Trek To Dukes Nose

Dukes Nose Trek

Dukes Nose Trek dukes nose trek

Dukes Nose is a trekking place near mumbai stands 12 km from Lonavla, clearly visible from the highway while driving towards Mumbai. Dukes Nose Trek in Khandala is popular with hikers. Also known locally as Naagphani (Cobra’s Hood), the cliff owes its name to the Duke of Wellington, whose ample nose it resembles. There is a small temple on the hilltop.

Dukes Nose Trek

It is an easy grade trek & very much recommended for beginners . You can visit this place in any season.

How To Reach :

  • From Khandala Railway Station : It takes around 3-4 hours ( 6 Kms one way).
  • From Lonavla Railway Station – Kurvande ( Base Village) : It takes around 15 – 20 Mins to reach Base Village from Lonavla Railway Station & From base village it is an Easy 1.5 hours trek ( 2 Kms). ( Recommended Route for Beginners).

Modes of Transport : An auto or local transport is easily available to reach base village Kurvande  from Lonavla.

Grade : Easy
Best Seasons : All Seasons
Potable Water Availability : No
Accommodation Facility : No ( One Day Trek )
Food Availability : No

Things To Carry : 

Small Rucksack
Minimum 2 litres Water
Light Snacks or Fruits
First Aid
Necessary Medicines if Any
Good Trekking Shoes

PS : Please carry a bag for garbage. Do not throw or leave anything there.

Happy Trekking !!

Trek To Tahuli

tahuli trek

 Tahuli is a plateau which is among best trekking places near mumbai however less known or famous and it is situated near Kalyan region. It is also known as Dadima ki Kabar. Tahuli Pinnacle Trek is a Medium Grade trek which attracts people for beautiful waterfalls along its way and for its amazing reverse waterfall phenomenon. 

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 Grade – Medium 
Duration –
3-4 Hours ascend from base village 
& 2-2.5 Hours descend to base villge
Base Village – Kushavali 
(45 mins by ST Bus or Share Taxi)
Best Season – Monsoon/Rainy Season
Attractions –   
  • Beautiful Waterfalls
Tahuli Trek trekking places near mumbai
  • Temple of Lord Shiva
trekking places near mumbai
  • Abandoned Ashram of Gadge Maharaj  
  • Tombs of Peer baba, 
  • Dadima ki Kabar
How To Reach – 
From Kalyan Station(West)   
It takes about 45 Minutes to Reach Base Village  – Kushavali Either By ST Bus from ST Depot Near Station or By Share Taxi near ST Depot.    
PS – 
  • Must carry food or light snacks as you wont find food there
  •  Adequate drinking Water (2 ltrs Min)
  • Mosquito repellent Cream ( Odomos)
  • Extra pair of clothes

Trek To Rajmachi

rajmachi trek

Rajmachi Trek

Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in India. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts, namely Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khanadala.

It is about 15 km treking distance from Lonavala. 

Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat (ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures – the Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route is from Kondivade village near Karjat and it involves climb-up of about 2000 feet. The other route is from Lonavala, which is almost a plain walk of about 15 km. In rainy season this region all the more beautiful with silvery water falls, streams and lush green forests and meadows.