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Duke Nose Trek

Duke's Nose Trek
Its a simple one day trek! But go only weekends ! If you want to do repelling then go with professionalss
This post describes the Duke's Nose by simple trekking.


How to Reach : Its about 85/90 km from Pune. Pune-Lonvla-Lonvla city-Bhushi dam road-before Lonavla lake take right turn towards Kurvande village which goes parallel to the Bhushi dam road on the other side of the lake. Ask someone if not get a proper road. It will take 120 mins. approx. from Pune to reach Kurvande village which is the base village of the trek.

 

Parking : Sufficient place available for parking of buses, car and bikes in the Kurvande village. 




Food : The restaurant, hotels and home stay are available in the Kurvande village. But no food and water available on the route.

About the Trek :
The trek is very simple and small trek of 3/4 hrs round trip. It will take 40/50 mins to reach on the top of the Duke's Nose. Proceed besides Leela valley resort. The trail is visible. Its simple and can ascend easily. Few steps are steep. On the way the origin of river Indrayani can be seen as a board is written











What to See : 
The top is narrow. The Lord Shiva temple situated on the top. The expanded view of the Khandala and Khopoli can be seen from the top.
Beautiful view of Khandala Ghat, express way, railway tunnels, Rajmachi fort, INS Shivaji, Bhushi dam road and Lonavla can be seen from the top. 



Trek Safety :

  • Popular in weekends in monsoon. So avoid on weekdays of other than monsoon.
  • Keep water and Food with you.
  • On the top bar railings are there but not so strong. Don't cross it. 
  • The edges of the top are vertical, so don't go ahead. The top is elevated like a tower. So take care of kids and over enthusiastic members. 


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