Parvati Hill

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Parvati Hill
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Parvati Hill
Elevation 2,100 ft (640 m)
Location
Location India Pune, Maharashtra, India
Range Western Ghats
Climbing
Easiest route The hill has 103 steps, which is the way to the top of the hill.

Parvati Hill is a hillock in Pune, India. The hillock rises up to 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level. Atop the hillock is the Parvati Temples, which are one of the most scenic locations in Pune. The temple is the oldest heritage structure in Pune and was built in the Peshwa Dynasty rule.[1] It is also used as an observation spot for visitors of the panorama of Pune. It is the second highest point in Pune premises (after Vetal Hill). The hill has 103 steps, which is the way to the top of the hill where the temple is situated.

The main temple, Devdeveshwara, is made of blackstone. It was completed under Nanasaheb Peshwa, in 1749. Other temples are dedicated to Vitthal and Rukmini, Vishnu, and Kartikeya.

Temples[edit]

Parvati Hill has 5 temples atop it:

The Temples open at 5:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

Other structures[edit]

Other than the temples, there is the Peshwa Museum. The samadhi of Nanasaheb Peshwa lies here where he lived his last days. Parvati water supply tanks supply water to half of Pune.

Panorama of Pune city from Parvati hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Parvati". Parvati Darshan. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 18°29′50″N 73°50′48″E / 18.49722°N 73.84667°E / 18.49722; 73.84667