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Parvati

Parvati is the one of the most scenic locations in Pune. It is situated at a height of 2100 feet above sea level. The temples on Parvati hill are the oldest heritagestructures in Pune and reminiscent of the Peshwa dynasty. It offers an aerial view of the city and for the punekars, it is a respite from the noise and pollution of city life.
   

Parvati is the daily visiting place for a number of citizens and for many people, going to Parvati (103 steps) forms a part of their daily exercise regimen. Being the highest point in Pune and having conveniently located observation points, the beautiful panaromic view of  Pune city leaves visitors spellbound.

 



Parvati gates open at 5.00 am and close at 8.00 pm. It is said that at this spot the Peshwa ruler Balaji Baji Rao watched the British defeat at the Battle of Kirkee.

 

 


There is one Devdeveshwar temple on the hill and other temples of Lord Kartikeya, Vishnu and Vitthal. Every temple has a place in the history of the Maratha empire.


Idol of Shiva in Devdeveshwar temple

Idol of Vishnu in Vishnu temple


Located on this hill is an interesting museum that commemorates the Peshwa rule. Near the museum is situated the Samadhi Sthan of Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa who took his last breath here.


Peshwa Museum

Samadhi Sthan of Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa

Getting there: Parvati is situated in the centre of the city. It is around 4 Kms from Deccan and 1 km from Swargate.

For more information about Parvati hill and temples, visit www.parvatidarshan.in