The town of Matheran in Maharashtra has a
popular tourist spot called the Monkey Point. This spot overlooks the beautiful
mountain range of the Western Ghats which is characterized with deep crevices.
As the name suggests, the Monkey Point is often frequented by monkeys and is
also home to diverse species of indigenous flora and fauna. The weather is
pleasant and remains cool throughout the year. The farfetched hills are known
to generate echoes. You will experience echoing if you shout out into the hills
facing Hart Cliff.
You will be fascinated by the scenic
landscapes and serene ambience of the region. From here you will get a birds
eye’s view of the neighbouring hills and valleys of Western Ghats. The
mountainous terrain is also suitable for trekking, however, you should be
cautious of the monkeys as they might be the troublemakers. Nonetheless, it is
a must-visit place for those looking for a peaceful weekend trip away from city
More on Monkey Point
Monkey Spotting at
If you are a wildlife enthusiast who has a
keen interest in learning about monkeys then Monkey Point is a perfect place
for you to explore. A diverse species of monkeys are found in the region
including langurs. It is quite easy to spot them; however, you should not tease
or feed them. It is advisable not to carry any kind of food or distracting
articles while navigating through this region.
Tips for Visiting Monkey Point
Beware of the monkeys at this place.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a good
grip while trekking uphill.
How to Reach Monkey Point?
Matheran is well-connected to the nearby major
cities including Mumbai and Pune via a large network of roadways and you can
easily reach Monkey Point by hiring a cab.