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We are riding to everyone's favourite rappelling detsination for a hike that gives a panoramic 360° view of the entire Lonavala-Khandala-Konkan region.

From the top of Duke's nose one can see the Rajmachi and forts in the distance as well as the Pune-Mumbai railway line and expressway snaking through the ghats as well as the backwaters of Bushy Dam.

This event has been planned such that guests may choose to Ride / Drive to the location as well as choose to travel by train / bus to Lonavala railway station from where transport will be taken care of.

The hike up to Duke's nose is gradual and easy and extremely enjoyable especially in the monsoon, with clouds playing peekaboo and the rains converting the region into a lush green terrain.

Join Canvas N Chrome on this leisure trip / hike for an easy and enjoyable Sunday. :-)


Itinerary: Saturday, 30th July, 2016


  • Meet up @ 06:45 hrs at Shri Dutta snacks (Palaspe Phata - Junction of Old Mumbai - Pune & Mumbai - Goa Highway)

  • Meet & Greet and have a quick Breakfast

  • Start Ride/Drive for Lonavala via Old Mumbai - Pune Highway by 07:15 hrs.

  • Reach Lonavala by 09:30 hrs - 15 Minute Halt @ Lonavala and meet trekkers arriving by train.

  • Trekkers will board taxi at the station and riders / drivers will take their own vehicles to Kurvande village.

  • Arrive at base by 10:30 hrs and start ascent.

  • Trek up to top of Duke's nose (~ 1.5 hrs)

  • Reach top by 12 noon and relax and take in the views and enjoy the weather.

  • Carry a packed lunch so we can have a picnic on top itself.

  • Commence descent by 13:30 hrs. Arrive at base by 15:00 hrs

  • Take taxi back to Lonavala station from where the trekkers have the option of taking a bus or train back home.

  • Riders / drivers will start ride back to Mumbai by 15.30hrs to avoid traffic later.



 Important Notes:


    For Ride

  • All rules laid out will need to be adhered to which includes: No Alcohol, No Swimming, & Needless to mention, No Drugs!

  • No Racing, No Speeding, No Stunts, & Needless to add follow all Traffic Rules & Road Etiquette

  • To ensure that guests can make the most of the Serene & Peaceful location, No Speakers/Music from Phone at Loud volume would be permitted


* Route Map: Will be shared on registration via email

   For Trek

  • The Hike/Trek to Kondhane caves is graded as Easy because of an easy trail which leads up to the caves; Endurance grade is Easy as it takes not more than 1.5hrs to get to the caves.

  • Wearing full clothes (Track pants + Full sleeve Shirt/Tshirt) is advisable – Prevents cuts & bruises while walking through the forest & also protects from insect bites.

  • Track pants advisable – Jeans can get uncomfortable on treks & also tend to soak & retain water if it rains, avoid as far as possible

  • Trekking/Sports shoes advisable – Covered feet provide safety from stubbing your toes on rocks, etc and also from insect/snake bite.

  • Extra Floaters/Footwear advisable – Sports shoes tend to open up/tear during treks through rain & having an extra pair of floaters helps.

  • A sturdy & comfortable haversack advisable – To stock all the gear & keep hands free while hiking.

  • Packing of all essentials in polythene advisable – To protect from getting wet in the rain.

  • A good torch is compulsory – In case of Emergency

  • 2 liters of water is compulsory – Drinking water is only available in a rock cut water tank.

Information & Tips:


  • Wearing of Full Sleeve T-Shirt along with Jeans/Tracks & Shoes would be advisable for the ride/drive

  • Riding Gear & Jacket would be advisable as the riding in the rains comes with its own set of risks

  • Ensure that you carry all valid documents for the Ride/Drive

  • Access to washroom during the Ride would be restricted to major halts along the way




Our Belief System:


  • Possession and/or consumption of Alcohol will not be permitted & flouting of this basic rule will lead to immediate expulsion from the group.

  • Smoking will only be permitted after consultation with the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke. Smoking will only be permitted while we stop at a clearing and not otherwise.

  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

  • Please do not wear any jewelry or gold chains/rings.

  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Leave only footprints, Take back only memories”




** We strive to provide the best of services & adhere to the planned tour program, However the Program can be subject to change **





Trip Highlights


  • Ride/Drive the Beautiful Old Mumbai - Pune Highway

  • Easy and enjoyable hike to Duke's nose

  • 360° view of the entire region from the top.

  • Enjoy the monsoon atmosphere and breeze along with the view

  • Experience bliss with the gorgeous vistas & less-trodden route

  • Medium Group size



Trip Date: July 30, 2016


Cost: (Ex-Lonavala)

For ride / drive : Rs. 350 per person

For Trekking only : Rs. 350 per person

Group Size : 25 participants Max






  • Registrations will be confirmed on first come first served basis upon receipt of full payment.


  • The trek will be cconducted subject to minimum number of 8 registrations.



Cost inclusions


  • Expertise & Guide Charges

  • Transportation from Lonavala Station and back for people coming to Lonavala by Public Transport.



Cost exclusions


  • Travel from Mumbai / other locations to Lonavala

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/Coffee, Snacks , etc.

  • Any expenses of personal nature like soft drinks, bottled water, etc

  • Parking charges & Entry fees (If Any)

  • Anything other than mentioned above in cost includes




To register, please get in touch with us on:




Rohit Nayak: (+91) - 961 901 7717


or send us a message via the 'contact us' box at the end of the page.


To register for the trip, please download the registration form here , fill it, save a copy and mail it to us on the above email.



Payment details will be communicated upon receipt of registration request and registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.


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