"Downtown" Matheran

Matheran is a quiet relaxed little tree-shaded town and, at 700-800 metres above sea-level, a little cooler than Bombay or the plain below. It's an excellent place to spend a couple of days whilst recovering from a long flight.

I walked to Panorama Point; an hour through the trees with magnificent views and much appreciated peace and quiet - there was not a soul out there.

Later, I walked out to Porcupine (a.k.a.Sunset) Point; that too was well worth the effort for a wonderfully colourful tropical sunset.