There are 33 points in Matheran. Out of these, 8 points on the eastern side (One tree hill, charlotte lake, King Goerge Point, Echo Point, Luisa Point, Porcupine Point, Monkey Point and Hart Point) and 7 points (Panorama Point, Mount Berry, Garbut Point, Alexander Point, Rambaug Point, Little Chowk Point and Chowk Point) on the other side are some of the prominent ones within a distance of 1km to 6 kms from Market area. All the points cannot be covered in a day even on horseback or on cart. To cover all the points, 2/3 days stay at Matheran is desirable. To enjoy the fruits of nature away from hustle and bustle of city life and noise around, walking to the various points will be ideal.
While walking from Dasturi Naka to Market area along the tracks, there is Miara Point which provides a panoramic view of a waterfall, valley below and mountains around.
King George Point
King George Point provides a view of the lake below and small waterfalls from the water overflowing from Charlotte lake. The far off mountain provides a bracket view.
Next to the King George Point is the Edward Point which also provides view of small waterfalls and a bird’s eye view of Luisa Point. The access to these points in muddy and slippery in rainy season.
Echo point is next to King George and Edward Points. This is a point where the silence of the forest can be breached by loud hooting to get the echo.
Honeymoon Point, Malang Point and Sunset Point
Further on towards Luisa Point, you can visit Honeymoon point & Malang Point. The honeymoon point has not much to offer to honeymooners except a cement bench to sit and watch the mountain ahead. Sunset Point is 2 kms away from the Malang point. Malang Point offers 3 dimensional view of the mountains. Between Malang Point and Luisa Point, the local horse and cart riders will tell you that a bunglow built by Salman Khan is visible near the water lake.
The Luisa Point offers the best view of Echo Point, Lake and Chowk Point. The deep valley below has a water stream from the smaller waterfalls. On the right side of the point, there is a small hillock which looks like a lion’s head.
Khandala Point is just 2 min. from the main Market area. This point also offers a panoramic view of the mountains around. You will find small time games at this point.
The other points like Alexander point, Charlotte Lake, Rambaug Point, Chowk Point, One tree hill point, porcupine point, monkey point, mount berry provide similar views of mountain tops and valley below. It is greenery all around and the path is through the forest area.
House of birds and monkeys
Owing to the presence of forest, Matheran is known to house a variety of birds like Open Billed Stork, Pied Kingfisher, Bagia etc.
It is also the house for monkeys. On the route from Dasturi Park to Market area, monkeys will entertain you and even snatch any snacks children or even elders carry in hand. Monkeys are very active at Luisa Point. I saw one monkey shaking the tin shades of a restaurant in the market area, because the monkey got angry at not being able to grab some food.