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Matheran Forest Camping

Sat, 29 Feb 4:00PM - Sun, 1 Mar 10:00AM
Alexander Point Matheran
Rs 1750
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Short Info:

Matheran means "forest on head" i.e. forest on top of a hill. If you spell the word, then mathe means a Head and ran means forest or Jungle in Marathi. It is Asia's only automobile free hill station keeping the eco-sensitive place safe. Air is more pure and colder which surely attracts tourists from all over the world. Here, we offer you an amazing overnight stay at Matheran with the Forest Camping. A unique experience away from the city life to relax and enjoy more at an affordable cost.

Best Season to explore Matheran - Winter

Have a unique stay amidst a forest, Book Now Matheran Camping.


Day 1: Arrival In Matheran

  • 03:00 PM - Check-In
  • 05:00 PM - Evening Tea/Coffee & Snacks
  • 06:00 PM - Explore Alexander Point
  • 08:00 PM - Time for BBQ, Campfire & Fun games (BYOB Beer)
  • 09:30 PM - Enjoy delicious Dinner
  • 10:30 PM - Sleep amidst the forest

Day 2: Explore Matheran

  • 05:00 AM - Wakeup & Get ready (Common Washrooms)
  • 07:00 AM - Wake up to the chirping sound & Hot tea
  • 09:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 11:00 AM - Check out.


  • Pure Veg & Unlimited Food - Snacks, BBQ, Dinner & Breakfast
  • Tents stay with Mattress, Blanket & Pillow
  • Matheran Forest Permissions
  • RO Water at Campsite
  • Common Washroom & Toilets
  • Campfire
  • Complimentary activities - Dart, Badminton, Carrom, Chess
  • Free WiFi, Fresh Air of Matheran & lots of love from Organizers


  • Traveling till Matheran Camping Site
  • Matheran Entry tickets 
  • Tips, Porters, Parking Charge
  • Horse Ride or Buggy Ride
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Things To Carry:

  • ID Proof
  • BYOB - Bring your own beer/drinks.
  • Good U/V Protected Sun Glasses
  • Shoes
  • Comfortable warm Clothing / No Formals
  • Personal Medicines, Winter Jacket
  • Binoculars (optional)


General Guidelines for Matheran Camping:

 Do not carry valuables or items like jewelry, laptops or any other things. Keep your bag light so that you can walk easily.

 Management & Matheran Camping site is not responsible for any kind of loss or damage to your belongings.

 Do not smoke or light any items inside the tents as it may cause a fire in the tent.

 Please Remove your footwear outside the tent and keep the cottages neat & tidy.

 Weapons or any inflammable things are not allowed on the premises or in the Cottages.

 If any damages are caused to the campsite, Cottages or bedding, camper/ guest will be responsible for the damage and will have to pay the charges for the same.



How To reach Dasturi Naka?

Reach Neral station by Mumbai Local trains & take a shared taxi to Dasturi (INR 80 per head)

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Alexander Point Matheran Alexander Point Trail, Matheran, Maharashtra 410102, India
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Really loved this trek.. while going in , the uphill task is a little daunting.

The woods are real thick at some places and ambiance is quite refreshing.

The climb is difficult at some places as there are not well constructed steps.

However, some parts up the fort are steep and takes a challenging climb.

The paths are streams of either bogs or mossy rocks -- each having their own fun hazards.

But that is what keeps the trek natural and exciting.

There are pretty white crabs in the stream-paths -- very interesting.

The trip to top was awesome.

The strong breeze blowing at the top quickly dries off the sweat from the climb too.

This was the week of onslaught of the monsoon, so it was amazing warm monsoon rain and as we got closer there was also mist and fog.

It was green and wet all over.

The view of the surrounding countryside from the top is simply breathtaking. Well worth the climb up.

The fort is in ruins and makes a beautiful place for pictures..

The greenery just added to the awesomeness. the view from top is gorgeous..

There is nothing much to see atop the fort except some water cisterns and the thumbs up point.

The shape of the hill-top is fascinating. It replicates your mood giving you a thumbs up when you finish a couple of tough climbs,

but also taking the opportunity of showing a ""up yours"" when you're struggling.

From the top you can really appreciate the control this fort would have given the incumbent in seasons like this.

Really loved the time spent on top.

There is nothing much to see at the top of the fort except the surroundings.

However, we were treated to a spectacular view from the top.

It indeed feels great once we have reached the top.

But the moment we reached the top, clouds began moving in and all of a sudden it just started pouring..

The sudden change was indeed welcome.

But due to the rains, the path down had become super slippery..

Coming down was difficult in the bad patches due to steepness of the rocky roads.

My research had dismissed the climb as an ""easy"" one: I can attest that in the monsoon rain and fog it is definitely close to the top rating on difficulty.

But this shouldn't daunt you since you're likely to be surrounded

by singing dancing dare-devil fellow trekkers in this season.

There is a small bird sanctuary just at the base.

We were treated to the sights of peacocks and a few little rabbits.

All is well that ends well. It was worth the while, and the victory of surmounting the difficult is always sweet.

Overall Experience was amazing...Simply wow... cannot get over with the great experience...totally spellbound by the beauty of the place...

never felt so close to nature especially after the concrete jungle that is Mumbai

The initial climb is a tough one, the middle is a ridge -- a reward with great views.

The climb is steep but on the bright side very short ( barely 3 kms).

However I feel that this trek does offer a great break from busy and polluted citylife.

In conclusion, trekking up Karnala is a fun and enriching experience.

Thanks to SSA for this beautiful memorable experience... Team leaders were very polite and helpful...The food was provided just like ghar ka khana... Fellow trekkers were so good and friendly... really enjoyed...Once again Thank you SSA....
- by PRERANA JAGANNATH BHATADE for One Day Trek to Karnala Fort organized by .

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