Duke's Nose Lonavala Entry Fee

  • No entry fee
  • 1500 - 2000per person for Day packages

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Duke's Nose Lonavala Address: Kurvande, Maharashtra, 410402, India

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Duke's Nose Lonavala Timings

Day Timing
Monday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Wedesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
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What does the adventurous soul seek in an escapade? It is the allure of nature's untamed beauty, tranquillity, and inner peace.

For a similar adventure in India, consider exploring the enchanting outskirts of the Pune District in Maharashtra. Lonavala, a serene hill station, lures numerous adventure enthusiasts annually.

It is adorned with picturesque views of nature and off-beat trails leading you higher than the clouds, and it also offers a lot of thrilling adventure activities.

One must remember Duke's Nose while talking about Lonavala. It is a nature trail that leads you to a point where you can witness the valley beneath you decorated in green and brown.

Duke's Nose is a gem you can not ignore when discussing Lonavala. This nature trail guides you to a vantage point where the valley's lush green and earthy brown hues unfold beneath.

Duke's Nose must be on your list if you plan a trip to Lonavala.

All About Duke's Nose, Lonavala

Standing about 2200 feet above sea level, Duke's Nose is a mountain peak in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats in Lonavala, Maharashtra.

The peak was named after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington (later, Prime Minister of the UK).

Why, you may ask? Well, the peak resembled his hooked, aquiline nose.

Trivia: The peak is also known as Nagphani, which looks like a cobra's fanned head.

The site is famous for trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, and camping. The trek difficulty is easy, attracting both novices and seasoned explorers.

Embarking on a morning trek to the summit in monsoon promises a delightful surprise as thick fog shrouds the valley 200 feet below. Once the clouds make way for the sun, you can witness the spectacle and appreciate the beauty before you.

The 90-degree steep mountains nearby give a majestic impression of nature's grandeur. And those are the same mountains where rappelling and rock climbing are done.

Thrilling, isn't it?

There is also a temple atop the hill if you want to take a bow before Lord Shiva.

What's more! If you decide to set up camps for the night, be ready to get lost in a mesmerising starry night that holds your gaze. And who knows, you might glimpse a shooting star or two.

#Trivia: If you are staying overnight for camping, feel free to set up your camps independently. The plateau region would be the perfect spot for setting up your camps.

Entry fee and timings of Duke's Nose, Lonavala

There is no entry fee to visit the Duke's Nose.

The adventure activities are not too expensive either, and you can usually find day packages starting from INR 1500 - INR 2000, depending on your inclusions.

You can visit any time of the day. Still, for both safety and optimal visibility, it is advisable to start around 7 in the morning, or if you decide to start in the evening, avoid lingering too long after sundown (unless you are camping).

Best time to visit Duke's Nose

Undoubtedly, June-August is the best time to visit Duke's Nose, as the slight rains make the experience even more delightful.

But if you are looking for pleasant weather and planning to camp for the night, October- February would be your best bet.

How to reach Duke's Nose?

The nearest railway station, 6 Km from Duke's Nose, is the Lonavala Railway Station, well connected to Pune and Mumbai. While a train journey is the cheapest and most convenient option, you could hire a car from Pune (1 hour 45 min) or Mumbai (2.5 hours) if you are a road trip freak.

You could drive up to the base village, Kurwande, where the trail starts.

There are two trekking routes to reach the summit.

● Either walk or hitchhike to the Kurwande village (starting point) from the Lonavala station.

● Or you could get to the TATA power plant from the station and then hike up to the peak. The power plant is 2 Km from the peak.

The former takes around 45 minutes to an hour, while the latter is a bit longer, meant for die-hard trekkers, and takes 2 to 2.5 hours.

Things to keep in mind while visiting Duke's Nose

  • Keep away from the many bee hives at the side-lines of the cliff.
  • Wear shoes with good grips to prevent slipping in the rainy season.
  • Avoid trekking in heavy rains.

Duke's Nose is a road less taken by travellers that always amazes them. The colours of nature, the Earth's fragrance, and the valley's vistas - all make Duke's Nose a place worth a visit.

With its panoramic views and refreshing ambience, Duke's Nose becomes a sanctuary where nature and adventure merge, leaving you in awe.

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