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Elephant's Head point

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Time Required: 1-2 hrs

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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Free
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Elephant's Head point, Mahabaleshwar Overview

Elephant's Point is famous for the beauty and peace that one gets by being there. The greenery around is worth appreciating, and nature around is stunning and gives one a sense of comfort away from the fast moving life of the city. The rock formations at the site are present in a way that forms the trunk of an elephant. It is one of the most visited and famous attractions of Mahabaleshwar which is flocked in by tourists from near and far.

Elephant’s Point got its name from the age prevalent during the British Raj and the Governor of Bombay at the time, Sir Mount Elphinstone. It is believed that it was founded in the year 1930 by Dr Murray who also has an old mansion present nearby.

Today, only the ruins of this hotel are present in the place of which a picnic shed for the tourists is being constructed by the local authorities. The elephant's point justifies its name and give one a picture of an elephant's head and trunk. One must surely not miss out on the place.

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People visiting the place can get a panoramic view of the humongous fort of Pratapgarh surrounded by Kova Valley on one side and Savitri Valley on the other side. One can also get hold of the view of Sahyadri range from the elephant's point. One can also get hold of the sandy patches which counteract the greenery surrounding Mahabaleshwar perfectly. One can easily spend a lovely picnic with family or friends amidst the scenery and experience the sunrise and sunset at the place.

The best time to visit the place is between the months of March and June since Mahabaleshwar experiences heavy rainfall during June to September. 

Elephant head point is situated beyond the Lodwick Point towards the end of the hill. It can easily be reached from the parking lot which is located at a distance of 1 km on foot or by taking a pony ride. The place is very much accessible.

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