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.
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.
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
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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
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.