Parvati Hill

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Parvati Hill
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Parvati Hill
Highest point
Elevation 2,100 ft (640 m)
Geography
Location India Pune, Maharashtra, India
Parent 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 to 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level (It includes Punes MSL which is 560m from sea level, so effecitvely it's 80m(263 feet) from ground base). Atop the hillock is the Parvati Temple, one of the most scenic locations in Pune. The temple is the oldest heritage structure in Pune and was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty.[1] For visitors, Parvati hill is also an observation point that offers a panoramic view of Pune. It is the second highest point in Pune (after Vetal Hill). The hill has 103 steps leading to the top of the hill where the temple is situated.

The main temple, Devdeveshwara, is made of blackstone. It was completed under Balaji Baji Rao, 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]

Besides the temple, the Peshwa Museum is situated there. The samadhi of Balaji Baji Rao lies, where he spent the last moment of his life. Parvati water tank supplies water to the half of the city 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