Louisa Point, Matheran (Raigad – Maharashtra – India)


 Louisa point is scenic view point located in the Matheran is a hill station region of Raigad district, Maharashtra. Matheran is notably the smallest hill station in India and Asia's only automobile-free hill station. The site is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. The region is situated at about 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. Matheran's proximity to many metropolitan cities makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents. Matheran along with Louisa point is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Indian Ministry of Environment.

The view of sunset and sunrise from Louisa point are often described as awe-inspiring and a lot of tourists and photographers from all around the globe climb up the hills capture the scenic sight. Matheran was identified by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the then district collector of Thane district in May 1850. Lord Elphinstone, the then Governor of Bombay laid the foundations of the development as a future hill station. The British developed Matheran as a popular resort to beat the summer heat in the region. The forest type of Matheran is semi evergreen forests. The trees are evergreen, making the plateau forests very dense and even congested in places. The luxuriant growth represents the climatic climax of the forest. The town also has a large monkey population, including bonnet macaques and Hanuman langurs. The nearby Lake Charlotte is the main source of Matheran's drinking water. Inside the forest animals like leopard, barking deer, Malabar giant squirrel, fox, wild boar, mongoose are found.

Veeranpuzha Beach (Ernakulam – Kerala – India)

  Veeranpuzha is a lake in Kochi, Kerala, India. It is the northern extension of Vembanad Lake.