Dukes Retreat is a premier Resort located at Khandala with 5-star facilities and a breathtaking view that is best in Khandala and Lonavala. Dukes Retreat is located on a hill along a 500 ft cliff that overlooks the entire Khandala Ghat. Invitingly situated amidst the greenery, slopes and hills of Khandala, is "Dukes Nose", a majestic cliff on the Sahyadri range of mountains. Located at a 1 ½ hours drive by car, or 2 ½ hours journey by train from Mumbai and 45 minutes drive from Pune, this exotic rich green ambience is a feast for the eyes.

Its naming however goes back to the British Regime, When Khandala was a heaven for the British Governors,
Who wanted to spend their holidays amidst serenity. But the name "Dukes Nose" originated after the
"Dukes of Wellington" who came to spend his holidays in Khandala. Even today people who come to Khandala,
because of a striking similarity between the cliff and his long nose feel the Duke's presence.
When observed meticulously with a wink-eye look the cliff appears as if the Duke is sleeping back and taking a nap.
The Local natives because of its resemblance to the hood of cobra, loving call the cliff "Nagfani"

The Dukes Retreat situated at 1850 ft above sea level, spread across 11 acres opened in 1991.
The property is blessed with the beauty of nature.

Dukes Retreat is located at 100 kms from Mumbai, 65 Kms from Pune and 2 Kms from nearest railhead
Khandala and is a renowned destination for weekend getaway and conferences.
Dukes Retreat with its unmatched quality service, breathtaking view and luxury comforts make Dukes Retreat a favourite destination for :
Conferences Meetings Picnics Rejuvenation and Recreation
Weekend getaway Product Launch Film Shootings Marriage parties

The Dukes Retreat’s 36 Executive rooms offer view of the magnificent Sahyadri hills and have features like :

Spacious bathroom with separate enclosure of shower, equipped with smart amenities including hairdryer etc.
Large closets. Centrally air-conditioned with satellite tv.
All rooms are tastefully decorated with classic retreat tones.


The Dukes Retreat’s 18 Deluxe rooms offer views of the magnificent Sahyadri hills and with features like :

Spacious bathroom with separate enclosure of shower, equipped with smart amenities including hairdryer etc.
Large closets. Centrally air-conditioned with satellite tv.
All rooms are tastefully decorated with classic retreat tones

The 8 cottages at Dukes Retreat are approximately 620 sq.ft with a living room and a separate bedroom.
The rooms have breath-taking Mountain view and a beautiful garden at the rear side of the cottage.
The Cottages are ideal for a family of four or six.

Located adjacent to the swimming pool these magnificent two bedroom cottage features one master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a connecting living room,
elegantly decorated in simple yet luxuriant style. The Cottage offers a bathroom with bath-tub,
a dining table for 4 and a large wrap-around balcony, which overlooks the garden


The Windsor Room is situated on the 1st Level is equipped with modern equipment and conference facilities.
The Edinburgh Room is approximately of 1120sq.ft centrally air-conditioned the rooms are structured to have different seating arrangements.
The Wellington Room, approximately of 705 sq.ft has an open U' style of seating arrangement for 32 persons.
The Richmond Room is structured for a typical Round Table conference (RTC) with two tables.


Cuisine at the Dukes Retreat is an eclectic mix of regional variations, Mughlai, Marwari and Gujarati (a separate kitchen for it
too) along with Continental and Chinese food. Whether you want a snack or something more substantial, the Panorama Café will not disappoint you.
Treat yourself with a delicious cup of espresso or ginger tea. You can celebrate any event conferences ,
picnic, training sessions etc with a wide range of drinks, cocktails and mocktails in the casual ambience at our Highpoint Bar

We are committed to customer delight and have a number facilities that will be thoroughly enjoyed by our customers.

A unique Kerala Ayurvedic Massage centre under expert medical guidance to relax your body and mind.
A full- fledged Gymnasium with steam/sauna Jacuzzi
Swimming pool with a separate pool for kids
Beautifully land-scaped gardens
Indoor games-Table-tennis,Carom
Pool table, Video games
Badminton court
Children's Park.
Finest Multi-Cuisine Restaurant -'The Duchess'
24 Hour Coffee shop - Panorama Cafe'
The High Point Bar
Beauty Parlour for Men & Women
Doctor on Call
Room service

Like a breath of fresh air, Khandala revives sagging spirits. Khandala is blessed by Mother Nature’s greens.
Khandala neighbours Lonavala and infact it is the deep valley on one side and the high hills on the other that segregate the two hill stations.
Situated close to Mumbai, Khandala is the perfect locale where one can de-stress the mind and enjoy a cool climate.
There are many places for sightseeing, trekking and shopping in Khandala making it an adventurous tourist destination.

Contact us:

Khandala Office: Pune Mumbai Road, Khandala - 410 301.

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