Aug. 10, 2020

After a long gap of 125 years, scientists have found 140 rare species of butterflies, including 77 new ones, in Matheran. The last time butterflies were codified in this eco-sensitive zone was in 1894, when a researcher identified 78 species.


  • Matheran is a hill station and a municipal council in Karjat Tahsil in the Raigad district, Maharashtra. It is located on the Western Ghats range.

  • Matheran is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

  • Matheran, which means "forest on the forehead" (of the mountains) is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Union Ministry of Environment.

Source : The Hindu