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Suggestions for couple trip to matheran

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by Rajpal Singh, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Rajpal Singh

    Rajpal Singh New Member

    Please sugggest a good and cheap hotel in Matheran for couple. And some ideas and activities for intimate couples there, is there any. want a secluded environment and safe, if any.

    Thanks in advance

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Rajpal Singh! Welcome to the forum!

    So first of all, here's a list of cheap but good hotels in Matheran for couples:

    Hotels Under Rs. 1,000 in Matheran

    1. Laxmi Hotel - This is about 1.4 kms away from the Palaspa Bus Stand. It is also about 49 kms away from the Matheran Railway Station. The hotel has 15 rooms which are very basic and suitable for a short stay. Because of the hotel's location, you can enjoy the views of the valley from the little seating area inside its premises. They also serve one of the best-tasting Gujarati thali in the region.
    • Tariff - Couple Room at Rs. 900 per night during weekdays only.
    • Room Amenities - Colour television, comfortable bed, attached bathroom with hot or cold running water and seating area.
    • Hotel Facilities - Laundry, room service and travel desk.
    • Address - MG Road, Matheran, Near Railway Station, Matheran, Maharashtra, 410102.
    • Contact Number - +91 70655 36663 or +91 70655 36662.
    2. Khan Hotel - This is nearby to attractions like Louisa Point at about 3 kms away, Coronation Point at about 2 kms away, Monkey Point at about 450 metres away and Mount Barry at about 1 km away. Rooms have a balcony overlooking either the city or the hotel's swimming pool. There are about 15 rooms in the hotel, providing enough privacy and seclusion to guests. And despite being a budget accommodation, they do have additional facilities like a swimming pool and even a restaurant. Their restaurant has Punjabi, Chinese and Gujarati cuisines.
    • Tariff - Regent Deluxe Room at Rs. 999 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Colour television, telephone and attached modern bathroom.
    • Hotel Facilities - Doctor on call, car rental, car parking, room service, swimming pool, discotheque, laundry and restaurant.
    • Address - Near Nauroji Lord Garden, MG Road, Main Market, Pay Master Park, Matheran, 410102.
    • Contact Number - +91 9278 600 200.
    3. Sarvesh Lodging - This hotel is located about 8 kms away from the city centre. However, there are buses plying to the city on a frequent basis so it's not much of a problem. It is an ideal hotel for budget travellers and even families. Although rooms are very basic, they do have the necessary amenities and are well-maintained.
    • Tariff - Non AC Deluxe Room at Rs. 1,000 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Colour television, attached bathroom and comfortable bed.
    • Hotel Facilities - Laundry, travel desk and room service.
    • Address - Sarvesh Lodging, Near Railway Station, Matheran, Maharastra.
    • Contact Number - +91 92730 93160.
    Hotels Under Rs. 2,500 in Matheran

    1. Roshan Residency Hotel - This is a newly built hotel in Matheran, near the main market area. Both the Alexander Point and Charlotte Lake are under 1.4 kms away from the hotel. Rooms have stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Rooms don't have 24 hours of hot/cold water but they do have it in the morning. The hotel also doesn't have their own restaurant but they make up for it by arranging for food through nearby restaurants and eateries.
    • Tariff - Non AC Deluxe Room at Rs. 2,399 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Room service, television, mini fridge, ceiling fan and attached bathroom.
    • Hotel Facilities - Laundry, front desk and power back-up.
    • Address - L.S. No. 54, BP Khan Road, Matheran, Raigad, Maharashtra, 410102.
    • Contact Number - +91 96237 34241.
    2. Gulshan Heritage Hotel - This hotel was established in 2009 under the leadership of Mr. Subhash Nalavde. It is very near the railway station and you can reach it by foot in about 10 minutes. All their rooms don't have air-conditioning but are very comfortable and clean. They also offer lunch and dinner complimentary with the room tariff.
    • Tariff - Standard Room at Rs. 1,700 per night, inclusive of meals.
    • Room Amenities - Colour television, telephone, attached bathroom and comfortable bed.
    • Hotel Facilities - Laundry, parking, restaurant and doctor on call.
    • Address - Matheran Eco-Sensitive Hill Station, Tehsil Karjat, Alibag Forest Range, Neral Matheran Road, Matheran, Maharashtra 410102.
    • Contact Number - +91 99877 04347.
    3. Preeti Hotel - This hotel is just two minutes away from the railway station in Matheran. All rooms are very spacious and have television. A unique feature of their rooms is that they all have a music system so you can play your favourite songs during your stay. Their restaurant has Gujarati and Punjabi cuisines. They also have a sprawling open area and facilities for both indoor and outdoor games.
    • Tariff - Room Type B at Rs. 1,100 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Colour television, music system, attached bathroom, bed and bedside table.
    • Hotel Facilities - Laundry, restaurant, travel desk, indoor/outdoor games and open area.
    • Address - Kasturba Road, Near Railway Station, Matheran, Maharashtra 410102.
    • Contact Number - 02148 230202.
    4. Point View Hotel - This hotel is located close to the railway station. It is also very near the Khandala Point and the market area of Matheran. Rooms have minimal designs but are very pleasing to the eyes. They also come complete with the amenities a family or a couple might need. The hotel also has a restaurant serving Tandoori, Punjabi, Mughlai, South Indian and Chinese cuisines. Couples can also enjoy the numerous activities like indoor games, outdoor games and discotheque.
    • Tariff - Non AC Deluxe Room at Rs. 1,800 per night.
    • Room Amenities - Colour television, attached bathroom and wardrobe cabinet.
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, indoor/outdoor games and discotheque.
    • Address - MG Road, Near Khandala Point, Matheran, Maharashtra 410102.
    • Contact Number - +91 2148 230 013.
    Then, here are some activities that couples can do in Matheran:

    Things to do in Matheran for Couples

    1. Toy Train Ride - The Matheran Hill Railway is a narrow gauge heritage railway connecting Neral to Matheran. The journey is around 21 kms long and can take 2 hours & 20 minutes to cover. There are about 281 zigzag turns in the journey that makes for a thrilling and adventurous ride. During the monsoon season, from June to September, only one train runs in this journey though. Although the ride can be a long one, it's definitely worth it especially as you get to witness the views of the valleys from the train. It's a very romantic journey as well for the couples.

    2. Horse Riding - In Dasturi Naka, about three kilometres from Matheran Railway Station, there are many trained horses that tourists can ride. Riding them could be for different purposes like transportation of luggage or for fun. You can choose between different horses and even smaller ones for kids. There are also courses for professional riding of horses.

    3. Trekking - For the more adventurous couples, do try trekking in Matheran. For starters, there are numerous points in here that are easy and moderate in terms of difficulty. One of which is One Tree Hill, in which the trek starts at Ambewadi near Karjat. Its unique feature is that the hill only has one tree in it. The trek is fairly moderate and suitable for the physically fit individuals. The views from the point are quite stunning and very romantic for couples. Also, due to its moderate difficulty, it's not as crowded as other points in Matheran.

    I hope this helps!
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  3. clair02

    clair02 New Member

    These are really great ideas to add to my list of activities that we could possibly do while in India. Toy train riding, horse riding and trekking all seem like really fun activities for an intimate couple. Of course there are a lot more activities that you can find just by searching through google or speaking to your travel consultant to help find you something that is more suited to you and your partners needs.