Duke's Nose is one of the popular viewpoints situated near INS Shivaji in Lonavala. It is a popular place for trekking in Maharashtra and also it is one of the top things to do in Lonavala.
Duke's Nose is named after the Duke of Wellington, owing to its resemblance to the nose of Duke in a reclining position. The cliff is pointed like a snakes hood and hence the name Nagphani. The high altitude of this place makes it a wonderful vantage point. This site is also popular for thrilling activities like trekking, hiking and rock climbing, which attract many adventure enthusiasts. A very steep climb up rocky outcrops enables the tourists to reach the site. Although the cliffs are very steep, the rock at the top is flat and enables tourists to walk along the sides.
Duke's Nose is an ideal getaway from Mumbai or Pune for a one day trip. There are two trekking routes to reach Nagphani, one is from Khandala railway station and the other is from Kurvande. There is a small temple on the hilltop.
Trek: Dukes Nose
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy- medium
What is included in the tour
- Sunday Breakfast & Tea
- Only tent will be provided (Carry own mattress + Bedding or sleeping bag)
- Fun Games
What is NOT included in the tour
- Sunday Lunch
- Sleeping material inside the tent
- Medical coverage
- Anything other than mentioned in Inclusion.
The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting Point: Lonavala Station (Platform No 1 , Near Ticket Counter)
The journey starts with the Latur Express. People interested should catch this train from respective stations with ticket till lonavala station. (Please get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets).
Train Timings: - 22107-CSTM LATUR EXP
CST - 09.00 pm Dadar – 09.31 pm Thane –09.34 pm
Kalyan – 09.51 pm Lonavla –11.23 pm
- With an intro will start walking till Kurvande Village (approx 10 km).
- Wake up at 7 am.
- With an breakfast visit traverse point from where rappel end Of Dukes.
- Start Descend towards Kurvande by 11:00 am
- Reach Lonavla by 2.00 pm.
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, plate, spoon, bowl, bedding like shawl, mat, woolen jacket, towel, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, carry some extra cloths, Mosquito’s repellent etc….
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid….
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things.
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