Also known as the Sharlott lake, the Charlotte Lake is one of the most spectacular attractions of Matheran. An offbeat hill station in Maharashtra, Matheran mainly has some vantage points with views of the lovely green valleys, but Charlotte Lake is a spellbinding spot of its own. 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 the lake is a dam, which overflows when it rains and forms a pristine little waterfall to form the shimmering lake in monsoon.
A visit to Matheran is incomplete without witnessing the tranquil beauty of Lake Charlotte. For the believers, the lake has an archaic temple of Lord Shive - Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir and for the explorers and nature lovers at heart, all Charlotte has to offer is the charming ambience of the tarn itself and the bountiful emerald green all around. It will not disappoint the birdwatchers either.
While Charlotte Lake is an ideal quick retreat for those who seek silence in the lap of nature, it is also a perfect spot for the campers and picnickers. However, they must remember the importance of this place for the people of Matheran as well as for nature and keep their exploits to the least possible.