Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Matheran in Maharashtra

Matheran a unique hill station in Maharashtra

Matheran is a colonial time small hill station in a quiet corner of Maharashtra. I say unique  because unlike the devastating flood inducing development in Uttarakhand, and most other hill-stations in India, Matheran  has maintained its character of a sleepy town.

All development  is highly regulated, motor vehicles are not allowed and  you need to walk or take a horse cart to move around. Recently GHAC organized a trek to Matheran, which began by some social responsibility by distributing stationary and sports kit at a local school for underprivileged kids.
GHAC Team distributing stationary and sports kit to school kids

GHAC Team at the beginning of Trek in Matheran

For most of the time weather was very nice with light drizzle making the hills lush green and mysterious with the fog.

Rains added to the fun

The Magic of Mist

We  had a great time exploring, hiking and just chilling in Matheran. A Few more treks to Matheran are planned in coming weeks. Please check here to join them.