At 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level, Parvati is a hillock which is the second highest point of Pune after Vetal Tekdi. Apart from the view of the city, this hillock has some really exciting things, which attracts a lot of visitors.
The oldest heritage structure in Pune, Parvati Hill Temple, was built by the Peshwas of Pune. The Peshwas were regular visitors of the temple. The samadhi (tomb) of Balaji Bajirao also lies here as this was where he spent his last moments of life.
2. Peshwa Museum
The hillock is also home to the well known Peshwa museum which has some really interesting pieces from the history, like coins used as currency or the palanquin’s used by royalty or the riding clothes of the common horsemen or the grand attire of the kings and some ancient religious manuscripts. Entry Fee: INR 15
There are 5 temples atop Parvati Hill. The most significant one is the Devdeveshwar temple (Shiva and Parvati). Other Temples include -Kartikeya Temple, Vishnu Temple, Vitthal Temple, Rama Temple
4. View of the City
This hillock which has a moderately steep flight of 103 stairs is an observation point which offers a picturesque view of Pune city. If you can make it atop early in the morning, you might catch the rising sun and watch the whole city waking up.
5. Hiking Trail towards Taljai Hills
Very few people know the hiking trail which exists right inside the Pune city from Parvati Hills to Taljai Hills. The entire area is covered with greens and filled with peace. Moreover, you can also visit Waghjai Temple which forms part of this hiking trail.
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