“ Our continuous coverage seemed to have been appreciated by online viewers as we observe great hit counts for the Matheran pieces!”
“It was the first time in my life that I showed up for a performance on horseback-no cars allowed at Matheran Green Festival! It is the most surreal, inspiring and beautiful location, and I found a super receptive audience. What a wonderful experience!”
Jarrod Wood, Musician
“Everything’s natural here, the art, the music, the vibe, chilling under the stars...this is a beautiful initiative in sustainable creativity and everyone must see it for themselves.”
“#1 Event in May 2016 you cannot afford to Miss!”
Make My Trip
“Steps are being taken with the NGO sector teaming up with the administration and locals in the effort to restore Matheran to its original beauty. Matheran Green Festival is part of that grand green design.”
“No initiative can succeed without the involvement of locals. To ensure that each native resident realizes the significance of the paradise they are living in, consistent efforts are being made. Since the first festival last year, locals and tourists have become more aware about cleanliness. You will not spot plastic bottles or wine bottles in the valley or elsewhere today. We've also been able to reopen natural springs in Matheran.”
Prachi Ujjwal, Curator
Steps are being taken with the NGO sector teaming up with the administration and locals in the effort to restore Matheran to its original beauty. Matheran Green Festival is part of that grand green design.
No initiative can succeed without the involvement of locals. To ensure that each native resident realizes the significance of the paradise they are living in, consistent efforts are being made. Since the first festival last year, locals and tourists have become more aware about cleanliness. You will not spot plastic bottles or wine bottles in the valley or elsewhere today. We've also been able to reopen natural springs in Matheran.
“Matheran fest a hit, toy train suspension doesn’t derail spirit of art, nature lovers.”
The Times of India
“We really appreciate all the efforts you put in to make this amazing fest. It’s one of the best festivals that have ever happened in India. Kudos to the team!”
Keyoor Karadkhedkar, Lead Vocalist, MH43 India
“Daira is one of the country’s most loved progressive alt-rock ensembles all set to perform at the Matheran Green Festival, India’s first and only art and nature fest.”
“We all love mountains and forests and always wanted to play our music in a festival like this.”
Daira, Music Band
“This year, as was last, the festival is set to close untarnished by the garbage and littering that typically follows a festival as massive as this. India’s most eco-friendly arts festival and its participants went all out to ensure a pollution-free Matheran, so that come next summer and the forests are ready for yet another grand celebration of art, culture and life.”
“Matheran Green Festival. Promoting awareness and involvement in environmental protection. Superb organization, amazing installations and performances. The most surreal, inspiring and beautiful location and a super receptive audience. I would strongly recommend it to all performing artists. Wonderful experience!”
Jarrod Wood, Musician, New Zealand
“We are so pleased to be a part of this event. And it is not just lip service. We want to come back next year.”
Harish Iyer, Socio-cultural, environmental and equal rights activist
"My first impressions of the Green Matheran Festival were that it was the first such eco-tourism/awareness event of its scale co-hosted by community leaders and eco-warriors, Prachi and Ujjwal. After spending time with the organizers and volunteers of this festival, i realized that it has been created and curated with tremendous understanding, love, passion and commitment to the arts and to the environment. I do think that this festival has the potential to be a real game changer for the protection of the natural heritage of Matheran. In the years to come i hope to see the festival grow to greater heights and become a true platform for talented,driven people from all walks of life to join hands and hearts for the sake of wildlife welfare and nature conservation. I hope to always be able to be a part of this spirited initiative."
Wildlife Campaign Manager, Humane Society International, India
"Matheran Freen Festival 2016 was a different event from the start to the end. Right from the amazing location to the unique art installations, we felt that a lot of people had put heart and soul into this project. We do find it important to conduct such festivals, not only for Matheran to highlight their potential and natural beauty but more to remind people of how much we need nature and green spots in our mostly big city life. Stepping out of our daily life comfort zone might be an eye opening experience and besides the great festival experience, we do hope that people carry something home and that they do incorporate some greener thinking and actions in their daily life."
Manager, Mame Khan Music