Nagphani (Duke’s Nose) appears almost inaccessible, but it is a surprisingly simple trek to reach the summit from the southern approach. The trekker is rewarded with amazing views of the Mumbai-Pune road and rail corridors, as well as great views of Khandala and the surrounding Sahyadri peaks. Duke’s Nose is a convenient day trip from either Mumbai or Pune and the trekking route starts also very conviently near the Khandala railway station.
A trekking map showing the route up Duke’s Nose has been prepared using Global Positioning System technology. It is available for free download at:
Nearby cities: Khopoli, Talegaon Dabhade, Pimpri-Chinchwad
Coordinates: 18°44’30″N 73°21’32″E