Duke's Nose Overview

Ranked 13 of 28 sightseeing in Khandala

Duke’s Nose is named after the Duke of Wellington, owing to its resemblance to his nose. The valley has a sharp resemblance with the pointed nose of the duke in a reclining position. From this popular viewpoint, tourists can avail view of the surrounding mountains, valleys and forests. Located approximately 27 km away from Khandala, the valley also resembles the hood of a snake. Owing to this resemblance, the site is also called 'Nagfani' by the locals.

A famous spot for rock climbing, the site allures tourists interested in enjoying a picnic amidst nature. 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. From the top of the rock, tourists can enjoy a view of Mumbai-Pune Road and rail corridors.

The top of the site also enables the tourists to enjoy views of Khandala and the surrounding Sahyadri Peaks. Trekking trail to reach the site begins from near the Khandala Railway Station. The 800-foot monolith can be reached by trekking for 1.5 hours.
    
 

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      Aayush Jain

      Aayush Jain3.6/5

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      Rather sit by fire and do camping then spending a day at mall

      Duke's nose is a beautiful place at an average height and not with much of a crowd. Spend a night at place, rent a tent, go set up on top, it's safe. The sunrise is beautiful from here those who like to trek but not in highly densed getaways, this is perfect for you.
      • Rather sit by fire and do camping then spending a day at mall
      • Rather sit by fire and do camping then spending a day at mall
      • Rather sit by fire and do camping then spending a day at mall
      • Rather sit by fire and do camping then spending a day at mall
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      Duke's Nose, Khandala
      Duke's Nose, Khandala

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      Aayush Jain

      Duke's Nose, Khandala