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Duke's Nose-Beautiful Cliff

#Hill in Khandala

Duke’s Nose earlier reckoned as Nagphani is a cliff at Khandala. The Cliff is pointed like a snakes pointed head portion or hood and hence the name Nagphani. The name Duke'S nose is derived as the cliff looked like the shape of the Duke. This is a marvelous picnic spot nearby Lonavala.

To reach the Duke’s nose, highly adventurous trekking spirit is essential and the view of the downhill plains from this point is mind boggling. Duke’s Nose or Nagphani appears almost inaccessible, but it is a surprisingly simple trek to reach the summit from the southern approach. Great views of Khandala and the surrounding Sahyadri peaks as well as amazing views of the Mumbai-Pune road and rail corridors are rewarded to the trekker. Duke’s Nose is a convenient day trip from either Mumbai or Pune and the trekking route starts also very conveniently near the Khandala. The nature’s beauty is at its best here.

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Maharashtra, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
18.7423142°N, 73.3587109°E
Distance from Khandala to Duke's Nose
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Read traveller's reviews about Duke's Nose..

Overall Rating:4.7

  '5' out of 5
"Well, Only for adventorous people ... espically in rainy season... "
  '5' out of 5
"Awesome place for hiking!!!! Steps have been laid to the top but one has to be careful as they are not cemented. The last climb is a bit steep but after reaching to the top, you'll feel it was worth it. You can see the whole valley from the top. Not recommended for amateurs."
  '5' out of 5
"It’s a great experience.. Trackers would love this place.. Would not recommended without professional guidance…"
  '3' out of 5
"Also called "Nagphani" (Cobra's Hood). Actually, was that a cobra the snake I saw?? I was there in May 2012, easy trip from Lonavla."
  '5' out of 5
"VERY nice natural spot, but do everything with high "SEFTY" ..."

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