Elephant’s Head Point
Surrounded by ardent greenery and calm atmosphere, Elephant’s Head Point is one of the major attractions in Mahabaleshwar which is often frequented by tourists hailing from different parts of the country. As the name suggests, the rocky terrain at this spot resembles an elephant’s trunk. In addition to this, you will be mesmerized by the view of the surrounding hills.
Apart from its geographical structure, the region derives its name from British Governor-General of Bombay named Sir Mount Elphinstone. Sources state that the place was founded by Dr. Murray in 1930 who also had a beautiful house located in the vicinity of this spot.
The mansion is now in complete ruins, however, a small shed has been constructed in the same spot so as to allow the visitors to organize picnics. This place is a perfect weekend escapade for those looking to take a break from monotonous city life.
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About Elephant’s Head Point
Once you reach the Elephnays’s Head Point, you will be intrigued by its close resemblance to an elephants head. Moreover, you will be fascinated by an amazing panoramic view of majestic Pratapgarh surrounded by Koyna Valley on one side and Savitri River on the other side.
The view of the coastal plains with ardent greenery of Mahabaleshwar in the background simply resembles a painting. The mystical Sahyadri Hills adds on to this picturesque view. In addition to a lovely view of sunset and sunrise, you can spend quality time with your family and friends.
Best Time to Visit Elephant’s Head point
Since Mahabaleshwar experiences torrential rainfall during the monsoon season, it is better to travel to this place during the months of March-June.
How to reach the Elephant’s Head Point?
Elephant Head Point is situated very near to Lodwick Point, on the extreme end of the hill. You can park your vehicle at the base of the hill and walk or take a horse ride for another 1 km to reach the spot.