Pune Railway Station is one of the most well-known landmarks in Pune city, and is accessible by road and public transport.
The Duke's Nose cliff is one of the most visible rock structures from Khandala. Shaped just like the nose of a nobleman, this cliff is the perfect spot for a trek to the top. It seems almost inaccessible because of its unique shape but the route is not really that hard. There are some patches where the path is narrow, and might be slippery, so watch your step. At the top, you get views of the dips and peaks of the Sahyadris, the clouds coming in, and the iconic Mumbai-Pune expressway. Get going. NOW!
Located near Khandala, the Duke’s Nose trek is easily accessible from both Mumbai and Pune. The trail begins in Khandala and ends in Lonavala, and you'll get the best of both, with strong winds, rain clouds drifting in, and the occasional shower to make this trek more fun. The monsoon is the best time to visit, when the land around is lush and beautiful.
Climb one of the most iconic peaks in the area | Battle the winds and the rain to get to the top | Visit the charming temple on Duke's Nose | Capture the panoramic views of Khandala-Lonavala
You will meet your group at 5:30 a.m at Pune station. From here you head to Khandala in a train, and enjoy a packed breakfast en route. The trek towards Duke’s Nose begins from Khandala and takes about 3 hours. Once you reach the top you can spend some time exploring and experiencing the place. You can also have your lunch here and relax for a while. By 1:30 pm you start returning to the base. From here you will take local transport to get to Lonavala station, and from here, hop on a train to Pune.
Here are the refund details if cancellations are made:
More than 30 days prior to departure - 100% refund.
Between 20 to 30 days prior to departure - 80% refund.
Between 10 to 20 days prior to departure - 50% refund.
Less than 10 days prior to departure - NIL (No refund).
lt is mandatory to carry a valid photo ID for this trek.