Matheran is a special place, but Lords is even more special. Located 10 minutes from the rail station and with great views of the valley below. The hotel is a complex of colonial-era buildings, and it really feels as if time has stopped here. Old wooden bungalows with fans instead of aircon, and a restaurant with only two items on the menu each day: veg and non-veg. The staff are very friendly but do not speak English. But the landlady does - a charming and fascinating person who carries the weight of protecting Matheran from cars and mass tourism on her shoulders. We hope her struggle will not be in vain, because Matheran with its monkeys and horses should stay the same way forever!