The Verandah in the Forest

Matheran, Maharashtra, India

What to know before you go:

— Great location

— No TV

— The aura inside is a very pre-independence British one

About the property:

The idea of living amidst a forest is perhaps one of the rarest of joys. The Verandah In The Forest, in Matheran, longs to make it a reality for you. Credited as the last hill station left by the British, Matheran is inimitable in many ways. It can be explored on foot while the beautiful foliage refreshes you gently.The Verandah is an old 19th century house, which has been remodelled into a stunning resort. The furnishings and the settings in the rooms are reminiscent of the olden times, yet you won’t miss out on any of the modern comforts.It’s an experience of conversing with the forest. You will be able to leave monotony way behind and simply surrender to the benignity of nature. Sit in the patio with a cup of tea, play some soft music in the background and allow the soothing lushness to touch you.Though the quaintness of Verandah resort would keep you from going out, there are lots of scenic spots in Matheran that you might want to linger at, such as Charlotte Lake, Panorama Point and Echo Point to name a few.The Verandah is your rendezvous with the forests of Matheran.

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Heritage room From 7790/night

The second room on the amazing verandah is a small suite with one single bed in the first room and two single beds in the next which leads to a large, red-floored bathroom. The two rooms have a door in between for privacy

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included

Heritage Superior From 8990/night

This is a grand room close to the lounge and with the verandah in front

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included


The property is closed for renovation since 1st Nov, 2017 until further notice.


25% if cancelled four days in advance.
50% if cancelled two or three days in advance.
100% if cancelled one day prior to booking or on the same day.


From 14:00 hours 


Until 12:00 hours 

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.

Free! One child under 7 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. 

There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

Cards accepted at this property

  • Visa
  • MasterCard

You need to know

Please note that within the category of rooms there are different rooms with unique sizes, decor, and characteristics. Thus it may differ from the photograph visible. The bed type will remain the same. 

The Verandah in the Forest enjoys close proximity to the serene Charlotte Lake. The most stunning views of the sunrise and sunset can be seen from Porcupine Point, Echo Point, Monkey Point, Panorama Point, and Heart Point. Central bazaar market which is easily accessible from the property has a wide variety of leather goods, hats and footwear shops. The very ambrosial sweet 'chikki' which is a prime attraction in Matheran should not be missed during the visit. For the adventure lovers, there are multiple trekking routes to Matheran, the most famous being the one through the Garbert Plateau.

Distance from Neral railway station: 12 km (Approx.)
Distance from Mumbai Airport: 91 km (Approx.)
Distance from Pune Airport: 132 km (Approx.)