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First time in India - Highline Slacklining at Dukes Nose, Lonavala

Under the banner of Canvas N Chrome, Backpack Holidays present 220' Highline & 650' Zipline @ Dukes Nose

Photos taken during Recce

Photos taken during Recce

How would it feel to Zip down a 45 degree slope for 650 feet at lightning fast speed? What would it be like to cross over a 220 feet wide chasm on a 2 inch wide piece of tape (flat rope) knowing that it has never been done before, in the Sahyadris?

That's right! The 'Highline' Activity is happening for the 'First' time in the Sahyadris & also the country and this combination of the Highline & Zipline together is a unique one that is being brought to you exclusively by Canvas N Chrome.

While Zipping down the rope will provide an immediate rush, Walking on a tape with the seemingly bottomless chasm below you feet; Well as our title for every adventure event suggests, It would need Guts. . . Loads of it!!!

Apart from the obvious thrill & adrenaline spike, the activities will help overcome the fear of heights & the sense of achievement post completion would be indescribable. 

Join Canvas N Chrome & be a part of this Unique High Adrenaline Adventure at Dukes Nose, Lonavala on 12th & 13th April 2014.

To deviate from the beaten track of posting images to depict the event; We thought that this simple animation would give a fair idea about the thrill level of this activity!

* * * To read more about Highline & Slackline & Zipline (Click the Words)

Event Date: 

Batch 1: 12th April, 2014

Batch 2: 13th April, 2014

Event Cost

Rs.3200/- per person

Event Highlights:
  • 650' Zipline @ 45 degree inclination
  • 220' Highline walk
  • Early Bird Discount for bookings till 31st March
  • Group Discounts Available

To Register get in touch with us on:


Dimesh Patel: (+91) 98929 74968


Saturday/Sunday 12/13th April 2014
  • Meet outside Lonavala Railway station(East - Jaichan Chowk) @ 08.00hrs
  • Proceed to base village of Dukes Nose by Private Vehicle
  • Short Hike (45mins) from base to Dukes Nose top
  • Zipline & Highline activity
  • Post Activity, have lunch & hike back to base village
  • Evening refreshments & Private Vehicle back to Lonavala station

Travel Logistics:

A. By Train : Fastest & most convenient

From Mumbai:

Train No & Name: 22105 Indrayani Express

Halts & Timing: CST 05.40; Dadar 05.51, Thane 06.14; Kalyan 06.35, Karjat 07.15

From Pune:

Train No & Name: 12124 Deccan Queen @ 07.15hrs from Pune station


Pune - Lonavala Local @ 06.30hrs from Pune station. For timings at stations enroute, please refer to the timetable below:

Pune - Lonavala Local Time Table

B. By Bus: Travel time unpredictable

MSRTC Shivneri & Semi Deluxe buses are available every half an hour from Dadar, Thane, Borivali, & Pune for Lonavala. The approximate travel time from Mumbai would be 2.5hrs & from Pune would be 1.5hrs. The bus will halt almost 5kms before Lonavala city & one has to hire a rickshaw to get to Jaichan Chowk.

C. By Private/Own Vehicle

Report directly to Dukes Nose anytime from 06.30hrs onwards till afternoon 15.00hrs

What to expect:
  • Weather - Sunny & Warm with temperatures touching 34 degrees (max)
  • Wind - The warm weather preceding the rains brings about strong winds
  • Hike - The trek up Dukes Nose is simple & No prior experience in hiking/trekking necessary
  • Shelter - There is very little shade/shelter atop Dukes Nose. Caps/Hats & Sunscreen Lotions are essential
  • Water - Drinking water available only at base village, carry atleast 3 liters
  • Washroom - There is no washroom atop Dukes Nose

List of things to carry:
  • Water - Atleast 3 Liters
  • Snacks - Something to Munch on
  • Jeans/Track & Full Tee Shirt - To Protect from the Sun
  • Cap/Hat - To protect from the Sun
  • Enerzal/Electral - To prevent dehydration
  • Personal Medication - If necessary

Event cost includes:
  • 1 attempt @ Zipline & Highline
  • Private Vehicle from Lonavala station to Dukes Nose & back
  • Packed Veg Lunch
  • Evening Refreshments
Event cost does not include:
  • Travel/Transport/Fuel cost from Mumbai/Pune to Lonavala & back
  • Breakfast
  • Expenses of personal nature like Mineral Water, Cold Drink, etc
  • Anything other than mentioned in the 'Cost includes' above

* * * Our commitment to Safety & Mountaineering Standards:
  • 13 & 12 mm Imported Rope (New) for the Zipline
  • 2 inch Tape (Flat Rope) for Highline walk
  • 12 & 11 mm support rope for Highline walk
  • Safety/Belay rope for both the Highline & Zipline
  • All branded equipment & gear
  • New Pulley to ensure smooth movement on Highline & Zipline
  • NIM/HMI Certified Instructors
  • Adherence to best practices in the field of mountaineering
First time in India - Highline Slacklining at Dukes Nose, Lonavala First time in India - Highline Slacklining at Dukes Nose, Lonavala Reviewed by Backpack Holidays on 4:33 AM Rating: 5

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