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         Matheran covers a total area of 7.35 sq. km. With a generally flat top, the highest spot is at an altitude of 803.47m.s.l. With a small resident population of about 4000, the calm and quietude is ever so pleasant. To add to the comfort, Matheran has mild to cool temperatures throughout the year, rarely going above 350C even during peak summer afternoons!

        With such excellent semi-evergreen and evergreen forest covering the entire tabletop, one does come very close to nature when in Matheran. Whether a short weekend trip or a weeklong vacation, you are sure to return home with a rejuvenated body and a refreshed mind.

        Bird watchers could get rare sightings of the Malabar Trogon, the Malabar Whistling Thrush or the Whistling Schoolboy and a lucky wildlife enthusiast could get a glimpse of Pied Hornbills, Crested Serpent Eagles and the elusive Leopard. If not so much, the Bonnet Macaques, Hanuman Langurs, Palm Squirrels and Parakeets are always there!

General Information
Population : 5,500
Altitude : 800 m
Languages : Marathi, Hindi, English
STD Code : 02148

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