Elephant’s Head Point

  • 4.5

    Location: Jaoli,  Maharashtra 412806, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hours

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    Elephant’s Head Point known as Needle’s Point lies at the end of the mountain range beyond Lodwick Point. Resembling elephant’s head, this extended ridge is the most popular tourist spot in Mahabaleshwar that offers stunning views of the Sahyadri mountain range set amidst nature’s extremity, the place gets completely covered with greenery during monsoon, which attracts nature lovers to visit and also appreciate the serene nature bestowing immense charm.


    Along with Elephant’s Head Point, one can visit  Sydney Point, Dhom Dam, Parsi Point, Kate’s Point, Table Land, Mapro Garden, Cheese Factory, Velocity Entertainment, and Menwali Ghat, lying within a distance of not more than 10 km.


    It is said that Elephant’s head point was discovered in 1830 by Dr. Murray and is situated at a situated elevation of 1290 meters, by the side of Kate’s Point, this point is also popularly called Needle Hole point, is a natural rock formation with a hole in the center.

    Inside/Outside Views

    This Point is another popular vantage point in Mahabaleshwar, situated next to Kate’s Point. The overhanging cliffs of this point are similar to the head of an elephant and its trunk and Thus the point got its name the Elephant’s Head Point. One can see a natural rock formation with a hole in between, thus giving the name Needle Hole and Kate’s Point, and this Poisisten confused with this Point which is near Lodwick Point. From this point, tourists can also get a view of the Sahyadri mountain range.

    Opening Hours

    6.00 am to 6.00 pm is the visiting time of this place.

    Entry & Others Fees

    It’s free of cost.

    How to Reach

    By air: Polo Ground Heliport is the nearby airport from this place.

    By rail: Lonavla railway is the nearby railway from this place.

    By road: By road is the best way to reach this place. You can hire a car or cab to reach this place directly.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry water bottles and some necessary things that you needed the most.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to visit this place.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes photography is allowed there and it’s free of cost.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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