• The Verandah in the Forest has 11 rooms. Should you want two or more adjacent rooms, please make a request while booking.
  • The reservations office shall try its best, but all categories of rooms are not always found together.
  • There are 2 Rooms, 6 Grand Rooms, 2 Suites, and 1 Deluxe Suite.


Room List

S.No Rooms Level Type Beds Honeymoon Tariff

Season 1Weekdays / Season 2Weekends

1 Elphinstone Ground Deluxe Suite 3 Single Rs 7000 / Rs 7500
2 Petit First Grand Room 1 Double Rs 6000 / Rs 6500
3 Sassoon First Grand Room 2 Single Rs 6000 / Rs 6500
4 Chenoy First Grand Room 2 Single Rs 6000 / Rs 6500
5 Kotwal First Suite 3 Single Rs 5500 / Rs 6000
6 Panday Ground Grand Room 2 Single Rs 5500 / Rs 6000
7 Jehangir Ground Grand Room 2 Single Rs 5500 / Rs 6000
8 Jeejeebhoy Ground Grand Room 2 Single Rs 5500 / Rs 6000
9 Kapadia Ground Suite 1 Single / 1 Double Rs 5500 / Rs 6000
10 Peerbhoy First Room 2 Single Rs 4000 / Rs 4500
11 Shankershet First Room 2 Single Rs 4000 / Rs 4500

Arrival Instructions

Please do not phone the hotel directly as we have a central reservation facility. However, for same day bookings, please call the hotel directly.


Mumbai-Dasturi is 2.5 hours by road. The car park is 4.5 kms away from the property at Dasturi – which is as far as motor vehicles are allowed. You have to pay for parking, and for a ticket to enter Matheran.


From Dasturi one can walk, hire coolies @ Rs. 300 onwards (for your baggage), ride a horse (Rs. 400 onwards), or take a hand-pulled rickshaw (Rs. 600 onwards) to reach the property. The journey up to The Verandah in the Forest takes just over an hour.


Guests are advised to reach Dasturi well before the sunset to relish the jungle and to truly enjoy their arrival at The Verandah.


There is also the option of taking one of the Mumbai-Pune express trains to Neral Junction (please check the schedule as not all of them stop at Neral) from where a 107 year old heritage toy hill train to chug up 21 km to Matheran can be taken. Alternatively, for faster transportation, one can take a taxi from Neral to the Dasturi car park and take the newly launched route of the toy train from the Aman lodge station to the Matheran station directly (tickets can be booked on the spot).


Don't Forget !

Your walking shoes (preferably old), hats, mosquito repellent, and umbrellas & rain coats in the monsoon season !



These above rates are valid till 30th September 2015. 


The weekday rate is applicable from Sunday-Thursday. The weekend rate is applicable on Friday and Saturday.


Off-season discount : 20% on all rooms from 15 June to 15 Sep.


Daily housekeeping is included in the room rate.


There is a private bathroom for each unit.


Common hospitality practices like televisions in rooms and room service are avoided. This is part of the heritage USP.


There is no minimum stay requirement.


All rooms are air-cooled. 


Food & Beverage


Breakfast is included in the room tariff. Fixed menus are offered at per head rates: Lunch Rs. 500/- and Dinner Rs. 600/- (including taxes).


Bar facility is not yet available.