, Porcupine Point (Sunset Point).

Package Price for 1 Day Mumbai to Matheran Sightseeing by Cab

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 4,499/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,499/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,999/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,499/-

Toyota Fortuner SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Fortuner
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,999/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

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What’s included

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Mumbai
  • Cab for Matheran sightseeing from Mumbai as per the above Itinerary
  • Driver Allowance

What’s not included

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Matheran
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation at Matheran
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Matheran Trip from Mumbai

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Matheran is a haven for peace seekers and allures tourists with its natural charm. On your one day tour, we will capture the essence of the hill station by visiting all important sightseeing spots in Matheran. We will start your Matheran sightseeing tour with an early morning pick-up from your hotel or residence in Mumbai.

Taking you along the 83-kilometer-long picturesque route from Mumbai to Matheran we will take around 2.5 hours to reach the hill station. Upon reaching Dasturi near Matheran, we will drop you off at the checkpoint as commercial vehicles are not allowed inside the hill station.

You can explore the hilly terrain by walking or renting a bicycle. Local cabs are also available but to add fun to the journey you can book a toy train ride to the hill station. You can also enjoy an enthralling horse ride across the hill station. 

Upon your arrival at Matheran, you will witness the natural grandeur of the Western Ghats from Panorama Point. The fresh air and splendid views of the sunrise make your day. An early morning visit to Alexander Point is a rewarding experience for bird lovers. You can enjoy uninterrupted views of flocks of birds flying over the forest-covered hills and valleys. The melodious sounds of the little creatures enrich your experience.

You can stroll to Little Chowk Point to enjoy majestic views of the Vishalgad and Prabalgad Forts. Charlotte Lake is a great spot for an exciting picnic with family and friends. Next, you can head to the Echo Point to indulge in adventure activities in the lap of nature. It is a great spot for trekking and hiking lovers.

Louisa Point must be next on your list as it offers jaw-dropping views of the nearby places. Even top attractions of Matheran like Charlotte Lake look astoundingly beautiful from this vantage point. Capture the fun moments from your full day Matheran sightseeing tour before heading to Porcupine Point. Famously known as Sunset Point, it is undoubtedly the best place in Matheran to enjoy the stunning sunset with your loved ones. 

Wrapping up your day with shopping and feasting you can head back to Dasturi. Our cab will pick you up from the check-out point and drive you back to your accommodation in Mumbai.

Itinerary of One Day Mumbai to Matheran Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Mumbai at 8:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Panorama Point40 minutes
2Alexander Point40 minutes
3Little Chowk Point40 minutes
4Charlotte Lake60 minutes
5Echo Point40 minutes
6Louisa Point40 minutes
7Porcupine/ Sunset Point40 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Mumbai by 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Matheran listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Mumbai to Matheran city tour by private car.

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Places to visit in and around Matheran in one day by private car from Mumbai

The tiny hill station of Matheran is a popular spot among those looking to enjoy nature’s scenic and serene views and is one of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra. The best places to visit on your one day Mumbai to Matheran sightseeing tour are:

1. Panorama Point

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Panorama Point in Matheran offers a 360-degree view of the forest-covered mountains and that is where it has got its name from. The best way to reach the serene vantage point is by riding a horse or pony. You can also board a toy train from the Matheran market and then enjoy a 2-kilometer hike from the train station to reach Panorama Point. 

Be careful along the rocky path, however, it is worth the effort as you walk through the forest and hear birds singing. The breeze blowing at the viewpoint freshens your mind and you can enjoy glimpses of the varying landscapes. You can’t miss it on this same-day tour from Mumbai by private taxi!

Panorama Point is also popularly known as Sunrise Point. It offers picturesque views of the sun rising over the Western Ghats and lush plains dotted with villages far below.  The view is charismatic and far beyond imagination. Peb Fort, Chanderi, and Jagged peaks of MHAs- Mal, Navara – Navari can be seen easily from here. In the background, you can also capture a glimpse of the Prabal Fort. 

It is a great way to start your Mumbai to Matheran one day sightseeing tour as you can spend some time admiring the mesmerizing views while inhaling fresh air which is a rarity in the city.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the panoramic view of the sprawling Western Ghats and enjoy the sunrise.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

2. Alexander Point

One of the most famous viewpoints in Matheran is Alexander Point. It mesmerizes the visitors with breathtaking views of picturesque landscapes surrounded by valleys and hills. The greenery and serene ambiance make Alexander Point a great place to enjoy a fun picnic with family and friends.

You can witness the beauty of Palasdari Lake, Rambaug Point, Garbut Point, Chowk Point, Downhill village of Borgaon, and the winding Ulhas river from here. Visitors can also see the amazing views of the towers of the Bhivpuri powerhouse from the hilltop. This is a beloved spot for many on this one-day trip.

Adventure lovers can indulge in thrilling activities such as camping, hiking, and horse riding. The recently started zipline from Alexander point to Rambaug attracts tourists and locals alike. The best time to visit Alexander Point is early morning. You can witness flocks of birds flying across the crystal clear skies. It is a sight to behold if you are a bird lover.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore the natural beauty of the region and enjoy watching the sunrise.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
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3. Little Chowk Point

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Little Chowk Point is a popular sightseeing spot in Matheran. You must visit it to truly appreciate the natural beauty of the region. It is accessible through the toy train or you can even walk up to the point. Little Chowk Point is a vantage point that offers an uninterrupted view of the Matheran Chowk, the main market of the hill station. 

Another major attraction is the breathtaking views of both the mighty forts of Vishalgad and Prabalgad. Tucked amidst verdant hills and valleys the alluring fortifications offer the perfect backdrop for your Matheran tour pictures and a great destination to visit on this one-day sightseeing tour by private taxi!

You can also witness the beautiful large statue of Lord Ganesh. It is carved on the rocks and attracts tourists with its beauty. The site is ideal for enjoying a steaming cup of tea with your loved ones. There are several other nearby sites like Rambaug Point which can also be easily accessed by foot or on horseback. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: View the beauty of the region and pay respect to Lord Ganesha.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Charlotte Lake

Tucked amidst a densely populated forest, Charlotte lake is a perfect spot for a picnic. It is one of the prominent sources of drinking water in Matheran. A visit to Charlotte Lake is a treat amidst nature allowing you to relax with friends and family. It is the most fun sightseeing spot in your one day Mumbai to Matheran tour.

Charlotte Lake is perfect for avid bird watchers. You should visit the lake in the morning or in the evening to see flocks of colorful birds embellish the location with their presence. It is a great spot for an enthralling nature camping experience.

On the right side of the lake is the famous ancient temple known as Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir. You can offer prayers at the temple and also walk down to the other two beautiful picnic spots nearby. Louisa Point and Echo Point are located at the left of the lake, alluring tourists to witness the aerial view of the lake and is not to be missed on this Matheran day trip.

The best time to visit Charlotte Lake is during monsoon when it is fed by rainwater and appears voluminous. The origin of Charlotte lake is a dam, which overflows when it rains and forms a pristine little waterfall to form the shimmering lake in monsoon.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Unwind in the lap of nature while enjoying a picnic with loved ones.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee: Free
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5. Echo Point

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As the name suggests, the Echo point is famous for its echoes and reverberations. The hills are covered with lush green carpet and topped with clouds. Echo Point offers its visitors jaw-dropping views of the surroundings alongside a fun experience of listening to echo. 

Nestled at the topmost point in Matheran, Echo Point is perfect for adventure lovers as there are various sports adventures like ziplining, trekking, and rope climbing. You can choose to indulge in thrilling adventure activities or relax as the place is known for its cleanliness and pleasant weather. 

The best time to visit here is during monsoon season when the chattering waterfalls make their way downhills. Echo Point gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire region and provides the perfect backdrop for your pictures on the one day Matheran trip. 

Echo Point also offers a delightful experience for food lovers. There are various food stalls that offer mouth-watering delicacies at reasonable prices. You can walk to this point or ride on a pony.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Indulge in a picnic or adventure activities while enjoying splendid views of the surroundings.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee: Free

6. Louisa Point

Louisa Point is known as the photographer’s paradise. Offering panoramic views of mountains, peaks, valleys, lakes, and waterfalls of the hill town it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Matheran. 

It is a unique point in Matheran that offers two different picturesque views. From one point, you can see the mountains reaching out to the sky and civilization in the depth of the valley. While from the other you can view Lake Charlotte. The lake looks like a diamond necklace when viewed from here. It has those stunning views and is the perfect place to visit on this Matheran same-day sightseeing trip from Mumbai by private cab.

Enjoy a spectacular view of the city and the remains of Prabal and Vishalgad Fort. Get bowled over by the beauty of the green dressed landscapes, and rocky mountains flanked by the colonial bungalows. The best time to visit this point is during sunset, as you can witness the colorful hues in the clear sky.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Capture the beauty of Matheran and enjoy the view as the sun sets over the hills.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee: Free
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7. Porcupine Point (Sunset Point)

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Porcupine Point is named so as the shape of the hill resembles the porcupine. It is also known as Sunset point as it is famous for watching the sunset views. The beautiful view of the hills from here is hard to find anywhere else in Matheran. 

You can spend the evening enjoying the beautiful view of the Sun as it plays hide and seek with the clouds. A view of Prabalgad Fort is also visible in the distance. Another addition is the famous Cathedral placed west of the sunset point. It adds to the scenic beauty of the spot. 

The calm and the cool atmosphere make you forget all stress and feel relaxed as you watch the sunset with your loved ones. The point can be accessed by walking or by riding a horse, but the most preferred mode is walking.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Spend the evening relaxing and unwinding as you watch the sunset.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee: Free

Things to Do on your Mumbai to Matheran Tour by Car

Things to do on your One Day Mumbai to Matheran Tour by Cab
Things to do on your One Day Mumbai to Matheran Tour by Cab (courtesy: jordanfernandes)

Matheran is the perfect escape for people and is considered as one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai. The awe-inspiring views lure photographers while adventure seekers can try adrenaline-pumping activities at the hill station. Along with sightseeing, you can also enjoy shopping from local vendors who sell their products at reasonable prices. You can also try the delicious local food to make your one day Mumbai to Matheran sightseeing tour wholesome.

What to Shop during your One Day Mumbai to Matheran Sightseeing Trip by Car?

Stroll across the vehicle-free streets for a wonderful shopping experience in Matheran.

The small hill station has much to shop for with a variety of locally produced stuff. One of the famous things here is Kolhapuri footwear. 

Shopping in malls may be a different experience but shopping in an open market surrounded by lush greenery with fresh air is a completely different experience on this sightseeing tour. Visit Ratanbai Peston Jee Kapadia Memorial Market where you can pick handmade items prepared by local artisans and craftsmen. Honey and Chikki are also famous products to purchase from Matheran.

What to Eat during your Full Day Matheran Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai by Taxi?

Matheran is famous for its finger-licking Vada pav. There are a lot of inexpensive roadside stalls and cafes in the market which serve a variety of delicious foods, snacks, sandwiches, Maggi, etc. Indulge in Gujarati, Maharashtrian, Punjabi, and Mughlai cuisines across many restaurants here. 

You can also splurge on the famous ice Gola made from syrups and fruit crush to be struck with nostalgia. If you have a sweet tooth then you can enjoy a variety of Chikkis and sweets made from jaggery. Chikki can also be bought as a souvenir and for gifting purposes from your Matheran trip.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Mumbai to Matheran city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Matheran same day trip from Mumbai, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Matheran as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Mumbai to Matheran sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Mumbai cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.


An ideal weekend getaway, Matheran is a must-visit place for those who seek peace from the busy and buzzing working life in Mumbai. Matheran is easily accessible from Mumbai via a private cab. A one day Mumbai to Matheran sightseeing tour is one of the most soothing experiences for finding relief from your stressful city life. 

Booking a one day Mumbai to Matheran sightseeing tour by private car makes your visit with family or friends convenient. It is the best option as you can stop by for refreshments and to click pictures. We take care of the pick and drop requirements as you focus on building memories to cherish forever.


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