Taljai Hills

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Taljai
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View of Pune taken from the top of the hill of Taljai
Highest point
Elevation 2,000 ft (610 m)
Geography
Location India Pune, Maharashtra, India
Parent range Western Ghats
Climbing
Easiest route Through the Shivaji Maratha College campus

Taljai is a lush, green hill right at the heart of Pune city. The road to this hill passes through the Shivaji Maratha College campus. Just beyond Shivaji Maratha College, is a picturesque mountain path, with sharp turns. Near the entrance of the forest is a temple to Taljai Mata, a Hindu Goddess. Vehicles are prohibited in this area. This place is also a known hot-spot for amateur bird watchers and ornithologists, with the Peacock being the star attraction.

Taljai is open for visitors from 5 to 10 in the mornings and from 4:30 to 7:00 in the evenings.