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Vetal Hill, Pune

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Vetal Hill is a prominent hill in the city limits of Pune, India. The hill is the highest point within the city limits, with an elevation of 2600 ft. There is a temple of Vetala located on the top of the hill from which the hill derives its name. The place is an excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a great morning trek location for the weekends. The Indian Forest Department maintains an observation deck near the temple. The hill is also known by its Marathi name, Vetal Tekdi. One can view the whole of Pune from the top on a clear day.Location and physiographyVetal Hill is located in Kothrud, on the western side of Pune Municipal Corporation within the city limits. Vetal Tekdi is prominent and is visible from Pashan, Panchavati, Chatturshrungi and other parts of the city. It has two spurs, Fergusson College Hill and Chatturshrungi Hill. The geographical area is 180 30’ to 180 32’ N and 730 49’ to 730 52’ E covering an area of 10.5km2.It runs North-South with some spurs running perpendicular to this hill. Vetal hill runs across areas like MIT College, SNDT Women's University, ILS Law College, Gokhale Nagar, Symbiosis Society and Chatturshrungi..
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  • hill climbing is fun. pune is surrounded by hills. meet a whole lot of walkers , joggers, here on this hill. no one would venture here 25 yrs ago coz they thought it was haunted. not anymore. right fr...  more »
  • This is very popular for morning ,evening wakers.It is small forest with number of green trees.Peaple visit here for fresh air  more »
  • Vetal hill is a perfect place for morning walk, excercise. You get fresh air and you will feel you came out of city. you will notice many peacocks here..  more »