Label : Must Visit
Tags : Lake
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Also known as the Sharlott lake, Charlotte Lake is one of the most spectacular attractions of Matheran. It is an ideal quick retreat for those who seek silence in the lap of nature and a perfect spot for the campers and picnickers. Set amidst a densely populated forest, birdwatching is a popular activity here. Visit Charlotte Lake during sunrise and sunset to catch scenic view of Echo Point and Louisa Point.
On one side of the lake is an archaic temple of Lord Shiva - Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir. A unique aspect of the temple is its Shiva Linga, which unlike the usual black ones, is smeared with vermillion here and is tilted to one side. Located only a walking distance away from the main market area, this lake is the primary source of fresh drinking water for the population of Matheran. The origin of Charlotte lake is a dam, which overflows when it rains and forms a pristine little waterfall to form the shimmering lake in monsoon.