Matheran, a small hill station in Maharashtra was declared the wettest place in the country after it received a total of 450mm rainfall from Friday (26th July) for 24 hours, continuously, according to the Regional Meteorological Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). 

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This hill station is just 43 kms away from Mumbai and it is a popular weekend getaway for all Mumbaikars.


Matheran is a secluded hill station that offers stunning views of the Western Ghats. It also gives you an opportunity to relax and enjoy some quiet time, away from the busy city life. 

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This hill station is also visited by adventure junkies who love adventure sports like trekking, rappelling and cliff-hanging.


Matheran, without a doubt, transforms into a heavenly locale during monsoons as the view it offers is worth dying for. But since the downpour has been never-ending, the state government has warned people to be cautious. 

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Apart from Matheran, 42 locations in Maharashtra recorded rainfall in triple digits. Thane, Raigad, and Palghar regions of Maharashtra were on red alert as IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall till Monday (29th July). 

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It is still the wettest place in the country. 

Mumbaikars, we know that the weather in Matheran is romantic and you want to plan a trip right now, but please hold on to your horses till the weather conditions improve, okay?

Click here to know how to reach this hill station.