Activities Around Matheran

Charlotte Lake
Look-out Points
Local Shopping
Trekking
Horse riding
Valley Crossing
Walking

All Neemrana properties are ‘non–hotel’ Hotels, because they were originally built for other purposes. All efforts have been made to maintain the old charm of The Verandah in the Forest while ensuring the basic comforts that have come to be associated with the changes in lifestyle since the 19th century. Neemrana offers guests a unique opportunity to lounge like never before in the verandah of their dreams. There are a range of local excursions that help our guests unwind and rediscover themselves. Nothing about the Neemrana experience is ordinary. Stroll down to Charlotte Lake. Or take longer walks with a picnic basket. Relish the local cuisines. Heave your chest, muscle your calves, take all the oxygen back in your lungs. Enjoy the hill breeze as the magical night lazily settles in. The Verandah in the Forest also host anniversaries, birthdays and other memorable occasions.

Activities

Charlotte Lake

Charlotte Lake

Charlotte Lake, also known as Sharlott Lake(!) is a serene scenic spot in close proximity to The Verandah in the Forest. It is the prime source of drinking water in the Matheran region. The ancient Pisarnath temple is located at one end of the...

Look-out Points

Look-out Points

Matheran is encircled by red mud paths with as many as 33 look-out points that offer picturesque views! Porcupine Point, Echo Point, Monkey Point, Panorama Point, and Heart Point are some of the popular points to visit and there are many more...

Local Shopping

Local Shopping

The central bazaar is a must visit for all those who want a taste of the local culture. There are numerous little shops that have leather goods, hats, footwear and the very ambrosial sweet ‘chikki’ – which is a prime attraction here. You should...

Trekking

Trekking

For the adventurous trekker(s), Matheran is a pure treat. There are multiple trekking routes to Matheran, the most famous being the one through the Garbert Plateau. The journey starts from Bhivpuri station and the climb is particularly special in...

Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is a popular pastime in Matheran and a great way of commuting too! There are numerous horses on hire, and although the rates vary depending on the hour and the distance, it is a great option for horse lovers and those who are too...

Valley Crossing

Valley Crossing

One activity that should not be missed at Matheran is Valley Crossing. The trip is from Honeymoon Point to Louisa Point, both of which are at a walking distance from The Verandah. The points are located on a U- shaped mountain and one has to go...

Walking

Walking

Walking is very rewarding for all nature lovers and thoroughly enjoyable after the monsoons when wildflowers, hovering with butterflies, are in full bloom. It is a heavenly sight when Karvy or Strobilanthes Callosa are in full bloom. One can...